Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday Feb. 6

Tyler Perry brings ‘Madea’s Farewell Play,’ singer Alan Doyle and the Florida Orchestra coffee concert.
Tyler Perry, shown portraying Madea in “Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween.” 
Courtesy of Lionsgate.
Tyler Perry, shown portraying Madea in “Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween.” Courtesy of Lionsgate.
Published February 5

Madea’s Farewell Play: Tyler Perry’s plays his most beloved character, the curmudgeonly Mabel “Madea” Simmons, on one more tour before he brings the character to an end. 7 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $48.75-$108.75; $113.75-$128.75 VIP. (800) 955-1045.

The Florida Orchestra Coffee Concerts: Beautiful Bohemia: Michael Francis leads a morning of Bohemian classics, including Dvorak’s Symphony No. 7, Brahms’ Hungarian Dance No. 10 and Smetana’s Sarka (My Country). Free coffee and doughnuts 11 a.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $24-$42. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com

Alan Doyle: Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and former lead singer of Canadian platinum-selling band Great Big Sea, will perform with special guest Whitney Rose. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $25-$50. rutheckerdhall.com

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

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 Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.

Hundred Days: A heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. A two-time Critics Pick, the New York Times called it, “A luminous musical memoir.” 7:30 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $44 and up. (800) 955-1045.

Celebrate Chinese New Year: Children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 can learn about the holiday and customs through stories, food, and fun. Parents must remain on library grounds. 3:15 p.m. East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road S, Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 773-2665. eastlakelibrary.org

TO WATCH

The Dictator’s Playbook, 10 p.m., PBS: The six-part series turns its attention to Francisco Franco and examines how he used torture, murder and incarceration to transform Spanish society.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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