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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, April 23

On Tuesday, Whitesnake takes the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. [Courtesy of Tyler Bourns]
Published Apr. 22

Whitesnake: This iconic band, led by founder David Coverdale, straddles the line between hard rock and hair metal. The Black Moods open. $38.75 and up. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Literary Trivia Night: As part of the SunLit Festival, which runs through Sunday, come dressed in literary-inspired attire to enjoy the trivia and costume contest. Free. 7 p.m. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 798-4530.

RL Grime: The former Sunset Musical Festival headliner brings his big solo tour to town. $35 and up. 10 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 390-0397.

Brandon Taz Niederauer: Nicknamed "Taz," a guitar player who's performed in legendary venues — and in Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock as Zack Mooneyham. $18-$20. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500. eventbrite.

Ona Kirei and Dominic Walker: The Studio@620 hosts an evening with the vocalist and guitarist. $15. 7 p.m. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Galaxies, Gravity and Criminology: Learn about these three topics from speakers Dr. John Cochran, Dr. Denija Crnojevic and Mitchell Hastings over a beer at Ybor City brewery Rock Brothers. Taste of Science runs through Saturday. 7 p.m. 1901 N 15th St., Tampa. (813) 241-0110.

April Bottle Share: Contribute a bottle of your favorite brew at this monthly gathering for beer buffs. Bru Florida Growler Bar, 8729 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 328-4721.

Climate Change Forum: This public forum with an audience Q&A discusses the challenges and sustainability issues of climate change. Panelists include Jacqueline Dixon, dean of USF's College of Marine Science, and Maya Burke of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. Free. 7 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Cross, 4400 Chancellor St. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 580-0881.

Art Workshop: Watercolor with the Messy Painter: Artist Crystina Castiglione, a.k.a the Messy Painter, leads this class focused on depicting animals in watercolors inspired by the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art. You can draw your own creature or have Castiglione draw one for you. All skill levels welcome. $45, $35 members. 6 p.m. 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 892-4200.

To Watch

SEASON FINALE Being Mary Jane, 8 p.m., BET: After four drama-filled seasons, the show bids farewell with a two-hour finale. Will our leading lady (Gabrielle Union) accept Justin's (Michael Ealy) surprise proposal? And if so, what will his reaction be to those frozen embryos she had implanted?

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  1. Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta, shown here in the 1978 film "Grease," will make a Dec. 14 appearance in Tampa for a film sing-along and meet and greet with fans. AP
    The actors, who both have ties to the Tampa Bay area, will also do a question and answer session and meet some fans.
  2. Winter the dolphin, shown here in 2010, calls the Clearwater Marine Aquarium home. Times (2010)
    Celebrate the Halloween season with Winter in Clearwater, plus St. Petersburg mural fest Shine continues and there’s Spooky Bingo in Tampa.
  3. Visit Artpool in St. Petersburg to find a costume and stay for their Halloween Bash on Saturday, featuring visual art, burlesque, a runway show and music. Photo by Marc Anthony Smith
    Big Halloween parties and more murals are going up around St. Petersburg, plus Post Malone, Wynonna and comedian Bill Engvall will be on local stages.
  4. On Sunday, Zac Brown Band will perform at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Courtesy of Diego Pernia
    Sing along to Zac Brown Band in Tampa, attend Open Streets St. Pete or stuff your face at Tampa’s Taste of Latino.
  5. Thunderstorms are expected this weekend in Tampa Bay, prompting the cancellation of several outdoor events. CHRIS URSO  |  Times (2014)
    MarineQuest and the St. Petersburg Science Festival have canceled their popular Saturday activities.
  6. Chad Mize, left, and Jay Hoff in front of the "Pride and Love" mural they completed with LGBTQ youth as part of this year's Shine Mural Festival. Courtesy of Annie West Ellzey
    The Shine Mural Festival continues in St. Petersburg, ‘Rocky Horror’ star Barry Bostwick hits Tampa Theatre and ZZ Top performs with Cheap Trick in Tampa.
  7. Susan Kelly of West Palm Beach puts the finishing touches on her "Harry Potter" chalk art at the Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival in 2017. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times (2017)
    Peruse the chalk art festival in Clearwater Beach, ‘The Last Podcast on the Left’ visits Tampa Theatre and taste the Flavors of the Gulf at John’s Pass.
  8. Billy Joel will return to Tampa for his Feb. 7 show at Amalie Arena. Times (2016)
    Billy Joel, Graham Nash, the Queers, Andrea Bocelli and more.
  9. The 53rd-annual Rattlesnake Festival will be held Oct. 19-20 at the Pasco County Fairgrounds in Dade City. The weekend event, kicks off with a prelude concert featuring the Bellamy Brothers on Friday, and raises money for the Thomas Promise Foundation. The foundation provides meals for Pasco County school children who do not have regular access to nutritional meals on weekends when school is not in session. "LUIS SANTANA  |  TIMES"  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The annual festival offers a family-friendly outing while raising money to feed school children in need.
  10. Boys II Men perform during at the Grammy Museum gala tribute concert in 2013 in Los Angeles. PAUL A. HEBERT  |  Invision/AP
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday and Hillsborough County fair open, plus the Morean Arts Center presents the “Picture My Life” exhibit and silent auction.