Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, May 10

Slayer says farewell to Tampa, the free Pops in the Park concert is back and Tom Jones plays a sold-out Clearwater show.
On Friday, Slayer's long-running farewell tour hits the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. [Gene Ambo]
On Friday, Slayer's long-running farewell tour hits the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. [Gene Ambo]
Published May 9

Slayer: The thrash metal band perform as part on their long-running farewell tour, alongside Lamb of God, Amon Amarth and Cannibal Corpse. $25 and up. 6 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-2446. livenation.com.

Pops in the Park: The Florida Orchestra stages its popular concert at Coachman Park, where an instrument petting zoo for kids and a Tampa Bay Harvest canned food drive are planned. Daniel Black conducts. Free. 7:30 p.m. 301 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 892-3337. floridaorchestra.org.

Tom Jones: With a sold-out show, this legendary Welsh crooner returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since 2011. 8 p.m. 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Tampa Bay Rays: The region’s other home team, the New York Yankees, visit for a promotion-filled weekend series, starting with a game on Friday. $20 and up. 7:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-FAN-RAYS. mpv.tickets.com. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 620-AM, 95.3-FM.

Paul Wilborn: The author of Cigar City: Tales From a 1980s Creative Ghetto discusses his short story collection with photographer David Audet. Free. 6 p.m. ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 755-9456.

Brendan Schaub: This standup comic hosts popular podcast the Fighter and the Kid and has appeared on shows like Bravo’s Play by Play. $25. 8 and 10:30 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Joe Machi: A finalist on the NBC reality show Last Comic Standing. $14-$20. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Roy Blair: The singer and songwriter gained popularity after being featured on Viceland’s American Boyband. $15-$20. 8 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600. crowbarybor.com.

Classic Albums Live: This recurring Captiol Theatre series presents Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River and recognizable songs such as Bad Moon Rising for a 50th anniversary bash. $35-$50. 8 p.m. 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Dylan Scott: The country music singer behind hit 2016 single My Girl. $15 and up. 10 p.m. The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. (813) 987-2855. dallasbull.com.

Luzcid: On the house for fans who RSVP through the Facebook event page, a performance from the trippy electronic DJ and Bassnectar collaborator. Free. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050. theritzybor.com.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., 8 p.m., ABC: As Avengers: Endgame tears it up at the box office, this show returns to significantly less fanfare. Season 6 picks up a year later. Scattered across the galaxy, the team works to find their footing in the wake of losing Coulson.

SEASON PREMIERE Sneaky Pete, Amazon Prime: Giovanni Ribisi is back as the sly con man, and ex-prison inmate. In Season 3, he deals with a personal conflict: The chance to become more like a normal human being is enticing. But it also scares the heck out of him.

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