Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 15

Finalists from ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ will bring a live show.
Published November 14 2018

So You Think You Can Dance?: The top 10 finalists from season 15 of the hit television show will perform favorite numbers of the season and a few new ones. Finalists Hannahlei Cabanilla, Jay Jay Dixonbey, Chelsea Hough, Evan DeBenedetto, Genessy Castillo, Cole Mills, Darius Hickman, Magdalena Fialek, Slavik Pustovoytov and Jensen Arnold, plus special guests. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35-$85. (727) 893-7832;

Iron and Wine: Singer-songwriter Sam Beam who rose to fame on the Indie/Americana scene after his 2002 debut The Creek Drank the Cradle will perform. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $39.50-$72.50. (813) 274-8982.

St. Pete Beach BikeFest: The five-day event continues with a free concert at 8 p.m. by Sister Hazel. There will also be an expo, vendors, a Roadkill Scavenger Bike Ride, competitions and nightly beach bar crawls. Parking available for motorcycles only ($10). Activities run until 2 a.m. daily. 10 a.m., TradeWinds Island Resorts, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free. Toll-free 1-800-360-4016;

Jennifer Knapp: Christian/folk singer-songwriter will perform. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$25. (828) 773-9481;

Sustainable Buzz: Celebrate sustainable living with local foods, craft beers and spirits from local breweries and distilleries, with community farm products, a pop-up products shop of eco-friendly items, a Trashy Fashion Show competition. Benefits the Sustany Foundation. 6:30 p.m., Riverwalk at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $50, $90 two; $150, $250 two (VIP). (813) 507-1111;

Jazz through the Ages Concert: Jazz pianist vocalist, and former Hillsborough County School and Cleveland Municipal School District music teacher, Angelo Tinsley, aka TLo, will perform a series of renditions taking you back through time. 6:30 p.m., Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Free. (727) 724-1525;

Snails : Canadian DJ and dance music producer known for combining trap rhythms, dirty bass lines and off-kilter sound design will perform alongside Cookie Monsta, Svdden Death and Hekler. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2555;

Professor Cunningham and his Old School: Top sax and clarinet player brings his take on traditional and swing jazz with his quintet. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. General admission $24 in advance, $30 day of show. Reserved $44. (727) 822-3590;

Damon Williams: He’s appeared on BET Live, Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and P. Diddy’s Bad Boys of Comedy. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000;

Carl LaBove: One of the original Outlaws of Comedy, the veteran comic has also appeared on the Tonight Show, Seinfeld and Roseanne. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197;

Mike McCarthy: The high-energy Boston-born comic is nicknamed “the Comedy Barbarian.” 9:30 p.m., Coconuts Comedy Club at MJ’s, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $20. (727) 360-5653.

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Sanding Ovations Sand Sculpting Competition and Festival: This annual competition brings master sand sculptors who work for hours to build works of art using 150 tons of sand. This year, artists come from North America, Europe and Asia. 8 a.m., Treasure Island Beach Trail Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 547-4575, ext. 237;

Tampa Bay Lightning Watch Party: vs. Pittsburgh: When the team is away, fans can cheer on the Lightning at this official watch party with giveaways, food and drink specials, an appearance by Thunderbug and autographed prizes. 6 p.m., American Social Bar and Kitchen, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 605-3333;


SEASON FINALE How to Get Away with Murder, 10 p.m., ABC: The big wedding day for Connor and Oliver has arrived. Oh, but there’s murder in the air, and the mystery of who the unlucky victim is will be revealed.


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