Monday, November 19, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Friday, Nov. 2

Lyle Lovett And Robert Earl Keen: Iconic singer, composer, actor and musician best known for fusing elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues will perform alongside composer and singer whose career spans three decades. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43.25-$78.25. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Florida Orchestra Pops: Disney in Concert: The Disney-produced concert combines singers with film sequences and music from a deep well of Disney orchestrations from Frozen, Cinderella, The Lion King, The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast. Costumes encouraged. Starts at 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18-$58.(813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Tracy Morgan: The SNL alum who starred for seven seasons on NBCís 30 Rock, rallied in 2016 after a nearly fatal car crash to headline his national, "Picking Up the Pieces" stand-up tour. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.50-$79.50. (727) 791-7400.

The Choir of Man: Nine blokes bring the party of an English pub to the stage. Their blend of delicious vocals, musicianship and Irish dancing became a runaway hit of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29-$47.50. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Steve Aoki: Electric house musician, producer, DJ and music executive will perform. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 247-2555; ritzybor.com.

David Lee Murphy: Chart-topping country music singer and songwriter will perform classic like Dust on the Bottle, Party Crowd and more. 7 p.m., The Stockyard, 1910 U.S. 19 N, Holiday. $17-$24. VIP $40-$65.

Jason Bieler: Singer of Saigon Kick will perform. Ages 21 and over are welcome. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (828) 773-9481; theatticybor.com.

Shakespeare in the City: The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Nightís Dream. Through Nov. 11. 7:30 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Freecycle: Drop Off Day: Donate gently used items Friday. Then, "shop" for free among the items for "new" stuff Saturday. 10 a.m., Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. Free. (727) 587-6715; largo.com.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The large west coast Florida home show brings the areaís top home improvement experts, along with more than 600 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes, home improvement, home entertainment and landscaping. 10 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Day of the Dead: This celebration to remember family members and friends who have died includes a pig roast, buffet, margarita tent, games, face painting, street performers and DJ dancing. 4 p.m., Nueva Cantina, 1625 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 851-9579.

The Montgomery Trio: Gospel family group will perform. 7 p.m., United Methodist Church of Sun City Center, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W, Sun City Center. $10 donation suggested at door. (813) 634-2539.

London Brown: The rising star plays Fat Regie on the HBO series Ballers and was the star of FuseTVís series The Hustle. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$17. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

9 to 5 the Musical: Dolly Parton penned the music and lyrics for the musical based on the hit movie. 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.

Between Riverside and Crazy: Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 8 p.m., American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54; a subscription-style $15 a month for people younger than 30 and free for people younger than 20. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Big Samís Funky Nation: Jazz band known for its boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop. 8 p.m., Skipperís Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12 advance. $15 at the door. (813) 971-0666; skipperssmokehouse.com.

The Lacs: Country rap duo that consists of Clay Sharpe and Brian King return for another performance. 9 p.m., The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. $25. (813) 987-2855; dallasbull.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Greater Pinellas Country Fair: A country themed fair with pig racing, livestock exhibits, live music, carnival games, midway rides and the Anastasini Circus. 5 p.m., England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $5.

Garden Bros. Circus: More than 60 performers from 18 countries present a European style three ring circus featuring elephants, a human pyramid, aerial work, motorcycle acts, contortionists, clowns and acrobats. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m., Yuengling Center (formerly USF Sun Dome), 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. $28, free-$10 ages 11 and younger.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Homecoming, Amazon Prime: Julia Roberts makes her series television debut in a gripping and eerie psychological thriller from Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) in which she plays a caseworker who helps soldiers transition back to civilian life. Of course, not everything is as it seems.

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