STOPPING CHRISTMAS: Staged reading of new play by James Rayfield is part of Stageworks LongJohns '03 series. 7 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $5. (813) 258-6757.
ROBERT BRADLEY: With Black Water Surprise. 8 p.m. Twilight, 1507 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 247-4225.
MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL: Clearwater Phillies vs. Dunedin Blue Jays, 7 p.m., Jack Russell Stadium, off N Greenwood Avenue, between Palmetto and Seminole streets, Clearwater. $4-$6; $2 seniors (general admission). (727) 441-8638. . . . Tampa Yankees vs. Fort Myers Miracle, 7 p.m., Legends Field, Dale Mabry Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa. $3-$5. (813) 879-2244.TO VIEW
SERIES PREMIERES: MI-5, 9 p.m., A&E. . . . Nip/Tuck, 10 p.m., FX.