Top things to do for Friday Feb. 1

Alt-rock’s Neko Case, comic magicians Penn & Teller and the Florida Orchestra Dreams of Spain
Neko Case will perform at the Orpheum in Tampa on Feb. 1, 2019. Photo: Anti Records.
Neko Case will perform at the Orpheum in Tampa on Feb. 1, 2019. Photo: Anti Records.
Published January 31
Updated January 31

Neko Case: Indie-rock royalty, the singer will perform with an opening performance from Grammy-winning, platinum selling singer songwriter, Kimya Dawson, most widely known for her work on the Juno soundtrack and her former band, the Moldy Peaches. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $36.50-$40. (813) 248-9500.

Penn & Teller: The legendary comedy magicians have sold out Broadway runs, Emmy Award-winning television specials, their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. 8 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $37-$72. (727) 300-2000.

The Florida Orchestra Pops; Dream of Spain: With Jeff Tyzik, conductor of Latin-inspired gems from Bizet to Bernstein ,with star soprano Camille Zamora. 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18-$48. (800) 955-1045.

Eddie Griffin: From his appearances on Def Comedy Jam to numerous HBO stand up specials and film roles, he dominated comedy in the ‘90s and his own sitcom, Malcolm and Eddie. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $45. (813) 864-4000.

The Mavericks: Back by popular demand and on the heels of their 30th anniversary, Grammy and CMA Award-winning genre-defying band known for their unique roots style. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $38.25-$68.75. (727) 791-7400.

Under the Streetlamp: Musical quartet band will perform classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s featuring tight harmonies and slick dance moves. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$75.

Satsang: Power trio creating a unique blend of soul, folk-rock, and hip-hop. 8 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $15-$20. (828) 773-9481.

Tab Benoit: Night One: Delta blues guitarist and singer performs a two-night set at the Skipperdome. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25; $35 for both nights.

Pipeline: Inner city teacher Nya struggles to give her son opportunities for his future without turning her back on the community that raised him. Through Feb. 24. 8 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.

Lucinda Williams and Drive-By Truckers: WMNF presents the politically driven storytellers Drive-By Truckers and Grammy winner Lucinda Williams at this all-ages event. 6:30 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Sold out (727) 565-0550.

Real Music Real Masters Series: With performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the series this week brings Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone through Saturday at Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission; $89 online. 2 and younger free. (813) 884-4386.

St. Pete Beach Seafood and Music Fesetival: Get to the beach for the second annual festival with fresh seafood, other food items, drinks and live music by Mike Tozier (blues, rock, variety), The New Rulers (ska, reggae, soul) and the Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band) today. 4 p.m. Downtown St. Pete Beach, 395 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free (food/drink additional). (941) 487-8061.

Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk: Live music appears at several venues throughout the arts district. 6 p.m. 3101 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. FREE (727) 322-5217.

Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party: While the Lightning are away, get to the beach to watch the game on a big screen directly in the sand with ThunderBug and the Lightning Girls on hand with giveaways, DJ dancing and games. No coolers allowed. 6:30 p.m. Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd, St. Pete Beach. Free. $10 parking. (727) 360-5551.

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Winter’s Tail-Gate Weekend: In honor of Superbowl weekend, guests wearing any National Football League attire get half priced admission. Offer valid Feb. 1 through 3 at the ticket office. 10 a.m. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. Half priced admission. (727) 441-1790.

New Port Richey Carnival: The St. George Greek Orthodox Church festival features a carnival with midway rides, games, fair food, a winter festival, a barbecue competition, vendors, raffle prizes, DJ dancing and live music by The Bearded Brothers Band and Gypsy Rain. 5 p.m. Kontos Event Center, 9426 Little Road, New Port Richey. Free. Ride cost varies. (866) 666-3247.

Ninja Camp: Children ages 6-17 will learn the ninja philosophies of respect, discipline and self-defense. 6 p.m. Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. $25-$28. (727) 793-2976.

Friday Fun Night: Free Shuffleboard: A new initiative from the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club brings free shuffleboard games every Friday night, welcome to all. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. to check out cues and discs and get some basic instructions. Play begins 7 p.m. The club has 52 courts, half of which are indoors. Free. Runs through April 5. 6:30-10 p.m. 1020 Calumet St. Clearwater. 6:30 p.m. Clearwater Shuffleboard Club, 1020 Calumet St., Clearwater. Free (727) 446-3306.

Dunedin Showcase Kids Theater, Fairy Tale Misfits: A young girl finds herself in a world where nothing is as it seems after a mischievous groundhog drags her homework into a hole. 7 p.m. Dunedin Community Center, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. $5. (727) 812-4530.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn’t care. He is vain and self-centered and eventually learns what it is to love.The beloved children’s book is adapted for stage by ThinkTank Theatre, a professional family-friendly theatre troupe. 7:30 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., #151, Tampa. $19; $14 for children. (813) 374-2416.


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