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Things to do in Tampa Bay for May 9

John and Jen: In this musical, Jen and her younger brother John's family is divided over the war in Vietnam. Runs through May 26. It starts tonight at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $39-$46. (727) 498-5205. Check out our review at tampabay.com/thingstodo.

Rodriguez: The 70-year-old Detroit folk singer-songwriter barely made a blip in America before becoming a cult music superstar in South Africa, but his story formed the basis of the acclaimed documentary Searching for Sugar Man, which recently won an Oscar for Best Documentary. Jenny O. also performs. The concert is at 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35.50-$45.50. (813) 229-7827.

Foam 'n' Glow Party: After getting postponed in April, this traveling party is finally here touting foam, fire, dancers, music and more as if to say, "How much sensory overload can we put into one party?" It starts at 9 p.m. at Club Underground, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. $24.50, VIP $59.50. (813) 221-2582.

Brian Posehn: The Mr. Show and Sarah Silverman Program star showing up at the Improv is somewhat surprising, as he's usually more likely to play rock clubs like the Crowbar. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Two and a Half Men, 8:30 p.m., CBS Angus T. Jones isn't leaving the show for good, only becoming an occasional cast member — so unlike Charlie Sheen, he doesn't get a full funeral, only an emotional road trip with his dad. Then again, Jones only went half-crazy, not full-on crazy, like Sheen, so this makes sense.

SEASON FINALE Glee, 9 p.m., Fox A regionals win, or a callback for Funny Girl — which does Rachel want more? The episode's title, "All or Nothing," suggests it's not an either-or proposition.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Mother's Day is Sunday (you didn't forget, did you?), so this week's Play Tampa Bay video has ideas for events, deals and brunch spots you can treat Mom to. Watch the episode at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

 
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