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Top 9 Tampa Bay area events for the week of Feb. 1-7

Mike Epps kicks off the arts entertainment at Amalie Arena with a comedy jam.
Mike Epps leads an all star comedy line-up in two shows at the Amalie Arena Saturday night.
Mike Epps leads an all star comedy line-up in two shows at the Amalie Arena Saturday night.
Published Feb. 1
Updated Feb. 3

Mike Epps: The actor, comedian and rapper leads the show with an all-star comedy lineup including Michael Blackson, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller and a surprise guest. This is the first big show to be held at Amalie Arena since the start of the pandemic. $75-$195. 7 and 11 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Superbowl of Rock: This ’90s alternative rock concert features Everclear, Fastball and Max Collins of Eve 6. The concert pavilion-special events space has been expanded for greater social distancing. $19-$75. 7 p.m. Friday. Ferg’s Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-822-4562.

Pasco Blues Festival: The fifth annual festival features performances by Memphis Lightning (12:30 p.m.), Sean Chambers (2:30 p.m.) and Damon Fowler (4:30 p.m.). There will be food trucks on site. Lawn chairs and blankets are recommended. $10-$20, 12 and younger free. Noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Land O’ Lakes Heritage Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd. 727-674-1464.

George Pennington III was among the performers at the third annual Pasco Blues Festival. This year's event features Memphis Lightning (12:30 p.m.), Sean Chambers (2:30 p.m.) and Damon Fowler (4:30 p.m.).
George Pennington III was among the performers at the third annual Pasco Blues Festival. This year's event features Memphis Lightning (12:30 p.m.), Sean Chambers (2:30 p.m.) and Damon Fowler (4:30 p.m.). [ Simply Events ]

Super Bowl Market: The Edge Collective Urban Market Place launches on Super Bowl weekend. The popup market will showcase items from area businesses, restaurants and smaller vendors. There also will be two 40-foot cargo containers with food and drink vendors, courtyard seating, a canopy and a jumbotron to watch the game. Sunday also features music by the Afro Beats and a watch party hosted by former Green Bay Packers player Samuel Barrington. Free (food/drink additional). 3 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday-Sunday. The Edge Collective, 1246 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

Woman in Motion: The true story of Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek’s Lt. Uhura, and how she took over a PR blitz for NASA to recruit 8,000 astronauts. Some of those astronauts became the first African American, Asian and Latino men and women in space. A behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of the film follows. Takes place as part of Fathom Events Celebrates Black History Month. Also being shown at Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar and Regency 20 in Brandon. Theaters are socially distanced and guests are asked to wear masks when not seated, eating or drinking. $13.40. (Price may vary by theater.) 7 p.m. Tuesday and Saturday. Sundial 12, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-502-9573.

Maskerade: An Esports gaming and technology event to promote economic empowerment during Super Bowl weekend. Networking for gamers, streamers, producers, artists, stylists, content creators, videographers, designers, project managers, photographers and more. Held in conjunction with Black History Month to help introduce African American’s to STEAM-related jobs. Free, $20 VIP. 5-7 p.m. Friday. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-987-6000.

Super Bowl Experience: This free outdoor event takes place along a 2.7-mile stretch of the Riverwalk, from Water Works Park and Sparkman Wharf to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park and Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park. Fans can play games, take a photo with the Lombardi trophy and run a 40-yard dash against pros. There will be player autographs, NFL merchandise, shopping and food and drink concessions. The event is sold out, but fans who weren’t able to reserve tickets can still visit the other Super Bowl happenings along the downtown waterfront, including a “technology village” at 101 E Whiting St. 3-10 p.m. Feb. 3-4 and 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Feb. 5 and 6. Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 N Boulevard, Tampa. 813-259-1610.

Taste of the NFL: The annual Super Bowl event with celebrity chefs, which was created to raise awareness and funds to support hunger and food insecurity programs, will be a virtual affair this year. Cook alongside award-winning chefs Carla Hall, Tim Love and Andrew Zimmern as they prepare game-day recipes. There will be surprise NFL and celebrity appearances. Tickets are $100. To receive access to the event menu and a detailed list of ingredients, visit tasteofthenfl.com. Participants will be emailed a custom grocery list so they are able to participate in the event.

"Top Chef" host and chef-restaurateur Tom Colicchio signed autographs at the 2009 Taste of the NFL event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Taste of the NFL will go virtual in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"Top Chef" host and chef-restaurateur Tom Colicchio signed autographs at the 2009 Taste of the NFL event at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Taste of the NFL will go virtual in 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. [ SCOTT KEELER | St. Petersburg Times ]

Celebrity Flag Football: Downtown Clearwater merchants will set up screens to view Doug Flutie and Titus O’Neil lead their teams against Donovan McNabb and WWE captain the Miz, among many other celebrities. Go to celebflagfootball.com/roster to see who is playing. View it from 2-4 p.m. Saturday on ESPNNews and the ESPN App. Also, Clearwater Beach’s nightly Sunsets at Pier 60 festival will feature artists, games and entertainers centered around the Bucs and the Super Bowl, with lengthened hours and enhanced activities. Free. 4:30-8:30 nightly. 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach. 727-871-8060.