Marvel Universe Live!: Marvel superheroes from the Avengers to Spider-Man and Wolverine come to life in this action-packed arena extravaganza including special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more. It's at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $40-$120. (813) 301-2500.
Ray LaMontagne: The folk singer-songwriter will grace the Clearwater stage yet again, this time alongside Jenny Lewis. The L.A. indie duo Belle Brigade will open. Show is at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $53.25-125. (727) 791-7400.
Tampaworks 2014: Play Local: This week, Stageworks and Tucker Hall present nine short plays with local flair. Catch the first ones at 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $20. (813) 374-2416. See a list of the plays at stageworkstheatre.org.
Ian Bagg: Fun fact, the Canadian comedian jokes: He's the only comic to have worked for famed director-producer Judd Apatow and not become a multibillionaire. Catch him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.
Yappy Hour: You and your dog can sit on the patio and enjoy games, prizes, food and drink specials. Adoptable pets on site at 6 p.m. at World of Beer Downtown St. Petersburg, 100 Fourth St. S. Free. (727) 823-2337.
Matt Davis: This comedian is known for his dark and dirty humor, as a firm believer that nothing is sacred and nothing is safe. At 8:30 p.m., he's at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$20. (813) 960-1197.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Free Golf: Kids ages 5 to 15 can get out of the house and onto the putting green with a free small bucket of range balls to hit on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, or at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, Wentworth Golf Club or Crescent Oaks County Club in Tarpon Springs. Starts at 8 a.m. at Ace Golf Brandon, 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon. (813) 651-4653.
SERIES PREMIERE Welcome to Sweden, 9 p.m., NBC This semi-autobiographical comedy, a huge hit in Sweden, was created by (and stars) Greg Poehler, Amy's brother.
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Tampa Bay Rays vs. Toronto Blue Jays: Did you know we're "Half Way to Gasparilla"? The Trop sure did. So air out your pirate gear Saturday and get a lower-level seat and Gasparilla beads for $35 with promo code Krewe1 by Thursday. After the game, catch Joan Jett and the Blackhearts performing.
Dunedin Orange Festival: The fruit did make Florida famous, so celebrate with juice samples, family fun zone, live music and best of all: mojo cookoff competition. Admission is free, but you can taste the mojo for $10 Saturday at Edgewater Park. (727) 330-4888.