Taste of the Cuban Sandwich: All of the hullabaloo about who makes the best Cuban sandwich has led to this: an attempt to make the world's largest Cuban sandwich Saturday at the Cuban Club in Tampa. There also will be Cuban sandwiches from local restaurants for sale, music, kids zone and cigar area. Free admission, charge for food.
Craft Beer Experience: Tap into the craze with more than 100 varieties of craft beer, plus food from area restaurants, Drew and Shark from 97X and live music Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $25 advance, $30 at the door. (727) 893-7832.
M*ART: This new art show and fair at the Dunedin Fine Art Center features 44 artists and air conditioning Saturday and Sunday. Free admission.
Jason Mraz: The hippie-pop star so mellow he owns an avocado farm comes to the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre in Tampa on Tuesday. $23–$59.50. (813) 740-2446.
Meat Loaf: The singer who helped define the operatic rock genre tours for his new disc, Hell in a Handbasket, at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Wednesday. $49.50–$100. (727) 791-7400.
Shut up and Laugh: D.L Hughley (The Hughleys, The Original Kings of Comedy), Gary Owen (Shaq's All-Star Comedy Jam, Think Like a Man) and Saturday Night Live's Jay Pharoah bring the funny Friday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $25.50–$50. (727) 892-5798.
Casablanca: You know summer is over when Casablanca hits the big screen at Tampa Theatre, wrapping up its Summer Classic Series. The 1942 drama starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. $9, $7 members.
Kids and family
Back to school: Kids can forget about heading back to school for just a bit longer with two pool parties this weekend. On Friday, Highlander Pool in Dunedin has DJ dancing, a bounce house, safety tips, free school supplies and eye exams; $2; (727) 812-4530. On Saturday, Last Splash at the New Port Richey Recreation and Aquatic Center includes DJ dancing, games and prizes; $5; (727) 841-4560.
Championship Cat Show: For once, the felines get the spotlight at this show with more than 25 breeds in 12 rings, adoptable cats and vendors Saturday and Sunday at the Minnreg Building in Largo. $6, $3 children, 5 and younger free. (727) 289-1989
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