Things to do Wednesday Feb. 24

THINGS TO DO

Stephen Marley: Of all the Marley siblings, second son Stephen has the voice that most closely resembles his late father's (check out You're Gonna Leave). He also has a flair for a less-traditional blend of reggae, dance hall and hip-hop. See him at 9 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $22. (813) 247-2555.

Free movie: Think about the future of our planet in the film The Age of Stupid, a docu-drama about Earth and environmental destruction from the perspective of people living in the year 2055. It's 7 p.m. at Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1118.

Haitian benefit: Benefactor and wine retailer Mike Kwasin opens up his South Tampa house today to benefit Haitian earthquake victims. They will be pouring more than 40 wines, plus appetizers. It's from 6 to 8 p.m. at 3613 S Beach Drive in Tampa. It's $25 per person, or $40 per couple, going to the Red Cross.

Sam Cooke tribute: In celebration of Black History Month, the Studio@620 brings in pop-soul singer LX, with the Royal Theater Sweetbay Conservatory, to perform a tribute to the life, music and global impact of the legendary Sam Cooke. It's at 8 p.m. at 620 First Ave. S in St. Petersburg. It's $20, $15 for students/seniors; (727) 895-6620.

What to watch

XXI Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC: Two of our favorite events: The women go for gold in freestyle skiing (where they do the aerial tricks) and men try to medal in 500-meter short-track speed skating. We love the events where there is a high probability of someone crashing and/or sabotaging each other.

Faces of America with Henry Louis Gates Jr., 8 p.m., PBS: The Harvard professor shows from whence celebrities like Meryl Streep, Eva Longoria Parker and Yo-Yo Ma came.

Shear Genius, 10 p.m., Bravo: All of Bravo's shows would be better if Tabatha Coffey could be a guest judge.

COMING UP

Zombie St. Pete: Downtown St. Petersburg will be so dead on Saturday, but in a good way. Join the zombie invasion starting at 5 p.m. at the Pier for the launch of the short story anthology Zombie St. Pete. The night includes readings and signings by the authors of the book, a compilation of 14 stories, all set in St. Petersburg. Plus, performances by alt-rock band Have Gun, Will Travel and Thrill St. Pete, performing the Thriller dance. Free. zombiestpete.com.

Flirt: The party's title says it all, so come dressed to impress Saturday at Gallery Eclectic Bistro, Bay Street at International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. $15 plus fees. (813) 857-7573. There will be dancing to a DJ, from 10:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. See tickets.digitalguestlist.com/events/71942/FLIRT.

Things to do Wednesday Feb. 24 02/23/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 7:00am]

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