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Thrice From screamo to emo, these California punkers like to show off their lyrical sound with songwriting maturity. See them tonight with Circa Survive and Pelican at 6 at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $18. (727) 895-3045.

Cheap ice cream It's 31 Cent Scoop Night from 5 to 10 p.m. at Baskin-Robbins stores, where a small ice-cream scoop is just three dimes and a penny. The stores will also take donations for local firefighter charities. Find a store at

Jeff Barrett A popular comic at the Orlando Fringe Festival, the likeable comedian performs at 9:30 tonight through Saturday at Coconuts Comedy Club Tradewinds Sandpiper Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $15. (727) 360-5653.

Symphony X The progressive metal shredders play at 8 tonight at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19. (727) 895-3045.

TLC's Doug Wilson The designer from TLC's Trading Spaces is the door prize tonight. Bring your photo I.D. to the Hard Rock to receive a Players Club Card and become eligible to win hourly cash drawings and $25,000, and a home-decorating consultation with Wilson. Meet him at the lobby bar starting at 8 and the drawing is at 10. No purchase necessary. 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa, (813) 627-7625;

Basile Get a heaping helping of Greek-flavored improvisation tonight at 8 through Sunday (when he will have a performance at 4:30 p.m. that's billed as a PG-13 show designed for families that is spoken half in Greek) at the Centro Ybor Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$25. (813) 864-4000.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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13 Ugly Men's White Party The beautiful people always show up for Ugly Men parties and this one is on its 10th year. Wear white or get the boot from bouncers. It runs from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. Tickets are $39 in advance or $59 at the door for women and $59 in advance or $79 at the door for men. Go to for details.

AirFest MacDill Air Force Base's open house draws hundreds of thousands of visitors to get an eyeful of the military exhibitions in the air and on the ground. It's from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and the Canadian Forces Snowbirds are this year's headlining team. You can also see parachute teams, demos and fly-overs from some of the coolest jets ever built. Free.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Things to do Wednesday, April 30 04/29/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 7:27am]
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