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Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith: Two megastars of the Christian contemporary music scene in one show at 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $42.75, $55.75, $95.

Zombies in Contemporary Culture: The USF Humanities Institute kicks off its zombie conference (yes, they are serious, sort of) today with a discussion by professor Sarah Juliet Lauro, who explores the evolution of zombie folklore from its roots in Haitian voodoo to modern American brain eaters. Afterward, see the movies White Zombie (1932) and Night of the Living Dead (1968). 5 p.m., USF Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. For a list of zombie events see humanities-institute.usf.edu.

Hyde Park Music Series: It's a free show by surf rockers the Vodkanauts at this dog-friendly gathering at Hyde Park Village. 6:30 p.m., 740 S Village Circle, Tampa.

Battles: The experimental rock band has been called "musical mathletes" for their complex arrangements and fine-tuned music skills. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $12–$15.

Science on Screen: Creatively pairing films with lively presentations by scientists, tonight it's Young Frankenstein and Randy Criss, a USF physics instructor who gives a shocking presentation about electricity. A screening of Mel Brooks' 1974 comedy classic follows the discussion. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 children/seniors.

Date night

Gas and Candles: It's "pay what you can night" tonight for this play that takes a lighthearted look at an elderly couple's fight for sanity and media attention. It runs through Sunday. 7 p.m., Gorilla Theatre in Tampa. Regularly $20–$25, $15–$20 students/seniors.

To watch

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW: Kathy Griffin is a guest judge and the contestants pose as reality show stars for their photo shoot. Wait a second …

Miniseries premiere, Whitechapel, 10 p.m., BBC America: A drama set in East London, where somebody is copying famous murderers from the area, like Jack the Ripper.

More to explore

So many more concerts this week, so little time. Find them all listed at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Two megastars of Christian contemporary music are in Clearwater while USF's zombie conference in Tampa is all about … brrraaaaaiiiinnnsss 10/25/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 7:21am]

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