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Ebony Fashion Fair: This "Glam Odyssey" tour marks the Fashion Fair's 50th year with 13 models wearing designs by Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Bill Blass and Jean-Louis Scherrer. Proceeds benefit charities. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $30, $35 at the door, $21 students. (727) 892-5767; www.ebonyfashionfair.com.

Bill Maxwell: The St. Petersburg Times columnist speaks about trends, local and national, affecting the lives of African-Americans. 7 p.m., Johnson Branch Library, 1059 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Antique appraisal: Lori Verderame, syndicated columnist and art historian, gives antique appraisals. 1 p.m., St. Petersburg Public Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. One item will be appraised for free; additional items are $20 each. You must arrive before the event starts to receive a numbered ticket.

To watch

SERIES PREMIERE: Welcome to the Captain, 8:30 p.m., WTSP-Ch. 10: The best TV comedy set in a hotel is John Cleese's Fawlty Towers. This one is faulty in a whole other way.

SEASON PREMIERE: The New Adventures of Old Christine, 9:30 p.m., WTSP: Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back for a third season, trying to run off Blair Underwood.

ALSO ...

Marc Jacobs & Louis Vuitton, 8 p.m., Sundance Channel: It's New York fall fashion week, and the network marks it by showing six nights of fashion-oriented programs. Tonight's is a documentary about Jacobs, the designer who has done much more for fashion than just deliver the Vuitton Murakami handbag.

Prince Among Slaves, 10 p.m., WEDU-Ch. 3: This doc tells the true, little-known story of African prince Adbul Rahman, who survived 40 years of enslavement in America before regaining his freedom and returning to his homeland.

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