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A calendar of events, Aug. 10-16

10 Today

Island nights: Enjoy a tropical family event with live entertainment, food, a street market and performers, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Saturday at Adventure Island, 10001 McKinley Drive. $38.99-$42.99. Call (813) 987-5600.

Summer nights: Celebrate summer with a new Latin-infused show, music and fireworks, 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $72-$80. Also 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Call toll-free 1-888-800-5447.

School rocks: Join the museum for school readiness activities, crafts and other special activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $9.50-$15. Also 10 a.m. at 6 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 443-3861.

Concerts for a Cause: Magic Fencewalk performs as part of the summer concert series. Bring a canned good to benefit Feeding America Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. at FishHawk Ranch Park Square, 16132 Churchview Drive, Lithia. Free. Call toll-free 1-888-503-0483.

Tribute to summer: The short film festival features student work from the Making a Short Film camps and minidocumentaries Patel Conservatory summer programs, 7 p.m. in the Teco Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $5. Call (813) 229-7827.

Jason Aldean: The country singer performs with Luke Bryan, 7:30 p.m. at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $34.50-$59.25. Call (813) 740-2446.

Fiddler on the Roof: An all-youth cast presents this classic musical about Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters in the little village of Anatevka, 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at Masque Community Theatre, 8825 56th St., Temple Terrace. $10-$14. Also 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 983-1710.

Avenue Q: The raunchy musical uses puppets to tell the story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment. For mature audiences only, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $20. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Future Tense: The drama follows four college students who went to high school together and reunite during a tumultuous storm, 8 p.m. today, Saturday, Wednesday and Thursday at Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave., Ybor City. $12, $8 students. Also 2 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 300-3585.

Anthony Jeselnik: Catch the comedian in this special engagement before catching his new show picked up by Comedy Central, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20. Also 10:30 p.m. Friday, and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Show is 21 and older, except 10:30 p.m. Friday, which is 18 and older. Call (813) 864-4000.

Rock concert: The heavy metal and industrial rock band Hell on Earth performs a show also including Wimmin of the Pit, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $18 advance, $20 day of show. Call (813) 248-9500.

Willy Wonka: The New Tampa Players perform a rendition of the classic Roald Dahl book, 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St. $8-$14. Also 2 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 386-6687.

11 Saturday

Lettuce Lake tours: See native plants, birds and alligators on a guided tour through the boardwalk area and along the Hillsborough River, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. today and Sunday at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. Free tour; $2 per vehicle park entry. Call (813) 987-6204.

Saturday market: Produce, baked goods, prepared foods, and arts and crafts, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave. Call (813) 241-2442.

Back to school fair: Get tips on health, wellness and safety while enjoying live entertainment, games, arts and crafts, speakers and workshops. The first 150 kids get a free goodie bag filled with school supplies. Includes admission to the museum, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $5, members free. Call (813) 949-4400.

Teacher Appreciation Day: Teachers can explore the museum and experience the self-guided audio tour at no cost, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. $5-$10, free for teachers and their family with school ID. Call (813) 254-1891.

Safari night: The zoo's summer series features free rides after 5 p.m. and a Jungle Jamz-themed night with live music, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $18.95-$23.95. Call (813) 935-8552.

Pro bodybuilding: Male and female pro bodybuilders from around the world compete in the IFBB Pro Bodybuilding Championships finals, 5 p.m. at the Grand Hyatt Tampa, 2900 Bayport Drive. $45-$80. Call (813) 874-1234.

Kim Burrell: The Gospel singer will perform in this show supporting the Back to School projects, which gives school supplies to in-need children, 6 p.m. at the Center for Manifestation, 3102 E Lake Ave. $15, $25 VIP. Call (813) 241-6919.

Film festival: The Global Lens Series features the Moroccan film Pegasus, 7 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza. $8; $5 students, seniors and Museum of Art members; GIFF members free. Call (813) 514-9962.

Student showcase: Featuring students from the 10-week summer classes performing adult tap, adult jazz dance, hip-hop dance, contemporary dance and flamenco, 7 p.m. in the Teco Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $8, $12 day of show. Call (813) 229-7827.

