Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, Feb. 13

Published February 12

Lewis Black: The Joke’s On US Tour: The accomplished comic, actor and author known for his angry, impassioned rants brings his The Joke’s on Us Tour. He starred in his own Comedy Central series and appeared frequently on The Daily Show with John Stewart. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. $59.50-$79.50. (727) 791-7400.

Florida State Fair: The fair returns for the 115th year with a “Discover the Fun” theme. Highlights this year include rides, food, exhibits, animals, shopping, rodeos and a candy exhibition. Gates close between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Mondays-Thursday and between 9:30 and 10 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. 10 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 740-4640.

Cody Ko & Noel Miller: The Tiny Meat Gang Live: They’re YouTube and former Vine stars, podcast hosts, musicians and stand-up comedians. Tiny Meat Gang is a rap duo comprised of social media stars Cody Ko and Noel Miller and they are now on a self-financed comedy tour. 7 p.m. Crowbar Ybor City, 1812 N 17th St, Tampa. $25 and up. (813) 241-8600.

Palladium Chamber Players 2018-19: Internationally renowned soloists and chamber musicians bring vibrant interpretations of the great classic chamber repertoire. 7:30 p.m. The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Reserved: $38, $25. Students &SPC w/ID: $10. series $140

Hamilton: Lin Manuel-Miranda’a ground-breaking Broadway musical is a hip-hop reimagining of the life of Alexander Hamilton. Runs through March 10. A digital lottery begins two days prior to each performance of tickets sold for $10 each. Visit to register. 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $86-$489; prices subject to change. (813) 229-7827.

Farruquito: The New York Times called him “the greatest flamenco dancer of the century. “ 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$55. (813) 229-7827.

Real Music Real Masters Series: With performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the series brings Ballroom Wit a Twist through Saturday to Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission; $89 online. 2 and younger free. (813) 884-4386.

Beautiful Disaster: Black History Celebration: A poetric tribute to black history with theme readings inspired by black poets including Maya Angelo, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, Lucile Clifton, Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Malcom X, Zora Neale Hurston. 7 p.m. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

Pipeline: Inner city teacher Nya struggles to give her son opportunities for his future without turning her back on the community that raised him. Through Feb. 24. 7 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.

kids and family

Be Winter’s Valentine: Kids ages 12 and younger can bring a Valentine’s Day card for any of the aquarium’s rescued animals and get in for $9.99. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. (727) 686-3499.

Tornado Knight Jazz Festival: This first annual concert will feature the Oak Grove M.S. Jazzy Knights, the Clearwater High School Tornado Jazz Band, and the Ten O’clock Band. Performances will include many big band classics by Glenn Miller, Les Brown, Benny Goodman, and many more. 7 p.m. Clearwater High School, 540 S Hercules Ave, Clearwater. Donations accepted.


The Masked Singer, 9 p.m., Fox: Are you still riveted to the blast of TV weirdness? For the first time, the remaining six celebrity singers merge into one big group and again perform anonymously. Comedian J.B. Smoove joins the fun as a guest panelist.

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