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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 21

Grand Prix Illuminated Night Parade: This nighttime parade welcomes the Honda Grand Prix with floats, bands, beads, race cars and fireworks lighting up downtown St. Pete. It starts at 7 p.m. at the intersection of Central Avenue and Fifth Street N. Free. (727) 821-9888.

Brad Williams: The dwarf comedian with giant talent hit it big when he paired up with Carlos Mencia on tour. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Deftones: The Grammy-winning metal group is known for their platinum album White Pony and song Change (In the House of Flies). See them at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 565-0551.

Much Ado About Nothing: Jobsite Theater presents the original battle of the sexes in this Shakespeare comedy. See it at 8 p.m. in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Bruce Hornsby: He started his career with the biggest hit he has had to date, The Way It Is. Watch him jam on the piano and accordion at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $55-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Bernarda Alba: In this musical adaptation of Federico García Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba, a Spanish-flavored score and Flamenco dance tell the story of a woman mourning the loss of her husband with her daughters. Performance begins at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205.

TO WATCH

Grey's Anatomy, 9 p.m., ABC The surgeons struggle with owning the hospital. Wasn't there some clause about not being able to work there anymore? They should do that. They could always just give the money back to the board and save themselves the trouble.

Battleground: Rhino Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet This episode is about the team trying to stop poachers from killing rhinos. Hold up, isn't that what every episode is supposed to be about?

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