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The Hush Sound Considered one of indie pop's best-kept secrets, this Chicago quartet is touring with The Cab, Steel Train and Morning Light. They play tonight at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15.
Embedded Tonight is the opening for this political satire written by Oscar-winner Tim Robbins. The actors wear masks modeled on Dick Cheney, Karl Rove, Condoleezza Rice and others in the Bush administration, and the play also features soldiers and embedded journalists. Jobsite Theater is producing this show through Aug. 31 at the Shimberg Playhouse of Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. $24.50; $10 rush tickets are available 30 minutes before curtain for seniors, students and military. (813) 229-7827; jobsitetheater.org.
I Wrestled a Bear Once This spastic, screaming metal-core band has a cultish following (and a fair amount of haters) thanks to the viral success of its video Tastes Like Kevin Bacon Bacon. See them tonight with Ligeia at 7 at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. (813) 248-9500.
Healthy weight loss Nature's Food Patch in Clearwater will pass on secrets to boosting metabolism and increasing muscle mass without starvation diets at a talk by Dr. Mark Carlo that starts at 6 p.m. at the health-food store at 1225 Cleveland St. It's free, but you'll want to get there early to snag a seat. Phone: (727) 443-6703.
Metal Church One of the pioneers of thrash metal (Lars Ulrich of Metallica played with the band in the early '80s) will be playing at Bourbon Street tonight in New Port Richey, 4331 U.S. 19, at 8 with Julliet, Dirty Black Halo and Sobriety X. Tickets are $12 at the door.
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Pepin Pairing Vino 100 in St. Petersburg is matching wines with foods from Pepin restaurant tonight, including ceviche, chicken and yellow rice, and chateaubriand canapes starting at 5 p.m. at 5056 Fourth St. N. Free.
Lush Progress Young guys who play classic rock bring their old souls to Crowbar tonight, 1812 N 17th St. in Ybor City. Tickets are $5 for the 8 p.m. show with No Circus.
Bob Zany Three-time American Comedy Award nominee brings his ad-lib comedy to the Improv tonight at 8 at Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa; $15-$17. Call (813) 864-2200 or visit improvtampa.com.