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On your radar: The funk-based jazz of Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn, and 'Naked Lunch' at the Dalí

Congratulations, Joe: Local writer Lee Irby's comedy revolves around three parties for 30-something Joe, who still lives with his parents and lands a coveted job before he starts to crack from the pressure. The Simple Theatre Company production is the world premiere of the play, which starts at 8 p.m. at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. $25, $20 student/senior. (727) 895-6620.

Dalí and Beyond Film Series: Naked Lunch: Peter Weller is sent on a secret mission in the Zone by a talking typewriter/cockroach in David Cronenberg's film based on the 1959 novel by William Burroughs. The film is shown in the museum's lobby theater; if you want to see the gallery, it's only $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Movie is at 6 p.m. at Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn: Funk-based jazz musician Culbertson joins Grammy-winning artist Sanborn, one of the most commercially successful saxophonists since the '80s. They perform at 7:30 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $25.50–$49.50. (727) 892-5798.

Date night

Tommy Johnagin: The amiable storyteller has been featured on John Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show, Comedy Central Presents and Last Comic Standing, where he placed second. He performs at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $12–$14. (813) 960-1197.

To watch

Time Machine Chefs, 9 p.m., ABC: Four chefs must make a gourmet meal with no electricity or running water. People ate like that for centuries, so we're not impressed. Try cooking real food with an Easy Bake Oven.

Series premiere; The Next: Fame Is at Your Doorstep, 9 p.m., CW: Another musical competition, with Joe Jonas, Nelly, Gloria Estefan and John Rich as hosts/mentors/judges. Not a bad lineup for the CW demo, actually.

Season premiere; Braxton Family Values, 9 p.m., WEtv: Six more episodes showing what Brandy wishes she were doing, but Beyoncé wouldn't be caught dead doing.

Season premiere; Extreme Chef, 10 p.m., Food: Not to be outdone by a one-off like Time Machine Chefs, this season kicks off with the chefs cooking with freeze-dried foods and fires made from scratch. Easy Bake Oven, we tell you!

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On your radar: The funk-based jazz of Brian Culbertson and David Sanborn, and 'Naked Lunch' at the Dalí 08/15/12 [Last modified: Thursday, August 16, 2012 8:28am]

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