'Creature' feature we love
In case you need reasons to see a 1954 science fiction/horror classic, Creature from the Black Lagoon, we'll give you two. It's considered one of the most memorable 3D movies from this so-called golden era of 3D, so you get to slip on those dorky glasses. And you're bound as a Floridian to see it, because it was filmed in Wakulla Springs. Part of the Summer Classic Movie Series at the historic Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Doors open at 2 p.m. for guided theater tours and the film starts at 3. $8, $40 six pack. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.
Donate food, get free tickets
From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, anyone who takes 10 nonperishable food items — canned meat and vegetables, boxes of rice, cereal, etc. — to the McDonald's Box Office at the St. Pete Times Forum will get a free ticket to the opening night show of Disney on Ice Princess Classics, coming in September. Tickets for the ice show will also be on sale Friday morning for $16-$75. A minimum donation of 10 items is required to receive a ticket and there is a limit of four tickets per family. The free tickets are for the opening night performance at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
Strikes and spares for cats and dogs
Teams of up to five people can bowl for prizes and bid on auction items at Bowl for Pets Sake on Saturday. The $25 admission, or $125 per team, includes food, shoes, bowling ball and lane fees. Benefits the St. Francis Society Animal Rescue from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at AMF University Lanes, 13109 N 56th St., Tampa. (813) 545-7093.
MOSI deal coming to a close
Sunday is the last day to take advantage of free admission for kids (with the purchase of a full-priced adult) at the Museum of Science and Industry with the purchase of a full-priced adult or senior general admission ticket. Includes Animation, all exhibit galleries and one standard IMAX film. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today-Fri.; and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.-Sun. 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $25.95 adults (13-59), $19.95 child (2-12), and $22.45 seniors (60+). (813) 987-6000. mosi.org.
Like a tapas serving of Broadway
The highly lauded Broadway Theatre Project this summer workshopped songs from Frank Wildhorn's Bonnie & Clyde, with the composer coaching a number from his musical about Depression-era bank robbers that will also premiere in the fall, at the LaJolla Playhouse in California. The Bonnie & Clyde number and other stage works will showcase BTP's talented young actors, singers and dancers in a four-show festival this weekend in Theatre 1 at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Show times are 4 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $10 for matinees, $35 for evening performances, or $75 for all four. (813) 974-2323; ticketmaster.com (search for BTP).
Last Fun Day digs in
The final Monday Fun Days event at the Tampa Bay History Center is "Archaeology Adventures." Kids can dig in to Florida's past with hands-on activities that help them investigate artifacts, solve a historical mystery and learn about the tools of archaeology. It's from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday at the Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free with museum admission for adults; $2 additional for children. (813) 228-0097. www.Tampabayhistory center.org.
A movie with a view
The Summer Sunset Film Festival lets you take in the movie and the view on the rooftop of Push Ultra Lounge with Sabrina, the romantic comedy starring Audrey Hepburn, William Holden and Humphrey Bogart. In conjunction with Studio@620. The show starts at 8:30 p.m. Monday at 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-7874. www.studio620.org. Free.