Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, April 10

Cage the Elephant celebrate the start of the Stanley Cup playoffs, plus American Stage returns to Demens Landing Park.
On Wednesday, Cage the Elephant play a free concert at downtown Tampa park Curtis Hixon. You can also catch them again in August, when they bring a performance to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. [Courtesy of Neil Krug]
On Wednesday, Cage the Elephant play a free concert at downtown Tampa park Curtis Hixon. You can also catch them again in August, when they bring a performance to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. [Courtesy of Neil Krug]
Published April 9

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Bolts embark on the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 7 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6600. tampabaylightning.com/tickets. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 970-AM.

Cage the Elephant: Speaking of the playoffs, this Grammy-winning alt-rock band will put on a free concert to celebrate the kickoff and the Lightning’s first Presidents’ Trophy win. Free. 5:15 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

Mamma Mia: Pack a picnic and bring a chair or blanket to the American Stage production of Mamma Mia, which hosts pay-what-you-can previews Wednesday and Thursday. Friday is opening night for the show. 8 p.m. Demens Landing Park, Bayshore Drive and Second Avenue S, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

John Sebastian: The legendary musician, best known for starting the 1960s supergroup that is the Lovin’ Spoonful, performs. $24.50-$39.50. 7:30 p.m. Largo Cultural Center, 101 Central Park Drive. (727) 587-6793. largoarts.com.

Jenny Xie: The Walt Whitman Award-winning poet reads and signs her book Eye Level, a 2018 finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry, in the Will Raymund Theater. Free. 6 p.m. The Dalí Museum, 1 Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg.

Objectified: In honor of Tampa Bay Design Week, an on-the-house screening of Gary Hustwit’s 2009 documentary about manufactured objects and their creators. Free. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8981.

Jim Gray: The photographer focusing on birds and natural Florida discusses his work. Free. 6:30 p.m. 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-7872. moreanartscenter.org.

Night at the Opera: This concert from the University of Tampa’s Voice Performance Workshop and Symphony Orchestra presents scenes from operas like Le roi d’Ys (The King of Ys), Carmen and Sweeney Todd. Free. 7:30 p.m. Sykes Chapel Center for Faith and Values, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. artstampabay.com.

Mural Unveiling Party: Check out the Learning Resources Center mural collaboratively designed by Hillsborough Community College students and artist Michael Parker at the Dale Mabry campus. Food, drinks, music and other activities are planned for the outdoor courtyard. Free. 12:30 p.m. 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-7386.

Asylum: The hard-core punk group play a small show alongside St. Petersburg punk bands Atrocitas and Funhater. Free. 9 p.m. The Bends, 919 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 202-8931.

A Fierce Green Fire: Another film screening, but this one chronicles the environmental movement. A panel discussion with Keep Pinellas Beautiful Director Pat Deplasco follows. Get complimentary tickets online. Free. 6:30 p.m. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive.

Happy Birthday to Us: Maple Street Biscuit Company rings in its one-year anniversary on the 600 block with giveaways (the first 10 guests score a $20 gift card), $1 biscuits and gravy and drawings for merchandise. 7 a.m. Maple Street Biscuit Company, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 290-6211.

To Watch

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More to Explore

Find date night ideas and things to do with kids at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

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