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From left, Katherine Michelle Tanner, Billy Edwards, Cathy Schenkelberg, and Brian Shea in 'God of Carnage.' [Photo by Chad Jacobs]

From left, Katherine Michelle Tanner, Billy Edwards, Cathy Schenkelberg, and Brian Shea in 'God of Carnage.' [Photo by Chad Jacobs]

God of Carnage: It's the last week to catch this comedy about what happens when parents of two fighting 11-year-olds come together. Hint: It's a laugh-out-loud train wreck of finger-pointing, tantrums and tears. Through Sunday. See it tonight at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

AMC Summer Movie Discounts: Escape the heat and catch a cheap screening of a fairly current PG-13 movie every week. Today at 9:30 p.m., see Need for Speed at Westshore 14 in Tampa, Veterans 24 in Tampa and Regency 20 in Brandon. $3. (813) 685-3396.

Peter Murphy: The former Bauhaus vocalist and Goth icon returns to rock Ybor City at 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20. (813) 248-9500.

Tickle the Troops: Known as the Seaman of Comedy, Central Florida Navy veterans Chuck Kirkpatrick, Rick Walters and Peter O'Keefe perform in this Wounded Warrior benefit show, which is followed at 10 p.m. by an open mic night for comics. It starts at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $7. (813) 864-4000.

Coffee with a Curator: In this portion of the Dalí Museum's monthly educational talks, Joan Kropf presents "Visual Illusions." It's at 10:30 a.m. at 1 Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Road Trip U.S.A.: This is the last week for children to learn about famous cities and national landmarks on a simulated coast-to-coast road trip with stops including National Parks, Mount Rushmore and the Roswell Invasion. Runs through Sunday. It starts at 10 a.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Nashville, 10 p.m., ABC Finally, a night devoted to all we ever want out of a Nashville episode: really good music. The cast sets aside characters to perform twangy songs in this behind-the-scenes concert special.

MORE TO EXPLORE

We've got reviews of top summer movies at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

COMING UP

Shark Week: It starts Sunday on TV, but get a jump on the mayhem Saturday at the Florida Aquarium, with scavenger hunts, interactive games, learning activities, shark dive shows and mermaid appearances. All last through next week. $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000.

Go Kids Obstacle Course Race: This one's for kids 5 to 15 in all fitness levels, with three different courses and a 5K competitive race Saturday at Boyd Hill in St. Petersburg. $25 and $32. (727) 893-7326.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 6 08/05/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 1:24pm]
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