Do It Today: collaborative theater, a genocide survivor speaks out and more

Author Wendy Wax waxes poetic about her latest novel, The Accidental Bestseller, which follows four women who use their own lives as fodder for a story that becomes a runaway hit. Scandal and hilarity ensue as their secrets come out! Wax's previous work includes fun, girly novels like Single in Suburbia, Hostile Makeover and Leave It to Cleavage. 7 p.m. Thurs., June 11, Inkwood Books, Tampa, 813-253-2638,

If you can't make it to Kansas City for Glenn Beck's latest politician lambasting, catch a broadcast at one of several local theaters, including: AMC Regency 20, 2496 W. Brandon Blvd., Brandon; Citrus Stadium Park Mall, 207999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, Tampa; and Grove 16 Cinemas, 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Each theater screens the performance live at 8 p.m. Thurs., June 4, with an encore screening at 8 p.m. Thurs., June 11. Visit for a complete listing of participating theaters and info.

why future generations turned out the way they did. The show's choreographer, Shana Perkins, provided the inspiration for this collaborative theatrical performance: It's based on her mother's book The Complete Book of Etiquette, a hand guide to proper manners (pronounced pro-pah mah-nahs).  The show features artistic endeavors including theater, dance, art, music, recorded video and a live jazz combo. This special performance is a fundraiser for All Out Repertory Company. Visit for more info. 8 p.m. Thurs., June 11, The RITZ Ybor, 1503 E 7th Ave., Tampa, $20, $10 students at the door.

Sometimes I get to feeling sorry for myself — I don't even have cable TV, after all — and then The Florida Holocaust Museum hosts Sophal Lang Stagg, a survivor of the Cambodian Genocide, and I feel like a twerp. Stagg shares her story of survival and the charity work she and her husband are currently doing in Cambodia. 7-8 p.m., Thu., June 11,  Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg, $15 general; free to museum members, 727-820-0100,

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