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Things to do: Monday, Sept. 29

What to do today

Henry Rollins: He's back, and he's still angry. The former frontman from Black Flag and Rollins Band has become an outspoken human-rights activist and social commentator. Tonight he continues his spoken word tours with Recountdown 2008, a celebration of the final days of the Bush administration. 7:30. Ferguson Hall at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa.$26.50.

Open Mic: Live @ the Studio: On the last Monday of every month, Studio@620 invites poets, performance artists, performance poets, spoken-word artists and experimental writers of all backgrounds to share their work with established artists and beginners in a casual studio setting. Hosted by Brian Duncan. This month's featured poet is Aleshea Harris. 8 tonight. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5.

Rev Run book signing: The Rev. Run from the pioneering hip-hop group Run DMC will be in da house signing autographs and speaking about his new book, Take Back Your Family: A Challenge to America's Parents. Acompanied by his wife, Justine Simmons, Rev. Run (a.k.a. Joseph Simmons) shares his family's advice. Autographs will be of purchased copies of the book only. 7 tonight. Borders, 909 N Dale Mabry, Tampa.

What to watch for

Tuesday: From the punk rock of Hot Water Music to his folk-style in his solo career, Chuck Ragan is one of Florida's best musicians. He performs with Ben Nichols and Tim Barry at the Orpheum.

Wednesday: The national college favorite O.A.R. brings its rock sound with a roots sensibility to Ruth Eckerd Hall.

— Adam Newman

Things to do: Monday, Sept. 29 09/26/08 [Last modified: Monday, September 29, 2008 7:57am]
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