Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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On your radar: See a National Geographic photographer's view of the ocean's beauty and mystery at the Straz — or get Elvis' perspective in 'Clambake' at the Capitol Theatre

National Geographic Live: Photographer Brian Skerry: The underwater photographer showcases his photos of the ocean as a place of beauty, mystery and adventure at 7 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Tickets start at $19.50. (813) 229-7827.

Capitol Classics Film Series Clambake: Elvis Presley looks like he has everything as the son of a Texas oil millionaire in this 1967 film at 3 and 7 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $5.

'Seven Guitars' Exhibit Happy Hour: Artists from Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center present an eclectic mix of paintings to celebrate American Stage's Seven Guitars, along with a talk by director Bob Devin Jones about the production and art. Starts at 5:30 p.m. at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-7529.

Date night

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

Kids and family

Piccadilly Circus: See racing camels, a giant catapult launching acrobats, showgirls on stilts, elephants and more at 7:30 p.m. at Hernando County Fairgrounds in Brooksville. $30, 12 and younger free. Toll-free, 1-877-373-0477.

To watch

Oscar Nominations: The nominees for the 84th Academy Awards will be announced a little after 8:30 this morning. ABC's Good Morning America will cut to the live broadcast, featuring Jennifer Lawrence. You can also follow along on a live Webcast at oscar.go.com. Then watch for Times movie critic Steve Persall's expert analysis soon after at tampabay.com. The Oscar show is Feb. 26.

State of the Union, 9 p.m., Any network you'd usually watch: President Obama addresses America for the last time during his first term. Will he be back next year, or will he get canceled? Find out in November!

More to explore

Gasparilla invades our shores this weekend. Find info on all the events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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