Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, Jan. 18

Disco and R&B legends Nile Rodgers & Chic, and Broadway’s ‘Les Miz’ on local stages.
Published January 17

Les Miserables: The hit Broadway musical is based on VIctor Hugo’s epic novel. 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45 and up. (800) 955-1045.

The Florida Orchestra: Schubert’s Symphony No. 9: Joshua Weilerstein returns to conduct and “classical rock star” Joshua Roman performs on Bates’ Cello Concerto, and Still’s Poem for Orchestra. 8 p.m. Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18-$48.

Dom Irrera: The veteran comic has hosted his own comedy specials on HBO and Showtime, written for the animated series Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist and has made numerous television and film appearances. 8 and 10 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$20. (813) 960-1197.

Copenhagen: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning drama. 8 p.m. USF Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. $25; $20 student/military/seniors. (813) 783-5465.

Columbinus: Innovocative Theatre’s production is a docu-drama based on the mass shooting at Columbine High School in 1999. Through Jan. 20.The preview performance today is $15; Friday’s opening night gala is $35. 8 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E. Kennedy Blvd., #151, Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Diego Figueiredo & O Som Do Jazz: The Brazillian guitar master will perform a solo first set, then join Brazilian sextet O Som Do Jazz for a new concert program “From Classical to Jazz.” 8 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg. $25-$35. (727) 822-3590.

Lake Street Dive: Multi-genre rock/folk/blues group consisting of drummer Michael Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, singer Rachael Price, and guitarist/trumpeter Michael McDuck Olson will perform on tour in support of their latest release, Free Yourself Up 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. $29-$49.

Noname: Jazz- and spoken-word-inspired rapper will perform. 6:30 p.m. The Ritz YborTampa. $25.50.

Westminster Concert Bell Choir: Kathleen Ebling Shaw will conduct a concert titled “The Four Seasons” including music representing the sounds of each season performed with handbells and Choirchime® Instruments from the 15-member Westminster Concert Bell Choir, composed of undergraduate and graduate students of Westminster Choir College of Rider University. 7 p.m. Northwood Presbyterian Church, 2875 Florida 580, Clearwater. Free. (727) 796-8090.

Polyenso: Experimental rock band that got its start in the Tampa Bay music scene. Fr33dback and Millenium Youth open. 7 p.m. The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave, Tampa. $12-$18. (828) 773-9481.

2019 Florida RV SuperShow: The largest RV show in America with more than 1,400 new RVs on display. Also educational seminars and vendors.. 9 a.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10; free second day return. Children 16 aand younger free. (813) 741-0488.

Gem, Jewelry and Bead Show: Dealers from across the country will show and sell, gems, jewelry, crystals, minerals and beads. 10 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $5; 16 and younger free. (941) 954-0202.

Gasparilla: A Tampa Tradition: This exhibit explores more than 110 years of parades, pirate invasions, coronation balls, and more. Gaze at vintage photographs from 1904 to the present, see memorabilia including invitations and pirate tokens, and marvel at gowns worn by Gasparilla queens and members of their courts. Runs through Feb. 24. 10 a.m. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $10, $7 seniors/students, $5 ages 4-12, 3 and younger free. (813) 254-1891.

kids and family

Lego Master Builder Demonstration: Watch as Lego Master Builder creates an 8-foot model of Emmet, the construction worker voiced by Chris Pratt in the Lego Movie. The master will be at work in the mall’s center court, and families will be invited to build sections of the model and to create their own Lego frames to take home. 11 a.m. Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon. Free.

Arbor Day Gulfport: Celebrate the day planting a tree as you learn about and pick up free sweetgum and maple leaf seedlings. Refreshments available. 3:30 p.m. Tomlinson Park, 1820 55th St. S, Gulfport. Free. (727) 893-1118.

Florida Agriculture and Wildlife Expo and Rodeo: The three-day family-friendly festival includes a rodeo, 5K rodeo run, motorcycle show, horse show, car show, educational exhibits, live entertainment, youth shows, vendors and games. The cost to enter the rodeo run 5K is $20, ages 12 and younger are free. 4 p.m. Brooksville-Tampa Bay Airport, 15800 Flight Path Drive, Brooksville. General admission $5, ages 5 and younger free. (352) 585-0345.

Pirate Pizza Party: Kids ages 5 and older can dress like a pirate and celebrate Gasparilla with pizza, drinks, desserts, pirate crafts, games and an interactive reading of The Pirates Flexible Teeth. 5:30 p.m. Silly Dilly’s, 4203 A El Prado Blvd., Tampa. $27.50. (813) 839-8687.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Sherlock Gnomes for free on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 5:45 p.m. Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater. Free. (727) 449-1036.

To watch

SEASON PREMIERE Grace and Frankie, Netflix: The dynamic duo of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are back for Season 5. Their story picks up with the divorcees in search of a new home after ditching the retirement community.


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