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Five things to keep on your radar: Cool shoes from a local designer, a crazy cereal combination, a Florida love story on stage, a childhood tale returns to Largo, and improv comedy

The latest shoe in Nike Skateboarding's Dunk line is called the Statute of Liberty SD Dunk. But given its roots, maybe it should be called the Honeymoon Island SD Dunk or something along those lines. That's because its designer is 23-year-old Joey Giambalvo of Dunedin. The shoes came out this week in about 400 skate shops in the country. Before that, a pair was selling for $400 on eBay. Want to get your own pair (or at least check them out)? As of Thursday, Westside Skateshop in Tarpon Springs has a few dozen pairs.

It may not be the cornerstone of a balanced breakfast, but it's tough to refute the kid‑in‑a‑candy-store appeal of the Lucky, a cereal dish on the menu at Fresh in downtown Tampa. It contains Lucky Charms, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fruity Pebbles, vanilla wafers and rainbow sprinkles. We think that will open your eyes in the morning. It's $3.69 for a small bowl or $5.59 for a large bowl at Fresh, 507 N Franklin St., (813) 229-5500.

This month, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is getting into the St. Patrick's Day spirit, offering players the chance to win a trip for two to Ireland or up to $20,000 cash. If you have a Seminole Players Club Card, play the casino's slots any time in March to enter. Activate your entries March 17 at the casino, where there will be hourly drawings from 3 to 8 p.m. Do you feel lucky? Click here for details.

Remember the childhood tale of Hansel and Gretel? When last we left them they were in big trouble. The Largo Cultural Center is hosting the family-friendly musical Hansel and Gretel filled with dancing and audience participation that follows the famous brother and sister on their journey through the woods to "Oggy" the ogre's house. Check it out and find out, along with our heroes, why you can't always judge a book by its cover.

Sweet Storm, a love story set in Lithia Springs during Hurricane Donna in 1960, had a good run when it premiered off-Broadway in 2009, and now the play is being staged at Gorilla Theatre. That seems appropriate since it was developed in part in the Tampa theater's reading series. Author Scott Hudson is an actor and playwright with ties to the bay area. Sounds like a great date night to us.

If you're in the mood for comedy, but Lewis Black, who performs at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa on Thursday night, isn't in your wheelhouse, then check out Matt Braunger at the Improv in Ybor City. Recently a regular on MADtv, Braunger has performed at top comedy festivals like Just for Laughs and South By Southwest. The show is 21 and up only.

Five things to keep on your radar: Cool shoes from a local designer, a crazy cereal combination, a Florida love story on stage, a childhood tale returns to Largo, and improv comedy 03/09/11 [Last modified: Thursday, March 10, 2011 10:29am]

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