CL's must-do list for the week of
Thurs., April 26-Wed., May 2
26Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Anna Quindlen stops in Tampa to promote the paperback release of her latest novel, Rise and Shine, about two sisters and how one's very public mistake affects the other. 7 p.m., Tampa Tribune Auditorium, Tampa.
27Gypsy Productions opens Two Spoons, Peter Mercurio's play about a gay couple who are forced to re-examine their relationship after enjoying an unexpected encounter on a weekend getaway. A champagne reception with Mercurio follows tonight's show. 8 p.m., Suncoast Theatre, St. Petersburg.
28The subject: St. Petersburg. The assignment: capture its beauty during the three-day Paint the Town Competition and Wet Paint Sale. The participants: 30 Southeastern plein air artists. Their works are unveiled tonight. 6 p.m., Alla Prima Fine Art, St. Petersburg.
29Cartoons and vintage trailers run as previews before screenings of Wizard of Oz and His Girl Friday, admission is $0.25 cents, and popcorn and drinks are $0.10 a piece during Beach Theatre's 1939 Day. St. Pete Beach, 727-360-6697.
30Michael Flatley's exceedingly successful stage show of traditional and modern Celtic music and dance — Lord of the Dance — makes its annual stop in Tampa beginning tonight. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center.
01Celebrate Global Love Day: e-mail a message of love and gratitude to your friends, family and anyone else who's important to you, and ponder the wonderfulness of the hard-to-describe and hard-to-be-rid-of emotion.
02Heart bring their contemporary adult rock to Ruth Eckerd Hall tonight; singer/songwriter Todd Rundgren opens. 8 p.m., Clearwater.
May 4-6, Damon Wayans, The Tampa Improv, tampaimprov.com
May 5, Lily Tomlin, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, atampaaffair.com
May 7, Greyboy Allstars, State Theatre, statetheatreconcerts.com