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On your radar: Spend an evening with writer David Sedaris in Tampa or with Mozart in Clearwater

David Sedaris: The author of wickedly funny books like Me Talk Pretty One Day will do his own style of razor-sharp spoken word in this "Evening With" show at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre. $37.50–$47.50. (813) 274-8982.

St. Petersburg Opera: Evenings With the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini presents "The Magic of Mozart," a preview of Figaro, Part 1, at 6 p.m. at the Music Gallery of Clearwater, 5990 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater. $17, $12 seniors/students. (727) 530-3304.

Amy Schumer: The delightfully dirty comic has a recurring role on Adult Swim's Delocated and a spot on HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. She'll perform at 8 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $16–$20. (813) 960-1197.

Bare: A Pop Opera: A group of high school seniors at a Catholic boarding school struggle with their identity. The play is at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $20. (813) 229-7827.

Dalí and Beyond Film Series; Pee-Wee's Big Adventure: Tim Burton's wonderfully weird '80s movie is a perfect fit for this free surreal film series, held in the lobby theater. There's a price break to see the gallery; admission is $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Movie is at 6 p.m. at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Kids and family

The Fresh Beat Band: Nickelodeon's preschool music group will perform hits from their live-action music series at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $29–$46. (727) 791-7400.

To watch

Parks and Recreation, 9: 30 p.m., NBC: Leslie gets the councilman to forgo cutting the parks department budget, which proves that this is a TV show and nothing on here would ever happen in real life.

Series premiere: Kathy, 10 p.m., Bravo: Kathy Griffin had so many standup specials on this network that they finally decided to give her a recurring talk show.

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On your radar: Spend an evening with writer David Sedaris in Tampa or with Mozart in Clearwater 04/18/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 7:33am]

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