Nashville piano-driven indie pop rock foursome Parachute Musical plays New World Brewery (so says Music Editor Leilani Polk; I would like to add the addendum that these guys are adorable as all get-out see photo at left for evidence. Photo by Jamie Clayton). Her Name is Victory and Ex-Norwegian open. 9 p.m, Thurs., June 24, $7, newworldbrewery.net.
Step away from the X-Box to meet Ryan Van Cleave, author of Unplugged: My Journey into the Dark World of Video Game Addiction. inkwoodbooks.com. Thurs., June 24, 7 p.m., Inkwood Books, Tampa.
The Tampa Bay Rays wives host Rays on the Runway, the fifth annual fashion show where the baseball boys strut their stuff. See Jason Bartlett, Reid Brignac, Lance Cormier, Wade Davis, Matt Garza, John Jaso, Evan Longoria, Dioner Navarro, Jeff Neiman, Carlos Pena, Bobby Ramos, Sean Rodriguez, Derrick Shelton, Kelly Shoppach, James Shields, Dan Wheeler and Ben Zobrist on the catwalk, and mingle with the team after their turn on the runway while noshing on hors d'oeuvres and sipping cocktails. Proceeds benefit the Children's Dream Fund. Thurs., June 24, 7 p.m., Nordstrom, International Plaza, Tampa, $75 in advance, $100 at the door, $50 kids.