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Lunar eclipse You'll be able to see a total lunar eclipse tonight, and the observatories at MOSI and the Pinellas Science Center are setting up their scopes to give you a better look. The eclipse starts at 8:43 p.m. and the full eclipse is expected around 10 before finally ending at 10:51. MOSI's Skywatch is free at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6100 at mosi.org. The Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, is open until 10 p.m. It's $5 for nonmembers, free for kids younger than 2.

Frank Deford The award-inning sports commentator and journalist who keeps Bryant Gumbel on his toes on HBO's Real Sports or reminds NPR's listeners why boxing is important, is coming to the USF St. Petersburg campus tonight for a talk on sports in American culture. Hear a master raconteur at 7 at the Campus Activities Center, 140 Seventh Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Free.

Poison the Well Known as PTW to their fans, these Miami hard rockers play at 7 tonight at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $13-$15. (727) 895-3045.

Stevie Coyle The Waybacks alum plays his fingerstyle guitar for fans at 7 p.m. at Craftsman House , 2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $14 advance, $16 day of show. (727) 323-2787.

Natural Landscapes Tired of dodging the water cops? The Suncoast Native Plant Society meets tonight with a program on developing a native landscape plan for your yard that thrives with minimum care. It meets at 7 at the Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner. (727) 960-8132.

Wide aWoke Wednesdays On the floor tonight in this monthly hot-topics gathering is, "Things they never taught you about black history." Got that? Discuss. Meet at 7:30 at the Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 820 E Busch Blvd., Tampa. Admission is $5 or $3 with a student ID. For details call (813) 951-0794 or go to www.thecombinationtv.com.

Changing Habitats Get a little enlightenment tonight from 7 to 8 when Swiftmud's Mary Barnwell discusses how Florida's uplands habitats have been changed by development and current efforts to restore them. The talk will be held at the Environmental Education Center in J.B. Starkey Wilderness Park, 10500 Wilderness Park Blvd., New Port Richey. Free. (727) 834-3474.

- Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

In the lull between Valentine's Day and Easter, someone has to try out all the latest in candy and chocolate. That's what the Snack Pack is for. See what they say at blogs.tampabay.com/snacks.

Coming up

Leslie and the Lys The 26-year-old cult sensation from Iowa with the hottest viral web videos on the Net is coming to Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday, performing in support of her new CD, Cewebrity. The satirical rap artist with a veritable museum of gem-encrusted sweaters and gold lame pants will perform with Super Secret Best Friends, Flexxehawk, Ricky Diamond and Ryan Wendell Bauer, at 9 p.m. Friday at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $8. 18 and older admitted. (813) 241-8600.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival Harken back to those days of yesteryear where road rage meant you could get lanced by a passing knight because you were gnawing on a giant turkey leg and galloping too slowly. Starting Saturday, and every weekend through April 6, a 16th century village comes alive at the MOSI grounds, 11315 N 46th St., Tampa. It runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is $16.95 adults; $8.95 kids 6-12; seniors $13.95. See renaissancefest.com.

- Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

Coming up

Leslie and the Lys The 26-year-old cult sensation from Iowa with the hottest viral web videos on the Net is coming to Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday, performing in support of her new CD, Cewebrity. The satirical rap artist with a veritable museum of gem-encrusted sweaters and gold lame pants will perform with Super Secret Best Friends, Flexxehawk, Ricky Diamond and Ryan Wendell Bauer, at 9 p.m. Friday at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Ybor City. $8. 18 and older admitted. (813) 241-8600.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival Harken back to those days of yesteryear where road rage meant you could get lanced by a passing knight because you were gnawing on a giant turkey leg and galloping too slow. Starting Saturday, and every weekend through April 6, a 16th century village comes alive at the MOSI grounds, 11315 N 46th St., Tampa. It runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and admission is $16.95 adults; $8.95 kids 6-12; seniors $13.95. See renaissancefest.com.

- Sharon Kennedy Wynne wynne@tampabay.com

On TV tonight

America's Next Top Model, 8 p.m., CW Finally, the only show keeping Wednesday nights afloat returns with not one but two Floridians. Plus, Paulina Porizkova joins the panel, reminding us what the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue was like when it still had swimsuits in it.

Supernanny, 9 p.m., ABC They promised Jo Frost would be working with a celebrity, but Wilson Phillips singer Wendy Wilson isn't what we had in mind.

Law & Order: Criminal Intent, 9 p.m., NBC This episode, about a dentist who passes out tainted mouthwash, will make us paranoid every time we get nauseous from that fluoride rinse during our six-month cleanings.

Mythbusters, 9 p.m., Discovery Watch the gang celebrate 100 episodes by once again proving you don't need a steady supply of urban myths to keep a show going when you can constantly blow up, burn, melt, soak, shred or vaporize stuff.

- Joshua Gillin jgillin@tampabay.com

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