1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 9

Published Nov. 7, 2014

Tampa Improv Festival: Upright Citizens Brigade: The nationally renowned, award-winning troupe of comedians, improvisers, standups and storytellers take the stage to close the festival at 8 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17-$20. (813) 248-9500.

Tampa Bay Home Show: The largest home show on Florida's west coast brings home improvement experts, 500 exhibits, live entertainment, seminars, demonstrations, giveaways and do-it-yourself ideas at 10 a.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8523.

The Great Florida Yard Sale: This yard sale extravaganza that stretches 15 miles long through Citrus County starts at 8 a.m. from Homosassa to Crystal River Mall along Suncoast Boulevard. (352) 610-1306.

Emerging Playwrights Festival: Today features a Playwright Panel Discussion, Above Water by Bob Clyman and Tampa Bay Student Play Fest starting at 12:30 p.m., American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. Free panel discussion, $10 play readings. (727) 823-7529.

Tampa Bay Symphony: Under the direction of Mark Sforzini, the orchestra presents Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and Rossini's Overture to La Gazza Ladra at 4 p.m., St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Arts Auditorium, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. $20, students free. (727) 522-8459.

Pasco Bug Jam: More than 500 show entries are traditionally showcased, making it the largest Volkswagen show in the Southeast. 9 a.m., Pasco County Fairgrounds, 36722 State Road 52, Dade City. $5 plus a can of food for adults. A can of food for kids ages 10 and younger. $5 parking. (352) 588-4697.


John Tartaglia's ImaginOcean: In this live black-light puppet show, Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are three fish best friends who set out with a treasure map at 2 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 229-7827.


The Good Wife, 9 p.m., CBS Last week's addition of Frasier's David Hyde Pierce as a television news commentator who wants to enter politics has elevated this show to another level.


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