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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Jan. 27

Gasparilla adds a new JazzFest, 'Hundred Days' explores fragility of love and life and Pink Martini makes a world music cocktail.
Abigail Bengson and Shaun Bengson share their love story in “Hundred Days,” playing through March 24 at the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. (Photo by Joan Marcus
Published Jan. 25

Hundred Days: With anthemic folk-punk music, creators and stars Abigail and Shaun Bengson explore the idea of taking a leap and loving as if you only had 100 days to live. 2 and 7:30 p.m. Jaeb Theater at Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $44 and up. (800) 955-1045.

Gasparilla Jazzfest: Gasparilla's newest addition is a jazz festival featuring music by headliner and jazz royalty Najee, as well as Jeanette Harris, Althea Rene and Omari Dillard. Optional brunch package available for purchase. 10 a.m. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free, $65 brunch. (813) 251-8844.

Pink Martini: Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire with symphony orchestras throughout the world. 7 p.m. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39.50-$57.50. (727) 300-2000.

Beginnings - Chicago Tribute: The tribute band replicates three decades of Chicago hits, featuring former Chicago guitarist, Donnie Dacus. 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$35. (727) 791-7400.

Pipeline: Inner city teacher Nya struggles to give her son opportunities for his future without turning her back on the community that raised him. 2 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529.

Reverse Global Warming: Based on Paul Hawken's No. 1 best-selling environmental book of 2017, this interactive class will teach about Project Drawdown, the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming. Walk-ins welcome. 2:30 p.m. First Unity Spiritual Campus, 460 46th Ave. N., St. Petersburg. $15 donation suggested. (727) 482-4319.

Crash Test Dummies: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of their seminal platinum-selling album God Shuffled His Feet , the Canadian rock band has reunited the original line-up (Brad Roberts, Ellen Reid, Dan Roberts, and Mitch Dorge) and is touring with the full band for the first time since 2001. 7:30 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater. $25-$45.

America: The 50th anniversary tour of the band best known for hits like I Need You, Ventura Highway and Don't Cross The River. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $39-$100 (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The large west coast Florida home show brings the area's 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.

Post, Hess and Greenwood Reading:

Authors Steph Post, Jeff Hess and Arin Greenwood gather to discuss their latest novels and what inspires them. Book signing follows. 4 p.m. Inkwood Books, 1809 N Tampa St., Tampa. Free (book purchase required for signing). (813) 253-2638.

Greg Hahn: He's appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Comedy Central and Cedric the Entertainer Presents. 7 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day: The museum honors the day with free admission. 10 a.m. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 820-0100.

Sunshine Sunday: This special day for children with special needs includes reduced lighting and sound, special programing and resources for children and families with special needs. 10 a.m. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $5, members free. (813) 443-3861.

Family Carnival: A collection of adult and kiddie rides, thrill rides, carnival games and fair food. 12 p.m. Tyrone Square Mall, 6901 22nd Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Free. (866) 666-3247.

Family Open Make Day: Kids and families have access to the project kits, materials and hand tools to create, explore, and learn. Bring their own projects or work with ones on site. There are electronics, craft supplies, snap circuits, computer programming, Lego, games, "deconstruction zone," 2D and 3D CAD design, Little Bits, robots, Minecraft, and more. 1 p.m. Tampa Hackerspace, 4931 W Nassau St., Tampa. Donations requested.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: Edward Tulane is an expensive toy rabbit. He is loved by a little girl named Abilene, but Edward doesn't care. He is vain and self-centered and eventually learns what it is to love.The beloved children's book is adapted for stage by ThinkTank Theatre, a professional family-friendly theatre troupe. 2 p.m., 5 p.m. Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., #151, Tampa. $19; $14 for children. (813) 374-2416.

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  2. Tampa Museum of Art features this work and others on display as part of the exhibition "Purvis Young: 91." Courtesy of  Philip LaDeau
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  3. Patrons hit the dance floor at Tampa venue Skipper's Smokehouse in 2015. LUIS SANTANA  |  Tampa Bay Times (2015)
    A 12-hour party in the Skipperdome, stargazing and a family-friendly Williams Park festival provide free and cheap entertainment.
  4. Mural on the side of the Amsterdam Bar, Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. “SHINE.” The wall was completed with the help of students from the Bloom Gallery. SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times
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  6. Jean-Michel Basquiat (American, 1960-1988), Untitled (Word on Wood), 1985. Acrylic and oil stick on wood fence slats. 90 x 72 inches. Private collection. Photographer: Jeremy Scott. © Estate of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Licensed by Artestar, New York. Courtesy of Jeremy Scott
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