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Tampa Bay Rays The Rays take on the New York Yankees tonight and Tuesday at 7:10 at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Since these are prime games, tickets start at $14 advance, $16 door. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.
The Florida Orchestra Pinchas Zukerman takes center stage tonight at 8 in the dual role of conductor and violin soloist in a program of Schubert's Symphony No. 5 on a program with Elgar's Serenade for Strings and Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3. Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $26-$54. Call (813) 229-7827.
Short Comings Job-Site Project 2008 presents this collection of short plays and music, including Tom Stoppard's The Fifteen Minute Hamlet, Candice Benge's Clown and Dancer and Listeners, and original music by J. Duggan. It's at 8 tonight at the Shimberg Theater at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $5. (813) 229-7827. tbpac.org.
The Courageous 12 — A Staged Reading This radio play, created and presented by the Education Department of American Stage Theatre Company, was inspired by the 12 black police officers who sued the St. Petersburg Police Department for discrimination in 1965. See it at 6:30 tonight at American Stage Theater, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Any donations benefit the American Stage Education Scholarship Fund. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.
Saves the Day It's a modern pop-rock fest of sorts as young up-and-comers Armor For Sleep and Metro Station join vets Saves the Day for a show Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the State Theater, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17-$20. (727) 895-3045
Wide aWOKE Wednesday The hot-topic discussion forum this month features guest panelists Candy Lowe, Donald L. Dowridge Jr. and Wayne Forde to talk about how to "Empower Your Dollar." It's at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Cafe Mango, 4237 N Armenia Ave., Tampa; $3-$5. Call (813) 951-0794.
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