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Things to do Tuesday April 22

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Bruce Springsteen The Boss and the E Street Band play tonight at the St. Pete Times Forum, the group’s first outing since the death last week of Danny Federici, the keyboardist who shaped many of the band’s melodies such as the organ solo on Hungry Heart. The show, which was originally slated for Monday, is at 7:30 p.m. St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $68-$98. (813) 301-2500.

Panic at the Disco The energetic emo band should make the venerable Ruth Eckerd Hall shake its velvet tassels tonight when it brings the stuff from its new album, Pretty. Odd., which is a little like Sgt. Pepper's on Red Bull. They play with Motion City Soundtrack, the Hush Sound and Phantom Planet at 7 tonight at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35. (727) 791-7400.

Earth Day Have you sent Mother Earth a card yet? Today's the day. The Humane Society of the United States is urging a season of backyard wildlife awareness that ranges from clean it up (that includes nearby streams and ponds) to check it out: Walk your yard and look carefully for rabbits' nests before mowing in the spring — the nests can be hard to see. The mother rabbit digs a shallow hole in the grass and puts her babies in it, where they stay for three weeks until weaned and self-sufficient.

"Green" vodka Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant will host an Earth Day celebration to introduce 360 Vodka, an eco-luxury vodka. The event will raise funds to protect Tampa Bay's environmentally sensitive properties from 5 to 8 p.m. at 1502 S Howard Ave., Tampa; $20. Visit

A Trashy Fashion Show Inspired by Earth Day, it features fashions made from 75-percent recyclable materials. Adults and students compete for a top prize of $300. A reception is at 6 p.m.; the show is at 7 tonight at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. $5 advance, $7 day of show. (727) 587-6793;

Rich Guzzi Comedy Hypnosis Starting at 8 tonight at the Improv in Centro Ybor, you should be getting verrrrry sleeeeepy. It's $10 at 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000.

Jake Shimabukuro He rocks a ukulele. In fact, some call him the Hendrix or Page of his craft. Shimabukuro caught the attention of Jimmy Buffett and will open a few of his concerts in the coming months. He plays the Skipperdome tonight with Futureman at 8. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Equal Pay Day April 22 signifies something besides Earth Day. It takes a woman exactly this long into a second working year to earn the same amount of money as a man does in one year. For that reason, women (and men) will gather for Equal Pay Day at the Rare Olive, 300 Central Ave. in St. Pete, for an "Unhappy Hour" from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wines from woman-owned vineyards will be available for tasting, and Rare Olive owner Becky Baxter will donate 77 cents from each glass of those wines purchased to the Red Purse Society, dedicated to pay equity. For more, visit

Tampa Bay Rays at Disney World The boys head to the Mouse's house today, Wednesday and Thursday to play against the Toronto Blue Jays at Champion Stadium at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex. Games are at 7:10 p.m. at Walt Disney World, Interstate 4, Exit 64, Lake Buena Vista. Lawn seating starts at $18, bleacher seating at $30. Tickets at Tropicana Field or Wide World of Sports box offices, or through Ticketmaster. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.,

New releases


Today's releases

Billy Bragg, Mr. Love and Justice

Stray Cats, Rock Therapy

El Perro del Mar, From the Valley to the Stars

Donny Osmond, From Donny...With Love

Pat Metheny, Day Trip Live

Phil Vassar, Prayer of a Common Man

Raven-Symone, Raven-Symone

Nicholas Payton, Into the Blue


This week's releases

Charlie Wilson's War


One Missed Call

The Orphanage

The Savages

American Dad: Volume 3

Melrose Place (Season 4)

Shot at Love with Tila Tequila (Season 1)

Video games

This week's releases

Battle of the Bands (Wii)

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Game Of The Year (PS3)

Chameleon To Dye For (PSP)

Chicken Hunter Jewel Of Darkness (NDS)

Dream Pinball 3D (NDS)

Heavenly Guardian (Wii)

High School Musical 2 Work This Out (DS)

NBA Ballers: Chosen One (PS3, 360)

Target Terror (Wii)

Turok (PC Games)

Things to do Tuesday April 22 04/21/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 22, 2008 3:12pm]
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