Do It Today: Say "yes" to YES and Peter Frampton, a farcical guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage at the Straz, and Singing for Sisters at Skipper's

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You know all those sappy advice columns that provide guidance on everything from how to have the perfect kiss, to what you should (and shouldn't) talk about on a date, and how to let a man think he wears the pants? Well, imagine that finger-wagging, tsk-tsking, worse-than-your-mother-in-law nagging come to life, with the added catharsis of being able (and encouraged) to laugh right in her face. Relationship guru Miss Abigail offers the romance advice of yesteryear -- but she might just learn a new trick or two from her sexy assistant, Paco in Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage. strazcenter.org. June 9-July 3, 7:30 p.m. Tues.-Fri.; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat.; 4 p.m. Sun., Jaeb Theater, Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, $29.50-$34.50.


A supportive group of local women musicians and performers stage tonight's charity concert, Sisters Singing for Sisters (featuring Barbara Lane, Mele, Karmic Tattoo, Anne Van Atta & Friends, Judy Tampa & Natty Moss Bond and Maggie Council) in support of the long-running Crescendo: The Tampa Bay Women’s Chorus. The group is fundraising so they travel to Chicago and participate in the 10th annual Sister Singers Choral Festival with 22 other choruses from across the U.S. Audiences enjoy performances ranging from spoken word to blues to rock n’ roll, and are are treated to special appearance by Crescendo themselves, who present a preview of their Chicago program with Olivia Records founder Cris Williamson. Weds., June 9, Skipper's Smokehouse, Tampa, skipperssmokehouse.com. --Leilani Polk

A double bill of progressive rock groundbreakers. Symphonic-leaning YES are British purveyors of such classic rock hits as “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart.” Grammy-winning ‘70s guitar whiz Peter Frampton (“Baby I Love Your Way,” “Do You Feel Like We Do”) is touring in support of a new album, Thank You Mr Churchill, approved by CL contributor and music aficionado Gabe Ezchebal, who wrote that it’s his strongest collection of new material in years and that “Frampton’s guitar playing and songwriting skills have never been sharper. Frampton enthusiastically revisits his hard rock roots and puts a contemporary spin on them ... Highly recommended for the long lost legion of fans Frampton mesmerized with his charisma at the height of the Frampton Comes Alive mania as well as newer converts.” 7:30 p.m., Weds., June 9, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, $49.50-$99.50, rutheckerdhall.com. —Leilani Polk

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