Sleeping With Sirens: The alt-hardcore outfit tour in support of their album, Gossip. 6 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Start at $22. (813) 248-9500.
Morgan James: The singer who fuses pop, soul and R&B tours in support of her sophomore album, Reckless Abandon. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $22.50-$39.50. (727) 791-7400.
Rick and Morty Rickmobile: Fans of Adult Swim's Rick and Morty will find exclusive merchandise when the Rickmobile, a giant Rick Sanchez-shaped truck rolls into town. Only accept debit and credit cards will be accepted. Supplies are limited and the queue line may be capped. 5 p.m., Lowry Parcade and Tavern, 1213 W Waters Ave., Tampa. Free.
Best of the Bay: Celebrate with 25 food and beverage tasting stations and guest presenters awarding Creative Loafing's "Best of the Bay" to area restaurants, businesses and other organizations. 6 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $25-$30 advance, $35 at door. (813) 739-4800.
Simmer and Sift: Flavor-filled food tastings, signature drinks, and culinary demonstrations from top local chefs, with question and answer session. The series closes with a demonstration by "the culinary Titan of Florida," Norman Van Aken, chef-owner of 1921 by Norman Van Aken. 6 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $50, $40 members. (727) 896-2667, ext. 210.
Sunset Paddle: Watch the sun set from atop a stand up paddle board or in a kayak. 6:30 p.m., Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $25, includes paddle, leash and lifejacket. (813) 598-1634.
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Judy Gold: In addition to her comedy specials on HBO and Comedy Central and her appearances on numerous celebrated comedy TV shows including Inside Amy Schumer, 30 Rock and the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, she's also written and starred in two critically-acclaimed off-Broadway plays. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.
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KIDS AND FAMILY
Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.
SEASON PREMIERE: Empire, 8 p.m., Fox: In the fourth season, Lucious makes his first public appearance since the explosion while a devastated Cookie struggles to rebuild.