Plan your weekend
Red Bull Wake Open Hundreds of the best wakeboarders in the world will descend on Tampa starting at 5 p.m. Friday for the two-day Red Bull Wake Open, a new international competition with three different wakeboarding events to crown the best overall wakeboarder. Using the skills of waterskiing, snowboarding and surfing, competitors try to avoid a gnarly fall behind a boat and launch off a 50-foot ramp to see who can pull the best trick. It's free for spectators to watch at the Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
National Ice Cream Day Grab a free sample of Blue Bell Ice Cream's newest flavor, Summer Strawberry Pie, in honor of National Ice Cream Day at MOSI from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday. Because this is a science museum, MOSI's InterActors will demonstrate the science of freezing with a cryo-freezing demonstration using liquid nitrogen in the lobby. It's all included with admission to the Museum of Science and Industry, $20.95 adults (13-59), $16.95 child (2-12), $18.95 seniors (60+) at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.
Arts and Eats Walk Join the Ybor Art Association open house this month is Singing Stone Gallery, Arnold Martinez Art & Museum, Hoffman-Porges Gallery and Rudely Elegant Gallery. Start at the colony then head to the other galleries to view local artists' work. Free. 6 p.m. Saturday. Ybor Art Association, 15211⁄2 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 495-4649.
Mayhem Festival We are crossing our tattooed fingers that they can repair the storm damage in time, but the folks at the Ask Gary Amphitheatre tell us the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival is still on for 1 p.m. Friday with headliners including Slipknot (9:45 p.m.), Slayer (8:15), Motorhead (6:55), As I Lay Dying (6:05), Anthrax (5.25) and The Devil Wears Prada (4:30). Tickets are $25.50-$64.50. For info, see rockstarmayhemfest.com.
Friday the 13th As part of the Capitol Theatre's cult movie series, they jumped on the fortunate timing of playing Friday the 13th on Friday (the 13th!). It's $5 for the 8 p.m. showing of the horror film that marked the beginning of Jason Voorhees' reign of terror on camp counselors. The Capitol Theatre is at 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater.
Extreme Mud Wars This wildly popular day of rolling in a mud pit and slinging dirt returns to Spa Beach, this time for two days and with a beer tent. The team spots are sold out, but it's still fun to watch. More than 600 people competed last year in a series of events including obstacle course, joust pit, belly-bumper pit, mud tug-of-war, football, the eliminator, dodge ball and ball crawl through a maze. A minimum of 5,000 sandbags, 10 8-ton dump trucks of soil and eight fire hoses will create this messy fun. Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (877) 820-2582. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.
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