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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sunday, Aug. 11

On Sunday, Tampa’s Side Splitters Comedy Club will host Wigs and Wit, where three drag queens and three comics compete and the audience chooses the winner. [Times (2007)]

Wigs and Wit: Three comics and three drag queens judge each other's acts, then switch crafts to compete for the win judged by the audience. $15. 7 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Erik and Martin Demaine with John C. O'Leary: Jazz pianist and neuroscientist O'Leary teams up with the Demaines, a father-and-son duo creating abstract sculptures, to blend science and art as part of the Marly Music series. Expect a performance piece driven by the differences between the left and right brain. $25, $15 students and members. 2 p.m. The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 896-2667.

End of Summer Steampunk Bash: This popup steampunk celebration gets emceed by Matt Knowles, author of Tales From Nocturnia. Tea and parasol dueling, a pair of costume contests, food and drink specials are the highlights. Free. 11 a.m. Stonefire Tavern, 10637 117th Dr N, Largo. (727) 688-8812.

Pinellas North Cello Ensemble Summer Session: In the lobby, four high school students of director and cellist Theresa Villani present a concert featuring duos, trios and quartets. They range from the Elizabethan era to bluegrass tunes. Free. 3 p.m. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 712-3762.

Stick to Your Guns: The hardcore punk band takes the stage with special guests Counterparts, Terror, Sanction and Year of the Knife. $20 and up. 6 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave, Ybor City. (813) 248-9500.

Cat Show: Judges from around the world critique more than 25 breeds of felines. You can meet other cat lovers and take photos with your favorite kitties, plus peruse various vendors. A cat food donation benefiting rescues gets you $1 off admission. $8, $3 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. 9 a.m. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 289-1989.

Smurfs Sing-Along: Join the Smurfs for a day of dancing, singing, games and face painting. The first 200 kids in line get a free Smurf-related surprise. Free. 11 a.m. Westfield Brand, 459 Brandon Town Center. (813) 926-4644.

Citronnade: The summer-inspired art show showcases work by Macy Eats Paint, Melanie Posner, Nicholas Lucius and Emiliano Settecasi. Free. 11 a.m. The Orlo, 315 S Plant Ave., Tampa.

Pablo Francisco: The MadTV veteran has racked up Comedy Central specials and appeared on Mind of Mencia. $15. 7 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

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