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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 3

Lily Tomlin: The Tony-, Emmy-, Grammy- and Peabody-winning performer puts on her one-woman show that uses a range of voices to conjure up a cast of characters. Show is at 8 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $45-$85. (813) 274-8982.

Branford Marsalis Quartet: The renowned Grammy-winning saxophonist led The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, performed with symphony orchestras, collaborated with Sting and the Grateful Dead, and composed scores for Broadway. Now, he will perform with his jazz ensemble at 7:30 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59.

Brad Williams: The comic has used his dwarfism as a stepping stone to roles on hits including Mind of Mencia, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live and Pitboss. Show is at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Festa Italiana's Wines of Italy: The annual wine tasting kicks off a celebration of all things Italian, with more than 70 Italian varieties, food from Carrabba's, entertainment by Citta Dei Templi and a silent auction. Benefits Italian Club's Restoration Fund. It's at 6 p.m. at Italian Club (Ybor), 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $60. (813) 248-3316.


Meet Sawyer of Dolphin Tale: Nathan Gamble, the 16-year-old star who portrays Sawyer in Dolphin Tale and Dolphin Tale 2, will make special appearances this week at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Today's is at 2 p.m. at Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater.


Community, NBC, 8 p.m. It's an animated episode. It's a tribute to G.I. Joe. It's why we love this show.

Parks and Recreation, NBC, 8:30 p.m. Leslie helps organize the high school's senior prom and enlists Tom, with Ben's help, as the DJ.


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