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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14

Guy Torry: Guy has been seen on BET's Comic View, Comedy Central's Premium Blend, Showtime at the Apollo and Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Parsons Dance: Dizzying athleticism meets uplifting contemporary choreography by "one of the greatest dance makers of all time," David Parsons. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$55. (813) 229-7827.

Bad Luck Business Stories : F*ckUp Nights Tampa Bay is where stories of failed businesses or projects are told, questioned and celebrated. Speakers include Joy Randels, Joey Redner, Ian Beckles and Michelle S. Royal. After the speakers, the floor is open to anyone. 6 p.m., Cigar City Cider and Mead, 1812 N 15th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 238-8001.

Happy Hour with the Historian: Enjoy an evening of wine, words and the wisdom of historians. The 2016 series kicks off with Ellen Gerth discussing "Shipwrecks and Sunken Secrets." 6:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 894-1052.

Band of Lovers: The indie folk trio tours in support of their album, the Coast. 7 p.m., Tre Amici @ The Bunker, 1907 N 19th St., Ybor City. Free. (813) 247-6964.

Ybor Ghost Tour: Find out what ghosts haunt the historic Cuban Club. Ghost meters supplied. 7:30 p.m., King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25, $10 ages 11 and younger. (813) 386-3905.

Lectores Speaker Series: Patricia Smith: The University of Tampa's Low-Residency MFA Program's series presents readings and book signings by program authors. Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah. 7:30 p.m., Falk Theatre, 428 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-3333.

True West: Tampa Repertory Theatre present Sam Shepard's comedy about two very different brothers who fight over writing a screenplay. Through Jan. 24. 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida Theatre Center Studio Theater (TAR 120), 3837 USF W Holly Dive, Tampa. $20; $15 students, seniors and military.

Catskills on Broadway: The 25th anniversary celebration features funny personalities Sal Richards, Freddie Roman and Dick Capri, in this evening of good old-fashioned humor. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. $20-$50. (800) 826-9303.

They're Playing Our Song: Neil Simon's romantic musical comedy in which a courting composer and lyricist are not a match made in heaven, but love eventually triumphs. Through Jan. 24. 8 p.m., Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $26; $15 for students. (727) 784-3322.

Jim Norton: The comedian, radio personality and bestselling author is the co-host of Opie with Jim Norton on Sirius XM Radio and has a comedy special on Hulu. 18 and older. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $35. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Wee-time at Weedon: Includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3-5. 10:30 a.m., Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6500.

TO WATCH

The World Dog Awards, 8 p.m., The CW. George Lopez is host for this pet project that includes tributes to standout canines in categories such as best dressed, top trick and most pawpular. And, no, we are not making this up.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 14 01/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 12:50pm]
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