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Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Sept. 12-18

Ringo Starr plays some of his classics and select Tampa Bay area museums offer free admission this week.
Ringo Starr performs along with his All-Starr Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
Ringo Starr performs along with his All-Starr Band at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. [ KEVIN WINTER | Getty Images North America ]
Published Sep. 12

Ringo Starr: Legendary ex-Beatle Ringo Starr returns with his All-Starr Band to Ruth Eckerd Hall. Expect to hear Ringo’s classics including “It Don’t Come Easy,” Photograph” and “Yellow Submarine,” plus songs from his 20th studio album, “What’s My Name.” $63.85 and up. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Friday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Laugh along with Kevin Hart at 7 p.m. Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Laugh along with Kevin Hart at 7 p.m. Thursday at Amalie Arena in Tampa. [ Associated Press ]

Kevin Hart: The comedian and actor brings Reality Check, his first major tour in over four years, to Tampa. $55.75-$146.75. 7 p.m. Thursday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Museum Day: The Smithsonian Magazine, Quaker and Regent Seven Seas Cruises joined forces for this free museum admission deal. Participating local museums include: Cracker Country, Tampa; Henry B. Plant Museum, Tampa; Countryman Family One Room Schoolhouse Museum, Brooksville; Imagine Museum, St. Petersburg; Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs; May-Stringer House Museum, Brooksville; Tampa Bay History Center, Tampa; and 1885 Train Depot Museum, Brooksville. Hours vary. For tickets, go to smithsonianmag.com/museumday. Each ticket allows two people entry to participating museums. Limit one ticket per email address. Free. During location hours Saturday.

Get free admission to the Henry B. Plant Museum and other area museums on Saturday. 
Get free admission to the Henry B. Plant Museum and other area museums on Saturday.  [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]

The Daily Show Writers Comedy Tour: Emmy-nominated writers Kat Radley, Matt Koff, Randall Otis and Joe Opio from “The Daily Show,” the longest-running program on Comedy Central and winner of 24 Primetime Emmys, combine their comedic talents. $24.50-$39.50. 8 p.m. Friday. Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. 727-587-6793.

The Fixx: The band whose hits include “One Thing Leads to Another” and “Saved by Zero” performs. $39-$59. 8 p.m. Friday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Scorpions: The band behind such hits as “Wind of Change and “Rock You Like A Hurricane” performs. $45.75-$125.75. 6:45 p.m. Wednesday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Collective Soul: The multiplatinum Atlanta rockers join Switchfoot for this show. $40-$95. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The band known for high-energy shows and no-holds-barred songs that include “I Don’t Wanna Go Home” and “Talk to Me” performs. $25 and up. 8 p.m. Thursday. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

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More than 100 beers and music from two national acts invade the Florida Aquarium for Rhythm and Brews by the Bay Friday. [Courtesy of Florida Aquarium]
More than 100 beers and music from two national acts invade the Florida Aquarium for Rhythm and Brews by the Bay Friday. [Courtesy of Florida Aquarium] [ Courtesy of Florida Aquarium ]

Rhythm and Brews by the Bay: Enjoy endless brews, undersea views and concerts by Gin Blossoms and Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel at this Ruth Eckerd on the Road show. $125-$175. 7 p.m. Friday. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-273-4000.

Anime St. Pete: St. Petersburg’s first anime convention features cosplay contests, meet and greets with anime voice actors, a TikTok film festival, a scavenger hunt, panel discussions and more. $25, $40 both days. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5202.

Cat Show: Cat lovers can watch as judges from around the world judge and educate on more than 25 breeds of cats. Meet other cat lovers and take photos with your favorite prize-winning cats. Adoptable cats and kittens available on site. $5-$10. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Banquet Masters, 13355 49th St. N, Clearwater. 727-289-1989.

Master P: The legendary rapper joins with Silk the Shocker, Mystikal, Fiend and MIA X for a night of hip-hop. $69-$250. 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.

Bat: Neverland is joined by “American Idol” winner Caleb Johnson for a Meatloaf tribute show. $29-$49. 8 p.m. Saturday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Caleb Johnson of "American Idol," right, will perform in a tribute to Meatloaf.
Caleb Johnson of "American Idol," right, will perform in a tribute to Meatloaf. [ JORDAN STRAUSS | AP ]

Picasso at the Lapin Agile: Jobsite Theater presents Steve Martin’s comedy about the meeting of Pablo Picasso and Albert Einstein. $39.50. 8-10 p.m. Saturday, 4-6 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Nitro Extreme: Cirque Italia presents a show with more than 10 custom-built motor vehicles doing high-speed spins, two-wheeled driving, jumps and more. There also will be motorcycle tricks and acrobatics. It takes place in the mall’s back parking lot. $10-$55. 7:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday-Friday, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Ellenton Premium Outlets, 5461 Factory Shops Blvd. 941-704-8572.

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