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3 Things To Do Today -- Sam Friend, Ghostbox, Tecmo Bowl

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Sam Friend
7:30 p.m. at Mayne Stage; $10
Florida-bred singer/songwriter Sam Friend schooled himself in jazz at the University of Miami before hitting the indie-rock yellow brick road from Seattle to Brooklyn and back to cut sophomore effort Lady Madly. The effort laces Friend's Shins-y vocals and frantic improvisational education with bits of strings, horns and wide-hooked guitars aimed at all things pop, with sweet-sad numbers with names like "Mister Huggins" and "Smile for the Camera." (Gavin Paul)

Ghostbox
8:30 p.m. at Apollo Studio Theater; $12-$20
Supernatural, psychological or just plain strange? This new one-act, which looks like the Orpheus myth filtered through “The Ring,” splices video with live actors, telling the story of a woman using a transistor radio to search for her dead husband.

Tecmo Bowl Championships
7 p.m. at Finn McCool’s; free
Go old school with the championships of this month-long competition to see who has the best Nintendo football skills. The winner gets a trip to the 2011 college football national championship game. Our Town tip: Play with the Raiders. Bo Jackson is a beast!

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