Evita: The Tony Award-winning musical story of Eva Peron opens today and runs through Sunday. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $46.50-$92. (813) 229-7827.
Tyler the Creator: The Odd Future hip-hop front man will perform at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 247-2555.
The American Soldier: A Photographic Tribute: The exhibit, which opens today and runs through July 13, features 116 photographs that capture many aspects of the 150 years of American soldiers, from the Civil War to Afghanistan. It's at 10 a.m. at St. Petersburg Museum of History , 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 894-1052.
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Sea Lion Splash: See a visiting colony of coastal sea lions, with daily presentations and an outdoor activity area. Remains on display through May 31. It's at 10 a.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $2, in addition to park admission: $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.
Glee, 8 p.m., Fox Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristin Chenoweth reprise their guest roles for the series' 100th episode, a two-parter that also includes appearances by Amber Riley, Dianna Agron, Mark Salling and other cast members rarely seen these days.
Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, 8 p.m., ABC This hourlong special goes behind the scenes of Marvel Studios, and includes sneak peeks at Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy and The Avengers: Age of Ultron. Ugh. Marvel is like that kid in high school who just wouldn't stop bragging about how involved he was in everything.
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Miley Cyrus: Let's put it this way: When she glides down a tongue slide coming out of a huge image of her face, that's the tamest thing she'll do on stage at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Thursday. $19.50-$89.50. (813) 301-2500.
MacDill Airfest: It's back after a one-year break because of budget cuts. Expect gigantic crowds for two days at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa to see the Thunderbirds and all types of aircraft in the air and on the tarmac. Gates open at 8 a.m. Saturday and Sunday, but you'll want to get there way before that. Free.