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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 2

Opus: It's "pay what you can" night tonight for the preview of this new play at American Stage that has won critical raves. The story of a world-class string quartet taking a chance on a gifted but inexperienced young woman shows the complex relationship between musicians' lives and their art. The show is at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529;

Rival Sons: This hard rock band from L.A. opened for AC/DC in Las Vegas earlier this year. It was a good fit, considering this band's retro rock appeal to fans of both Zeppelin and Black Keys. See the band at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7. (813) 977-6474.


Free admission at the Glazer Children's Museum: Thanks to a grant from Target, you get free access from 4 to 8 p.m. to the new $20 million museum for kids on the first Tuesday of the month. It's at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. (813) 443-3861;


SERIES PREMIERE, Mysteries at the Museum, 9 p.m., Travel: A globe-trotting doc visits museums and galleries and tells the stories behind specific pieces. What's the deal with that Mona Lisa lady, anyway?

SERIES PREMIERE, Running Russell Simmons, 10 p.m., Oxygen: So let's get this straight: It's not about Russell Simmons, it's about his staff of aides, crew members and interns? Watching browbeaten, overworked lackeys do mind-numbing tasks isn't fun to watch at our office, so why should we watch it on TV?

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, 11 p.m., Comedy Central: While the cable networks babble for hours about nothing, we'll be laughing at Jon Stewart and his crew on election night.


Times pop music critic Sean Daly spent the day at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Watch his video report at


Tickets to Jerry Seinfeld's concerts on Jan. 8 at Ruth Eckerd Hall go on sale Friday. An incorrect date was listed Monday.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 2 11/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 7:05pm]
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