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On your radar: Rascal Flatts or a night of summer jazz for date night, and you can a free ballet lesson for kids

Rascal Flatts: The rascally Columbus, Ohio, trio of Gary LeVox, Jay DeMarcus and Joe Don Rooney brings its pleasing harmonies to the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa at 7 tonight. The opening acts are just as good: Sara Evans, Florida native Easton Corbin and Justin Moore. $30-$75; (813) 740-2446. Plus, there's an after party with a concert by Randy Montana at the Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. Normal cover charges: $5–$15; (813) 987-2855.

Free dance class: The lead principal dancers of the ballet Gaspar: A Pirate Fantasy will teach a free class to children from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the YMCA of Greater St. Petersburg, 3200 First Ave. S. Alex Crozier-Jackson, who plays José Gaspar, will have a meet-and-greet after class signing autographs. Samantha Barczak, who plays Christina, also will be there.

Date night

Museum of Fine Arts summer jazz series: with Sasha Tuck: With a spectacular view of the bay, enjoy a mix of standards, Latin jazz and modern arrangements with this versatile vocalist and composer at 7 p.m. Admission includes the exhibitions in the Hazel Hough Wing, and the MFA Cafe will be open for dinner; cash bar available. To reserve a table: (727) 896-2667, ext. 258, or (727) 822-1032. $10; $5 nonmembers. The museum is at 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg.

Kids & family

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Sure, the kids have seen Finding Nemo, but how many times have they seen it on the beach, eh? Bring blankets, low chairs or towels to plop on Clearwater Beach and watch it for free. Concessions for sale. No alcohol. Movie starts at dusk. (727) 434-6060.

To watch

Flashpoint, 8 p.m., CBS: Show creator Mark Ellis guest stars as a possible suspect in a bombing. Wow, those network cutbacks are really affecting the casting.

Series premiere, Tanked, 9 p.m., Animal Planet: We continue our march toward every single profession getting its own reality show by following a Las Vegas business that builds custom aquariums.

More to explore

Make it a movie night. Find theaters, trailers and grades at tampabay.com/things-to-do/movies.

On your radar: Rascal Flatts or a night of summer jazz for date night, and you can a free ballet lesson for kids 08/18/11 [Last modified: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:58am]

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