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The Girlie Show: Big Top Burlesque: Join Big Momma and her live Dixieland Band for a burlesque show with a circus twist. The performers have experience with groups like Cirque Du Soleil, Cirque Fantasique and Le Click. The show is recommended for those 18 and up. It starts at 8 p.m. at the Honey Pot, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25-$50. (727) 248-5974.

Oni Perez: This newcomer on the Florida comedy scene was a finalist for the Las Vegas Lucky 21 contest, the Las Vegas Comedy Festival and the South Beach Comedy Festival. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

Bad Veins: The indie pop group, who won the first Target Music Maker Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, performs. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10, $12 for under 18. (813) 241-8600.

Rolling Pin Cuisine: Celebrity Chef Virginia Willis: The Rolling Pin Kitchen welcomes cookbook author and Chopped finalist Virginia Willis to share Southern recipes from her collection, including peach and Dijon-crusted pork loin and low country risotto. Class starts at 6:15 p.m. at Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium, 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon. $80; wine, beer or beverage included. Fifteen percent of each ticket sold benefits local charities. (813) 653-2418.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Modern Family, 9 p.m., ABC The gang heads to Florida after Phil's mom dies, but unfinished business, an unusual request and an arrest warrant get involved. This is the Sunshine State we're talking about, after all.

SEASON FINALE Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC Brad Paisley drops by to sing with Rayna and Deacon. He was a real fan of Friday Night Lights.

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COMING UP

Memorial Day Weekend at Shephard's: Of course, there is a solemn side to the holiday, but this isn't it. This kick-off to summer mixes sun, bikinis, drink specials and throbbing music for four days at the Clearwater Beach resort. Music from Iyaz, Kidd Leow, Jason Derulo, DJ Ray, DJ Skribble and Jaime Ferreira, Friday through Monday. $10-$20. (727) 441-6875.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Florida Aquarium: All active duty, retired or drilling reservist or National Guard members can get two free tickets to the aquarium in Tampa. The deal runs Saturday through Monday. (813) 273-4000.

Steve Martin: The once Wild and Crazy Guy is a full-time bluegrass banjo picker now. This show with Edie Brickell features their new album, Love Has Come for You, Thursday at the Mahaffey Theater. But alas, it is sold out, so you're on your own for tickets.

Margarita Festival: They're building a beach volleyball court right in Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park for this extravaganza, with hip margarita flavors such as mango jalapeno and pomegranate. Also live music and fireworks Saturday. $15-$100. tampamargaritafest.com.

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