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Things to do Tuesday, April 15

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Rent The Tony- and Pulitzer-prize-winning musical about being young, falling in love and learning to survive is on stage tonight through Thursday at 7 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39-$52. (727) 791-7400.

Tampa Bay Rays See if the Rays can rattle the Yankees tonight at 7:10 at Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Since these are prime games, tickets start at $14 advance, $16 door. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

The Starting Line The Philadelphia punk band plays Jannus Landing tonight at 6:30 with Bayside, Four Year Strong and Steel Train. Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-3045.

Young Voices Festival Gulfcoast Youth Choir gives the final performance in the eighth annual vocal festival of treble choirs at 7 tonight at Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $5. Call 229-7827.

Doro The German rocker is best known as the lead singer for Warlock. At least he sings primarily in English. It's at 7 at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15-$18. (727) 895-3045.

Save Dongu A fundraising party for local independent filmmakers who are trying to complete their comedy Jules Dongu Saves the World is tonight at 7, Push Ultra Lounge, 128 Third St. S., St. Petersburg. There will be a fashion show, live music, free food, a showing of the film trailer and a silent auction of art works. Admission is $10. See

Art in Bloom Floral designs have been added to complement the art at the annual event running through Wednesday at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Orchids, by Christopher Still, is theme painting for the event. So you can see the real thing alongside the canvas.

"Chasing The Blues'' Dinner Elements Global Cuisine, 3121 Beach Blvd., in Gulfport will have blues-chasing bossa nova and jazz to pair with New Orleans cuisine from 6:30 to 8:30. $29. (727) 343-9894.

Hats! The Musical Best of Broadway Tampa Bay Series, inspired by stories and experiences of the Red Hat Society, is at 7:30 through Sunday at the Jaeb Theater at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Coming up

Ybor Festival of the Moving Image The film festival at Hillsborough Community College opens Thursday night at 7 and runs through Sunday. This year's theme is Global Snapshots. Admission is $5-$10. Call (813) 253-7674.

Bunfest Bunnies are soft and adorable, yes. But they are a lot more work than you may realize, which is why SPCA Tampa Bay has 30 to 40 rabbits up for adoption at any given time. Sunday is the shelter's third annual Bunfest, with classes on bunny care, toy ideas and tips on rabbit health. It runs 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the SPCA, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo, (727) 586-3591;

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

On TV tonight

NCIS, 8 p.m., CBS We're going to watch a whole episode in which the show tries to convince us a dog who mauled someone won't be put down because Abby is willing to put the time in to prove the mutt's innocence. Have you ever asked Animal Control how many strays are euthanized per day?

SEASON PREMIERE Deadliest Catch, 9 p.m., Discovery Why, oh why, do we keep coming back to watch these guys literally killing themselves to fish for crab? It takes all the fun out of a trip to Red Lobster.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, 10 p.m., NBC Benson's going to prison! Oh, to catch a crooked guard. You'd think maybe the team would consider that perhaps a couple inmates would recognize her.

SEASON PREMIERE Work Out, 11 p.m., Bravo Who wants to work out at 11 at night?

— Joshua Gillin

Things to do Tuesday, April 15 04/14/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 7:32am]
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