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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug 23

Sylvia: In this comedy, empty nesters Greg and Kate put their marriage to the test when Greg brings home Sylvia, a street smart lab/poodle mix. Through Aug. 30. 3 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Benji Brown: The Miami native, known for his diverse characters, has appeared on BET's Comic View and MTV's Wild N' Out. Must be 21 and older to attend. 7 and 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $18 advance; $22 at the door. (813) 864-4000.

Beach Bash: Party with water sports, swimming, music, food vendors, and more. Benefits the Sertoma Speech and Hearing Foundation of Florida. 12 p.m., SunWest Park, 16540 Old Dixie Highway, Hudson. $20 per car load. (727) 817-0905.

Fandomonium Fantasy Film Festival: The cast and crew from the upcoming fantasy television series Legion of Ru will have a panel. 1 p.m., Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 963-0578.

Sylvia: In this comedy, empty nesters Greg and Kate put their marriage to the test when Greg brings home Sylvia, a street smart lab/poodle mix. Through Aug. 30. 3 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Umphrey's McGee: The jam-fusion kings return to the courtyard venue along with J. Roddy Walston and the Business. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. TBA. (727) 565-0550.

Yes and Toto : The world-renowned recording artists join forces for a co-headlining North American tour. Yes has created symphonic rock songs such as Close to the Edge, while Toto (Africa, Rosanna) remains one of the top-selling touring and recording acts in the world. 7 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $53.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400.

Nick Thune: Last time the comedian and actor came to the area, he opened for Jimmy Fallon. This time, the comic known for absurd, deadpan one-liners is the main act. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15. (813) 247-2555.

Leisure Cruise: The Brooklyn-based synth-pop duo bring their summer tour to Ybor City. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Toddler Takeover: This early childhood program focuses on emotional and social development as well as motor skills. Free with museum admission. Through Aug. 28. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

Katrina: 10 Years After the Storm with Robin Roberts, 10 p.m., ABC. A news special that revisits the Mississippi Gulf Coast to examine the lasting effects of the hurricane that rocked a nation. The program profiles those who have suffered and honors those still working to rebuild New Orleans. 10 p.m., ABC.

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