To do today
Tampa Bay Rays Play hooky from work and take in the game against the Kansas City Royals today starting at 12:40 p.m. at Tropicana Field. Tickets start at $9 in advance, $11 at door. Toll-free (888) 326-7297. raysbaseball.com.
Pat Benatar The '80s icon brings her considerable vocal talents to Ruth Eckerd Hall tonight at 8 at 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $34.75-$70. (727) 791-7400.
Louis Ramey The Last Comic Standing alum and Atlanta native brings his observational humor to Floyd's at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at 8 p.m., 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, $20. (813) 235-6937.
Learn how to make the "big salad" more appealing at Apron's Cooking School at Publix, 7835 Gunn Highway Tampa, tonight starting at 6 p.m. It's $35 and you learn how to make Southern-style broccoli salad, Asian beef salad, Waldorf salad and more. Call (813) 926-4465.
Inshore Fishing School Skipper's Smokehouse shows landlubbers how to get their own mullet Tuesday night in a three-hour course taught by Tampa Bay fishing guide and outdoor writer Capt. Fred Everson. He teaches the ins and outs of flats fishing, and the $25 fee includes a copy of his third book Fishing the Flats. The class is 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday at 910 Skipper Road in Tampa. Call (813) 977-6474.
Carole King The four-time Grammy Award winner has a song book to die for (Will You Love Me Tomorrow, So Far Away, It's Too Late) and inductee into every Hall of Fame worth knowing. She'll be at Ruth Eckerd Hall Wednesday at 8 p.m. $75-$125. (727) 791-7400.
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