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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 28

Bernarda Alba: Federico García Lorca's play The House of Bernarda Alba gets a musical spin with a Spanish-flavored score and choreographed Flamenco numbers.The show begins at 7 p.m. at the Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Tony Roberts: Dubbed the "Comedian's Comedian," he's the guy other performers love to watch. He brings his inventive and energetic show to Tampa on his 2013 tour. It starts at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $18. (813) 864-4000.

A Couple of Ways of Doing Something: This poetry reading and book signing features daguerreotypes by Chuck Close and poems by Bob Holman. The artists explore the tradition of collaboration between poets and painters like Frank O'Hara, Larry Rivers and more. The talk begins at 7 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, free for members. (813) 221-2222.

Miss Saigon: The Manatee Players present the renowned musical based on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly about a doomed relationship between an Asian woman and an American man during the Vietnam War. See it at 7:30 p.m. at the Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton. $26-$36. (941) 748-5875.


Easter at Busch Gardens: The theme park is hosting egg hunts eight times a day, crafts, photos with the Easter Bunny and games through March 30. Park opens at 10 a.m. at Busch Gardens in Tampa. $15 for egg hunt, craft and one photo with the Easter Bunny; $10 for photo only; $5 for egg hunt and craft session only. (813) 987-5600.


Fall to Grace, 8 p.m., HBO Alexandra Pelosi debuts her documentary about former New Jersey Gov. Jim McGreevey.

Archer, 10 p.m., FX We'd like to believe this episode, dealing with a plot to assassinate the pope, was ripped from last week's Vatican-obsessed headlines. But it probably wasn't. South Park is the only show that can do that.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 28 03/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 5:36pm]
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