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Things to do Wednesday, April 16

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Pat Dinizio The lead singer and founder of the Smithereens will perform at 8 p.m. today at Tank's Tap Room, 13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $30. (813) 961-2337.

Saves the Day The power punk band performs with Armor for Sleep, Set Your Goals and Metro Station at 6 p.m. today at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17 advance, $20 day of show. (727) 895-3045.

Voodoo Organist The New Wave group from Los Angeles (1983's Mexican Radio) performs with Worldwide Zoo, Super Secret Best Friends at 9 p.m. today at New World Brewery, 1313 Eighth Ave. E, Ybor City. $6. (813) 248-4969.

Wine with cheese Everybody knows cheese goes with wine, but which cheese? Good old cheddar or maybe Kraft singles? Taste your way through the pairings at the wine class at Vino 100 in Brandon tonight. It's $20 per person or $35 per couple. Call (813) 654-8466 to reserve a spot. The store is at 1038 Bloomingdale Ave. in Valrico, in the Plaza Bella shopping center.

The Disgruntled Clown This not-suitable-for-circus clown act performs at 8 p.m. today at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. It's for 21 and over, so leave the kiddies at home. Tickets are $10 at (813) 864-4000 or

Downtown Clearwater Farmers Market Swimsuit season is coming up. Load up on fresh vegetables form 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Clearwater City Hall, 112 Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 461-7674.

Jim McCue The comedian and co-founder of the Boston Comedy Festival, has been traveling overseas to entertain soldiers for years and brings his act to Coconuts Comedy Club at 9:30 tonight through Saturday at the Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $15. (727) 360-5653.

Murder By Death The twangy alt rockers named forthe '70s satirical film starring Truman Capote performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $12. (813) 248-9500;

Coming up

Pirates of Penzance Gilbert and Sullivan's swashbuckling musical has been reworked with a Gulf Coast flavor. And you can catch it outside at American Stage in the Park at 8 p.m. tonight. It runs through May 4 at Demens Landing, 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. $11-$26. (727) 823-7529.

Avril Lavigne The straight talking Canadian pop rocker performs at 7 p.m. Saturday at Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $9-$45. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Things to do Wednesday, April 16 04/15/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 8:03am]
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