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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Nov. 7

Alice Cooper stops by Ruth Eckerd Hall, Skatepark of Tampa welcomes Tampa Am and ‘Hansel and Gretel’ comes to the Straz.

Alice Cooper: The Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer performs as part of his “An Evening With” tour, in which he debuts the new “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back” show. $51.25 and up. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Am: Bring your best tricks to this annual bowl jam for cash prizes. Ages 21 and older can enjoy the open bar. $10 and up. 7 p.m. Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. (813) 621-6793.

Hansel and Gretel: A retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale drives the show for children in Ferguson Hall. $6.50. 10:45 a.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Jay Mohr: The actor, comedian and sports radio host, who nabbed roles on TV and in movies like Jerry Maguire, goes back to his standup roots. $30. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Tampa Bay Fall RV Show: Take the family to check out new and used RVs. Prizes and demos are also planned. $5, free for 15 and younger. 9 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (800) 330-7882.

Riverhawk Music Festival: Now in its 19th year, the four-day festival features a lineup of more than 20 bands on multiple stages. There are craft exhibitors, food, drinks, children’s activities and camping. Runs through Sunday. $15 and up, free for 12 and younger. 6 p.m. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. (863) 984-8445.

Santa’s Flight Academy: Children become members of Mr. Claus’s flight crew, helping elves inspect and power his sleigh. A snowfall dance party and a visit with Santa himself is included. Runs daily through Dec. 24. Free. 10 a.m. International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. (813) 342-3790.

Thievery Corporation: The electronic duo mixes elements of dub, reggae, Indian classical, hip-hop and Bossa Nova. $32.50. 6 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2518.

Corey Smith: This Georgia singer-songwriter, known for songs like coming-of-age anthem Twenty-One and the nostalgic If I Could Do It Again, hits the stage for the Boots on the WTR series. $10. 6 p.m. WTR, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 265-1234.

Astronomy Night: See the moon, Saturn, Uranus, the Andromeda galaxy and other sky wonders through a number of large amateur telescopes. Telescopes are provided by members of the St. Petersburg Astronomy Club. $3, $1.50 children. 7 p.m. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-9410.

The Taming of the Shrew: The Studio@620 presents this production as part of its series Shakespeare in the City. Runs through Nov. 17. Free. 7:30 p.m. Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Terry Fator: A headliner at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas for more than 10 years, this comic ventriloquist brings five new characters on his tour. $49.50 and up. 7:30 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 300-2000.

Parasite: The new black comedy follows two Korean families — one rich, one not so much — whose fates intertwine. $13, $10 members. 7:30 p.m. Friday. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

Kashmir: The Led Zeppelin tribute band plays, featuring Jimmy Page’s iconic double-neck guitar, John Bonham’s drum solo and the legendary group’s greatest hits. $25 and up. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Doug Canney: This comedian, originally from North Carolina, has appeared on WB’s One Tree Hill, HBO and the award-winning short film Lonely Ben. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.


Young Sheldon, 8 p.m., CBS: Put me in, Coach! Craig T. Nelson, who once headlined the sitcom Coach (1989-97), is back on the sidelines — this time as a chauvinistic Little League instructor who balks when Missy wants to try out for the team.

Will & Grace, 9:30 p.m., NBC: Will discovers a way to finally get back at Jack for years of relentlessly mocking his hairline. Meanwhile, Grace is determined to prove she’s strong enough to handle the challenges of being a single mother.


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