Thursday, December 14, 2017
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On your radar: Spend tonight watching a free screening featuring everyone's favorite Wookiee — or check out a cop noir at American Stage

Star Wars Day at the Bricks: Movie Night: Leading up to Star Wars Day on Friday, the Bricks celebrates with free events like this screening of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (10 p.m.). There will be drink specials and DJ dancing; costumes encouraged. Ages 21 and older only after midnight. It's at 8 p.m. at the Bricks, 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-1785.

A Steady Rain: This is the last week for the 2009 Broadway hit starring Drew DeCaro and Justin Campbell as Chicago cops in crisis. It's at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. $29. (727) 823-7529.

Kids and family

Target Tuesday: Target offers free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

To watch

Season finale; The Biggest Loser, 8 p.m., NBC: It's time for the final weigh-in, and time for the audience to pick an at-home winner to bring home $100,000.

More to explore

Ready for Cinco de Mayo this weekend? Find events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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