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On Saturday's radar: Brian Wilson in Clearwater, free Bucs practice at RayJay, train rides in Largo

Brian Wilson: The pioneering musician who co-founded the Beach Boys in his teens and wrote many of the band's hits will perform Beach Boys songs and music from his decades-spanning solo career. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$69. (727) 791-7400;

WaZoo! Tampa Bay's biggest, longest-running beer festival benefits Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo and is expected to draw more than 3,000 people to sample 250 beers and bits from local restaurants. Because of the vast array of beer (plus live music), WaZoo draws both beer geeks and more casual fans. WaZoo is 7:30 p.m. at the zoo in Tampa. $65 at gate, $20 designated-driver ticket; VIP with 6:45 p.m. admission is $85 at gate.

Community arts program: Countryside Mall is bringing the arts to shoppers with a free program, located on the upper level near Sears, by the Eight O'Clock Theatre performing a musical number from Camelot. 2 p.m., Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US Highway 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. Free.

Bucs training camp 2011: Catch a night practice at 6:30 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. It's free (parking, too), with $1 hot dogs and sodas, pirate ship cannon firings and fireworks. Touchdown! For more info, see, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.


Miniature train rides: Kids of all ages can ride the miniature trains of Largo Central Railroad starting at 10 a.m. at Largo Central Park, 105 Central Park Drive. Free (donations for train maintenance appreciated).


Who Is Simon Miller?, 8 p.m., NBC: A geologist dad disappears, leaving his family to find out he was more of a superspy or something. It's just Saturday night movie fodder for all those dads out there who wish they had a cool job to hide from their kids.

Michael Ian Black: Very Famous, 11 p.m., Comedy Central: The funniest guy who never had a TV show that lasted.


Rain or shine (or heat wave), we have plenty of date-night options for you and your significant other at

On Saturday's radar: Brian Wilson in Clearwater, free Bucs practice at RayJay, train rides in Largo 08/05/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 5, 2011 11:13pm]
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