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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, April 26

In this 2005 photo, Margaret Cho performs during the National Night of Laughter and Song event in Washington, D.C. The comic stops by Tampa Improv with shows on Friday (and Saturday). [Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images for David Lynch Foundation]
Published Apr. 25

Margaret Cho: The groundbreaking comic brings a lineup of shows to Ybor City. Cho sticks around on Saturday, too. $25. 8 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Florida Antiquarian Book Fair: Now in its 38th year, this tradition features more than 100 dealers from across the country selling books, maps, prints, postcards, ephemera, autographs and other paper collectibles. Runs through Sunday. 5 p.m. The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $6 Sat.-Sun. only, $10 weekend. (727) 892-5202.

Dream Theater: The two-time Grammy-nominated progressive music titans come to town on tour in conjunction with the release of their 14th studio album, Distance Over Time. $39-$69. 12 a.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 300-2000.

Rosanne Cash: A Grammy-winning singer performing a powerfully insightful collection of new songs. $36-$76. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Seafood and Music Festival: The second annual soiree offers a mix of seafood, meat and vegetarian dishes, as well as a marketplace and live music. Runs through Sunday. $5, free for children 12 and younger. 4 p.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

Blast Friday: The Greg Billings Band returns while the Superstars, featuring Ronnie Dee, make their debut at this concert-driven block party. Free. 5:30 p.m. 600 block of Cleveland Street, Clearwater.

Illuminating Tranquility: Talk and Tour: Fine art photographer Lisa Fitch discusses her solo exhibition of images that explores her connection to the natural world. On display through Tuesday. Free. 5:30 p.m. TECO Public Art Gallery, 702 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 767-1600.

Cocktails at the Collection: Enjoy adult beverages and light snacks as you peruse the Chihuly Collection and its exhibition "Perspectives in Glass: A Science in Optics" after hours. $30. 6 p.m. 720 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 896-4572.

Science After Dark: Ages 18 and older get in on interactive activities, including polymers, DNA, rockets, robots and astronomy. Registration is required. $8.95-$20. 6 p.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

A Night to Remember: A '60s-themed event showcasing eats, an open bar, tunes by the Black Honkeys and a contest to crown the best dance moves and best costume. Benefits Children's Home Network. $125. 7 p.m. Bryan Glazer Family JCC, 522 N Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-1537.

Jerry Rawicki: The Holocaust survivor talks about how he made it through the Warsaw Ghetto uprising and later served in the underground resistance. Free. 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 345-7777.

Friday Concerts in the Park: High-energy music from Late Night Brass takes over the spotlight. Free. 7 p.m. Water Works Park, 1710 N. Highland Ave., Tampa.

A Journey Through India: The three-day celebration of India delivers a Bollywood dance party with DJ Pram in the courtyard. Runs through Sunday. $15. 7 p.m. Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. (941) 359-5700.

Postmodern Jukebox: The collective's rotating bill of singers and musicians present a rollicking live show. $38-$73. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

8 Ball Aitken: This Australian singer, songwriter and slide guitarist hits the stage. $10-$13. 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Bosch, Amazon Prime: Season 5 of the popular cop drama picks up 15 months after our title character (Titus Welliver) finally brought his mother's killer to justice. But now new evidence in an old case leaves some wondering whether he crossed the line by planting evidence.

SEASON PREMIERE Chambers, Netflix: In the creepy new series, a young heart transplant patient is haunted by eerie visions and sinister impulses. So she becomes desperate to dig up the truth behind her donor's mysterious death. The cast includes Sivan Alyra Rose, Uma Thurman and Tony Goldwyn.

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    Gabriela Young went from selling bracelets to friends to making clay wares for customers with her business, Earth and Ivory.
  2. Third Eye Blind will perform at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg on Thursday. Courtesy of Danny Nolan
    Jannus Live welcomes a performance by Third Eye Blind, watch ‘Signature Move’ in Gulfport and the Gallery at Creative Pinellas brings the Arts Annual.
  3. Kevin Smith, left, and Jason Mewes pose during an interview on Sept. 25 in Los Angeles to promote "Jay and Silent Bob Reboot." WILLY SANJUAN  |  Invision/AP
    A daylong music festival aims to preserve a Tampa landmark, Jay and Silent Bob visit Tampa Theatre and Christmas Town at Busch Gardens opens.
  4. Theo Tamborlane's oil on canvas, "City Scape XII," is one piece of art that will be shown during the Studio Waltz in Dunedin and Palm Harbor on Nov. 16. Theo Tamborlane
    Tour some art studios, gaze at the stars or cuddle puppies while you get a firefighter’s autograph.
  5. Pieces of jewelry by Cindi Samaha, who will be a featured artist at the Tampa Museum of Art's Holiday Shopping Event. Courtesy of Cindi Samaha
    Plus, the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival, Tampa Bay Holiday Market and Booze and Boutiques shop hop.
  6. Julie Andrews will appear in conversation at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday. Courtesy of Andrew Eccles
    Julie Andrews pays a visit to Ruth Eckerd Hall, a St. Petersburg pool hosts aqua yoga and Sustainable Buzz takes over the Tampa Riverwalk.
  7. On Tuesday, the Straz Center will host the Super Scientific Circus. Times
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    Veterans Day, Julie Andrews talks about her practically perfect career and country stars line up for Q-105′s Guitar Pull.
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    Polk County Sheriff’s Office charged more than 600 felony counts of child pornography possession to the 17.
  10. Eric Andre arrives at the world premiere of "The Lion King" in July at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. JORDAN STRAUSS  |  Invision/AP
    Eric Andre appears at Tampa Theatre, plus the Veterans Day Fall Fly in Treasure Island and AJR plays the Yuengling Center.