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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, Feb. 22

Arsenio Hall returns to stand-up, the Florida Orchestra plays 'Midsummer Night's Dream' and The Fixx plays a free show.
Arsenio Hall seen at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Arsenio Hall seen at KAABOO 2017 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017, in San Diego, Calif. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Published Feb. 21, 2019

Arsenio Hall: From an iconic late-night talk show to iconic movies Coming to America, he returns to his stand-up roots at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

The Florida Orchestra Masterworks: A Midsummer Night's Dream: Michael Francis leads a rare performance of the full work, proving A Midsummer Night's Dream is so much more than the famous Wedding March. 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18-$48.

Shen Yun: Classically trained dancers and a full orchestra weave ancient legends and modern heroic tales to take audiences on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. 7:30 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $80-$150. (727) 300-2000.

Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes: Jershey Shore musical group led by Southside Johnny will perform their classic hits like I Don't Want to Go Home, Love on the Wrong Side of Town, The Fever and more. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $42.50-$52.50.

Luttrell: Luttrell's unique brand of melodic techno has seen him gain heavy support from BBC Radio 1, and receive remix requests from renowned acts Moby, What So Not and Tycho. A 9 p.m. Crowbar Ybor City, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $12. (813) 241-8600. crowbarybor.com

Blast Friday: The Fixx: Alternative rock and MTV pioneers, The Fixx return to Blast Friday. Food trucks, specialty food and drinks available. 5:30 p.m. on Cleveland Street between S Lincoln and Missouri avenues, Clearwater. Free. (727) 791-7400.

Maze featuring Frankie Beverly: R&B veterans known for their unique, soulful, passionate sound will perform their string of hits at a Valentine's extravaganza. 7:30 p.m. Yuengling Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $55-$125. (813) 301-6651.

Cinderella: The Russian National Ballet presents the classic fairy tale. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

JD McPherson: Singer-songwriter and guitarist who rose to stardom in 2010 when he released his album Signs and Signifiers will perform with Lindsay Beaver. 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Tickets. $25. (813) 971-0666.

Valentwe'en: An exhibition of gothic/dark Valentine artwork and a selection of artist-embellished coffins. Remains on display through Feb. 28. 10 a.m. ArtLofts, 10 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-5759.

Real Music Real Masters Series: With performances at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., the series brings performances from The 5th Dimension through Saturday at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Included with admission; $89 online. 2 and younger free. (813) 884-4386.

Hundred Days: A heartrending true story about embracing uncertainty, taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. 7:30 p.m. Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $44 and up. (800) 955-1045.

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The Odd Couple (Female Version): Hat Trick Theatre presents a female version of Neil simon's classic about a pair of mismatched roommates, Florence Unger and Olive Madison. Through Feb. 24. 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $24. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com

Roy Zimmerman: Political satirist singer/songwriter returns with his unique blend of humor and social commentary. 7:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church, 100 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $25 at the door or $20 in advance. (727) 898-3294.

Ready Steady Yeti Go: An interracial couple's relationship is threatened by bad parental advice and white guilt. Through Feb. 24. Opening night: $45. 8 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., #151, Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Pipeline: Inner city teacher Nya struggles to give her son opportunities for his future without turning her back on the community that raised him. 8 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.

Hamilton: Lin Manuel-Miranda'a ground-breaking Broadway musical is a hip-hop reimagining of the life of Alexander Hamilton. Runs through March 10. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $86-$489; prices subject to change. (813) 229-7827.

Chad Daniels: He has comedy specials on Amazon and Comedy Central and more than 700 million streams of his four comedy albums. 8 p.m., 10 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$25. (813) 960-1197.

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Pasco County Fair: With a giant midway and an array of fair food. 4 p.m. 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. $10, $5 children, 5 and younger free.

Sunwest Crab and Shrimp Festival: Put your bets in on a crab race or pose with a mermaid at this festival with an arts and crafts show, live music, carnival rides, crab races, and lots of seafood. Benefits the Stano Foundation and Gulfside Hospice and Pasco Palliative Care. Free. 5 p.m. SunWest Park, 17362 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson.

Midnite Madness: Ages 9 to 14 can go wild with extreme inflatables, mobile gaming, laser tag, mini skate jams, music, giveaways and a snack food buffet. 7 p.m. MLK, Jr. Recreation Center, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin. $15-$20. (727) 738-2920.

Friday Fun Night: Free Shuffleboard: A new initiative from the Clearwater Shuffleboard Club brings free shuffleboard games every Friday night, welcome to all. Play begins 7 p.m. 1020 Calumet St. Clearwater.

Super Greek Festival: A traditional Greek festival with homemade Greek food, DJ dancing in the Kefi Party Tent, Greek dancing, dance lessons and live music by Demetri and the Islanders. 11 a.m. St. Stefanos Greek Orthodox Church, 3600 76th St. N, St. Petersburg. $3, $5 weekend, 12 and younger free. (727) 345-8235.

to WATCH

Paddleton, Netflix: In the new film an unlikely friendship between two misfit neighbors becomes an unexpectedly emotional journey when the younger man is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Ray Romano and Mark Duplass star.

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