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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14

Gershwin's Porgy and Bess: George Gershwin's American folk opera featuring classic songs such as Summertime won the 2012 Tony for Best Revival of a Musical. It opens at 7:30 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $46.50-$81.50. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair: Meet more than 50 local companies with immediate employment needs in all skill levels. Also, several top schools, universities and vocational/technical institutes will be on hand for informational interviews. The fair starts at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Rolling Pin Cuisine: Thai Favorites: Master Thai cooking techniques and add recipes like shrimp pad thai, veggie tempura and tom ka soup to your repetoire. Class begins at 6:15 p.m., Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. $50.(813) 653-2418.

National Geographic Live: Grizzlies, Piranhas and Man-Eating Pigs: National Geographic photographer Joel Sartore shares images of his exotic life shooting pictures as well as true stories of being chased by angry and hungry animals and surviving multiple traffic accidents in far-flung places. Show begins at 7 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $25. (813) 229-7827

TO WATCH

Shipping Wars, 10 p.m., A&E Roy gambles on his ability to move the world's largest drum set. Chris and Robbie score a gig transporting a mobile tattoo parlor. Drums? Tats? What are they moving, Lollapalooza?

Justified, 10 p.m., FX Oh, Raylan, when will you learn that helping a young friend always gets you in trouble? Then Dewey's criminal cousin Darryl (Michael Rapaport) pays a visit to Harlan.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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COMING UP

Billy Joel: The six-time Grammy-winning piano man will sing you a song Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $39.50-$119.50. (813) 301-2500.

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