Do It Today: Louis CK, NCAA, Michele Balan and more

Louis C.K. Louis CK, one of the most daring and hilarious comedians on the scene, went famously viral with his  “Everything’s Amazing and Nobody’s Happy” routine on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. Red-haired and paunchy, Louis pushes taste boundaries without being a complete shock act, and for those who’ve seen his riotous standup specials on cable, you’ll be glad to know (or should be) that he’ll be performing all new material at TBPAC. Thurs., March 19, 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa, $32.50. (Eric Snider)

Michele Balan. Short, blonde, brash, Jewish and a Noo Yawker all the way, Balan is the out lesbian comedian with the cigarette-smoker rasp who won fame by making fun of all those traits as a finalist on Last Comic Standing. 8:30 p.m. Thurs.; 8 and 10 p.m. Fri.; 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Sat., March 19-21. Side Splitters Comedy Club, Tampa, $8-$16.50, 813-960-1197.

Open Wall Night Tampa Bay Creative Network presents this fundraiser for Ready for Life, a community organization that helps foster youth who are leaving state care. Any and all local artists are invited to display one or two pieces of work for this one-night event, which also features live music. Visit for more info. 6-9 p.m., Thu., March 19,  The [email protected], St. Petersburg, free, 727-895-6620.

NCAA Opening Round The Madness officially begins with four games televised on CBS.

12:30 p.m.: Butler vs. Louisiana State

2:40 p.m.: Radford vs. North Carolina

7:30 p.m.: Michigan vs. Clemson (CBS Sports' Greg Anthony says this is "the most compelling… in the first round," and picks Clemson)

9:30 p.m.: Binghamton vs. Duke

Watch it on TV or, if you're in the office, install the NCAA's March Madness On Demand player and watch all the games online for free while pretending to work.

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