Grover Norquist Lecture: The conservative activist and founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform will discuss the American political process today at 3:30 p.m. at the USF St. Petersburg campus, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free, public invited.
Jungle Boogie: Preschool children can join in the fun with a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration at 11 a.m. today. This week's feature is "In a Grasshopper's World." Observe and learn about grasshoppers and their habitat. Price: $3. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg.
John Morgan: Nicknamed the "Ragin' Cajun," this Louisiana comedian has opened for Kathleen Madigan and Jerry Seinfeld, and will be playing tonight at the Improv in Centro Ybor. Price: $15. At 8 p.m., 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa.
Designs to Shine Fashion Show: Miss Teen America Eleana Frangedis co-hosts this two-hour fashion showcase featuring high-end designs by Stoned Axle, Entrada, Designs To Shine, Alla K Designs and more. Price: $25, $55 VIP. Channelside Cinemas, 10615 Channelside Drive Suite 123, Tampa.
Mummies After Dark: The "Mummies of the World" exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa is closing Sept. 9. Friday night you have a chance to see it extra-creepy at Mummies after Dark — combined with a food truck rally — Friday night. Mummies admission: $18.95, $16.95 seniors.
Amy Goodman: The Democracy Now host will be following up her RNC coverage with a reception and talk at 8 p.m. Friday at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Tickets: $10 advance, $15 door, $80 VIP at wmnf.org or (813) 238-8001.
Bill Maher: The politically incorrect comedian and host of HBO's Real Time With Bill Maher comes to Clearwater for some candid stand-up after the Republican National Convention concludes in Tampa. Coincidence? Saturday night at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $50, $65 and $89. (727) 791-7400.