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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, Oct. 23

Bishop Briggs takes the stage at Jannus Live, Jobsite Theater presents ‘The Thanksgiving Play’ and the Bolts play at Amalie Arena.
On Wednesday, Bishop Briggs will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Eric Ray Davidson]
Published Oct. 22

Bishop Briggs: The British indie-pop singer, known for songs like Wild Horses and River, performs. $27.50. 7 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.

The Thanksgiving Play: In this satire, a group of “woke” teachers attempt to throw a pageant that honors the holiday and Native American Heritage Month. Held in the Shimberg Playhouse. $18 and up. 8 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827. jobsitetheater.org.

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Bolts face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins at home. $29.25 and up. 8 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500. amaliearena.com.

Western Stars: Bruce Springsteen fans see the Boss play all 13 songs from his first studio album in five years. Also showing at Cinebistro and Citrus Park 20 (Tampa), Park Place Stadium (Pinellas Park), Woodlands Square 20 (Oldsmar) and Grove 16 (Wesley Chapel). $13.60 (price may vary by theater). 4 and 7 p.m. Veterans Expressway 24, 9302 Anderson Road, Tampa. (813) 243-4881.

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.

The Turn of the Screw: A new governess believes her children are under the influence of malevolent forces in this psychological ghost story. Runs through Sunday. $25 and up. 7 p.m. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205. freefalltheatre.com.

Vietgone: Qui Nguyen’s biographical story about his parents meeting after tragedy as immigrants coming to America. Runs through Nov. 3. $44 and up. 7 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

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. strazcenter.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.

Shine Mural Festival: Muralists descend upon St. Petersburg to pull off art in public spaces during this annual showcase. Find the lineup of talks and parties at shinemuralfest.com, plus maps at EDGE District hangouts Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails (1111 Baum Ave.) and Baum Ave Market (1113 Baum Ave.). Runs through Oct. 26. Free. 9 a.m. (727) 485-8755.

TO WATCH

Riverdale, 8 p.m., The CW: Things take a dangerous turn when Betty and Charles (Wyatt Nash) track down Edgar (Chad Michael Murray) and his Farmies. Also, Archie and Veronica hold a car wash fundraiser at Pop’s to raise money for the community center.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find date night ideas and things to do with kids at tampabay.com/events.

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