Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, April 9

‘Spamilton’ at the Straz Center and a Jannus Live performance from Tori Kelly are among the highlights.
Starting Tuesday, you can check out Spamilton: An American Parody at the Straz Center in Tampa. [Courtesy of Roger Mastroianni]
Starting Tuesday, you can check out Spamilton: An American Parody at the Straz Center in Tampa. [Courtesy of Roger Mastroianni]
Published April 8
Updated April 8

Spamilton: An American Parody: A musical spoof of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s smash hit in the Jaeb Theater. Runs through May 12. $30-$45. 7:30 p.m. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Tori Kelly: The popular Grammy-winning singer and songwriter takes the stage at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $32.50 and up. (727) 565-0550.

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour: The dance sensation from Dancing With the Stars steps out solo. $53.25-$88.75. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Dear Evan Hansen: This winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, tells the story of a boy who finally gets a chance to fit in. $68-$133. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

Rick Bragg: Presented by Oxford Exchange, the memoirist (The Best Cook in the World: Tales From My Momma’s Table) appears in conversation with Times Book Editor Colette Bancroft. $30. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

Wine Talks: Join the co-owner of Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe, Tegan Foster, for a sampling of vino from across the world. Hosted the second Tuesday of every month. 6:30 p.m. 2927 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 800-2810.

Children of Bodom: A Finnish extreme metal band performing alongside Swallow the Sun, Wolfheart and Summoner’s Circle. $27.50 in advance, $33 at doors. 7 p.m. The Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2518.

Rubblebucket: Mikaela Davis and Hello Joyce play Crowbar with the art-pop and indie-rock outfit. $15. 6:30 p.m. 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600.

Nas: Live From The Kennedy Center with the National Symphony Orchestra: The Listen Up Film Series and Daddy Kool Records screen the documentary chronicling the Queens rapper’s collaborative performance with the orchestra in Washington, D.C. Register for a free ticket online to receive priority seating the day of. 8 p.m. Hooch and Hive 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. (813) 251-1234. eventbrite.

Friends of Strays Charity Bingo: Games that benefit the no-kill animal shelter mingle with drinks and dishes at Punky’s Bar and Grill. Reservations are strongly encouraged. 7:30 p.m. 3063 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 201-4712.

The Office Trivia: Tampa Bay Dream Team hosts the team-style evening of trivia driven by the hit NBC sitcom. Free. 6 p.m. Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562. eventbrite.

To Watch

The Code, 9 p.m., CBS: A new drama series about a group of prosecutors, defense lawyers and investigators operating out of Judge Advocate General Headquarters in Quantico. Their assignment? Tackle the toughest legal challenges facing the U.S. Marine Corps.

Fosse/Verdon, 10 p.m., FX: Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams star in the dazzling limited series. It tells the story of the romantic and creative partnership between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon. He was a filmmaker and influential choreographer. She was a standout Broadway dancer. Together, they changed the face of American entertainment — but at a personal cost.

More to Explore

Find date night ideas and things to do with kids at