Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, Sept. 28

Darius Rucker, from left, with Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum performs during the 3rd Annual Stars and Strings Tribute at the Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
Darius Rucker, from left, with Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, Dave Haywood of Lady Antebellum performs during the 3rd Annual Stars and Strings Tribute at the Chicago Theatre on Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, in Chicago. (Photo by Rob Grabowski/Invision/AP)
Published September 27 2018
Updated September 27 2018

Lady Antebellum and Darius Rucker: Two of country’s top feel-good acts team up on on tour with special guest Russell Dickerson. 7:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $35-$100. (813) 740-2446.

Troye Sivan: Australian pop singer brings his Bloom tour with an opening act from Kim Petras. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35.50-$48.50. (727) 893-7832; mahaffeytheater.com.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5: Opening its 51st season, Michael Francis directs Ludwig van Beethoven’s masterpiece along with Valentina Lisitsa returning to perform Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18-$48. Prices may vary. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Louie Anderson: The three-time Emmy Award winning iconic comedian and star of FX’s Baskets, returns to the Capitol Theatre. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $28-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Super Boat National Championship and Festival: Some of the fastest powerboats in the world will take part in the annual championship race over three days off the shore of Clearwater Beach. Today brings a parade and block party on Cleveland Street in downtown Clearwater starting at 6:30 p.m. Free. superboat.com.

Andy Grammer: Singer-songwriter from Honey, I’m Good brings his The Good Parts tour 6:30 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $28.50 general admission. $199 VIP Meet & Greet. (813) 247-2555; ritzybor.com.

Fozzy: Hard rock group featuring WWE star Chris Jericho on lead vocals will perform on its Judas Rising Tour alongside Adelitas Way and The Stir. 6:30 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $22-$40. (813) 248-9500; theorpheum.com.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Toronto Blue Jays: It’s 7-Eleven Friday and fans can purchase an upper level ticket for $7.11. Upgrade to a lower level ticket for an additional $7. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297; tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: Get spooked by six haunted houses and scare zones and the chance to ride coasters in the dark, sometimes with a zombie sitting next to you. Includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. and remains open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $39.99 and up. (813) 884-4386; www.howloscream.com/tampa.

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The interaction meter goes off the charts at this Halloween haunt this year with the addition of Rage 3D, Demon’s Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault in which you literally hunt, shoot and kill zombies. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$39.95, $9.95-$19.95 paintball. (813) 452-5412; screamageddon.com.

Celebrate Oktoberfest: The German American Society of Pinellas opens its annual festival with live German oompah music, keg tappings, a parade, dancers, a variety of imported beers, authentic cuisine and German vendors. 5 p.m., 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. $10, 12 and younger free. (727) 238-8201; germantampa.com.

Book Signing with Henthorne: Author and photographer Henthorne will sign his fine art photography book Explore, a photo exploration of ocean edges from five continents. 6 p.m., ARTicles Leslie Curran Gallery, 1431 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 898-6061.

Phil Magallanes Trio: Jazz pianist, composer and arranger brings a veteran rhythm section of Michael Ross (Liquid Bebop) on bass and James Varnado (George Porter, Dickie Betts, Tab Benoit) on drums. 8 p.m., PalThe Fantasticks!: The world’s longest running musical features the classic song, Try to Remember. Through Oct. 21. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $23-$50. (727) 498-5205; www.freefalltheatre.com.

Corey Holcomb: The Last Comic Standing alum has numerous film and television credits including Wild n’ Out, The Cleveland Show. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Johnny Beehner: 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque: A sexy burlesque show and pin-up girl revue with a geeky pop culture twist. 9 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $38.50-$78.50. (813) 274-8982.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Kubo and the Two Strings (PG) on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036; sunsetsatpier60.com.

Downtown Tampa’s Fourth Friday: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: Tonight will be an evening celebrating Hispanic heritage with music, poetry and dance on the Riverwalk next the fountains at 6:30 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free.

TO WATCH

Last Man Standing, 8 p.m., Fox: So you thought Tim Allen’s comedy was gone forever? Nope. The blue-collar sitcom killed off by ABC last year begins life anew on another network.

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