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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 24

The Normal Heart: preview performance: Larry Kramer's largely autobiographical play about the early days of the AIDS epidemic has a preview performance at 8 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 498-5205.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The largest home show on Florida's west coast brings the area's top home improvement experts along with more than 500 exhibits with everything related to Florida homes. The show also features seminars, demonstrations, giveaways and do-it-yourself ideas. It starts at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Happy Birthday Lu: Lu the hippopotamus turns 54 and the park invites everyone to celebrate with a party including music, cake for hippos and the signing of a hippo-sized birthday card. Party begins at 12:30 p.m. at the Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. Included with park admission: $13, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (352) 628-5343.

Against Me!: The punk rock band will perform just a few days after the release of their new album Transgender Dysphoria Blues at 7:30 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

CORRECTIONS

Incorrect addresses were listed for two events in Thursday's Weekend section:

•The Carnivale Obscura surreal art exhibit is Saturday at Bottega d'Arte Galleria, 2655 Sixth Ave.S, St. Petersburg.

•Drag Queen Bingo Benefit is Sunday at Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille, 28910 US 19 N, Clearwater.

TO WATCH

Enlisted, 9:30 p.m., Fox This new comedy is stuck in the TV purgatory of a Friday night timeslot, which is a shame, because it's totally charming.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find tips to navigate Gasparilla in this week's #PlayTampaBay video at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 24 01/23/14 [Last modified: Thursday, January 23, 2014 12:54pm]
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