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Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 4

A Steady Rain: Matinee Cafe: This 2009 Broadway hit starring Drew DeCaro and Justin Campbell as Chicago cops in crisis has an afternoon performance as part of the theater's new matinee. There's complimentary coffee too, at 11 a.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. $29. (727) 823-7529.

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: A smorgasbord of food will be available in downtown Tampa courtesy of gourmet food trucks at 11 a.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St. tastingtampa.com.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Future Rays: Gear up for the Rays opener on Friday and check out some of this season's line-up when the Tampa Bay Rays take on a team of prospects and minor league players at 1:40 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $10. Toll-free 1-800-745-3000.

R.U.R.: The Czech play Rossum's Universal Robots (R.U.R.) is all about robots and what makes us human. It's at 8 p.m. at University of South Florida Theater 2, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $15, $10 students/seniors. (813) 974-2323.

date night

An Evening with Don Hertzfeldt: Cult animator and Academy Award nominee Hertzfeldt will show selections of his animated shorts on the big screen, culminating in the premiere of his new film It's Such a Beautiful Day. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre in Tampa. $12; $10 child 2-12/senior/military. (813) 274-8982.

to watch

MLB Baseball, 7 p.m., ESPN Baseball begins with the champion St. Louis Cardinals going to Miami.

SERIES PREMIERE Betty White's Off Their Rockers, 8 p.m., NBC The hidden-camera special was such a hit and so inoffensive back in January that NBC decided it needed to happen again and again. Old people playing jokes on young people? You did that already; it's called Social Security.

SEASON FINALE Happy Endings, 9:30 p.m., ABC Derrick and Eric's wedding is full of subplots that get to the heart of the message of the episode: That gay weddings are full of neurotic friends who could potentially ruin the proceedings, just like straight weddings!

More to explore

Find a list of current stage reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for April 4 04/03/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 6:11pm]

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