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Things to do Wednesday, Aug. 20

Billy Corgan & Co. are on their way tonight in Clearwater.

Billy Corgan & Co. are on their way tonight in Clearwater.

To do today

Smashing Pumpkins Billy Corgan had us at The Simpsons movie when he said, "Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins." To which Homer replies, "Homer Simpson, smiling politely." The band has been giving crowds material from Zeitgeist, some Pink Floyd stuff and, apparently, kazoos. See the spectacle tonight at 8 at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$49.50. (727) 791-7400.

Cowboy Comedian The Cowboy, who has entertained troops in Guam, Korea and Iraq, performs a special show at the Improv tonight with ticket sales benefitting the Wounded Soldiers Program. Admission is $10 at the Centro Ybor club, 1600 E Eighth Ave. The show is at 8. Phone: (813) 864-4000.

Tampa Bay Rays It's Game 3 against the Los Angeles Angels at Tropicana Field and the Rays continue to surprise the baseball world by leading the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees in the American League East. The game is at 7:10 and upper-deck tickets are $9 advance, $11 at door. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Zoo special Lowry Park Zoo continues its 20th Anniversary Days today (on the 20th, get it?) with an admission price of $20 for two tickets (ages 3 and older), plus $2 specials for rides and food. The zoo is at 1101 W Sligh Ave. in Tampa and it's open from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular admission is normally $18.95, $17.95 seniors, $14.50 ages 3-11.

Movie Night at Brooker Creek You get an outdoor and an indoor show at the free movie night at the nature preserve. See In the Company of Wild Butterflies at 6:30 p.m. Afterward, visit the preserve's butterfly garden and get tips for creating a native butterfly nursery in your yard. For all ages at the Environmental Education Center at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road Tarpon Springs. Phone: (727) 453-6800.

Wide aWoke Wednesdays The monthly hot-topics discussion brings back one of the liveliest debates of last year: "Why Black Men Don't Go to Church." Catch up with the discussion at the University of South Florida Alumni Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa starting at 7:30 p.m. See Price: $5

Clip Film Series This series of pioneering independent gay and lesbian cinema continues with tonight's showing of 3-Day Weekend at 7:30. Muvico Baywalk 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $9, $7 students.

St. Pete Beach Fresh Market Check out the goodies under the covered pavilion today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Department of Corrections

Thelma & Louise was released in 1991. A story in Tuesday's tbt* listed the wrong year.

Coming up

American Idols Live The stars of Idol, Season 7, perform Thursday at the St. Pete Times Forum in the order they were eliminated from the show (as if they needed the reminder). Chikezie, a.k.a. No. 10, brings smooth soul numbers, dreadlocked Jason Castro has a ukulele-driven version of Over the Rainbow, and winner David Cook caps things off with Lionel Richie's Hello. But it's Carly Smithson who is being touted as the group's best performer, hitting the big notes on Heart's Crazy on You. The show is 7 p.m. Thursday at 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $36.75-$65.75. (813) 301-2500.

'Deal or No Deal' model search The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will be a magnet for women ages 21 to 34 who want to hold suitcases on the NBC game show. Auditions run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday for the first 300 people. Doors open at 8 a.m. Judges will select six finalists who will advance to an online voting contest at The top vote-getter will win a trip for two to Los Angeles to see the show, appear in taped segments and be used in promotional announcements for local station WTTA.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

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