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Things to do Thursday, April 24

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Clutch If you like a little metal with your punk, check out these Maryland rockers when they play the State Theatre with Kamchatka at 7 tonight, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $23 at (727) 895-3045.

Michale Graves The vocalist for the horror rock/punk band Misfits performs with Misshapen Monsters and Boney Fiend at 8 tonight at Bourbon Street, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. $10. (727) 843-0686.

Drinking Liberally Though the name sounds like they are the mortal enemy of 12-step programs, this is actually a gathering of peace-loving lefties who like to commiserate monthly at Limeys Pub, 1492 Fourth St. N in St. Petersburg. Meet in the courtyard at 8 p.m. if you like the motto "Promoting democracy one pint at a time."

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker In the 1800s, the forward-thinking Mr. Pennypacker has two successful business, one in Delaware and one in Pennsylvania. Another remarkable thing: He has a wife and several children in each of those states. The show is at 8 tonight and Friday and runs through Sunday at the Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $20 adults, $10 students. (727) 446-1360.

The Pirates of Penzance Jr. The Youth Theater Company performs a junior version of Gilbert and Sullivan's musical at 7 p.m. today and runs through Sunday at TECO Theater at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $12.50 advance, $14.50 day of show. (813) 229-7827.

Chocolate Rush Get your fix at a chocolate-tasting event to benefit Hope Children's Home of Tampa today from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Cross Creek Ranch, 12950 E Wheeler Road, Dover. $25. Tickets can be purchased at Dollar Party at 10835 Bloomingdale Ave. in Riverview or at Cross Creek Ranch. Visit or call (813) 516-6298.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]

USF Jazz Ensemble 2 Nicknamed "The Deuce," the hepcats play from 8 to 10 p.m. in Theatre 1 at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $12, $6 Student/Seniors. (813) 974-2323.

Summer Fashion presentation Neiman Marcus at International Plaza will host an evening of fashion, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to benefit the Children's Cancer Center from 6 to 8:30 p.m. With guest emcees Heather Van Nest and Reginald Roundtree of WTSP-Ch. 10. Tickets are only $50 at (813) 251-8600 ext. 12.

Side Door Jazz The Palladium's regular feature tonight will have the Gypsy-jazz quartet Impromptu. 7:30 at the Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 822-3590.

Florida Holocaust Museum The new Armenian Genocide exhibit of World War I has an opening event with a curator talk, a requiem ceremony and a presentation by the adult child of genocide survivors. It starts at 7 tonight and is free, but seating is limited — so reservations are suggested. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Last admission 4 p.m. $12, $10 seniors and college students, $6 younger than 18. 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100 or toll-free 1-800-960-7448.

Things to do Thursday, April 24 04/23/08 [Last modified: Thursday, April 24, 2008 7:15am]
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