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On your radar: 'Star Trek' night at the Trop

Read-in at Museum of Fine Arts: The MFA hosts a community read-in on its north lawn to promote reading and inaugurate the Bluebird Open Book Exchange, a free library that will be installed near the entrance. Everyone is invited to donate or take a book to read from the exchange. It's 6–8 p.m. at 255 Beach Drive in St. Petersburg. Free, and museum admission is $10 from 5–8 p.m. (727) 896-2667.

Taste of Hysteria: American Stage Theatre will perform a scene from its current production, Hysteria, at the Dali Museum. The full cast and director will be reading the 'Dream Sequence' scene on the spiral staircase, and there will be a question-and-answer session following. If you want to see the full play, American Stage is offering museum visitors a $5 discount. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Tampa Bay Rays — 'Star Trek' Night: In a game against the Klingons (Boston Red Sox), the Rays will have special appearances by Star Fleet officers on the press level for picture opportunities. Come dressed in your best Trek attire. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Toll-free, 1-888-326-7297.

Erik Griffin: Known for his appearances as a comic on Live at Gotham on Comedy Central, Comedy Slam and Comics without Borders on Showtime, the comedian currently plays Montez Walker on Comedy Central's Workaholics. The 21-and-up-only show starts at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $15–$17. (813) 864-4000.

To watch

Season premiere; The Office, 9 p.m., NBC: Two new hires remind everyone of Jim and Dwight when they were younger. Jim and Dwight should expect the pair to be their supervisors in about six months.

Season premiere: Parks and Recreation, 9:30 p.m., NBC: Only a show with a main character like Leslie Knope would consider guest stars like Sens. Olympia Snowe, Barbara Boxer and John McCain a casting coup.

On your radar: 'Star Trek' night at the Trop 09/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, September 20, 2012 8:01am]

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