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Things to do on Wednesday, Nov. 5

Tina Turner keeps on burnin’ — in Orlando.

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Tina Turner keeps on burnin’ — in Orlando.

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Post-Election Comedy Night: Depending on which side you're on, you were either smiling or crying last night. But the Tampa Improv hopes to turn everyone's frowns upsidedown with a politically themed comedy night in honor of our new president. Wear your I Voted sticker and receive $2 off admission. It might not change your outlook on the next four years, but it's a start. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $5. (813) 864-4000.

Tunes on sale: And if you're still wearing the same clothes as yesterday — or at least kept your I Voted sticker — you can knock 15 percent off any purchase of $10 or more today at Vinyl Fever. Why not pick up the new albums from the artists below? 4110 Henderson Blvd., Tampa.

What to do today

A Cursive Memory: Even if you've never heard of this pop-emo band from L.A., you've probably seen their video. For their first single, Everything, they stalked the Hollywood paparazzi and celebrities, managing to score cameos from Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jerry Springer, Madonna and more. The video became a viral hit and got the song heard, even if Perez Hilton told them, "You've got to work on the music." With Single File and Go Crash Audio. 6 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.

The Faceless: This band, on the other hand, is not one you want to bring home to meet your folks. One of a growing number of "tech-metal" acts — think insanely fast drumming and wicked guitar licks — they've just wrapped up their Summer Slaughter tour and are set to release their new album, Planetary Duality next week. With Abigail Williams, Decrepit Birth and Veil of Maya. 7 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $15. (813) 241-8600.

Tina Turner: If Elvis is the King, then Tina is the Queen of Rock and Roll. After living a life of drama worthy of the Hollywood retelling in What's Love Got To Do With It?, Turner has been raking in the accolades, including being recognized by the Kennedy Center Honors in 2005. After eight years away from the stage, she's back with a greatest-hits album that has two new tracks and a new tour criss-crossing the U.S. and Europe. With no scheduled stop in Tampa Bay, this may be as close as she comes. 7:30 p.m. Amway Arena, 600 W Amelia St., Orlando. $58.50-$150. (407) 849-2020.

— Adam Newman [email protected]

What to watch for

Thursday: If you're making the drive for Tina Turner, you may just want to stick around because Coldplay drops in at the Amway Arena next. Why are they getting all the good acts this week? Share the love, Orlando!

Saturday: What could be better than a chocolate festival? Well, not scheduling it right after Halloween would be nice, but we still can't pass up a festival dedicated to our favorite vice. Check it out at Plant City High School.

What else?

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Things to do on Wednesday, Nov. 5 11/04/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 5, 2008 6:35am]
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