Ray McNiece in concert (8 tonight, 8 and 11 p.m. Friday, various locations). McNiece is captain of the Cleveland Poetry Slam team that won the national poetry slam in August in Asheville, N.C. The artist takes a cutting yet patriotic view of many of our fellow Americans. Today's performance takes place at the Silver Ring Cafe in Ybor City ($2); Friday's 8 p.m. performance is at the Sword & Shield Room at the Bob Martinez Sports Center at the University of Tampa (free); the 11 p.m. show is at the Off Center Theater at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center ($5). Information: 264-2226.