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On your radar: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Martin Short or the Gasparilla Film Festival?

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Frontman Anthony Kiedis and crew kick off their 2012 tour, singing from 16th album I'm With You days before their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Rapper Santigold opens the show at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $42.25–$62.25. (813) 301-2500.

Martin Short: The Canadian comedian who's been in everything from Saturday Night Live to the Father of the Bride movies and now How I Met Your Mother will bring some of his classic characters to the stage at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $43–$78. (727) 791-7400.

Gasparilla International Film Festival Opening: The sixth annual festival running through Sunday kicks off with Sundance favorite Peace, Love, and Misunderstanding, a dramedy starring Jane Fonda as a hippie teaching Woodstock lessons to her grandchildren. Actor Chazz Palminteri will receive the festival's career achievement award, and there's a reception featuring food, beer and wine at 6 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $12 for 7:30 p.m. movie and presentation; VIP $55 for reception and movie. (813) 274-8982.

Nip, Tuck and Shoot: Plastic surgeon Dr. Tony Pizzo, photographer Richard Logan and yoga instructor/massage therapist Ashley Thesier conduct a round table discussion on body image in fine art and medicine at 6:30 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 896-2667.

Date night

Jake Shimabukuro: The young musician has been compared to Miles Davis and Jimi Hendrix for his dexterity on the four-string ukulele. He uses it to create jazz, rock, classical, folk and Hawaiian sounds at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $29–$39. (727) 791-7400 .

To watch

Series premiere: Mary Mary, 10 p.m., WE: Grammy-winning gospel duo Erica and Tina Campbell tour the country being cool working moms.

Series premiere: The Pauly D Project, 10:30 p.m., MTV: The Jersey Shore spinoffs begin, starting with Paul DelVecchio's travails as a DJ. The Situation better get out of rehab soon so he can get a show, because Snooki and J-Woww already are shooting theirs.

More to explore

Find restaurant reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Martin Short or the Gasparilla Film Festival? 03/28/12 [Last modified: Thursday, March 29, 2012 7:52am]
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