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Broad Comedy: A Tribute to Women Humorists: Meredith Myers the Stand-Up Librarian serves as host for more than a dozen Tampa Bay area women reading from funny ladies including Dorothy Parker, Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, Mindy Kaling and more. Benefits Girls Inc. of Pinellas. 7 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 895-6620.

Brides Against Breast Cancer: Gowns in all styles and sizes 4 to 18 are available from $99 to $3,900 at this event with wedding professionals available for tips and bookings. Get first pickings from the gowns at a VIP reception with drinks appetizers and entertainment from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. General admission starts at 1 p.m. Benefits breast cancer research. 11 a.m., NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $45 couple, $30 additional guest (VIP); $7 (general). (941) 907-9350.

1,2,3...Oops!: To send off the visiting Mythbusters exhibition with a bang, USF engineers will demonstrate creative combustions for guests to learn about reaction. Included with museum admission. 12 p.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $21.95 adults (13-59), $17.95 child (2-12), $19.95 seniors (60+). Member discounts available. (813) 987-6000.

The Doobie Brothers: The four-time Grammy winning '70s rock band became famous for hits including, Black Water, What A Fool Believes and more. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$89.50. (727) 791-7400

KIDS AND FAMILY

Toddlerdega: Children ages 2 to 5 can race their favorite battery operated power wheel car or truck around the track hitting speeds of up to 5 MPH. Two wheeled and modified vehicles are not allowed. 9 a.m., Pro Karting Experience, 4600 34th St. N, St. Petersburg. $5 family pit pass. (727) 525-5278.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE Resurrection, 9 p.m., ABC The Army arrives in Arcadia as the return of the dearly departed — we like to call them "The Talking Dead" — reaches critical mass. Because military intervention always solves the problem.

MORE TO EXPLORE

See recipes for our #CookClub at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 4 05/02/14 [Last modified: Friday, May 2, 2014 1:56pm]
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