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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 15

USF Lecture Series: Jeff Corwin: He'll talk about his work for the environment such as hosting Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin. USF students receive priority seating at 7:30 p.m. Doors open to the public at 7:45, and the lecture is at 8 p.m. at University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-3180.

Beaujolais Day! Beaujolais Nouveau, the fresh young wine from the French region of that name, is released today. Look for tastings at Mazzaro's Italian Market in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 p.m. and more at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Peelander-Z: These Japanese action comic punks put on one of the wackiest shows you'll ever see. Human bowling, songs about tacos, audience members playing metal bowls and live-action wrestling are just a few of the many tricks in the band's bag. The show is at 7 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 241-8600.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: Big Time: Tom Wait's theatrical concert movie is the free film this week in this surreal series in the museum's lobby theater. If you want to see the gallery, admission to the museum is $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. Movie starts at 6 p.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Romeo + Juliet: The theater's innovative take on Shakespeare's masterpiece runs through this weekend. It's at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Regina Spektor: The Soviet-born pianist with the dynamic voice broke into the mainstream with her 2006 album Begin to Hope, which spawned singles Fidelity, Us and On The Radio. See her 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $39.50-$49.50. (727) 791-7400.

To watch

Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC Chandra Wilson directs an episode in which the cast has to recount how they were injured in the plane crash. Good, because we need to catch up.

Parks and Recreation, 9:30 p.m., NBC You mean we still haven't decided what to do with Lot 48? You'd think Leslie would have settled that before she became a City Council member.

More to explore

Find current movie reviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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