Josh Blue: The 2006 Last Comic Standing winner with cerebral palsy breaks down stereotypes of people with disabilities. Show is at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18.50-$20.50. (813) 960-1197.
The Burnt Part Boys: This 2010 original musical tells the coming-of-age story of a boy who lost his father in a mining accident. See it at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44; package deals available. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.
Girl Code stars: Comics Jessimae Peluso and Carly Aquilino team up to bring the MTV show's comedy to the Improv stage at 8 p.m. at 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.
Rays Trolley from Gulfport: At the 7:10 p.m. Rays game against the Houston Astros , buy a $25 lower level seat and get free round trip transportation to the game and a free hat. Trolleys depart hourly between 5 and 7 p.m. from Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. $25. (727) 893-1070.
[email protected]: To complement the current Representations of Childhood exhibit, the film Babies will be screened at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. (727) 896-2667.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Summer Evenings: Bring the family for extended hours until 7 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 14. Admission is just $15 after 4 p.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. It opens at 9:30 a.m. $23.95, $20.95 for seniors 60+, $18.95 for kids 3-12. (813) 273-4000.
SEASON PREMIERE Defiance, 8 p.m., Syfy There's a new mayor in town, and he proves that even in a society made up of humans and aliens on a future Earth, one thing remains constant: Politicians are their own terrifying species.
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Goo Goo Dolls: We know everyone wants to hear Iris, but the openers Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre are nothing to sneeze at either: Daughtry and the Plain White T's. $35-$75. (813) 740-2446.
Mary Poppins: Just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, and just a sing-along with everyone's favorite nanny helps the joy go up. It's a special edition of the Tampa Theatre's Summer Classic Movie Series on Saturday and Sunday. $12, $10 children/seniors/members. (813) 274-8982.
Brian Regan: If you've ever wondered who has the most appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman, it's this comic. But Friday he's at the Straz. (813) 229-7827. $45.