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On your radar: The Helio Sequence with Shabazz Palaces and NPR's Ari Shapiro

My Girlfriend's Boyfriend: In this solo show, comedian Mike Birbiglia (whose semi-autobiographical movie Sleepwalk With Me came out last year) struggles through romantic blunders and miscues. See him at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Tickets start at $25.50. (813) 229-7827.

The Helio Sequence: The Portland-based band plays alongside Seattle hip-hop collective Shabazz Palaces. This taste of the Pacific Northwest starts at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $13. (727) 895-3045.

Ari Shapiro Talk: You might recognize the voice of this journalist from Morning Edition and All Things Considered, where he acts as NPR's White House correspondent. The talk begins at 3:30 p.m. at University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee Campus, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Free. (941) 359-4200.

Paul van Dyk: The German, Grammy-nominated and globally award-winning DJ makes his way to Tampa. See him at 9 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15–$25. (813) 873-8368.

Shaun Hopper: The finger-picking Tampa resident, who recently opened for B.B. King's January gigs at Ruth Eckerd, plays a solo show at 6 p.m. at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 877-9200.

Rory Scovel: The South Carolina comic has made a name for himself on Jon Oliver's New York Stand-Up Show and Conan, and was named one of Variety's "10 comedians to watch." It's at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $14–$18. (813) 864-4000.

To watch

Winter X Games, 3 p.m., ESPN: Coverage of extreme snowsports begins tonight and continues through Sunday. Twenty hours of snowboarding and superpipe? Bring it on!

Season premiere; Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime: Zac Posen replaces Michael Kors. In other words, we stop watching after 10 seasons.

On your radar: The Helio Sequence with Shabazz Palaces and NPR's Ari Shapiro 01/23/13 [Last modified: Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:56am]
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