Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 4

University Lecture Series: Viola Davis: Academy Award winner Viola Davis talks about overcoming poverty as a child, how she became a strong woman and elevating the voices of women of color through art. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-1001.

Flaming Lips: The Oklahoma psych-rockers live shows are known for elaborate costumes, confetti and special effects. Clipping, featuring Hamilton star Daveed Diggs opens. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $39.50. (727) 565-0550.

Shovels and Rope: The Americana duo goes on tour. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19. (727) 895-3045.

Unhappy Hour: To raise awareness about the issues of pay equality and wage discrimination, the Business and Professional Women/St. Petersburg-Pinellas invite anyone interested to celebrate Equal Pay Day with a cash bar and complimentary light appetizers. Why this day? April 4 is the date when women's earnings "catch up" to men's from the previous year. 5:30 p.m., Ruth's Chris Steak House at Sundial, 131 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 551-5225.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. New York Yankees: 7:10 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Ticket prices vary by game. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Nomadic Tempest: Caravan Stage, a traveling troupe that sails around on the ship Amara Zee, an 85-foot-long replica of a 19th century sailing barge, presents a cirque-style aerial show, complete with video projections and special effects, aboard the ship. 9 p.m., Poynter Park, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $10 students and youth.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour: Catch a sneak peek of the movie Cars 3 and take photos with the life-size character cars of Lightning McQueen, Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm. 11 a.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 350-6500.

Pinwheels for Prevention Kick-Off: Free admission to the museum from noon-7 p.m. for this child abuse prevention event with activities. Throughout the museum, information will be available on resources and services available to local children and families. 12 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE: iZombie, 9 p.m., CW: In the third season premiere, Liv discovers there are far more zombies living in Seattle than she previously thought, and a private military contractor is creating a small zombie army.

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