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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Jan. 13

A modern spin on Shakespeare's 'Othello' and comedian Hannibal Buress takes the Improv stage.
Published Jan. 10

Othello: Jobsite Theater takes a modern spin on Shakespeare's tale of political treachery. Through Feb. 3. 4 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $39.50. (800) 955-1045.

Hannibal Buress: The comedian, writer and actor. 7 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $35. (813) 864-4000.

The Amity Affliction, Senses Fail: A post hardcore band from Brisbane. 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22-$45.

Engelbert Humperdinck: With gold and platinum albums under his belt and multiple Grammy nominations, Engelbert Humperdinck has a career spanning over 50 years. 7 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $69 — $100. (727) 791-7400.

Marcia Ball with Lauren Mitchell: Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball was voted the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year for her rollicking Texas boogies. 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20-$25.

Art Glass Afternoon: Featured artists Shelley Muzylowski Allen and Rik Allen will give a glassblowing demonstration from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and will discuss their work from 1-2 p.m. A cash bar and brunch items will be available. 11 p.m. Duncan McClellan Gallery, 2342 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free; food and drinks additional. (727) 421-4141.

Michael Palascak: He was a top five finalist on Last Comic Standing, has his own Comedy Central special and has worked the late night circuit. 7 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Aspen Trio: This string trio is celebrated for virtuoso performances offered with humor and insight. AST performs the complete trios of Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert, as well as lesser known blockbuster works by Dohnanyi, Hindemith, Martinu, Rozsa, Klein, Veress, Villa-Lobos and Ysaÿe, among others. 4 p.m. USF School of Music, 3755 USF Holly Drive, MUS 101, Tampa. $10-$15.

Marcia Ball: Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist will perform celebrating her 50th year as a professional musician with her latest Alligator Records release, Shine Bright. 5 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $20 advance / $25 day of show (773) 973-7736.

Art in the Park: A collection of original artwork by members of the Creative Artist Guild, including fine art, photography and sculpture. 10 a.m. Pioneer Park, 439 Virginia Lane, Dunedin. Free. (727) 674-3950.

Brunch, Biscuits and Booze: Get to the Beer Garden for bottomless Mimosas and Sake infused Bloody Marys, along with fresh baked biscuits and other menu items. 11 a.m. c.1949, 6905 N Orleans Ave, Tampa. $15 drinks, food additional. (813) 990-8883.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Single character performances that bring turn of the century hotel staff members and guests to life. Included with admission. Check the website for performance schedule. 2 p.m. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Included with admission. (813) 254-1891.

Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet: The Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet will join forces with several fine area organists to bring you selections by Handel, Purcell, Campra, Mouret and more, including exciting antiphonal pieces. 2:30 p.m. Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church, 110 S Ft Harrison Ave, Clearwater. Free.

Copenhagen: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents Michael Frayn's Tony Award-winning drama. 3 p.m. USF Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. $25; $20 student/military/seniors. (813) 783-5465.

Theresa Villani: Cellist and collaborative pianist/composer/arranger Colleen Schmitt will perform one of their captivating theme-based concerts from their catalog of innovative, high-caliber, yet often not heard music. 3 p.m. Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. Advance $18-$23 Day of Show $23-$28 (813) 645-7651.

Columbinus: Innovocative Theatre's production is a docu-drama based on the mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. Through Jan. 20.The preview performance today is $15; Friday's opening night gala is $35. 3 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., #151, Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Dunedin International Film Festival: The inaugural film festival takes place at seven locations around Dunedin. Sunday's closing night gala will be at the Fenway Hotel. 6 p.m. Soggy Bottom Brewery, 660 Main St., Dunedin. $10-$25; $45 for two-day passes. (727) 601-1698.


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