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Things to do in Tampa Bay on April 6

Paint the Town 2010: Quickdraw: This is a competition for artists, but those of us who couldn't draw a straight line with a ruler can watch as they paint against the clock. Artists will gather behind the St. Petersburg Museum of History on the Pier approach, 335 Second Ave. NE., at 9 a.m. Competition ends at 11:30 a.m. with winners announced at noon. It's $10 to enter, no charge to observe.

David Garrett: Don't let his smoldering good looks shadow your respect for this Juilliard-trained violinist who mixes in a bit of rock with some amazing string work. See him at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $25, $43. (727) 791-7400.

This Providence: The emo pop-rock act plays at 6 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba in Ybor City. $11.50.

Nicholas Kristof: The two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist will talk about his latest book about genocide and human rights. The free talk is at 7 p.m. at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N in St. Petersburg.

Kids and family

Tampa Bay Rays home opener: The Tampa Bay Rays face off against the Baltimore Orioles at 7:10 p.m. for opening night at Tropicana Field. Here's the giveaways for opening week: schedule magnet today, Joe Madden glasses on Wednesday, a super cowbell on Thursday and the Rays new alternate jersey T-shirt on Friday. Get tickets at

To watch

Parenthood, 10 p.m., NBC: Adam and Kristina are experiencing troubles in the bedroom. What's the solution? Bring in a sexy guest star like Minka Kelly!

Future Food, 10 p.m., Planet Green: In an episode titled "Inedible to Edible," the chefs try to prepare a menu using items that normally end up in the trash.

SEASON FINALE, Southland, 10 p.m., TNT: Congratulations to this plucky L.A. cop drama, which went from having nobody watch it on NBC, to having nobody watch it on TNT.

More to explore

Oops, we goofed Monday when we gave you the link to our fun new Getaways page. Something about pesky hyphens, our nerderific programmers say. So if you're interested in fun day trips, type this in instead:

Things to do in Tampa Bay on April 6 04/05/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 6, 2010 9:08am]
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