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Matisyahu and Les Claypool: A Hasidic Jew with an impressive tenor, beatbox skills and an infectious reggae-rock catalog teams up with the renowned bassist and mastermind behind intricate yet perverse tunes like Wynona's Big Brown Beaver. Yeah, essentially the weird got weirder when Matisyahu and Les Claypool decided to tour together. But that doesn't mean it won't work. Show is 6:30 tonight at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 896-2276.

School's out! There will be lots of activities at Seminole City Park on Tuesday for the last day of school in Pinellas. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. there will be a bounce house, clowns, karate demos, a DJ, a melon-eating contest, games, refreshments, door prizes and more. It's free. Pasco and Hernando students wrap up the year on Wednesday and Hillsborough students' last day is Thursday.

No Doubt: In the biggest reunion tour of the summer, Gwen Stefani has rejoined her old mates, and fans can see for themselves Tuesday if No Doubt can summon that old magic. 7:30 p.m. at the Ford Amphitheatre, Interstate 4 at U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Tickets are $24.50-$80, (813) 740-2446.

Tuesdays with Morrie: American Stage christens its new performance space at Raymond James Theatre this week with Tuesdays with Morrie, based on the true story of a dying professor and his relationship with a former student. It opens at 8 p.m. Friday, with previews at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The new theater is at 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529 or for ticket info.

Wanda Sykes: The no-hold barred comic hits the stage at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday, sharpening her already deadly wit before she takes over the reins of a Fox late-night comedy/talk hour this fall. Showtime is 8 p.m. 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $37.50-$55.

Supernova Sundays: Nova 535 in St. Petersburg is starting a wacky new event Sunday that mixes the Gong Show with American Idol and adds some Vegas glitz. Throw in celebrity judges and you've got the Big Bang Show with bay area acts from 6 to 9 p.m. But wait, then the always glam-boyant Sterling Powell guides you through a wild Cosmic Tea Party with food, sweet and peach tea-tinis and dancing until midnight. Tickets are $10 advance, $15 at the door. Think you've got talent for the show? E-mail [email protected] for info. (727) 821-6682.

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On TV this week


SERIES PREMIERE I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!, 8 p.m., NBC Speidi, Sanjaya, Janice Dickinson, the reborn Baldwin and Rod Blagojevich's wife are among the rejects battling for F-list supremacy in the jungles of Costa Rica. Is it possible for them to all lose?

SEASON FINALE Medium, 10 p.m., NBC Will Allison's whole family get wiped out in a massacre? It depends on whether she goes to Thanksgiving or not.

SERIES PREMIERE The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien, 11:35 p.m., NBC Who knew that a guy whose show starred a doughy sidekick, Bruce Springsteen's drummer and a rubber dog hand puppet would eventually replace Jay Leno?


Earth 2100, 9 p.m., ABC Scientists predict how climate change will affect the Earth. Want waterfront property? Try Tennessee.

Explorer, 10 p.m., NatGeo Three mummified children may have been selected to die in an Incan sacrifice to the gods. And we look to this culture to predict the future for us, eh?


The Real Bonnie and Clyde, 8 p.m., NatGeo Turns out they really were into car theft, armed robbery, kidnapping, gunfights and murder. We can't put a positive spin on that.

Tattoo Highway, 10 p.m., A&E Chili wants Thomas to tattoo a note from his mother on his palm. One of the instructions: Never get a tattoo.

Law & Order, 10 p.m., NBC Lupo and Bernard play six degrees of separation and connect the death of the executive of a charity to a politician. Actually, that's not such a stretch.


Stargate: Continuum, 9 p.m., Sci-Fi Living in your mom's basement and can't afford a DVD player? Watch this straight-to-disc adventure here. And thanks for reading tbt*!

SEASON PREMIERE Burn Notice, 9 p.m., USA Westen is a free agent now, but we still want to watch this to see Bruce Campbell.

SERIES PREMIERE Royal Pains, 10 p.m., USA A doctor blacklisted from the medical community gets a job catering to the rich and shameless. Because that happens all the time, we're sure.

SEASON PREMIERE The Listener, 10 p.m., NBC A paramedic is telepathic. If he's so gifted, why doesn't he stop people from getting hurt in the first place? Surely he could tell people not to do what's about to hurt them.


NHL Hockey: Stanley Cup Finals, 8 p.m., NBC It's Friday night and nothing else is on, so why not?

Home by Yann Arthus-Bertrand, 9 p.m, NatGeo In case Earth's 2100 didn't depress you enough, this special shows just how much we've already messed up the Earth. Can't we just rent Wall-E?

— Joshua Gillin [email protected]

On TV this week, June 1-5 05/31/09 [Last modified: Sunday, May 31, 2009 5:52pm]
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