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Things to do in Tampa Bay on May 9

Greg Fitzsimmons: One of the top club comics around has become one of the top comedy podcasters on iTunes, thanks to Fitzdog Radio, a spinoff of his Sirius Radio program The Greg Fitzsimmons Show. His interviews with celebs like Sarah Silverman are biting, unflinching — and most of all, hilarious. He performs at 7 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Chalk Walk Festival: More than 45 artists have created fleeting masterpieces in sidewalk squares in Old Hyde Park Village, Tampa. Plus children's chalk art, face painting and bounce house. It's 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with an artist awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Free.

Pops in the Park: This free outdoor concert by the Florida Orchestra under conductor Stuart Chafetz is at 7:30 p.m. at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive.

Bad Dates: Divorced single mom Haley Walker moves from Texas to New York, all set to get back into the dating world. This one-woman show starring Lauren Wood is 3 p.m. today and runs through May 16 at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Pay what you can. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Kids and family

Mothers Day: You didn't forget did you? Cover yourself by taking her to one of the many places that offer free admission today for mom, some with paid adult or child ticket. They include: the Tampa Bay History Center, Lowry Park Zoo, the Florida Aquarium, MOSI, Dinosaur World, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and the Henry B. Plant Museum.

To watch

SEASON FINALE The Amazing Race, 8 p.m., CBS: If Brent and Caite win, do they score a vacation to "the Iraq"? Boy, we hope so.

Jesse Stone: No Remorse, 9 p.m., CBS: Tom Selleck checks in for his sixth TV movie as the hard-drinking detective. His next case: figuring out how many more paychecks he can get from this after novelist Robert B. Parker died this year.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay on May 9 05/08/10 [Last modified: Saturday, May 8, 2010 11:15pm]

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