Monday, January 22, 2018
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On your radar: Make it a date night as restaurants donate to those living with HIV/AIDS — or how about an NFL draft party?

Dining Out for Life Tampa Bay: Make it a date night tonight, when more than 75 restaurants across Tampa Bay will donate 25 percent of the day's revenue to benefit those living with HIV/AIDS. For details and a list, see diningoutforlife.com/tampabay. The donations go to ASAP (AIDS Service Association of Pinellas).

Thursday Evenings at the MFA; Ancient Brews for You: Local home-brewers experiment with ancient beer recipes, and you can sample the results and vote for your favorite. In conjunction with the museum's Ancient Egypt — Art and Magic exhibit, which ends Sunday. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. $10.

NFL Draft Party: In addition to live coverage of the NFL Draft at 8 p.m. on ESPN, there's live radio broadcasts and appearances by Buccaneers players, alumni and cheerleaders. Download the official Buccaneers app on your phone and get a free Bucs battle flag when you enter the party. It kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. Free, including parking. (813) 870-2700.

Our Town Conversations; Elliot Wiser: Host Carol Mickett leads this series of talks with local leaders. This month's guest is Elliot Wiser, vice president of local programming for Bright House Networks. Talk is at 6:30 p.m. at Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. Free (reservations required). (727) 823-3767.

Date night

Yanni: The pianist and composer will perform songs from an expansive catalog, including latest instrumental work Truth of Touch, his first album of original studio music in almost a decade, at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $45–$125. (727) 791-7400.

To watch

30 Rock live show, 8:30 p.m., NBC: As if this season weren't kooky enough, the show will stage its second live episode of the series. Those writers are so clever, even the plot is a meta discussion about live versus filmed TV: When Kabletown announces they won't pay for live productions of TGS and Liz considers filming it, Kenneth the Page argues they must continue to do the show live, because nothing is more exciting. Let's hope so.

More to explore

Find a summer camp at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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