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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, Aug. 30

Florida Georgia Line play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, comic Lavell Crawford appears at Tampa Improv and the Labor Day Home Show invades the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Florida Georgia Line will perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday.
Florida Georgia Line will perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday. [ Courtesy of Still Vika ]
Published Aug. 29, 2019
Updated Aug. 29, 2019

Florida Georgia Line: The hit-making country duo come to town for the first time in two years, bringing Dan and Shay along for the ride. Morgan Wallen and Canaan Smith open. $80 and up. 7 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 N Us Highway 301, Tampa. (813) 740-2446.

Lavell Crawford: This popular comedian was a favorite on AMC’s Breaking Bad and Comedy Central’s Workaholics. $30 and up. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Florida’s Largest Labor Day Home Show: The annual four-day showcase, now in its 23 year, features hundreds of new products and services for your crib. Runs through Monday. $8, ages 12 and younger free. 11 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 621-7821.

Labor Day Live: Gasparilla Music Festival presents a bill of live music throughout Labor Day weekend. Featured artists include the Logan Grant Band, Chris Flowers, Jahfari and the Sunsetters. Free. 3 p.m. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 345-5881.

VetArtSpan Showcase: Catch out the art and hear the stories that resulted from a yearlong collaboration with area veterans, civilians and local and national arts organizations. Free. 7 p.m. TECO Theater at the David A. Straz. Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa. (813) 767-1600.

Boris: The genre-defying Japanese experimental rock group has pushed the boundaries of hard rock and metal for more than 25 years. They take over the Orpheum with New York noise-rock duo Uniform. $20 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

Ghostfeeder: A night of dark electronic music brings this St. Petersburg act, plus Alpha Quadrant (Fort Lauderdale), Giant Monsters on the Horizon (St. Louis), Nevada Hardware (Chicago) and Paperkite (St. Louis). $10. 7 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

Kick the Bucket List: Comics Scott Novotny, John Carfi and Bob Burr poke fun at growing older in this show. $25; $35 reserved. 8 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Marauda: Formerly known as Mastadon, the EDM artist and dubstep heavy hitter performs. Lizzy Jane and Bernz open. $15. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

April Macie: This Last Comic Standing finalist has appeared on Showtime, Snoop Dogg’s Bad Girls of Comedy and Comedy Central. $10 and up. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Steve Netta: You might recognize the Philadelphia comedian from MTV or Comedy Central. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.


The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Netflix: An epic prequel series to Jim Henson’s 1982 cult classic puppet fantasy film. It’s full of wonderfully quirky creatures and is bolstered by an all-star voice cast that includes Taron Egerton, Mark Hamill, Helena Bonham Carter, Andy Samberg and Sigourney Weaver.

Carnival Row, Amazon Prime: Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne star in the fantasy series set in a fictionalized Victorian world. There, mythological creatures struggle to coexist with intolerant humans, who restrict their ability to freely live, love or fly.


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