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Things to do Wednesday, April 23

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Ministry Tonight's "C U LaTour" with Meshuggah and Hemlock marks the end of Ministry's 30-year career, but in typical fashion for Al Jourgensen, it's going out with a bang with cuts from the 2007 album The Last Sucker and lots of anti-Bush rants. It starts at 6 p.m. at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $34. (727) 895-3045.

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus The Jacksonville rockers play with Between the Trees tonight at 7 at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $12.

Clip Film Series Friends of the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival series tonight present The World Unseen, a South African tale about a woman who dresses in men's clothing and courts fury from the apartheid police. See it at 7:30 p.m. at Muvico Baywalk in downtown St. Petersburg. $9 adults/$7 students ($1 goes to the Sonia Plotnick Womyn's Health Fund). There's a pre-show happy hour at A Taste for Wine 241 Central Ave.

Dresses for Humanity II The famous frocks of Princess Diana will go on display starting today when this exhibit makes a stop at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. It opens today at noon and runs through May 2 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Seminole Hard Rock's gift shop.

Bermuda Avenue Triangle See Broadway greats at this play at 2 and 8 tonight. Renee Taylor, who played the the mother on TV's The Nanny and Lainie Kazan of My Big Fat Greek Wedding play two widows think life has passed them meet a charming con man played by Joe Bologna. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $37.50. (727) 791-7400.

Brian Bradley This difficult-to-categorize comedian combines acting, traditional standup comedy and improvisation in every show. See him tonight at 8 at the Improv in Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Mike McCarthy This comic is nicknamed "The Barbarian" and he certainly earned it with bits on weird sex, drugs and generally anything people are uptight about. He performs today through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at Coconuts Comedy Club Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $15. (727) 360-5653.

Rivers of the Green Swamp signing A book launch celebration for this collection of essays by Florida authors and historians will be at 6 p.m. today in the Snell-Williams courtyard, 501 Second St. S, in downtown St. Petersburg. Authors featured in the innovative anthology, will read and sign the book, explore the different stories of four rivers — the Withlacoochee, Hillsborough, Peace and Ocklawaha — that have their headwaters in the Green Swamp.

Coming up

Hooters anniversary Yes, the wing place with the big jugs — of beer — is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The first 100 customers at any of the 10 Tampa Bay area Hooters locations on Friday will receive a free voucher for two nights at the Hooters Casino Hotel in Las Vegas.

Michale Graves The vocalist for the horror rock/punk band Misfits performs with Misshapen Monsters and Boney Fiend on Thursday at 8 p.m. at Bourbon Street, New Port Richey. $10. (727) 843-0686.

Things to do Wednesday, April 23 04/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 23, 2008 7:11am]
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