Do It Today: Crossing the Line opens at HCC Ybor, I Am Ghost at Orpheum, Between the Buried and Me at State Theatre

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you have a couple (undoubtedly cooler) options in live music tonight. First up: I Am Ghost at the Orphem. Established in 2004 and signed by Epitaph Records in 2006, Long Beach, California’s I Am Ghost were rockin’ the gothic rock sound until the departure of vocalist/violinist Kerith Telestai and husband/bassist/keyboardist Brian in 2007 due to creative differences. With the addition of bass player/vocalist Ron Ficarro, and without violin, keys and a female vocalist, the band headed into darker post-hardcore and screamo territory with 2008’s Those We Leave Behind. Modern Day Escape, The Becoming, Misery Loves Comfort and Chasing Thrill open. Weds., Feb. 3, 7 p.m., Orpheum, Ybor City, $10, -- Leilani Polk

If you're on the other side of the Bay, check out the sounds of 10-year-old metal makers Between the Buried and Me, marked by prog rock guitar solos and shredding, fast and heavy syncopated rhythms, and a lead screamer who draws deep from the gut. Vocalist Tommy Rogers described the band's 2009 album, The Great Misdirect, as “some of the best material we've ever created.” Cynic, Devin Townsend and Scale the Summit open. Weds., Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., State Theatre, St. Petersburg, $16-$18, -- Leilani Polk

If you can’t afford airfare to see your favorite operas grace the hallowed stage of the Met, here’s the next best thing: selections from the world-famous house of music are broadcast in HD to theaters around the world. Tonight, see Georges Bizet's well-loved and much-performed classic, Carmen. Visit for a full list of participating locations. Encore presentation Weds., Feb. 3, 6:30 p.m., Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20, Tampa, $18-$22.

is a collaborative exhibit by HCC student artists and art instructors that includes works on paper in traditional media of charcoal, pen and ink, colored pencil and graphite alongside digital drawings by Jeanne Cameron, Katherine Moyse, Yoko Nogami and Britzel Vasquez. An opening reception is held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Weds., Feb. 3; On display through Feb. 17. (Pictured: "Alligator Tale" by Yoko Nogami) Contact 813-253-7674 or [email protected] for more info. HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, Tampa.

For all the ladies (and dudes) crying your eyes out 'cause you couldn't get tickets to tonight's Owl City show at The RITZ, don't despair:

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