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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Sept. 19

Spymonky’s ‘Hysteria’ opens at the Straz, the Capitol Theatre celebrates ‘Abbey Road’ and a banned books drag show hits St. Pete Shuffle.

Spymonkey’s Hysteria: Expect absurdity and physical comedy from this farce by the international troupe. Runs through Nov. 3. $45 and up. 7:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Abbey Road: Classic Albums Live celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ 11th studio album. Abbey Road features hits such as Here Comes the Sun and Come Together. $35 and up. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Banned Books Are a Drag Show: Drag performers Stephanie Stuart, Matthew McGee and Vanna T. Scarlett interpret banned books, including literary classics and children’s favorites. You can also listen to local authors read their racier works, and play banned books bingo and trivia for prizes. Benefits Wordier Than Thou. $20 and up, $50 and up VIP. 7 p.m. St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N. (516) 906-2140.

Big K.R.I.T.: The Mississippi rapper hits the road for tour following the release of his recent album K.R.I.T. Iz Here. $26 and up. 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2518.

Muddfest: Enjoy this grab-bag of Southern alt-rockers including Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Saving Abel and Tantric. $25 and up. 6 p.m. Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562.

Eluveitie and Korpiklaani: The folk metal outfits bring a performance to Ybor City. $30 and up. 6 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

The Growlers: Don’t miss the Southern Califorina garage band, which also host the annual “Beach Goth” festival, hit the stage. $35 and up. 7 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

Caroline Kole: Known for her hit single Right Now, this Clearwater-born up-and-coming pop singer has performed with the likes of Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton. $15 and up. 8 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-0110.

Carl LaBove: The longtime comic has appeared on The Tonight Show, HBO and Showtime. $10 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Matt Holt: This Kentucky comedian’s album, Acting My Age, is available on SiriusXM and iTunes. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.


Return to Downton Abbey: A Grand Event, 8 p.m., NBC: One night before the Crawleys and company make their debut on the big screen comes this special. Hosted by Derek Hough and filmed at Highclere Castle in England, it offers an inside look at the feature film and interviews cast members about what made the period series so appealing to millions.


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