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Things to do in Tampa Bay on April 29

Vern Yip: He's the "nice one" on TLC's Trading Spaces and HGTV's Deserving Design, and he's being nice off-screen, too, raising money for United Way of Tampa Bay's Art of Giving fundraiser. He'll talk budget-friendly design. Also includes fashion auctions. It's 5:30 to 9 p.m. at A La Carte Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. $100. (813) 274-0901.

Little black dress night: Women get free wine and champagne from 9 to 11 p.m. if they show up at Nova 535 in their LBD. There also will be a swimwear fashion show at the art lounge at 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg.

Alexisonfire: The post-hardcore combo from Canada will be at the State Theatre at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $14 at 687 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg.

Straight No Chaser: This 10-man group is one of music's most successful a cappella acts. See it at 7:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts. $29.50-$35.50. (813) 229-7827.

Sip & Twit: Test your palate as you sip wines and then tweet your tasting notes at this Wine Twits event. The tweet-feed will be broadcast to plasma screens around the room at WineHarvest, 1269 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, and also globally to the online wine community. It's $40 at 7 p.m. (813) 388-6898.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Great Explorations Children's Museum: Sneak in some lessons on nutrition and exercise at the museum's Fit4AllkidsVille exhibit. It's the food pyramid made fun. The museum is at 1925 Fourth St. N in St. Petersburg and open 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. today. Admission is $9, 1 and younger free, $8 seniors.

TO WATCH

Supernatural, 9 p.m., CW: We just think it's hilarious Matt Frewer plays Pestilence. That would be topped only by Samuel L. Jackson playing Death. The show stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, above.

30 Rock, 9:30 p.m., NBC: Since Will Forte is playing Jenna's new boyfriend, we're curious to see just how many Saturday Night Live refugees eventually will guest star on this show.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay on April 29 04/28/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 29, 2010 5:20pm]
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