What to do today
Repo! The Genetic Opera: Set in 2056 (and starring Paris Hilton!), this is the story of an epidemic of organ failures that devastates the planet, killing tens of millions. Out of the tragedy, a savior emerges: GeneCo, a biotech company that offers organ transplants — for a price. Tonight bid the short run of Repo! at the Tampa Theatre a fond farewell with Dark Carnival night. Enjoy performances by twisted musicians, dancers and more. Even better, strut your own brand of weirdness outside the theatre before the 7:30 show — performance art, costumes and music are all welcome. 711 Franklin Street, Tampa. $9 adult, $8 with student ID, $7 for seniors and military.
Snowden: Known for their indie dance-rock anthems in the vein of Interpol or Arcade Fire, Snowden has been quietly claiming territory up and down the East Coast from its home in Atlanta. But the songs aren't just club candy. Beneath the beats are layers of songwriter Jordan Jeffares's introspective lyrics. With Twin Tigers, Lush Progress and DJ Becca. 8 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $8, all ages. (813) 241-8600. myspace.com/snowden.
This Wonderful Life: Adapted by award-winning playwright Steve Murray from one of the most treasured Christmas stories of all time, a beloved American film classic comes to the stage. One actor brings all 31 characters to life. Let's hope he's on good terms with the wardrobe department. Today through Sat. at 8 p.m., plus matinees at 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Asolo Theatre, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $35-$56. (941) 360-7399. asolo.org.
— Adam Newman [email protected]