To do today
Tampa Bay Rays It's tbt* Networking Night. Considering it's a premium game against the Chicago Cubs and tickets would normally be $14, the $30 ticket to the tbt* Party Deck with a two-hour open bar starting at 6:30 p.m. is not a bad deal. Not that we are shills for our own parties or anything. To get a ticket, go to raysbaseball.com/tbt and use the password TBT1. The game starts at 7:10 at Tropicana Field. Phone: (888) 326-7297
Voodoo Glow Skulls Ska may no longer be the hippest music, but this band's punk heart helps them put on a great show that will have everyone dancing tonight at 7 at the Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. With opening act Knockout. $12.
Maryellen Hooper The Tampa native is appearing at Sidesplitters Comedy Club tonight through Sunday and makes for a good date-night comic. The charming rubber-faced comedian has been on The Tonight Show numerous times, had her own special on Comedy Central and has released two CDs, Dignity Under Duress (1999) and Fixer Upper (2005). Advance tickets $10-$12, $2 additional day of show. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Alex Ortiz The popular Hispanic comedian has opened for Ray Charles, the Righteous Brothers, Bernie Mac and D.L. Hughley. He performs at 8 tonight at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8-$10. (813) 864-4000. tampaimprov.com.
— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]