The Cake Boss: Spend an evening with Buddy Valastro, who will share stories about his TLC series Cake Boss and his Italian family, plus take questions from the audience and demonstrate baking techniques on stage. It's at 7:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $29.25. strazcenter.org.
National Doughnut Day: Krispy Kreme will give out a free doughnut and offer buy-one, get-one-free deals on coffees and frozen drinks today. In return, it hopes customers will fill the Salvation Army's bin with donations and cash for the homeless, hungry and disaster victims. Find a location at www.krispykremefl.com.
First Friday: The Get Downtown street party gets going between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg at 5:30 p.m. today. Then at 8 p.m., First Friday Fandango and Jannus Live will have a nine-piece Latin funk band Suenalo! and Green Sunshine putting on a free show.
John Waite: The former Babys and Bad English frontman is still the go-to songbook for heartbreak (When I See You Smile, Isn't It Time, Restless Heart). He gives an intimate show at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. (727) 791-7400.
Jim Jeffries: The comedian is known for telling the most offensive jokes in the most charming way. He performs at 8 and 10 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $18 to $23.
Jeffrey Osborne: The R&B trailblazer performs at 9 p.m. at the Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island. $45. (727) 367-4511; theclubti.com.
SERIES PREMIERE Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet: What will these folks do if commercial whaling is ever banned?
Outrageous Food, 10 p.m., Food: Tony Pizzica tries out a giant grill that weighs 27 tons.
Camelot, 10 p.m., Starz: Merlin figures out he has been seduced by Morgan. That would explain why all the furniture in the castle is now from Pottery Barn.
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