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Neece and Supa Man: This "mix tape release party" is another attempt by the Umbrella Corporation to present quality hip-hop instead of narrow niches and scenes, not to mention cartoonish gangstas. This dual mix tape/birthday celebration for Neece joins him with Supa in honest rhymes, talking about subjects listeners can relate to. Available will be free copies of Neece's The Campaign and Supa Man's Fly, Flashy, & Flossin. 11 p.m., Full Moon Saloon, 1613 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $5. (813) 248-3309.

Ballard Designs grand opening: International Plaza visitors the last couple of weeks have been shopping the soft opening of the first physical store from the popular catalog company that mixes European country chic with Pottery Barn style. The grand opening party will have food and gift bags, and shopping receipts will benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Tampa. 6- 9 p.m., International Plaza, Tampa.

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Country music's quarterback and homecoming queen bring their second nationwide tour to the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. 7:30 p.m. $51.50-$97.50. (813) 301-2500;

Reggae night: One of the most popular nights at Skipper's Smokehouse, this show features old favorites Impulse. The band, hailing from the West Indies, is one of the most popular reggae groups in the bay area because its huge repertoire lures purists and the easier-to-please party crowd. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 10 Skipper Road at Nebraska, Tampa. $5. (813) 971-0666.

Old Hyde Park Live Music Series: Finish off hump day with a free show by the blues band Walker Smith Group. Proceeds from beverage sales benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. 6-9 p.m., Old Hyde Park Village, Swann and S Dakota avenues, Tampa.

To watch

The Next Best Thing: Who Is the Greatest Celebrity Impersonator? 8 p.m., WFTS-Ch. 28: There are almost as many words in the title as the number of viewers who watch the show. Still, if you're one of the few who care, the winner will be declared tonight.

HairWorld: The Pursuit of Excellence, 8 p.m., WEDU-Ch. 3: It follows members of a U.S. team of stylists as they clip, comb and spray their way to the 31st HairWorld Championships in Moscow.

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