National Chicken Lovers Day: Dress like a chicken or just head to toe in yellow and cluck at a Pollo Tropical cashier and get a free quarter chicken meal with red beans and rice from 2 to 7 p.m. today at locations in Tampa, Oldsmar and Pinellas Park; pollotropical.com.
Volver: The Dalí Museum's film series has a good one tonight: Pedro Almodovar's award-winning Volver starring Penélope Cruz. It's about a saucy woman with a despicable husband and a dead mother who comes back. It's free in the museum's lobby theater. Admission to the gallery is $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night. The movie starts at 6 p.m. at One Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg.
Evenings with the Maestro: St. Petersburg Opera artistic director Mark Sforzini previews the company's production of Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus. Join the performers and maestro for food and drinks at a restaurant after the show. It's 6 p.m. at the Music Gallery of Clearwater, 5990 Ulmerton Road. $17, $12 for seniors and students.
Grey Gardens: See a preview tonight of this original musical based on the haunting story of how the aunt and first cousin of Jackie Kennedy ended up living in squalor in their neglected East Hampton mansion. The show runs through Oct. 2 at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20.
Aubrey Fest: It's pay what you can tonight and Friday for this show of the best bits from plays by Aubrey Hampton, a Gorilla Theatre co-founder who died earlier this year. Show is 7 p.m. at Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa. (813) 879-2914.
Season premiere, The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW: It's Elena's birthday, but she's too busy trying to find Stefan to worry about the party Caroline is planning. Just check what his answer on the Facebook invite was. (Hint: Maybe.)
Season premiere, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, 10 p.m., FX: The Philly version of Seinfeld returns, starting with Danny DeVito's Frank marrying a prostitute.
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