Friday, May 25, 2018
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On your radar: A play about a slacker, a conversation with an artistic leader, and mummies

Congratulations, Joe: Slacker Joe lands a coveted job at the local prison in the Simple Theatre Company production of this play by local playwright Lee Irby. Pressures start to mount when Joe gets promoted through the bureaucratic system and starts to crack. See it at 8 p.m. at [email protected] in St. Petersburg. $25, $20 student/senior. (727) 895-6620.

Our Town Conversations: Featuring Bob Devon Jones: Host Carol Mickett leads this monthly series of talks with local heroes about shaping the identity of our town. This talk features Jones, writer, director, actor and artistic director/co-founder of [email protected] Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala. It's at 6:30 p.m. at the Dalí museum in St. Petersburg. Free (reservations required). (727) 823-3767.

Kids and family

Mummies of the World exhibit: More than 80,000 visitors so far have visited the Tampa display, currently in its final weeks at MOSI. The exhibition presents the largest collection of human and animal mummies ever assembled, some 150 specimens and objects from around the globe. There's interactive and multimedia exhibits, too. It runs through Sept. 9. See it today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000; mosi.org.

To watch

Trip Flip, 9 p.m., Travel: Bert Kreischer takes two college grads through Rome, letting them ride Vespas and fight like gladiators. That's a lot better than schlepping backpacks over the hills and spending all day in the Internet cafe.

Season finale; Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA: Michael tries to capture an assassin in Panama, who ends up finding out the team is in town. That's what makes for a good assassin.

Rookie Blue, 10 p.m., ABC: A death threat against a priest exposes a long-running drug war. Try to remember the commandment, "Thou shalt not snitch."

Season finale; Suits, 10 p.m., USA: Mike goes UA just as the Pearson Hardman power structure begins to transform. Is anyone else seeing a real Mad Men Season 2 vibe going on here?

More to explore

We toast the best bars and breweries in our Tampa Bay bar guide. Find it at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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