1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 9

American Stage in the Park: The Wiz: Ease on down the road with this modern take on the seven-time Tony Award-winning musical, which begins its pay-what-you-can preview performances tonight. The annual play in the park takes place outdoors in Demens Landing. Reserved seats are available for purchase, but it's just as fun to pack a picnic and sit on the grass. Show is at 8 p.m. at 100 First Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Anvil: The Canadian heavy metal band gained fame as the subject of the 2008 documentary film, Anvil: The Story of Anvil and now they will return to St. Petersburg. Show is at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

The Road Weeps, The Well Runs Dry: This performance focuses on the victories, defeats and struggles of a group of self-proclaimed freedmen and Seminole Indians. It's at 8 p.m. at University of South Florida Theatre 2, 3829 USF W Holly Drive, Tampa. $12, $8 seniors/students. (813) 974-2323.


Week of the Young Child: Dig Into Wednesday: The Hillsborough Association of the Education of the Young Child and the Glazer Children's Museum combine for a weeklong program offering daily tools and resources designed to stimulate learning in the early years. Starts at 10 a.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

Jungle Boogie: Children ages 3 to 4 can join in the fun with a nature story, crafts and outdoor exploration at 11 a.m. at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $3. (727) 893-7326.

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The Face, Oxygen, 8 p.m. We've called this Naomi Campbell reality series America's Next Top Model-lite, and this episode has the "modeltestants" using an ANTM trope: posing as men.


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Million Dollar Quartet: The Tony-winning musical is set on Dec. 4, 1956, when Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley got together for one of the best jam sessions ever. Songs include Blue Suede Shoes, Ring of Fire and Great Balls of Fire. Show opens Thursday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Khaotic Kon: An anime, video game and sci-fi convention with fan-hosted panels, dance parties, a Khaotic Combat Musical, the Evil Shindig of Mal-Intent and the formal Murder Mystery Dinner Theater. Runs Friday through Sunday at Sheraton Tampa East. $20-$25 daily, $45 weekend. See for guest lineup.