God of Carnage: When two 11-year-old boys have a playground fight, their parents' civil discussion devolves into finger-pointing, tantrums and tears. And that's before they break out the rum. See the play at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.
Rebecca Penneys Piano Festival: Penneys' festival includes wide-ranging classes and private study for 36 participants from 19 countries and performances by students. Today, pianist Howard Na performs Lesser-Known Piano Wonders at 4 p.m. at University of South Florida School of Music Concert Hall, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2311.
Comedy in the Raw Open Mic: Sign up begins at 9:30 p.m., and space is limited to 15-20 comedians, each of whom is given up to five minutes of stage time. If you want to watch, it starts at 10 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 864-4000.
Summer Circus Spectacular: It's the last week to catch this artistic, on-stage exhibition of circus artistry with hand balancing, comedy skits, quick change artistry and aerial work at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $15, $12 children. (941) 360-7399.
Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Park opens at 9:30 a.m. at 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. Included with daily admission: $95, $90 for ages 3-9. (813) 987-5600.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Passport Adventures: Kids get a chance to spend time in the old Florida piney woods, participate in daily life activities, play games and hear stories. The program runs Wednesdays through Fridays through Aug. 8. It's at 10 a.m. at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. $3. (727) 582-2125.
Sharknado 2: The Second One, 9 p.m., Syfy This time, an epic storm sweeps thousands of sharks out of the ocean and dumps them on Manhattan. Expect plenty of cameos. Can you sing It's Raining Fin?
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Comic Con: Unleash your inner fanboy and fangirl with stars including Evan Peters, John Rhys-Davies, Richard Madden and Caity Lotz, plus comics, videos and action figures from anime to Star Wars Friday-Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center. $30, $60 three days, 12 and under free. (610) 570-4273.
Tampapalooza: Celebrate just how awesome our area is with local bands, food, craft beer, vendors and children's activities Saturday and Sunday at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Best of all: It's free! (813) 455-2418.