Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Jan. 3

Tonight brings a preview of Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning drama ‘Copenhagen’
The Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen that asks: Why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen? Historians have said the famous scientists discussed the idea of nuclear power and its control.
Pictured: Ami Sallee, Ned Averill-Snell, Chris Marshall
Photo credit: Kara Gold
The Tampa Repertory Theatre will present Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen that asks: Why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen? Historians have said the famous scientists discussed the idea of nuclear power and its control. Pictured: Ami Sallee, Ned Averill-Snell, Chris Marshall Photo credit: Kara Gold
Published January 2

Copenhagen: Preview: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents Michael Frayn’s Tony Award-winning drama that asks: Why did Heisenberg come to Copenhagen? The New York Times called Copenhagen “a work of art that humanizes physics in a way no other has done.” Preview is $15. 8 p.m. USF Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. (813) 783-5465. tamparep.org.

A.J. Finney and Landry: Finney was a finalist in HBO’s Lucky 21 competition, and Landry was the first winner of the Punchline Comedy Club’s “64 Comedian Super Comedy Competition,” and won the Boston Comedy Festival in 2011. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 960-1197.

Whose Line St Pete: Watch up to nine improvisers challenge each other with short-form improv games, where the points don’t matter. The top three players square off with individual improv challenges to see who will be crowned that week’s Whose Line champ. 9 p.m. Spitfire Theater, 14 18th St. S, St. Petersburg. $15. (866) 811-4111.

$5 after 5: View the collection of studio glass art for reduced admission on Thursdays from 5-8 p.m. 5 p.m. Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave. St. Petersburg. $5. (727) 300-1700. imaginemuseum.com

Artflix: Rene Magritte: A biography film on 20th century artist Magritte, featuring some of his best known works. 6 p.m. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

UT Lectores Readings: The January residency kicks off with a reading from Ottessa Moshfegh, a fiction writer from New England. Her first book, McGlue, a novella, won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award. 7:30 p.m. Vaughn Center, ninth floor, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Free. (813) 257-3514.

21st Century Voices: New Play Festival: Live staged readings of four new plays from four emerging playwrights. 8 p.m. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $10 per reading; $40 all access pass. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org

Best of the Bay Comedy Showcase: Hosted by Tampa News Force, the showcase features comedians Airia Turney, Tiffany Barbee and Catherine Maloney. 8 p.m. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com

kids and family

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Children ages 3 to 5 connect to the wonders of the natural world through a story and a craft, game or other hands-on activity. 10:30 a.m. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 453-6800.

Ice Skating in St. Petersburg: Balmy St. Petersburg has a real ice rink in Albert Whitted Park through Jan. 7. Sessions are $10 for an hour and include ice skates. Bring your own socks, or you can purchase socks at the ice-skating rink for $2 per pair. 1 p.m. Albert Whitted Park, 480 Bayshore Drive SE, St. Petersburg. $10 per hour includes skate rental. (727) 893-7441. stpeteparksrec.org

Winter Village: The riverfront park turns into a winter wonderland with a 360 degree light display set to holiday music, ice skating, the Winter Village Express, 10 pop-up boutiques, food and drink. Ice rink opens at 4 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free (skating/skate rental/trolley additional). (813) 221-3686.

to Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Gotham, 8 p.m., Fox: As the final season begins, Jim Gordon and Bruce Wayne face a world of chaos. Their mission to keep the city safe becomes more complicated, as the villains who survived the attack on the city begin to resurface and claim various territories.

SERIES PREMIERE The Titan Games, 8 p.m., NBC: Host Dwayne Johnson puts contestants through a series of grueling challenges that push their bodies to the limit — all while we veg out on the couch.

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