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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 20

Earth, Wind and Fire: The Grammy-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted soul group returns to Clearwater to play '70s hits like Shining Star and After the Love Has Gone. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $60-$126. (727) 791-7400.

Felipe Esparza: The most recent winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing is in Tampa for four nights of shows. He's best known for his irreverent onstage persona. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England: There are less than two weeks left to see American Stage's production of this academic sex comedy. It runs through June 30, but you can see it tonight at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $39. (727) 823-7529.

Etsy Craft Party: This local Craft For Community Etsy Party features art demonstrations, crafting projects, live music, food trucks, raffles and swag bags for the first 100 people to show up. Party starts at 5 p.m. at the Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (401) 225-1889.

How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents: In this play based on the novel by Julia Alvarez, a close-knit immigrant family deals with the hardships of assimilating into a new culture. Show starts at 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $26, $22 seniors, $10 students. (813) 727-2708.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Wilfred, 10 p.m., FX This season Ryan starts to realize he may be mentally ill. Well, yeah, when your dog appears to be a man in a suit, something could be off.

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