Do It Today: Twenty Minute Theater, Choice Affair seminar, and operas of The Met at a theater near you

Twenty Minute Theater is just what it sounds like: a half hour (minus commercials) of live experimental acting, in which students of the Actor’s Class Repertory Company perform a series of scenes. Some are bequeathed by local writers; others are written by the actors themselves. Skip reruns of Gossip Girl tonight; you're in for some real drama. Contact Elyse Van Breemen at [email protected] for more info. Jan. 27-28, 7 p.m. Weds.-Thurs., Pangea Cafe, Clearwater.

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. This time, see Strauss' comic opera, Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose). Visit for a full list of participating locations. Encore, Weds., Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., Citrus Park Stadium Park 20, Tampa, $15-$22.

The Tampa Electric Company's Downtown Debriefing Series hosts Below the Surface: The Florida Aquarium's Archeaological Explorations, where Aquarium reps Michael Terrell and Casey Coy discuss its current projects -- like an underwater archaeological survey of Tampa Bay and its tributaries in order to locate, investigate and interpret historic wrecks. Visit for info and registration. Weds., Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m. networking and registration, 8-9 a.m. seminar, The Florida Aquarium, Tampa, $20-$25; includes breakfast.

In remembrance of the Roe v. Wade decision's recent 37th anniversary, Planned Parenthood hosts two Choice Affair Seminar luncheons with guest speaker Dr. Carol Cassell, author of Beyond Knocked Up: The Personal Dilemmas and the Price We All Pay for Unplanned and Unwanted Pregnancies. The seminar visits two locations this week: Weds., Jan. 27, noon, Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club, 600 Snell Isle Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg; and Thurs., Jan. 28, noon, Maestro's, Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Visit for more info. $50.

After the break: Twenty Minute Theater, Der Rosenkavalier broadcast from The Met to you, and Below the Surface: The Florida Aquarium's Archeaological Explorations

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