Staged reading of 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof': The 2010 incarnation of the Tennessee Williams play has an all African-American cast at this special staged reading by Jobsite Theater with a soundtrack with everything from Prince to Donny Hathaway. It's $5, free for Jobsite members, at 7:30 tonight at the Shimberg Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. Phone (813) 229-7827.
Layla: The Album Project: This WMNF event is a tribute to Eric Clapton's 65th birthday and features recreations by numerous area bands at Skipper's Smokehouse starting at 8 tonight. Tickets are $18 at the door, 910 Skipper Road in Tampa. Phone (813) 977-6474.
Kids and Family
Make Easter plans now: The holiday weekend is fast approaching, and in addition to your church plans, you're probably looking for egg hunts or a brunch you can take the family to. We have all of those bases covered in a special page at tampabay.com/thingstodo/tags/Easter (yes, it's a long address, but it'll be worth it, trust us).
'V,' 10 p.m., ABC: The reptilians are back, but will the audience return? Considering this hasn't been on for months, we're betting not. And we loved the original as kids so much, too.
'The Millionaire Matchmaker,' 10 p.m., Bravo: Patti has to fight with a client who just wants a woman to slave away in the kitchen while he watches the big game. It's obvious he only got on the show so she could yell at him. Wait, that's every client.
Try a tequila tasting: The Red Mesa Cantina in downtown St. Petersburg will offer a selection of unique tequilas and Mexican spirits, paired with appetizers, from 7-9 p.m. Guest speakers will also be on hand. The restaurant is at 128 Third St. S. Cost is $40. Call (727) 896-8226.
more to explore
Uh oh, it's spring break and you want to go to Disney with your season passes, but they've blocked out dates. Arrggh! Don't worry, be savvy. We've found a selection of lots of inexpensive things to do that aren't part of the larger Disney parks. And best of all, some of them are even free. You'll find it under the Florida Travel section at tampabay.com/thingstodo.