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HBO Def Comedy Jam auditions Check out 12 Florida comedians as they perform a six-minute audition live in front of judges and HBO Def Jam producers for their shot at fame. Tickets are $12 at the Improv in Centro Ybor, and you must be 21 and older to enter. Call (813) 864-4000; tampaimprov.com.
Mainstream Killed the Indie Star Tampa's rock scene goes public access in this new weekly half-hour indie rock show on Tampa Bay Community Network. It airs tonight at 10 on Ch. 949 (Brighthouse) and Ch. 36 (Verizon) for Hillsborough County viewers. It's the brainchild of USF graduate and local filmmaker Shekinah Apedo, who wants indiestar.tv to become the online video network for independent and unsigned bands.
Folk Art Lecture Jeanine Taylor, whose Sanford folk-art gallery specializes in Southern art, will give a talk on Florida and its place in the contemporary folk-art scene. It's free at 7 tonight at the [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.
Tampa Bay Rays It's Game 2 tonight in the homestand against the Yankees, and maybe they've got sunburn now. It is at 7:10, and because it's a prime game, tickets start at $14 advance, $16 door. Tropicana Field, First Avenue and 16th Street S, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.
Tampa Bay Singles Golf This is socializing time, though some of the members are teeing off at 3:30 p.m. before the evening gathering at Westchase Golf Club, 11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa. Cost at the door is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. An hors d'oeuvre buffet is included and cash bar is available. Doors open at 5:30 and the meeting begins at 7. Those playing golf can play nine holes for $21. Call (813) 854-2331 to reserve a tee time.
— Joshua Gillin [email protected]
tbt* Rays Night It's a networking party Wednesday on the tbt* Party Deck in Tropicana Field — and it's a Yankees game. A two-hour open bar begins at 6:30, allowing time to network with other young professionals. It costs $30 with password TBT1. Go to www.raysbaseball.com/tbt.
Greg Behrendt The comic and former Sex and the City writer who sold out dudes everywhere by telling girls, "He's just not that into you," brings his stand-up act to the Tampa Improv in Centro Ybor on Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $22 at (813) 864-4000; tampaimprov.com.
— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]