Do It Today: Love Songs and Dirty Jokes at American Stage, and Jobsite's got some Nerve

Love Songs and Dirty Jokes? Just add a little (eh, a lot) of wine and Bridget Jones (1 and 2) and it sounds like my post-breakup coping method. In this one-woman cabaret show, part of American Stage’s After Hours Cabaret series, local songstress Melody Delaney (pictured) woos the crowd with standard and original music of lurve. Bring a friend, family or significant other, but leave the kiddies at home because this stage show is all grown up. July 9-12, 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Mon., American Stage, 163 Third St. S., St. Petersburg, pay-what-you-can at the door or $15 in advance, americanstage.org. —Lily Reisman

The latest in Jobsite's staged reading series is Nerve, about "a control freak with a puppet fetish on an online date with a nymphomaniac that likes to cut herself, in a dive bar during eighties night." What could go wrong?! 7:30 p.m. Mon., July 12, Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa, $5, free for Jobsite season ticket holders, jobsitetheater.org. —Franki Weddington

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