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On your radar: Take in a not-so-classic fantasy epic, 'Mystery Science Theater' style — or discover new wines

Jack the Giant Killer: Rifftrax's Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000, will take nationwide audiences on a comedic browbeating session of the cheesy 1962 fantasy epic. This one-night-only viewing offers the three riffing on a not-so-classic movie that's bursting with Vikings, giant rubber monsters and a leprechaun in a jar. The showing is 8 p.m. at Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, Regency 20 in Brandon, Woodland Square 20 in Oldsmar and Citrus 20 in Tampa. Tickets are $12.50. See rifftrax.com.

Greeley Estates: The metal rock band from Arizona has earned a cult following. Show starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10–$13. (813) 248-9500.

Wine and Wishes: Discover your new wines at this event that benefits Granted Wishes, which tries to reduce loneliness, depression and suicide. Starts at 6 p.m. at the Grape at International Plaza, 2223 N Westshore Blvd., Tampa. $50 door.

Jeremih: The R&B singer from Chicago performs his hits, including Birthday Sex. Show is 18 and up only at 9 p.m. at the Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 571-2222.

Kids and family

Itty bitty splashtime: Parents can hang out while kids ages 5 and younger hit the pool's splash area at 9:45 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center in Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.

To watch

Bedbug Apocalypse, 8 p.m., Animal Planet: A discussion about the state of last year's bedbug explosion across the country. You think that's news? Wait until fleas start carrying the plague again.

You Don't Know Dixie, 9 p.m., History: A special about how the South shaped American history, starring Trace Adkins and Jeff Foxworthy.

Series premiere, Ton of Cash, 9 p.m., VH1: A game show hosted by Dhani Jones about 14 unemployed, indebted contestants who must carry $1 million in cash from L.A. to Las Vegas without losing any of it. Or what? They put you in game show jail?

Season premiere, Outrageous Kid Parties, 10 p.m., TLC: More spoiled runts who should celebrate their birthdays by watching videos of children starving to death in Somalia instead of getting mini-circuses and pony rides. Enjoy your cake.

More to explore

Get smart about back-to-school events at tampa bay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Take in a not-so-classic fantasy epic, 'Mystery Science Theater' style — or discover new wines 08/16/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 9:12am]

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