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Top Tampa Bay area events for the week of Jan. 29-Feb. 6

Get some hip-hop music from Drake, or laugh until your belly hurts with Katt Williams, both in Tampa this week.
 
Drake, pictured during a 2016 performance at Tampa's Amalie Arena, will return to the venue Friday and Sunday.
Drake, pictured during a 2016 performance at Tampa's Amalie Arena, will return to the venue Friday and Sunday. [ LUIS SANTANA | Times ]
Published Jan. 29

Drake with J. Cole: The Grammy Award-winning, platinum-selling hip-hop artist performs, along with rapper J. Cole. $85.75-$435. 8 p.m. Friday and Sunday (Feb. 2 and 4). Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Comedy legend Katt Williams comes to the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Saturday and Sunday.
Comedy legend Katt Williams comes to the Yuengling Center in Tampa on Saturday and Sunday. [ RICHARD SHOTWELL | Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP ]

Katt Williams: Comedian and Emmy Award-winning actor Katt Williams brings “The Dark Matter Tour” to Tampa. $59-$250. 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3), 7 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4). Yuengling Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.

Matisyahu: The Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-alternative reggae rock musician brings his “Hold the Fire Tour” to St. Petersburg with special guest Cydeways. A dollar from every ticket sold will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project. $30. 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2). Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-565-0550.

Demetri Martin: The Joke Machine Tour: The award-winning comedian, writer and director performs. $39.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. Friday (Feb. 2). Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

St. Olaf Choir: Under the direction of Anton Armstrong, the 75-voice a cappella ensemble makes a rare appearance in St. Petersburg. $40, $10 students. 7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. 727-822-2031.

Tanya Tucker: The Grammy Award-winning country artist whose hits include “Delta Dawn” performs. $39.25-$104.25. 8 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Static-X and Sevendust: “The Machine Killer Tour” reunion show comes to Tampa. $40-$90. 6:15 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

Black Love Classics Series: The third annual classic film series takes on a “Faith, Food and Family” theme. This portion features 1992′s “Sister Act” (PG, 100 minutes), a comedy starring Whoopi Goldberg. $10, $7 members. 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4). Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. 813-274-8286.

Cupid's Undie Run, pictured in 2015, returns to downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday. Times (2015)
Cupid's Undie Run, pictured in 2015, returns to downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday. Times (2015)

Cupid’s Undie Run: Dress in red underwear or boxers for this fun 1-mile(ish) run ending with a dance party. Benefits numerous local charities. $40. Noon-3 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). Ferg’s Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 800-323-7938.

Glow in the Park: Healthy St. Pete holds a 5K run and 1-mile walk with music, glow games and more. $10-$30. 5-9 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. 727-892-5994.

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The Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular: The hit multimedia laser and light show features the original music of Pink Floyd. $41-$58.50. 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

The History of Gospel in Tampa: Fred Hearns, curator of Black history at the Tampa Bay History Center, leads a conversation on the local Gospel scene and how it has evolved over the years. Free. 6-8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 1). Beulah Baptist Institutional Church, 1006 W. Cypress St., Tampa.

Plenty of Paws Dog Lover Valentine’s Day: It’s “love at first sit” at this Valentine’s Day-themed “speed dating” event with adoptable dogs. Includes discounted drinks and photo ops. $15. 1-4 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). Brick Street Farms, 199 20th St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-329-6608.

Cowboy Bebop Live! This 14-piece jazz ensemble features world-class musicians with members from the Jazz Orchestra at Dr. Phillips Center, Orlando Jazz Orchestra and Disney’s Main Street Philharmonic. $30-$50. 8 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 1). Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St. 813-274-8286.

The Heritage Experience: Our Journey Through Food and Music: A Black cultural exploration and heritage celebration through the universal languages of food and music. $75-$250. 5-7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 3). Allen Temple AME Church, 2101 Lowe St., Tampa. 813-229-1438.

Straight White Men: This play explores the meaning of privilege and identity in 21st century America. $12-$60. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday (Feb. 1-3), 3-5 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 4). University of South Florida Theatre Centre, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. 813-556-8737, ext. 212.

Aaron Lewis: The country artist, who released “Frayed at Both Ends” in 2022 and whose career includes recording with George Jones, Willie Nelson and Charlie Daniels, performs. $80-$110. 8 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6). Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

Busch Gardens Mardi Gras: The park is jazzed up with Mardi Gras-style entertainment, live music, Cajun food and a parade with beads to catch. Included with park admission Fridays through Sundays through March 3. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.

Michael Feinstein: The singer who has been called “ambassador of the great American songbook” pays tribute to Liza Minnelli. $43-$103. 8 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 6). Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000. themahaffey.com.