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Things to do Tuesday, June 17

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Less Than Jake The Gainesville ska-punk rockers give props to their old stomping ground on their latest album, GNV FLA. The best thing to come out of Hogtown since Burrito Brothers plays tonight with Mustard Plug at Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. $18.50-$20. (727) 895-3045.

Tampa Bay Rays The Chicago Cubs, with the best record in baseball, come to town for three games beginning tonight at 7:10. Could this be the start of the Rays' heartbreak or the start of something big? Since it's Chicago, these are prime games and tickets start at $14 advance, $16 at the door at Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.

Eddie Izzard The actor-comedian has two sold-out shows tonight and Wednesday at 8 at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., but tickets are occasionally released at the last minute. Check ticketmaster.com for availability.

Boyd Hill Night Hike Grab a flashlight and check out the nightlife at this nature preserve that borders the shores of Lake Maggiore in St. Petersburg. It starts at 8 p.m., but call ahead at (727) 893-7326 to reserve a spot. Price: $3 adults, $1.50 ages 3-17.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

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True Colors Tour The tour de fabulous lands at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Wednesday with Rosie O'Donnell and Queer Eye's Carson Kressley as the comic relief and Cyndi Lauper, the B-52's, Deborah Cox and the Cliks rocking tolerance hard. See them at 7 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. $85-$225. (727) 791-7400.

Frog Hop No, it's not the latest dance craze. This night of learning Wednesday at the Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve will teach you to identify frogs from their "songs." There will be a brief indoor presentation followed by some time outside to practice your newfound skills at frog pickup lines. It's free at 3940 Keystone Road Tarpon Springs and it starts at 7:30 p.m. Call (727) 453-6800 to reserve a spot.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

Things to do Tuesday, June 17 06/16/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 18, 2008 8:17am]

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