(ran East edition)
THE CHAIRS: Eugene Ionesco's play about an eccentric elderly couple awaiting multitudes of expected guests comes to life on the stage of the Gorilla Theatre. Anna Brennen directs the cast of Richard Coppinger, Midge Mamatas and Adam Bolvo. 7 p.m.; Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa. Opens Thursday and runs through Jan. 23. $11-$22. Call (813) 879-2914.
GRAB THE ANTIHISTAMINE: The Tampa Bay area once again is on the list of worst cities for pollen, according to www.pollen.com. Levels are in the high range, which tend to affect most people who suffer from the pollen types of the season.