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; amaliearena.com.
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; www.AtTheCap.com.
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; improvtampa.com.
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; sidesplitterscomedy.com.
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; strazcenter.org.
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; craftsmanhousegallery.com.
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; jobsitetheater.org.
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; mypalladium.org.
KIDS AND FAMILY
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; sunsetsatpier60.com.
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; tampabay.rays.mlb.com.
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 ; stpeteshuffle.com.
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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