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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, March 27

Tampa’s Haven observes Tuesday as International Whisk(e)y Day with happy hour specials and a tasting menu. [Octavio Jones | Times (2015)]
Published Mar. 27

International Whisk(e)y Day Celebration: Happy hour specials spread out across the Hyde Park restaurant ($5 whiskey cocktails or $4 bourbon barrel-aged beers, anyone?). There's a festive $35 three-course tasting menu paired with the glorious brown nectar, too. 5 p.m. Haven, 2208 W Morrison Ave., Tampa. (813) 258-2233.

Sicilian Tenors: Billed as "the Three Tenors meet the Rat Pack," a trio of tenor voices: Aaron Caruso, Elio Scaccio and Sam Vitale. Expect songs like Be My Love, O Sole Mio and Music of the Night from the show. 1 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $18-$35. (727) 791-7400.

Road to Valor Book Talk with Aili McConnon: Catch this open-to-the-public discussion focused on author Aili McConnon's story of cyclist Gino Bartali, who made the greatest comeback in Tour de France history and secretly aided the Italian resistance during World War II. RSVP by phone. 6:30 p.m. The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 820-0100 ext. 301.

Whiffenpoofs: The Yale a capella singers harmonize in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts. 7:30 p.m. 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $12 and up. (800) 955-1045.

Kyle Cease: How do you gain a deeper awareness of yourself and others? This comic and motivational speaker behind the Evolving Out Loud transformational events — who's also scheduled to visit the Straz, but Jaeb Theater — explores the question. 8 p.m. 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $39-$99. (800) 955-1045.

Crumbs from the Table of Joy: Race relations, political tensions and an awkward family dynamic come together in the memory play in Freefall Theatre's coming-of-age memory play. Runs through April 14, but times vary. 7 p.m. 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $39.50-$52.50. (727) 498-5205.

Direct Hit!: The Milwaukee-based punk rock band with four full-length albums of music, which range from vein-popping hardcore to electronic-tinged pop. 9 p.m. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 241-8600.

Jon Snodgrass: A member of Drag The River, Armchair Martian and Scorpios, the Americana singer-songwriter appears at Hooch and Hive solo. 8 p.m. 1001 W Cass St., Tampa. $9-$12. (813) 251-1234.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Irish 31 makes the arrival of its sixth location official with the Greater Seminole Area Chamber of Commerce. Join in. 5 p.m. 7724 113th St., Seminole. (727) 614-0576.

Sphere's Bubble & Magic Show: Mom and Dad are invited to bring their tots to bubble master Blaise Ryndes' interactive fusion of art, science and magic on the front lawn. 10:30 a.m. Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. Free.

True Crime Trivia: Put your knowledge of high-profile murders, heists and other crimes to the test. 7 p.m. Crooked Thumb Brewery, 555 10th Ave. S, Safety Harbor. (727) 724-5953.

Lightning Hockey Night: American Social hosts the live 620 WDAE broadcast of Bolts Radio. Half-off select wines, $10 pizza and Bolts giveaways are planned. Call for reservations. 7 p.m. 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 605-3333.

To Watch

SEASON PREMIERE Jane the Virgin, 9 p.m., The CW: "I want you to cry throughout the entire season." That's the message Gina Rodriguez sent out to fans as the drama-filled series launches what should be an emotional farewell tour. Last season closed with an OMG moment as Jane (Rodriguez), who is contemplating marriage to Rafael (Justin Baldoni), realized that her supposedly dead husband Michael (Brett Dier) might have made a miraculous comeback. The action picks up immediately after that shocking discovery. So is that really Michael — or not?

Million Dollar Mile, 9 p.m., CBS: In the offbeat reality competition, contestants can win a million bucks by running a mile. Only trouble is they have to deal with a grueling obstacle course — and a group of athletes trying to keep them from the finish line. Tim Tebow hosts.

What We Do in the Shadows, 10 p.m., FX: Based on the 2014 cult feature film, a comedic, documentary-style look into the nightly lives of four vampires who hang out in Staten Island. And, yes, there are funny werewolves, too.

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