Monday, July 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 22

Murder for Two: A hilarious musical murder mystery, in which one actor investigates the crime, the other plays all the other roles, and they both play piano. Through May 1. 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $40. (813) 229-7827.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts. 9 a.m., Gulfport, Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Easter Egg Coloring: All ages welcome at this relaxing egg coloring session. 6 p.m., Barbara S. Ponce Public Library, 7770 52nd St. N, Pinellas Park. Free (registration required). (727) 369-0667.

Easter Mysteries: Staged and filmed before a live audience, this musical theater presentation depicts the last days of Jesus Christ. An interfaith panel discussion on the history of Passion plays and the current state of interfaith relations follows the screening. Also taking place at Sundial in St. Petersburg. 7 p.m., Park Place Stadium 16, 7200 U.S. 19 N, Pinellas Park. $19.26 (price may vary by theater). (727) 525-7777.

Exploring Mars: The Next Generation: In this installment of National Geographic Live!, NASA engineer Kobie Boykins discusses the ongoing Mars Exploration Program. 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25-$35. (813) 229-7827.

Dark Wave Yoga: Vinyasa Yoga set to dark and melancholy variant of new wave, post-punk, gothic rock, dark synthpop, ambient, industrial, trip-hop music. Bands like Bauhaus, Joy Division, The Sisters Of Mercy, Portishead, Morrissey, Nine inch nails, Dead Can Dance. 7:15 p.m., Tempus Projects, 4636 N Florida Ave., Tampa. $12; $10 students & military. (813) 340-9056.

St. Petersburg College Jazz Band Concert: The 17-piece band bring big band Swing & Latin jazz favorites, with special guest singer Bob Nico. 7:30 p.m., St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 341-4360.

Tampa Bay Lightning: Detroit Red Wings: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600.

Stand Up Comedy Open Mic: The Homemade Broadcast invites amateur comedians to compete for a $50 cash prize, picked by audience participation. Free pizza is provided by Angelo's. 8:30 p.m., Sly Bar, 2061 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-2971.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Puddle Jumpers: Children ages 3 to 4 can enjoy a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration. 9:30 a.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 893-7326.

TO WATCH

Heartbeat, 9 p.m., NBC. A fast-paced new medical drama that follows a renowned heart transplant surgeon (Melissa George) who pushes the boundaries of medical science while juggling her high-stress career with a racy personal life and pickup basketball games. She has us feeling worn out already.

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