Cirque du Soleil: Alegria: With dreamy sets and costumes and mind-blowing contortionists, it's a bit trippy, typical for a Cirque show. It opens at 7:30 tonight, with shows through Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $32-$79. (813) 301-2500.
Millennium Dancesport Championships: The live ballroom competition continues today with professionals leading their amateur students during the day (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), while professional couples and daytime finalists take to the floor in the evening starting at 8 p.m. They're all just hoping to meet Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff when she judges this weekend at the Marriott Tampa Waterside, 700 S Florida Ave., Tampa. Day sessions $25; evening $50-$100. (813) 221-4900; www.m2dance.com.
Test-drive a BMW for a good cause: For every test drive of its new convertible, the car company will donate $10 to Team USA to help athletes train for the Olympic and Paralympic games. Team USA Paralympic sailor Brad Kendall, a Clearwater native, will be there signing autographs from noon to 3 p.m. It starts at 11 a.m. at Ferman BMW, 31480 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor.
Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune : This is the last week to catch this bittersweet comedy of two ordinary people who entertain the notion of falling in love at middle age. It runs through Sunday. It's at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$50. (727) 823-7529.
Kathy Griffin: Gurrl Down!, 9 p.m., Bravo: Another season, another Kathy Griffin stand-up special. The victims include Bill O'Reilly, Bristol Palin ("her new chin looks like Jay Leno"), Charlie Sheen and Kirstie Alley.
MINISERIES PREMIERE, Primetime Nightline: Beyond Belief, 10 p.m., ABC: The newsmagazine examines phenomena that qualify as supernatural or paranormal. This is "news"?
SERIES PREMIERE, Life on a Wire, 10 p.m., Discovery: The Flying Wallendas finally get their own reality show, proving that some of the best ideas for this genre have yet to be explored.
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