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28 Today

Sunshine Sunday: This special day for children and families with special needs includes reduced lighting and sound and special programing and resources, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $5, members free.

Golf for kids: Every day this summer, Ace Golf is offering kids ages 5 to 15 a free small bucket of balls to hit on the golf range at Ace Golf Range in Brandon (820 S Kings Ave.) and Riverview (12910 Boyette Road) and Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa (10550 Regents Park Drive). Just stop by and pick up a punch card anytime through Aug. 31. No purchase is necessary, but an adult must accompany the child. In addition, kids can play a full round of golf for free any day this summer with a paying adult at Pebble Creek, Wentworth and Crescent Oaks golf clubs. All three clubs welcome public play and also offer memberships. Course and range hours vary by facility.

Harbour Island Art Walk: Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry and more, noon-5 p.m. at Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive. Free.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer, Tampa Theatre shows classic Hollywood movies. This week it features Dr. Strangelove, a darkly comedic satire about a former Nazi's race to try to recall the bombers after an unhinged U.S. Air Force general orders a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. (813) 274-8982.

Pub Bike Ride: Cyclists are invited to a Pub Bike Ride, 6 p.m. that will begin at Paddywagon's Irish Pub, 808 N Franklin Blvd., and make stops at Kenny's Sports Bar & Grill, 206 N Morgan St., and the Bungalow, 2202 W Kennedy Blvd., before ending at Sail Pavilion.

Cannibal Ox: The underground hip-hop duo behind 2001's The Cold Vein will be joined by Akir, Irealz, Kenyattah Black, Prop Anon and DJ Lokash, 6:30-11 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $10-$15. (813) 241-8600.

The Sunrise Cube: Chase Jones presents a collaborative art piece that uses light projection, dance and music to interpret the sunrise, 8:30 p.m. at Kiley Gardens, 400 N Ashley Drive. Free.

29 Monday

Three Little Pigs: Use sticks, stones, straw and other materials to build a house, then try to blow it down. Choose either a Monday/Wednesday or a Tuesday/Thursday two-day session. 10 to 10:45 a.m. today and Tuesday at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave. $15 parent/child team; $12 parent/child team members. (813) 987-6000.

Black Sabbath: The band behind Paranoid, War Pigs, Sweet Leaf, Iron Man and more tours off its new album 13 with Ozzy Osbourne, Tommy Iommi and Geezer Butler in tow (although not Bill Ward), with Andrew W.K. as the opening act, 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $31-$125. (813) 740-2446.

Cattle Decapitation: Joining the extreme metal band will be As Crusaders Depart, the Dichotomy, Must Not Kill and the Hackish, plus special appearances from Ross Sewage and Jarboe, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $7-$13. (813) 248-9500.

30 Tuesday

Muvico Free Summer Film Fest: Muvico's summer movie series brings a different children's movie every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m. This week features Happy Feet Two. Free at Starlight 20, 18002 Highwood Preserve Parkway and Centro Ybor 20, 1600 E Eighth Ave.

The Do's and Don'ts of Directing Workshop: The three-day workshop is conducted by actor, producer, director and founder and chairman of the board of the performing arts company, Lew Resseguie, 1-4 p.m. today and Thursday at Rollins Theater, 970 Cherry Hills Drive. $20. (813) 642-0606.

KEN Mode: The Juno-award-winning Canadian metallic hardcore-influenced noise rock band performs with Inter Arma, who combines punk-rock ethos with psychedelia, black metal, doom and sludge, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $8-$10. (813) 248-9500.

Rays vs. D-Backs: The Tampa Bay Rays begin a five-game homestand with a game aganst the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday at Tropicana Field. Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m. features $2 Kids Night. With the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket, fans can purchase up to three kids' tickets (ages 2-14) in selected seating categories for only $2 each while supplies last. The homestand continues Friday and Saturday at 7:10 p.m. and Sunday at 1:40 p.m. with games against the San Francisco Giants. At Saturday's game, the first 10,000 fans will receive a Joe Maddon gnome. For tickets and information, go to

The Boss on the big screen: Fathom Events presents Springsteen & I, a two-hour documentary about Bruce Springsteen and his fans that includes concert footage from his 2012 London Hyde Park concert, 7:30 p.m. , at AMC Tte Regency 20, 2496 W Brandon Blvd., Regal Cinemas Citrus Park Stadium 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center, and CineBistro at Hyde Park Village, 1609 W Swann Ave. $15.

Stageworks reading: Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., presents a staged reading of Mark E. Leib's comedy, The Funny Thing Is, I Still Love This Place, 8 pm. The play is about a young woman who sets out to marry a poor young poet, without realizing that her parents are determined to prevent the marriage. Actors are Roxanne Faye, Matt Lunsford, Paul Potenza, Natalie Symons and Jim Sorenson.

31 Wednesday

Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival: Dragula musician (and film director) Rob Zombie headlines this year's festival in all things heavy metal and hard rock along with Georgia metal group Mastodon, Swedish outfit Amon Amarth, Five Finger Death Punch, Born of Osiris and more, noon at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $20-$64.50. (813) 740-2446.

Jennifer Nettles: Listen to U.S. 103.5 FM for a chance to win the opportunity to hear the Sugarland singer perform an intimate acoustic set, 3 p.m. at RP Funding Performance Theatre, 4002 W Gandy Blvd. (813) 832-1000.

1 Thursday

Celebrity Bartending Night: Ian Beckles and WDAE-AM 620 presents Celebrity Bartending Night, Ladies Night Out Edition, at 717 South, 717 S Howard Ave., 6 to 9 p.m. Celebrity bartenders will include televison and radio personalities: Jen Holloway, Laura Moody, Ginger Gadsden, Kelly Nash, Cory Dylan, Ashley Glass and Jennifer Epstein. All tips received will benefit Voices For Children.

Think Tank Thursdays: A business networking event for local business leaders and entrepreneurs benefiting the Ronald McDonald House, 6-8 p.m. at 1234 E 5th Ave. Join retired Tampa Police Maj. Gerald Honeywell for cocktails, appetizers and conversation with local business professionals. The event will feature a performance by the jazz/soul musician Alex. RSVP to Emily Ghosh at (813) 283-8035 or by email to [email protected]

Transition Tampa Film Series: This event features four award-winning films, this week featuring The Economics of Happiness, based on a world moving in two opposing directions, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St. $5. (813) 248-1904.

Havok: From the Colorado cold comes the thrash metal band, with Riptorn, Slikk Wikked and Terminal Equinox also taking to the stage, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $9-$11. (813) 248-9500.

Tommy Davidson: Besides his roles on In Living Color, the comedian has also appeared in stand-up specials like Illin' in Philly and movies like Bamboozled, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Flip Orley: The comic hypnotist has been featured on Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show and was called "gut-bustingly funny" by the Washington Post, 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $10-$14. (813) 960-1197.

'Beautiful Beasties'

The closing reception for the staff and teens of Community Stepping Stones' "Beautiful Beasties" art exhibit wil be Tuesday (July 30) at Hillsborough Community College Ybor Art Gallery (corner of Palm Avenue and 15th Street in Ybor City) on 4:30-7:30pm. "Beautiful Beasties" features fantastical, dynamic sculptures made from recycled materials that represent the life cycles of nature's smallest aquatic creatures: phytoplankton and zooplankton.

Entertainment events for the week 07/26/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 26, 2013 1:54pm]
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