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Around the World in 80 Days: It's "Pay what you can" night for this show about a fearless adventurer in a race to beat the clock, based on the famous Jules Verne novel. The show runs through April 13. It's at 8 p.m. at American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg.

March Mad-Men-ness Comedy Show: Tampa Bay comedians including Joe Riga, John Jacobs, J.B. Ball, Mona Chiarzio, Catherine Maloney, Law Smith, Johnny B, David Weingarten and Matt Fernandez compete to see who is the best Cigar City comedian. Show is 21 and older starting at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10 at the door. (813) 864-4000.

Gasparilla International Film Festival: For this opening night reception, come early for drinks and samples from area restaurants and to mingle with the festival's celebrities. Includes admission to screening of There's Always Woodstock. Starts at 5:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $60. (813) 260-4433.

Schoolboy Q: The L.A. rapper brings his Oxymoron World Tour, which features special guests Isaiah Rashad & Vince Staples. It's at 6 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 565-0550.

Ben Hague: The young comic has headlined at comedy clubs and colleges throughout the country and the prestigious Fringe Festival in Scotland in 2011. Show is at 9:30 p.m. at Coconuts Comedy Club Beachcomber Resort, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $18-$25.


Doll & Em, 10 p.m., HBO Real-life BFFs Emily Mortimer (The Newsroom) and Dolly Wells (Bridget Jones's Diary) are the stars of this new semi-improvised comedy series from England.

Broad City, 10:30 p.m., Comedy Central Produced by Amy Poehler, this odd-couple comedy is about two best friends navigating their 20s in New York City.


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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.

Cuban Sandwich Festival: Who has the best Cuban? Restaurants, delis and food trucks will vie for the title in traditional and non-traditional categories in the fest that includes music and more than 100 food, art and cultural exhibitors. Kicks off at the Ybor City Saturday Market and moves to Hillsborough Community College Ybor City Campus on Sunday. Free, food and drink extra.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 19 03/18/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 5:18pm]
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