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On your radar: Clearwater Jazz Holiday kicks off with some heavy hitters and a talk at the Dalí focuses on the artist from a scientific perspective

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The iconic Tampa Bay festival kicks off today with a real treat: the Tonight Show's Kevin Eubanks (6:30 p.m.) and Trombone Shorty, the New Orleans brass virtuoso who appeared in HBO's Treme (8:30 p.m.) at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Free.

Music and Movies in the Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view. The music starts at 6 p.m., and the film starts at dark. This week features the 1953 Western Shane, starring Alan Ladd, North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free.

Dalí and Science Series: Dalí + Paranoia: Tonight's talk will focus on concepts that Dalí was engaged in and explores them more fully from a scientific perspective, at 6 p.m. at Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free.

Celtic Thunder: Celebrate the musical culture of Ireland, both rousing and tranquil at 8 p.m. at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $39.50.

Date night

Gabriel Iglesias: This standup comic's clean and animated comedy style makes him popular among fans of all ages, but this one-night show is 21 and up only, at 8 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $35.

Wiregrass Wine Walk: Stroll among the shops for wine samples, hors d' oeuvres and live music on four stages. Proceeds benefit the Jason Ackerman Foundation that provides scholarships to youths that have survived tragedy. Must be 21 or older. Starts at 6 p.m. at The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel. $10, tickets available in Center Court. (813) 994-2242; www.theshopsatwiregrass.com.

To watch

The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS: Wil Wheaton and Brent Spiner from Star Trek: The Next Generation show up and invite Sheldon and Leonard to a house party.

Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime: Speaking of Star Trek franchises, Zoe Saldana is a guest judge on this week's episode.

More to explore

Find a great date-night restaurant in our database at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Clearwater Jazz Holiday kicks off with some heavy hitters and a talk at the Dalí focuses on the artist from a scientific perspective 10/12/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:40am]

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