Five Things to Do Today

1. [email protected] presents Descending Sideways, a night of theater readings and performances created by writers Jordan Stovall and Jared O'Roark (pictured artfully below).

2. Another Wednesday evening St. Pete for Peace documentary screening at Café Bohemia, this one Hamas: Behind the Mask, a one-hour Canadian documentary shot during 2004 and ’05, when Hamas emerged as a political force despite the systematic assassinations of its key leaders.

3. More than 20 local wannbe comedians test their chops at Comic's Night Out, an open mic free-for-all at Side Splitters where performers can say whatever the hell they want. The $10 cover includes a drink at the bar and a slice of pie from Garlic Jim's Gourmet Pizza.

4. Tampa Bay Sierra Club welcomes nature photographer/Tampa Audubon Photo Club head/Florida Museum of Photographic Arts instructor Dan Harnly for its August General Meeting. Harnley presents “Get That Shot! Wildlife Photography Made Easy,” a program geared towards beginner to intermediate photographers.

5. Jobsite Theater offers a $10 preview of its latest production, Embedded, Tim Robbins’ drama-satire about the Iraq war. The show has its official opening tomorrow night.