THINGS TO DO
Violinist Monica Germino: Not your average violin recital. USF visiting professor Germino's show, "Plugged and Unplugged," will include violin, electric violin, voice, soundtrack, effects, movement, film and installation. 8 p.m. at Theatre 2 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. $8-$12. (813) 974-2323; arts.usf.edu.
The Harlem Globetrotters: America's original court jesters will bring their trick shots, time-tested sight gags and, of course, the woeful Washington Generals to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa today. Tickets are $25-$48, with a limited number of $98 courtside seats. (813) 301-2500.
Corey Smith: The country singer has found success in unconventional places, like college campuses. His new album, Keeping Up with the Joneses, debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes singer-songwriter chart. He performs with Matt Mackelcan and A to Z at 9 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 Seventh Ave., Ybor City. Tickets are $16-$32. ritzybor.com.
Taste of Tarpon: The city the sponge built puts out local restaurant fare and samples from local culinary academy students from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Sponge Exchange, 735 Dodecanese Blvd. in Tarpon Springs. There will be entertainment as well. Tickets are $15 at door, kids 10 and under free; parking $2-$3.
Dali Lecture Series: Selwyn Lissack talks about "Holographic Memories of Dali in the 1970s." Lissack, an artist and world-renowned expert in holography design and manufacture, was director and supervisor of Salvador Dali's holograms in the mid 1970s. The talk is at 6:30 p.m. at the Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S in St. Petersburg. It's included with paid admission, which is $5 after 5 p.m. every Thursday.
What to watch
XXI Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC: Rachel Flatt and Mirai Nagasu try to avenge Sasha Cohen's chokefest at the U.S. Nationals by getting on the podium for women's figure skating. South Korea's Kim Yu-Na will probably put the smack down, though.
Past Life, 9 p.m., Fox: Kate and Price investigate a girl who exhibits physical manifestations of her traumatic past-life memories, but find a serial killer instead.
Tickets for the following shows go on sale this week
Dave Matthews Band, 7 p.m. July 28 at the Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, $40-$75, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office (813) 740-2446 or through Live Nation online at Livenation.com.
Ron White, 7 p.m. May 22 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $48.75, on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the box office, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, or by calling (727) 791-7400.
Amos Lee, 7:30 p.m. April 1 at the Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, $36-$49, on sale at noon Friday at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office.
Ronnie Dee, 7:30 p.m. April 2 at the Capitol Theatre, Clearwater, $25-$45, on sale at noon Friday at the Ruth Eckerd Hall box office.
The Monica show on Sunday has been moved to the Kennedy, 2408 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. A different venue is listed in SoundCheck in today's Weekend section, which is printed in advance.