IHOP National Pancake Day Benefit: Get a short stack of buttermilk pancakes when you make a donation to the Children's Miracle Network from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m at IHOPs in the bay area. ihoppancakeday.com.
Capitol Classics Film Series: Glory, the 1989 war drama about the Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, will be shown at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $5.
Hot Off the Press Play Reading Series — Slow Burn: In Kim Hanna's play, a successful career woman returns to her hometown to convince her mother to leave because of a burning mine fire. It's at 7 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. Pay what you can at the door. (727) 823-7529.
American Idol, 8 p.m., Fox: Fans hoping to vote for the local singers on Idol can start tonight, as Valrico's Jeremy Rosado is among 13 guys singing on the first live performance show.
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The Strawberry Festival starts Thursday. Find info, including the music lineup, at tampabay.com/things-to-do.