Goodnight, Desdemona (Good Morning, Juliet): A drab and dusty academic deciphers a cryptic manuscript she believes to be the original source for the tragedies Othello and Romeo and Juliet and is transported into the plays themselves. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. at the St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. $10 suggested donation. (727) 712-5877.
Pinellas County Fair: Come out to the Trop for more than 50 carnival rides, live music, an Easter bonnet contest and parade, a plant sale, drill team competition, cheerleading competition, car show, alligator show, fair food, beer and vendors. It starts at 5 p.m. at Tropicana Field, 1 Stadium Drive, St. Petersburg. $7, free for children under 48 inches; wristband: $20. (727) 346-8032.
Esau McGraw: The comedian has performed on Def Comedy Jam, Last Comic Standing, Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup and Idlewild. See him tonight at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12. (813) 864-4000.
KIDS AND FAMILY
DinoQuest 2: A special exhibit featuring towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. It's $4 plus regular zoo admission during park hours; or $9.95 for after-hours Dino Nights (park admission not needed). Children 2 and younger are free at all times. Lowry Park Zoo opens at 10 a.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave. in Tampa. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.
Suburgatory, 9:30 p.m., ABC George forgets the birthday gift Dallas gives him, so she starts binge eating. Because only in the 'burbs is overeating an unforgivable sin. Well, unless you're at the mall.
Chicago Fire, 10 p.m., NBC Mills confronts Benny about the fire that killed his dad, which doesn't make the Chief like him any better. Anybody talking about fires at a firehouse is just asking for trouble, anyway.
Psych, 10 p.m., USA Shawn wants to get to know Juliet's stepfather, but it sounds like he's more than just an accountant. Well, he is played by Jeffrey Tambor, so he's bound to be trouble.
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Honda Grand Prix: You might not see them, but if you're anywhere near St. Petersburg, you'll hear the Indy cars whizzing through the streets starting Friday, with the main event Sunday. $20-$55 general, $50-$135 reserved. Visit gpstpete.com. On Thursday, the Illuminated Night Parade winds through downtown with floats, beads, race cars and then fireworks. Free.
Gallagher's Last Smash: This is the last show in the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater before extensive renovations, so naturally the star is the comedian best known for watermelon-smashing destructiveness: Gallagher. It's also the last show for the Tampa native, who has been sidelined by health problems. What could go wrong? Tickets start at $19.21. (727) 791-7400.
Roger Hodgson: The former Supertramp co-frontman and composer of Take the Long Way Home brings along a rock symphony and laser light show Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $49-$69. (727) 791-7400.
Bill Cosby: For a generation that grew up on The Cosby Show, he's that comforting grandpa who can spin a story and pluck humor from everyday life. Two shows Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $42, $50, $63. (727) 791-7400.