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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, April 25

On Thursday, catch Grammy-winning singer and actress Patti LaBelle, pictured in this 2018 photo, at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall. [Amy Sussman/Invision/AP]
Published Apr. 24

Patti LaBelle: The legendary Grammy winner is known for timeless hits like Lady Marmalade. Tickets purchased for LaBelle's Feb. 7 concert, postponed until Thursday, are still valid. $53.50-$133.50. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Sunscreen Film Festival: Opening night brings the red-carpet Florida premiere of Mother's Little Helpers, followed by a 9:30 p.m. reception at Locale Market restaurant FarmTable Cucina. The fest runs through Sunday. $10, $50 one-day pass, $150 four-day pass. 6. AMC Sundial 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 502-9573.

Big and Rich: The country music superstars perform in the North parking lot, alongside Cowboy Troy, DJ Sinister and Soul Circus Cowboys. $55. 7 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625.

Dali Talks: Elizabeth Taylor, Dalí, Amanda Lear and Me: In addition to life lessons learned in the industry, fashion designer Vicky Tiel, who invented the miniskirt, discusses the career she established in Paris, Dalí and other celebrities she worked with. Stay for the Q&A and book signing afterward. Free. 6 p.m. The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Avey Tare: Crowbar hosts this show from the co-founder of experimental pop band Animal Collective, whose real name is David Michael Portner. $12. 7 p.m. 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

The Last Green Thread: A discussion and Q&A with an expert panel follows the community screening of the Florida Wildlife Corridor's new documentary. Free. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

Night of Stars: This black-tie-optional gathering offers food from local restaurants, casino gaming, fashions by Georgette's and live music. There's also an open bar. Benefits Metropolitan Ministries and Joshua House. $100. 6 p.m. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 205-2010.

Greg Warren: You may recognize the stand-up comic from the Late Late Show, Comedy Central or Late Night with Seth Myers. $10-$16.50. 8:30 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Bill "Bull" Ohse: Another comedian who's appeared on Last Comic Standing and in the Out of Hand movie. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Draft Party: Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans gather on the field at Raymond James Stadium for the NFL draft, projected on giant video boards. Players, mascot Captain Fear, cheerleaders and iconic alumni plan to stop by. Advanced registration is required. Free. 6:30 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 387-6383.

Coffee Concerts: Get your waltz on with conductor Daniel Black, who features brunch-sized bites of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss in a program dubbed Taste of Vienna. A conversation about the music takes place an hour beforehand. $24 and up. 11 a.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 892-3337.

To Watch

SERIES FINALE Gotham, 8 p.m., Fox: It's the end of the line. In the finale, we leap forward 10 years. Gordon is now police commissioner and Penguin and the Riddler are up to no good. Now, a new figure (guess who!) emerges from the shadows to be the hero the city desperately needs.

SEASON FINALE Supernatural, 8 p.m., The CW: All hell apparently breaks out as Sam, Dean and Castiel are thrown into an epic battle. Meanwhile, Jack becomes disenchanted with all the lies, and an old friend from the past shows up.

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