Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Friday, April 19

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Tampa Things to do: Alt-rock band Collective Soul performs, the VooDood Challenge Art Show is on display and author Gale Massey speaks.

Collective Soul: 

The grungy, Southern, alternative rock group hit the stage. $55 and up. 8 p.m. Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. atthecap.com.

VooDood Challenge Art Show:

 Local artist Teresa Crout’s latest collection of artful voodoo dolls takes inspiration from song lyrics. Free. 7 p.m. The Bricks, 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa.

Books and Bites: 

Don’t miss author Gale Massey (The Girl From Blind River) discussing and signing her book at a luncheon. $25, $45 with signed book. Noon. Robert W. Saunders Sr. Public Library, 1505 Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 273-3616.


The tiger-themed thrill ride, billed as Florida’s tallest launch coaster, officially takes off. It marks the ninth coaster for Busch Gardens. $79.99 and up. 10 a.m. 10165 McKinley Drive, Tampa. (813) 884-4386. buschgardens.com.

Dennis DeYoung: 

This singer and songwriter brings a six-piece band to present the music of Styx and Night Ranger. $49-$103.75. 7:30 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Matzah-Lasagna Passover: 

Sing Jewish songs, listen to the Haggadah story and learn lessons over a matzah-lasagna meal. $15, $12 ages 15 and younger. 7 p.m. Beth-El Shalom Messianic Congregation, 1701 29th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 345-7777.

Underwater Egg Hunt: 

Designed for ages 5 and older, this oh-so-Florida tradition hides hundreds of eggs at the bottom of a pool. An open swim area outside of the hunting ground is planned, too. $5. Noon. Southwest Recreation Complex, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. (727) 587-6720.

Roar Through Ybor:

 The streets are closed for the 18th annual 5K and 1-mile runs to benefit LifeLink Legacy Fund and Lions Eye Institute Foundation. $25-$40. 6 p.m. Friday. Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 289-1200. runsignup.com.

Punk Rock Karaoke:

 Caledonia Brewing hosts the inaugural event featuring a live band. No cover. 9 p.m. Friday. 587 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 351-5105.

Largo Live:

 A free series of concerts from area artists kicking off with the Betty Fox Band. There’s also food, beer and wine for sale. Runs through June. 7 p.m. Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive.

Spring Celebration: 

Celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring with an underwater egg scavenger hunt, themed animal enrichment and photo opportunities with a scuba-diving bunny. Included with admission. 9:30 a.m. The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000. flaquarium.org.

Tampa Bay Rays:

 The Rays face the Boston Red Sox for a game Friday, plus Saturday (6:10 p.m.) and Sunday (2:10 p.m.). Prices vary. 7:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 1-888-FAN-RAYS. raysbaseball.com. TV: Fox Sports Sun; radio: 95.3-FM, 620-AM.

Clearwater Threshers: 

The first 1,000 people on-site to see the team take the field in their alternate Clearwater Beach Dogs uniforms get a free Threshers-themed power bank charger. But don’t worry — everyone can nab 50-cent hot dogs from one of the concession stands. $6-$10. 5:30 p.m. Spectrum Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. (727) 467-4457.

Bengt Washburn: 

A comedian who’s appeared on the Late Late Showand Conan. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653. coconutscomedyclubs.com.

The Weight Band:

 Members of the Band, Levon Helm Band and Rick Danko Group present a debut performance at the Palladium. $29.50-$49.50. 8 p.m. 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.

Twist and Shout:

 No wigs or costumes are required to participate in a sing-along of Beatles hits with four-piece group Bandstand. $15. 7 p.m. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131.

Last Supper Drama: 

Watch as Jesus observes Passover with his disciples in this drama production, hosted as part of a Good Friday communion service. Free. 7 p.m. St. Petersburg Community Church, 4501 30th Ave. N. (727) 385-3640.

Guarding of the Tomb: 

An around-the-clock reenactment of Roman soldiers protecting Jesus’ tomb. Free. Noon. First United Methodist Church of Lutz, 960 Lutz Lake Fern Road. (813) 949-1751.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Bosch, Amazon Prime: 

Season 5 of the popular cop drama picks up 15 months after our title character (Titus Welliver) finally brought his mother’s killer to justice. But now new evidence in an old case leaves some wondering whether he crossed the line by planting evidence.


A fresh new comedy series starring Ramy Hassan as a first generation Egyptian-American on a spiritual journey in his politically divided New Jersey neighborhood. The show explores what it’s like to be caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

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