To do today
Gogol Bordello The thumping "gypsy punk" from this New York artist makes it impossible to stay in your seat, so wear your dancing shoes tonight. Dusty Rhodes and the River Band get things started at 7 at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21. (727) 895-3045.
Night of Alternative Theatre It's the fourth-annual prelude to the Gay Pride Parade from American Stage and the Suncoast AIDS Theatre Project. Comedy sketches and finely drawn colorful characters are coming of age at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage, 211 Third St. S., St. Petersburg, $15. (727) 823-7529, americanstage.org.
Kottonmouth Kings The originators of rip-hop (that's punk rock plus hip-hop) play tonight at 6:30 at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $19.99-$23. (727) 896-2276.
Tampa Bay Rays The Chicago Cubs, with the best record in baseball, come to town for three games beginning Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. It also will mark the return of two former Rays managers — Lou Piniella, now Chicago's manager, and Larry Rothschild, its pitching coach — so imagine how surprised they'd be if the stands are filled. Since it's Chicago, they are prime games and tickets start at $14 advance, $16 at the door door at Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.
Less Than Jake The Gainesville ska-punk favorites give props to their old stomping ground on their latest album, GNV FLA. You can see them yourself Tuesday with Mustard Plug at Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. $18.50-$20. (727) 895-3045.
— Sharon Kennedy Wynne email@example.com