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On your radar this week: shopping in your pajamas, a Tony-winning play, standup comedy and the yellow brick road

Sunrise Sale and Pajama Party: Set your alarm clock Thursday morning to go shopping in your jammies, or bring new ones to donate, to receive extra discounts. Follow the trail of participating locations along Beach Drive and Second Avenue N in St. Petersburg around the break of dawn (6:43 a.m.).

Dick Gregory: The iconic comedian and social activist will perform and do a Q&A session at a fundraiser at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 895-6620.

Date night

Barefoot in the Park: Neil Simon's Tony-winning comedy of newlyweds in the delirious first days of marriage. Previews start Tuesday; opening night is Friday, at American Stage in St. Petersburg. $29–$50. (727) 823-7529.

Music: On Tuesday it's the Happy Together Tour, with the Turtles and more at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($42.50 and $68; (727) 791-7400). Also Tuesday is Hayes Carll, not your typical Texas crooner, at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa ($15–$20. (813) 977-6474). Bradenton's pop-punk band We the Kings hits the State Theatre in St. Petersburg at 6:30 p.m. Thursday ($16, (727) 895-3045). And Orlando's not that far if you want to lip-synch with Britney Spears at 7 p.m. Wednesday ($27.50–$347.50) or swoon with the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block — with opener Matthew Morrison of Glee — at 8 p.m. Friday ($29.50–$89.50). Both at the Amway Center.

Jim Gaffigan: The comedian who loves Hot Pockets, cake and bacon is at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall at 7 p.m. Friday. $39.75, $49.75. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

Sing-Along Wizard of Oz: Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch! Can't remember what comes next? Good thing it will be on the big screen during this 1939 classic at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Theatre. $9; $7 for members. (813) 274-8982.

Wrock and nerd rock party: Because the Harry Potter mania just. Won't. Stop. This teen party features wizard rock bands the Remus Lupins and Ministry of Magic at 6 p.m. today at the John F. Germany Public Library in Tampa.

Sky trail ropes course: The Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa opens its newest attraction, a 12- to 36-foot-high multilevel rope course, at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For the ropes course only, it's $10; with Museum of Science and Industry admission, it's a $7 add-on.

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On your radar this week: shopping in your pajamas, a Tony-winning play, standup comedy and the yellow brick road 07/17/11 [Last modified: Monday, July 18, 2011 7:53am]
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