Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 30

John Witherspoon: The comedian has made a name for himself as Ice Cube's father in the Friday movies series and Marlon and Shawn Wayans' dad in The Wayans Bros. Show is 21 and up only. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $22-$25. (813) 864-4000.

Tips From a Wine Expert: Dave Jefferson, an international wine grower, will discuss the affordable red and white wines, which will be half price by the bottle or glass during the event. Be there at 6:30 p.m. at Wood Fired Pizza & Nightlife, 344 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 282-1888.

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes: The Jersey Shore band has been recording albums since 1976 and is closely associated with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $35-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Glengarry Glen Ross: David Mamet's Pultizer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play focuses on the inner workings of a cutthroat Chicago real estate office. It's at 2 p.m. at Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $20-$72. (941) 351-9010

The Piano Lesson: In August Wilson's play, Boy Willie arrives in Pittsburgh from the South and decides to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations for some quick cash. See it at 3 or 8 p.m. at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29 matinee, $39 night; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. (727) 823-7529.

TO WATCH

Super Bowl's Greatest Commercials 2013, 8 p.m., CBS Boomer Esiason and Aisha Tyler host a show dedicated to the one thing that consumerist Americans love more than watching two packs of steroid monsters tear each other limb from limb in an overwhelmingly lopsided game punctuated by hours of standing around doing nothing: Ads that cost way too much, selling things no one watching needs. Except beer. We all need beer

Top Chef: Seattle, 10 p.m., Bravo The chefs must create something with iceberg lettuce while on a cruise to Alaska. We swear, if one of them cuts it into wedges and serves it with Russian dressing, we are done with this show.

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