12 Sunday

Bucs training camp: Watch a Bucs practice, with autograph sessions, free parking, a merchandise tent, discounted concessions and appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear, 8:45 to 11:30 a.m. at 1 Buc Place,. Free. Call (813) 870-2700.

Nature program: Park rangers guide children ages 9 to 15, and children at heart, through fun and informative activities, including "Raising Chickens In Your Back Yard," 10 a.m. at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. $5 per child, adults with children free, adult only $5. Call (813) 987-6204.

Classic film series: The Tampa Theatre features The Lodger as part of its summer series, 3 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. For more information, call (813) 274-8982.

Helen Keaney: The comedian, who played the Comic Strip and co-hosted Comedy Central's Short Attention Span Theater, and Home Shopping Network host performs, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10. Call (813) 864-4000.

Benefit show: Enjoy music and stories from Black & Tenn, the reggae/surf duo of Tribal Style members Black Blake and Mugabe Tenn. Donations to benefit the music showcase Summer Jam 8 in Ybor City, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sheraton Riverwalk Hotel, 200 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 784-2972.

13 Monday

Bike ride: The weekly guided bike ride breaks into groups for slow and fast riders and ends at a bar or restaurant for socializing. Lights required, helmets suggested, 6 p.m. at City Bike Tampa, 212 E Cass St. Free. Call (813) 225-1777.

Members night: The aquarium's back-to-school bash for members only includes DJ dancing, crafts, a bake sale, mermaid shows and games for the kids. Also includes Swim with the Fishes for $50 per person and Bay Spirit II harbor cruises, $15 adult, $10 child, 6 to 9 p.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. Members free, $5 additional guests (reservations required). Call (813) 273-4568.

14 Tuesday

RNC town hall meeting: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhown will answer questions about the Republican National Convention and its effects on the Tampa area, 6 p.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. Free. Also 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Stetson Law Center, 1700 N. Tampa St., and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Kate Jackson Community Center at Anderson Park, 821 S Rome Ave. Call (813) 273-4000.

Madonna's Birthday Party: The Material Girl turns 54 and Timpanos is throwing this birthday party with a look-a-like contest, sing-a-longs and "Madonna-tinis", 7 to 11 p.m. at Timpano Italian Chop House, 1610 W Swann Ave. No cover. Call (813) 254-5870.

Jason Mraz: The singer-songwriter performs, 7:30 p.m. at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $23-$59.50. Call (813) 740-2446.

15 Wednesday

Chair yoga: A low stress, slow-movement introduction to yoga, 10:30 a.m. at the Lutz Branch Library, 101 Lutz-Lake Fern Road, Lutz. Free. Call (813) 264-3827.

Vegucated: WMNF presents the documentary that follows three meat-and-cheese lovers on a trip to a totally vegan lifestyle for six weeks, followed by a panel discussion, 7 p.m. at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St., Ybor City. $9. Call (813) 248-1904.

16 Thursday

Yogatailates: Dress comfortably and come out for exercises that combine yoga, tai chi and Pilates, 10 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

Read build play: The family day includes songs and free Lego Duplo build time, 11 a.m. at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Yoga 101: The moderately paced introduction class for adults teaches basic yoga postures and yogic breathing, 12:15 p.m. at the Jan Kaminis Platt Regional Library, 3910 S Manhattan Ave. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

Tech Jam: Chris McCarty and the Underground Movement will perform at the event that mixes technology, food, music, cocktails and an auction in a fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Technology Forum, 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Pepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St. $50, $95 VIP. Call (813) 425-9635.

School Boy Humor: The band headlines this pop-rock show, with St. Petersburg's Two Weeks Time opening, 6 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10 advance, $13 day of show. Call (813) 248-9500.

Latin Nights: Enjoy the Nalisio & Son Salvaje Band, a 30-minute dance lesson, and cash bar and tapas menu, 8 p.m. at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $15. Call (813) 229-7827.

Showcase | Lights on Tampa

The Platt Street Bridge, Brorein Street Bridge, Kennedy Boulevard Bridge, CSX Bridge and Lee Roy Selmon Expressway Hillsborough River bridge will be lit up, with free glow-in-the-dark accessories for kids. A screening of The Wizard of Oz will follow, 8:15 p.m. Friday at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 274-8262.

A calendar of events, Aug. 10-16 08/07/12 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 8, 2012 2:45pm]
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