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On your radar: Get pumped at a Rays rally, save some love for the Lightning, cover some ground to view local art, catch up with Weird Al or power up for Flugtag

Rays rally: Join the Rays hysteria today at — where else? — Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, across from Tropicana Field. The city of St. Petersburg is hosting the rally starting at 2 p.m., with a DJ, food vendors, Rays merchandise, giveaways and comments from Mayor Bill Foster. Game 3 against the Texas Rangers is 5:07 p.m. at the Trop.

Lightning Launch Party: Show some love for Lightning players, too, with headliner Steve Miller Band on Tuesday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $25–$92; free for Lightning season ticket holders.

Studio Waltz: Cut a wide swath from Dunedin to Tarpon Springs with visits to 10 artists' studios, and catch sightings of other artists painting in downtown Dunedin. Show up anytime between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday. Maps at studiowaltz.pbworks.com. Free.

Date night

Florida Orchestra Principal Winds Quintet: Just days back from a historic trip to Cuba, the group will play the same program Tuesday at the Carrollwood Cultural Center in Tampa. Advance: $14–$18. (813) 269-1310.

The Fly: The Capitol Classics Film Series gets scary for October with this 1958 horror/sci-fi film starring David Hedison, Patricia Owens and Vincent Price, on Tuesday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $6.

Big music: Lindsey Buckingham goes solo in the cozy Capitol Theatre on Wednesday, but it's sold out. No telling who Weird Al Yankovic will parody Thursday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. ($35–$55; (727) 791-7400). On Friday, pick from controversial Chris Brown at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre ($25–$75; (813) 740-2446) or the velvet-voiced K.D. Lang at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($49 and $85). Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Frampton Comes Alive!, Peter Frampton will perform the album in its entirety Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($39.50–$79.50). Popular Arctic Monkeys return Sunday to the Ritz Ybor, which they sold out last year ($27; (813) 247-2555).

Kids and family

Red Bull Flugtag: Watch nearly 40 teams try to defy gravity as they zoom their crazy human-powered flying machines off a 30-foot-high ramp over — or into — the water at the Tampa Convention Center. Judging is based on distance and creativity. Starts at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. (Remember: Platt Street Bridge is closed.)

Wizard of Oz in the park: Dress up your little Munchkins for this 1939 classic starring Judy Garland. It starts at 8 p.m. Friday in Pioneer Park in Dunedin. Free.

More to explore

Have you seen Dolphin Tale? Get the whole story, Winter videos and celebrity interviews at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Get pumped at a Rays rally, save some love for the Lightning, cover some ground to view local art, catch up with Weird Al or power up for Flugtag 10/02/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 3, 2011 8:46am]

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