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Get ready for the weekend


Last Damn Show T-Pain, Gym Class Heroes, David Banner, the Game, Young Jeezy, E-40 and more headline the 10th annual Last Damn Show in St. Pete. The show starts at 5 p.m. Saturday at Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $20-$49. Tickets are available at the Trop box office and at Friday's pre-party and Saturday's after-party will both be at Club Skye, 1509 Eighth Ave., Ybor City. Get details at


Lucky Ducky Derby Score Super Bowl tickets and help a worthy cause by adopting a rubber duck for the Sunday "race" in downtown Tampa. Benefitting America's Second Harvest of Tampa Bay, proceeds will help provide food to more than 300 charities and churches in west-central Florida. To adopt a duck for $5, go to or visit a participating site, which are listed online. At noon on derby day, organizers will drop thousands of yellow rubber ducks into the Garrison Channel from Beneficial Drive.


Mind the Gap This salon-style exhibition of alternative art also will raise money to preserve a hipster hangout, the historic Santaella Cigar Factory. Featuring works from a range of local artists at Gallery 209, 1906 N Armenia Ave. in Tampa, the party runs 6 to 10 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, but keep in mind it is a fundraiser. Get details at


Chocolate Festival Enter your favorite recipe to win $50 or just indulge in your favorite treat at the Community Center at Plant City High School, 605 N Collins St. in Plant City on Saturday. It's free admission (and no contest entry fee). Tickets to buy samples are five for $2, or two tickets for $1. It runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Get details at

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne and Jay Cridlin

Best weekend bets 11/05/08 [Last modified: Thursday, November 4, 2010 9:00am]
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