Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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On your radar: Check out an exhibition of political cartoons — or try a yappy hour with a good cause

Art of the Poison Pens Opening Reception: As the campaigning for the 2012 presidential race rages on, the Tampa Museum of Art is bringing in an exhibition of some of the best political cartoons of the past century. It opens at 6 p.m. at Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa. $10, free members. (813) 274-8130.

Manuscript: This play follows three college freshmen on their winter break to a New York apartment, where reunions, revelations and revenge take place. See it at 7 p.m. at [email protected] in St. Petersburg. $20, $10 student/senior. (727) 895-6620.

Bark for Beer: Bring your dog for a yappy hour featuring a large selection of beers, a raffle and adoptable dogs. A portion of every dog-related beer purchase benefits Pet Pal Animal Shelter. It's from 6-9 p.m. at World of Beer Downtown St. Petersburg, 100 Fourth St. S. (727) 823-2337.

Tampa Bay Rays: The first 10,000 kids ages 14 and younger get free cheer sticks at today's game against the Toronto Blue Jays. It's at 1:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297.

Date night

Avenue Q: It's opening night for M.A.D. Theatre's production of the raunchy musical that uses puppets to tell the story of a recent college grad who moves into a New York apartment on Avenue Q. Don't let the puppets fool you, the show is for mature audiences only. See it at 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $20. (813) 229-7827.

To watch

XXX Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC: Try to watch Usain Bolt beat his own world record in the 200-meter final, if your eyes can focus that fast.

Martian Mega Rover, 10 p.m., NatGeo: Want to see how they made the Curiosity rover? Check it out, but don't ask how much it cost.

Series premiere, Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, 11 p.m., FX: Chris Rock produces this comedic commentary featuring the standup comedian. Going up against The Daily Show is no accident.

More to explore

Going to see some live music in the bay area? Find out how to share your concert photos with us at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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