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5 things to put on your radar: A zombie explorer, three free things and our daily deal

Okay, let's get this zombie thing out of the way first. National Geographicexplorer-in-residence Wade Davis first came to prominence with his book, The Serpent and the Rainbow, about zombies in Haiti. But he's better known as a photographer, botanist, filmmaker and anthropologist (among a myriad of other avocations) who studies ancient cultures. His latest book is The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World, and that's the topic of his discussion at the Straz Center Tuesday evening at 7. Tickets range from $25.50 to $35.50.

On the lighter side, the Coconuts Comedy Club continues its 25th anniversary celebration with a free movie at the Beach Theatre, Uncle Melvin's Apartment. Mitchell Walters and Jimmy Shubert, the movie's two stars, will make an appearance. Be sure to hit the afterparty at the Swigwam across the street after the showing, which starts at 8 p.m.

A more serious film is being shown for free at the Environmental Film Festival at Eckerd College, which runs through Saturday. Tuesday's film is called Greenhorns, and explores what it's like to be a young farmer in this country. It starts at 7 p.m.

Our deal of the day is designed to get you looking your best: A complete skin detox treatment from Planet Beach for just $50. That's an 80 percent savings.

Editor's note: This story has been edited to reflect that Target Free Tuesday at the Glazer Children's Museum is not occurring on Feb. 22, but is instead on March 1, its regularly scheduled date.

5 things to put on your radar: A zombie explorer, three free things and our daily deal 02/21/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 2:52pm]
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