Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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On your radar: 'Memphis' opens tonight in Clearwater and They Might Be Giants plays in Ybor — or see a classic film at the Capitol.

Memphis: It's opening night for this four-time Tony Award-winning play that follows a white DJ in segregated Memphis who plays black rhythm and blues records on his show. Show starts at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $40–$60. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

They Might Be Giants: The pop-rock duo formed in the '80s and known for mixing infectious melodies with a quirky sense of humor won a Grammy Award in 2002 for its Malcolm in the Middle theme song, Boss of Me. John Flansburgh and John Linnell are joined by nerdy singer-songwriter Jonathan Coulton at 7 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $22–$24. (813) 247-2555; ritzybor.com.

Capitol Classics Film Series: A Raisin in the Sun: In the 1961 drama starring Sidney Poitier, a substantial insurance payment could mean either financial salvation or personal ruin for a poor black family. There are screenings at 3 and 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $5. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Rooftop sunsets: The Clearwater Main Library opens its rooftop terrace, weather permitting, to get a better view of Clearwater's spectacular sunsets starting at 5:30 p.m. at Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Free. (727) 562-4970; myclearwater.com/cpl.

Kids and family

$2 Target Tuesday: Get a cheap peek at the museum with $2 admission for everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861; glazermuseum.org.

To watch

Series premiere: Smash, 10 p.m., NBC: A songwriting team work on a Broadway musical based on Marilyn Monroe's life. At least we now know Michelle Williams could play the lead.

Series premiere: First Week In, 10 p.m., Discovery: This new series follows convicted criminals headed to the lockup for the first time (although it probably won't be their last). This is likely meant by producers to be a crime deterrent, but if it's anything like MTV's Teen Mom, there will soon be a spike in felonies.

More to explore

The Florida State Fair starts Thursday. Find info on attractions, new fried foods and more at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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