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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, Sept. 11

The Palladium presents the Midnight Hour, have coffee with MFA artist-in-residence Nan Colton and Safety Harbor Resort and Spa hosts Jazz Wednesday.
On Wednesday, the Midnight Hour will perform at the Palladium in St. Petersburg. [JAY CONNER | Tampa Bay Times (2014)]
Published Sep. 10

The Midnight Hour: The hip-hop duo, comprised of Los Angeles composer-producer Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad, tour in support of their recent self-titled debut album. $21 and up, $12 students. 8 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. mypalladium.org.

Coffee Talk: Antioch and Ancient Greece: During this 30-minute presentation, artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites you to explore the ancient city of Antioch, one of the most important crossroads between East and West. Coffee and pastries included. 10 a.m. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org.

Jazz Wednesday: Enjoy some live jazz music with Scott Allan Hardy, plus Wayne Levy on keyboards. Hosted every Wednesday. No cover. 7 p.m. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1161.

Fresh Start: Drag Showcase: An open-mic drag show welcoming all sorts of queer performance art. Sign up downstairs in the back. Seating is first come, first served. Hosted every Wednesday. No cover. 9 p.m. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753.

Swaptember: Members of ZooTampa at Lowry Park, the Florida Aquarium and MOSI “swap” membership privileges for admission to any of the three attractions. Runs through Sept. 30. Included with membership. 9:30 a.m. ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Hometown Teams: How Sports Shape America: The multimedia traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian Institution highlights the role of sports and recreation in American culture. On weekends, look forward to talks and family events, ranging from a lecture on Arthur Ashe to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers experience. Runs through Sept. 21. Free. 11 a.m. Sulphur Springs Museum and Heritage Center, 1101 E River Cove St., Tampa. (813) 935-9402. sulphurspringsmuseum.org.

TO WATCH

9/11: Inside Air Force One, 9 p.m., History: The documentary recounts the tragic events of Sept. 11 from inside the presidential jet. It features interviews with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secret Service agents and military aides who were on board.

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