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Photo courtesy of Pritchard Photography. (From left) Brian Shea, Maggie Mularz, Joanna Sycz and David M. Jenkins play two couples in Jobsite Theater's Time Stands Still.

Photo courtesy of Pritchard Photography. (From left) Brian Shea, Maggie Mularz, Joanna Sycz and David M. Jenkins play two couples in Jobsite Theater's Time Stands Still.

Time Stands Still: The story of a photojournalist and a foreign correspondent trying to find happiness in a world that seems to have gone crazy. From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Donald Margulies, of Dinner with Friends and Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. Through July 24. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Ghostbusters Premiere: Hospitality, Entertainment and Cuisine Network members and friends are invited to a red carpet premiere events for Ghostbusters including the Ghostbusters car, an 8-foot marshmallow man, a live radio remote, raffle and two screenings of the new Ghostbusters movie at 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. Benefits Habitat for Humanity, Women with Purpose, Birthday Candles for Kids, Big Brothers and Big Sisters and the Sheriff's Youth Ranch. 6 p.m., Sunset Point Cinema and Grille, 24095 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $10, members free. (727) 799-3531.

Happy Hour with the Historian: Enjoy an evening of wine, words and the wisdom of historians. In this portion, John Tallon presents "Beats in the Burg: A Story of Jack Kerouac." 6:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5, members free. (727) 894-1052.

Weird Night: Join two Florida authors for panel discussion moderated by Tampa Bay Times book editor, Collette Bancroft. Join Craig Pittman, author of the recently released Oh, Florida!: How America's Weirdest State Influences the Rest of the Country and Lisa Unger, author of best-selling thrillers including the recent Ink and Bone, for a weird night of storytelling, book signing and a panel discussion. 7 p.m., Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 253-2638.

Alonzo Bodden: The winner of season three of Last Comic Standing is a regular on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

TO WATCH

Bones, 8 p.m., Fox. The cases just keep getting weirder, a corpse at a glass recycling plant is found with a diamond stuck in its jaw.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for July 14 07/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:31pm]
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    Stage

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