Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, Sept. 14

Rudolf Schenker with the Scorpions performs in Tampa in 2010.
Rudolf Schenker with the Scorpions performs in Tampa in 2010.
Published September 13 2018
Updated September 13 2018

Scorpions: One of the most influential rock bands of all time were part of the first wave of metal in the 1970s, and by the Ď80s amassed a string of chart toppers including Rock You Like a Hurricane and No One Like You. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45.75-$125.75. (813) 301-2500;

Pablo Cruise: The hitmaker (Love Will Find a Way) will be joined by Larry Antonino and Robbie Wyckoff. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $29-$55. (727)791-7400;

Karlous Miller : Heís appeared on BETís ComicView, MTVís WildíN Out and the WildíN Out tour. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 864-4000;

Maronzio Vance: Heís appeared on Last Comic Standing, Wanda Sykes and was a writer on The Boondocks. 8 and 9:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197;

Crossdresser For Christ ó The Musical: Starring Ginger Minj from Season 7 of RuPaulís Drag Race, itís an evening of comedy as Ginger takes sinners and saints on a wild ride through the adventures of her life. 8 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $27.83. (813) 229-7827;

WMNFís 39th Birthday Open House: WMNF turns 39 on Sept. 14, and is inviting the community to come celebrate at an open house in the studios. Get a tour of the station; meet the voices you hear all the time. You can bring a dessert to share becauese it is a known fact that you canít have too much cake. 6 p.m., WMNF Community Radio, 1210 E Martin Luther King Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 238-8001.

Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie: Soulful folk singer-songwriters, and producers will perform. 7 p.m., Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25 in advance. (727) 323-2787;

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: Jobsite Theater presents the tale of transgender immigrant Hedwig and her queer-glam rock musical act. Through Sept. 15. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $29.50. (813) 229-7827;

La Lucha : The jazz band celebrates the release of its new album featuring all new original music. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $18-$25. (727) 822-3590;


Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Paws PI (PG) on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036;

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Athletics: Itís 7-Eleven Friday and fans can purchase an upper level ticket for $7.11. Upgrade to a lower level ticket for an additional $7. 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297;

St. Pete Shuffle: A family-friendly night of shuffleboard with all equipment provided. Instruction available. Well behaved dogs welcome. 7 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $2, members free. (727) 822-2083 ;


SERIES PREMIERE The First, Hulu: Sean Penn is set to blast off to Mars in the new drama series. He plays the leader of a team of astronauts who make the first-ever manned trip to the Red Planet. The cast also includes Natascha McElhone, LisaGay Hamilton, Oded Fehr, James Ransone and Melissa George.

SERIES PREMIERE Forever, Amazon Prime: Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen reunite in the offbeat new dramedy. They play a suburban wife and husband who live a comfortable ó but rather stale ó life. When they try to shake things up with an adventurous ski trip, everything changes.


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