Chris Rock The best comic of his generation brings his No Apologies tour to the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. This tour is getting raves for a show that ties together Britney Spears, Don Imus, polygamists and the irresistibly comic topic of politics, including McCain, Obama and the current occupant: "Bush has made it hard for a white man to become president." Morsani Hall at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $55.50-$99.50. (813) 229-7827. tbpac.org.
Independence Fest We've got baseball (the Rays are in town all week), hotdogs (the annual eating contest Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Dairy Inn, 1201 Ninth St. N. St. Petersburg) and, of course, fireworks. But the Southeast Music Alliance has put together an Independence Fest at the State Theatre on Saturday with a lineup of indie rock favorites, such as Car Bomb Driver, Have Gun Will Travel, Lakeland's Mouse Fire, Grey Market and Military Junior. The show begins at 8 p.m. at 687 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. Tickets are $8 at the door; $5 with your voter ID.
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On TV tonight
SERIES PREMIERE The Secret Life of the American Teenager, 8 p.m., ABC Family Yes, because being a teenager is soooo tough. Look for Molly Ringwald as a mom!
SERIES PREMIERE Celebrity Family Feud, 8 p.m., NBC Al Roker proves good game shows never die. They just get recycled dozens of times.
Wide Angle, 9 p.m. (check listings in your area), PBS You've seen celebrities talk about Darfur a lot, but maybe you should watch this documentary to find out what's going.
SEASON FINALE A Shot at Love with Tila Tequila 2, 10 p.m., MTV We're sure it'll last this time. Like a case of HSV-1.
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