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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, May 17

Enjoy an evening with performer Kristin Chenoweth at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday. [Krista Schlueter]
Published May 17

Kristin Chenoweth: The Tony and Emmy Award-winning performer presents her most memorable tunes, including favorites from Wicked and Glee. $45 and up. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Theo's Inferno: In conjunction with the "Theo Wujick: Cantos" exhibition, this dance party and fundraiser celebrates the late artist's love of new wave and punk music. Expect Ybor City-influenced grub and free beer. $45, $60 VIP, $30 for Contemporaries members. 6:30 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667.

Kinky Boots: A joyous Broadway hit inspired by true events takes the stage with songs from pop icon Cyndi Lauper. $43 and up. 8 p.m. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (800) 955-1045.

Clearwater Threshers: Field of Dreams tribute night, where the Threshers face the Charlotte Stone Crabs, brings a meet-and-greet opportunity with Dwier Brown, who played Kevin Costner's father in the popular 1989 film. Prices vary. 6:30 p.m. Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4457.

Puccini Festival: St. Petersburg Opera presents two of composer Giacomo Puccini's one-act operas in one night. Gianni Schicchi follows the tragedy Suor Angelica. $20-$75. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-2040.

Jazz with Jim: This monthly concert in an intimate setting showcases arrangements from the 1930s and on by Jim Burge and the Jazz Directions. Pianist Ron Delp also performs. $13-$19. 7:30 p.m. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 922-8167.

Midnight Tyrannosaurus: Don't miss a show from the Denver dubstep producer. $20 and up. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-4050.

Kortney Shane Williams: This standup comedian has appeared on Comedy Central, NBC and Fox. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Orange Blossom Jamboree: The four-day music and art festival offers camping, vendors, food and a full lineup of tunes. Bands like Applebutter Express, Holey Miss Moley and Come Back Alice perform. Runs through Sunday. $80-$110. 8 a.m. Sertoma Youth Ranch, 85 Myers Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-3082.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Fleabag, Amazon Prime: Phoebe Waller-Bridge returns for the darkly hilarious second season. As the series resumes, our sexually voracious antihero meets a priest (Andrew Scott) who jolts her into seeing the world in a different way.

Meghan and Harry Plus One, 8 p.m., CBS: It's a news special marking the one-year anniversary of the marriage between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, along with the birth of their first child. Gayle King is our host.

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