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Five for your radar: A Mahaffey vote?; a peek at 'Dolphin Tale'; a tiger, oh my!; a new brew in town; and free frozen yogurt

The St. Petersburg City Council is expected to take up the issue of picking the five-year manager of the city's Mahaffey Theater, which has struggled to remain competitive with other similarly sized venues. The city is considering Ruth Eckerd Hall, Big 3 Entertainment and the Mahaffey's current operators, SMG. Mayor Bill Foster has recommended Big 3 Entertainment, which is owned by Bill Edwards, who also is associated with the Club at Treasure Island. The council has not indicated which way it will vote and could postpone the issue in favor of doing more research. The council meeting starts at 8:30 a.m.

You might be able to get a first glimpse of the movie trailer for Dolphin Tale, filmed in Clearwater about Winter the dolphin. According to the movie's official Facebook page, it's scheduled to be shown on Entertainment Tonight, which airs at 7 p.m. on WFLA-TV Ch. 8. The schedule is subject to change. You can also look for the movie trailer premiere on the Yahoo Kids website,

The Kona Grille in Tampa will host an unusual fundraiser called the "Wild" Party. The cause isn't odd — the 1Voice kids cancer charity — but one of the attractions is a live tiger. We're pretty sure it will be caged, so don't go having visions of that scene in The Hangover. It starts at 6 p.m.

The Blues Fest in St. Petersburg isn't until Friday, but a new craft beer bar downtown gets things started early with an appearance by the Damon Fowler Group for free in the courtyard. The Ale and the Witch will also feature a new St. Petersburg-based beer choice called St. Pete Brew.

It has been called the frozen yogurt shop that launched a thousand parking tickets in L.A., thanks to celebs who seemingly can't get enough of it. Now Pinkberry is opening a shop near the P.F. Chang's in WestShore Plaza and is giving away samples starting at 6 p.m.

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Five for your radar: A Mahaffey vote?; a peek at 'Dolphin Tale'; a tiger, oh my!; a new brew in town; and free frozen yogurt 04/06/11 [Last modified: Thursday, April 7, 2011 10:04am]
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