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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 1

National Geographic Live: The Search for Life Beyond Earth: Astrobiologist and National Geographic emerging explorer Kevin Hand reports on his work in some of the most extreme environments to discover how life can persist under hostile conditions. Talk is at 7 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25.

Yappy Hour: Here's the perfect opportunity for a doggie date. You get 15 percent off all food and drink purchases, while your dog gets complimentary water and treats. Benefits area animal organizations. Also taking place at Grimaldi's at Westshore and Countryside malls. Starts at 10 a.m. at Grimaldi's Pizzeria, 7990 Citrus Park Town Ctr, Tampa. (813) 920-5858.

Disenchanted!: Snow White and her angry band of storybook friends are storming the castle in order to take their lives back in this satire that runs through April 13. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

Target Tuesday: The hands-on museum and Target join to offer free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

The Mindy Project, Fox, 9 p.m. The show returns from hiatus with two episodes that explore the consequences of the passionate airplane kiss between Mindy and Danny.

Total Riff Off, NatGeo, 8 p.m. The folks behind Mystery Science Theater 3000 and RiffTrax serve up the snark on three hours of segments from the channel's shows, such as Man v. Monster and Swamp Men.

Justified, FX, 10 p.m. Raylan is gunning for Darryl Crowe Jr. The cartel is gunning for Boyd and Duffy. A bloody season is building toward a bloody finale.

MORE TO EXPLORE

We have lots of date night ideas at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Coming up

Sugar Sand Festival: Nearly 1,000 tons of sand will be transformed into movie characters and scenes for a walk-through display under a huge tent. The 10-day festival also includes a sand sculpting contest and live entertainment. It starts Friday at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. $8, $5 seniors, $4 ages 6-17, 5 and younger free.

Lily Tomlin: Phone operator Ernestine and precocious Edith Ann (from Laugh-In fame) are back, part of her show at Tampa Theatre on Thursday, which also includes standup and a Q&A. $45-$85. (813) 274-8982.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 1 03/31/14 [Last modified: Monday, March 31, 2014 3:33pm]
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