Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 8

Chris Daughtry performs during Musikfes in 2012, in Bethlehem, Pa. 
(AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matt Smith)
Chris Daughtry performs during Musikfes in 2012, in Bethlehem, Pa. (AP Photo/The Express-Times, Matt Smith)
Published November 6 2018

Daughtry: The singer and his multi-platinum selling band are on their Cage To Rattle tour. 7:30 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. 49.50-$95. (727) 893-7832; mahaffeytheater.com.

John Douglas "Mind Hunter": The FBI profiler and best-selling author is legendary in law enforcement and the model for the Scott Glen character in The Silence of the Lambs. He gives a free talk at 7:30 p.m., USF Oval Theater, 4103 USF Cedar Circle, Tampa.

Shawn Mullins: Singer-songwriter who specializes in folk rock and Americana music will perform. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $33-$65. (828) 773-9481; theatticybor.com.

Tampa Am: Considered the premiere amateur event in skateboarding, the Skatepark of Tampa’s annual contest is the place some of the world’s best street skateboarders were first brought into the spotlight. The park is open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with $5 admission. Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. At 8 p.m. there is a welcome party at The Bricks, 1327 E Seventh Ave. in Ybor City. skateparkoftampa.com.

Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening: The son of drummer John Bonham, who is one of the original members of the legendary rock band Led Zeppelin will lead the ban and provide his personal input in a powerful live performance of Zeppelin classics team. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43.25-63.25. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

King of the Beach Festival: This annual festival held in conjunction with the King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament includes food by local restaurants, arts and crafts, a boat showcase and live music. 5 p.m., Madeira Beach Recreation Center Bandshell, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 216-6601.

Happy Hour With the Historian: Sam Henderson: The mayor of Gulfport will give a talk called, "Guiding Gulfport: Small Town Politics." 6 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5, members free. (727) 894-1052; spmoh.org.

Poetry at the Dali: Selected poets join St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Helen Wallace to address "Things Are Not as They Seem." 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

Keep St. Pete Special: A camera crew will be on site to document this event honoring St. Petersburg’s arts, historic preservation and independent businesses with live art, music, food, local beers and family activities. 6 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 824-7802; stpetepreservation.org.

Cuban Art Today: Jorge Fernandez Torres, director of the National Museum of Fine Arts in Havana and Noel Smith, deputy director of USF’s Contemporary Art Museum, will discuss contemporary Cuban art. 7 p.m., USF College of the Arts Fine Arts Building FAH 101, 13001 USF Laurel Drive, Tampa. Free.

9 to 5 the Musical: Dolly Parton penned the music and lyrics for the musical based on the hit movie that she starred in with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. Presented by M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa. Through Nov. 11. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35.50 and up, subject to change. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. New York Islanders: It’s Military Night and the Lightning are holding a collection drive. Bring donations of toothpaste, razors, white tube socks, beef jerky and gum to Thunder Alley (starting at 5:30 p.m.) and the team will send it to our troops overseas. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600; lightning.nhl.com.

Shakespeare in the City: The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Through Sunday. 7:30 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

The Mercury Program: Gainesville-based musical group composed of Dave Lebleu on drums, Sander Travisano on bass guitar, Tom Reno on guitar, and Whit Travisano on vibraphone and piano will perform with Unwed Sailor. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $12. (813) 241-8600; crowbarybor.com.

Robby Slowik: He’s appeared on Conan and written for shows on HBO, IFC and MTV. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

kids and family

Tampa Bay Fall RV Show: The Florida RV Trade Association show brings new and used travel trailers, motor homes, tent campers and conversion vans and lots of booths featuring parts and accessories, insurance, RV repair and financing. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $4, 16 and younger free. (813) 741-0488; floridastatefair.com.

TO WATCH

Murphy Brown, 9:30 p.m., CBS: Bette Midler returns to the revived sitcom to reprise her role from 20 years ago as Murphy’s worst-ever secretary. Turns out, her character, Caprice Feldman, has a surprising new connection to Murphy.

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