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Things to do in Tampa Bay on April 23

'Stomp': The musical stylings of your junk closet keep this rambunctious group in rhythm. You'll see music made with matchboxes, wooden poles, brooms, garbage cans, Zippo lighters and hubcaps. Shows are 8 tonight and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $24-$54. (727) 892-5767;

Beach Goes Pops: You get two days of free music in nature's best concert hall, Pass-a-Grille Beach. Starting at 4 p.m. today, you can hear Next Exit, the Venturas and Suzette Jennings and the Moodswingz. On Saturday, starting at 5 p.m., it's Hip Abduction, saxophonist Jeff Zavrac and the Beach Goes Pops Orchestra. There also will be artwork and crafts for sale, and food and beverage vendors. See

Blind Boys of Alabama: The group popular for mixing black southern Gospel with unexpected twists (its rendition of Tom Waits' Way Down in the Hole was used as the theme song of the HBO series The Wire in its first season) performs a WMNF event at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. $25. (813) 977-6474.


Rays game: Moms get a treat tonight, as do all the ladies who love Evan Longoria. The first 10,000 of them can get a free "I (heart) Longo" T-shirt. And after the 7:10 p.m. game — as with every Rays Friday Fest game this season — stay for indoor fireworks. Get tickets at the Rays' website at


(SEASON FINALE) Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, 9 p.m., ABC: Has the Naked Chef been able to save the unhealthiest city in America? We won't know until next year's report, we're guessing.

(SEASON PREMIERE) Party Down, 10 p.m., Starz: Megan Mullally replaces Jane Lynch for Season 2, which means Jack can't be too far behind.

(SERIES PREMIERE) Gravity, 10:30 p.m., Starz: It's a comedy about a program for people who have made suicide attempts. Like the writers who came up with the idea.


Just what you need for your tiny dog for Cinco de Mayo — a taco suit! We've got links to that and other wise buys at

Things to do in Tampa Bay on April 23 04/22/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:14pm]
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