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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 27

Desi Oakley stars as Jenna in the national tour of the musical Waitress, coming the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts April 24 to 29, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Desi Oakley stars as Jenna in the national tour of the musical Waitress, coming the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts April 24 to 29, 2018. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Published Apr. 26, 2018

Waitress: The Broadway hit musical based on Adrienne Shelley's film follows Jenna, a waitress stuck in a bad marriage and a small town. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$128. (813) 229-7827.

American Stage in the Park: The Producers: Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy sees a down-and-out producer and his accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in theater history. Through May 13. 8 p.m., Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $18-$22 lawn, $32-35 premium blanket, $38-$40 reserved. (727) 823-7529.

Alan Parsons Project: The former sound engineer for Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon went on for 11 Grammy nominations himself. He is joined by Rock Symphony and guest Carl Palmer. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$79. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra Pops Series: Celebrate Broadway: The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay joins the orchestra for an evening of Broadway hits from Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables and Camelot. 8 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Todd Rundgren's Utopia: Todd Rundgren is reuniting his band Utopia for their first North American tour in 32 years. The band, which also features Kasim Sulton, Willie Wilcox and Ralph Schuckett, also released a box set of recordings from 1974-1982. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $37.50-$67.50. (727) 893-7832.

Sunscreen Film Festival: This four-day showcase of independent films is St. Petersburg's longest-running cinema showcase. There will be 130 features, documentaries and shorts, several getting their Florida premieres. For complete lineup and tickets see sunscreenfilmfestival.com. 10 a.m., Sundial 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10-$150 for all-inclusive pass. (727) 259-8417.

Downtown Tampa's Fourth Friday: The fourth Friday of each month, museums and performing arts venues around downtown Tampa offer extended hours with free, special or added value admission deals or special programming. Deals at participating restaurants are also included. Maps and free wristbands can be obtained at participating venues. A list of each month's venues is available at fourthfridaytpa.com. Hours vary by location. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 276-8250.

Grown Up Night: It's playtime for grown-ups only at the Children's Museum with a Pop Art party including photos with Santa, free snacks, beer, cash bar and experiences with parachutes, hula hoops and slinkies. 5:30 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $20 advance, $25 at the door. (813) 443-3861.

Blast Friday: 10,000 Maniacs: The family-friendly food and craft vendor festival featuring a free live concert and a beer garden. Mary Ramsey took over as lead singer after main songwriter Natalie Merchant left the band to pursue a solo career in 1993. 5:30 p.m., 400 Block of Cleveland Street, Osceola Avenue and Cleveland Street, Clearwater. Free. (727) 464-7200.

Taste of Science: Florida Marine Science: Hands on engagement with scientists in the informal setting of area bars and restaurants. A screening of the documentary Chasing Corals follows the discussion. 7 p.m., 7venth Sun Brewery Tampa, 6809 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $5. (609) 560-5518.

Friday Concerts in the Park: Orquesta Infinidad (salsa): With a new name, the series celebrates 31 years of offering a schedule of live music from jazz and country, to reggae and classic rock. Concessions available. 7 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8221.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra's Kaleidoscope Concert: Doors open 90-minutes prior to concert with an opportunity to meet and talk with the conductor and musicians. This, the final concert of the year, will include a special presentation of The Lord's Prayer featuring soloist Mark George on the trumpet. 7:30 p.m., Central High School, 14075 Ken Austin Parkway, Brooksville. $18 for adults, $5 for students (K-12). (352) 515-6993.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Cars 3 (G): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036.

Selwyn Birchwood Band: International blues challenge winner known for his guitar skills and strong vocals will perform with his band. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $19-$38. (727) 822-3590.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Movies in Largo Central Park: Captain Underpants: Bring blankets and low chairs for a viewing of family movies with themed activities before the film. 7 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 587-6755.

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