Thursday, January 18, 2018
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On your radar: Pops in the Park, with free ice cream — and Tommy Davidson

Florida Orchestra: Pops in the Park: Featuring classical works and favorites like John Williams' Superman March. Blue Bell Ice Cream will hand out free samples. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Free.

Tommy Davidson: The comic who broke out on In Living Color has since stuck with standup and comic relief parts. He performs at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $20.

In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play): It's opening night for this comedy about the Victorian practice of curing women of hysteria using … well, you know. It's at 7 p.m. at freeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. $37. (727) 498-5205.

Music and Movies in the Park: Songwriter Gale Trippsmith opens the evening, which features the 1955 Cary Grant and Grace Kelly film To Catch A Thief. Music at 7 p.m.; film starts at dark at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. Free.

To watch

The Big Bang Theory, 8 p.m., CBS: Howard's wedding may be ruined when NASA reschedules his mission. That's one heck of an excuse.

More to explore

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

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