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On your radar: Satisfy your retro cravings with 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' or a big band musical performance — or see Chaz Bono in USF's lecture series

USF Lecture Series: With Chaz Bono: The transgender son of Cher and Sonny Bono will give a free talk as part of the university's annual lecture series. A question-and-answer session follows. USF students with an ID, plus one guest, will receive priority seating at 7:30 p.m.; doors open to the public at 7:45. Lecture is at 8 p.m. at University of South Florida Marshall Student Center in Tampa. Free. (813) 974-1001.

A Steady Rain: This play stars Drew DeCaro and Justin Campbell as Chicago cops in crisis at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. $29. (727) 823-7529.

Capitol Classic Film Series; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: The film starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman about an alcoholic ex-football player and his wife is at 3 and 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $5. (727) 791-7400.

Helios Jazz Orchestra: The 18-piece jazz orchestra performs big band music with guest vocalist Bryan Hughes, who sings the music of Frank Sinatra. Enjoy music, catered treats, cabaret seating, free valet parking and a full bar at 7 p.m. at NOVA 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 821-6682; nova535.com.

Kids and family

Celebrate Planet Earth: This week-long celebration leading up to Earth Day on Sunday includes animal-inspired exercises (10:45 a.m.), a recycled art lab (11 a.m.), a wacky recyclable challenge and obstacle course (noon and 4 p.m.), oil spill exploration (2 p.m.) and a "going green and getting creative" session (3 p.m.) at Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

To watch

The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC: Why does the winner of this show get a new SUV? If you really want to drive the point home, they should get a Fiat 500.

Series premiere: Amish: Out of Order, 10 p.m., NatGeo: You just knew a reality show about the Amish was coming, even though they're supposed to refuse vanity projects. You know, like reality shows. That's why the interviews are with ex-Amish. Apparently it's a thing.

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On your radar: Satisfy your retro cravings with 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' or a big band musical performance — or see Chaz Bono in USF's lecture series 04/16/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 7:39am]

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