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Today

Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand Tribute: Keith Coleman and Ruby Tuesday perform a tribute at 8 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $12-$16 in advance, $14-$18 at the door. (813) 269-1310. carrollwoodcenter.org.

Get funky: The Heavy Pets play funk, blues, soul and rock with the Resolvers at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. 18 and up only. $10-$13. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmokehouse.com.

Lots of laughs: Josh Sneed performs at 8 and 10:15 tonight; 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Saturday

Tampa Bay Caribbean Heritage Month Festival: In recognition of National Caribbean Heritage Month, this fest features live and recorded Caribbean music and entertainment, food, arts and crafts, and family activities from 2 to 11 p.m. at the University Area Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. $10. Free for kids ages 12 and younger. (813) 505-6683. wicando.com.

Skipper's got the blues: Tommy Castro and the Painkillers plays the blues with Tucci Group at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmokehouse.com.

Burlesque show: Using old-time tunes and realistic full costumes, a cast called the Hell Cats performs a mock burlesque show at 10:30 p.m. at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10 (plus a one-drink minimum). (813) 963-0578.

Sunday

Get your jam on: Unpainted Souls and Shoeless Soul, both jam bands, play with an Americana band called Trigger City Trio and roots rock musicians Steve Vaclavik and the Woeful Ones at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmokehouse.com.

Monday

Patriotic classics: The Florida Wind Band performs patriotic classics including Ewazen's Hymn for the Lost and the Living, Lowden's Armed Forces Salute and select marches by John Philip Sousa. 7:30 p.m. at the University of South Florida Music Recital Hall FAH 102, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $8-$12 advance, $10-$15 at the door. (813) 974-2323. art.arts.usf.edu.

Tuesday

Live music: The Legendary JC's performs a free show at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499; skipperssmokehouse.com.

Wednesday

Lutz Fourth of July Celebration: The community salutes the holiday with a parade, foot races, a flag-raising ceremony, barbecue, cake baking contest, arts and crafts and children's activities. 10 a.m. at the Lutz Train Depot, U.S. 41 and W Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz. Free. (813) 949-1937.

Fourth of July Food Truck Rally: Food trucks serve a variety of edibles at this Independence Day party from 4 to 10 p.m. at Idlewild Baptist Church, 18333 Exciting Idlewild Blvd., Lutz. Also features live music, entertainment and fireworks. No cover charge. (813) 679-7718.

Handmade in America Opening Reception: This juried, multimedia exhibit features handmade fine art and contemporary crafts that express regional American cultural heritage. An opening reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. at Singing Stone, 1903 N 19th St., Tampa. The art is on display through Sept. 1. (813) 247-2787. singingstoneonline.com.

American Dream Celebration: Fourth of July Skate: Bands including Media Blitz, Stay Away, Abortion Twins and Dead Cat Lounge play at 7 p.m. at the Transitions Art Gallery at Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Also features fireworks. $7. (813) 382-3477.

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