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Things to do in and around Brandon June 3-9

03 Today

Plant sale: Arrive early to get the best deals on landscape plants, perennials and more grown by the facility's Vocational Horticulture Program. 8 a.m. to noon at Falkenburg Road Jail, 520 N Falkenburg Road. Cash and checks only. Proceeds benefit the horticulture program. Free. Call (813) 744-5676.

Jekyll & Hyde: Watch a haunting performance of Jekyll & Hyde based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. 7 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at the Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview. $10. Also at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (813) 685-5998.

Motherhood the Musical: This musical comedy takes a look at the joyous journey, blessings and perils of being a mom. The show plays at 8 p.m. today, at 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in the Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $42, $40 for previews through Wednesday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Bruce Bruce: Bruce Bruce, known for his spontaneous, adult comedy, performs. Shows are for 21 and over only. 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $25. Also at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 864-4000.

Reasons to Be Pretty: A drama about the hopelessness of romance is the final installment in Neil Labute's trilogy about the modern-day obsession with physical appearance. 8 p.m. today and Saturday in Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Contains adult language, content and subject matter. Tickets start at $24.50. The last show is at 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Young Dramatists' Project '11: Five promising teenage writers and playwrights have their work performed at the Gorilla Theatre. 8 p.m. today and Saturday at 4419 N Hubert Ave. $5 to $20. Adult content. Also at 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 879-2914.

A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody: This comedic tale is of a man who resolves to kill his wife and tells her so, to which she responds that she certainly will stay alive. Follow their attempts to meet their goals. 8 p.m. today and Saturday at Crowne Plaza Tampa East, 10221 Princess Palm Ave. $30 for meal and show; $15 show/meal only. Also at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call (813) 623-6363.

04 Saturday

Suncoast gun show: This show for gun collectors, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts includes firearms-related accessories, knives, ammunition and concealed weapons/firearms safety classes. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $8; free for ages 12 and younger. Ages 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Also from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Visit

Essence of Ybor art show: This juried art show features fine art outdoors, plus live music, live art and an Art of Ybor scavenger hunt. From 5 to 10 p.m. between N 13th Street and Avenida Republica de Cuba at 8th Avenue. Free. Visit

Cafe Con Leche: The Black and White Ball: Semiformal black-and-white attire required for this Ybor City Rotary Club event with dancing to live music, fine food, Bolita (Cuban lottery), a silent auction and a cigar lounge. 6:30 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $75. Proceeds benefit the Rotary Foundation humanitarian and educational projects. Call (813) 598-0292.

Beerfest: It's "Mission Beer" for this Blues Brothers-themed tasting, featuring craft beers from around the world and delicious bites from bay area restaurants. From 7 to 10 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. Breweries include Chimay, Cigar City Brewing and St. Somewhere. $45 to $70; includes commemorative beer-tasting glass. Blues Brothers attire encouraged. Call (813) 274-8982.

05 Sunday

Hyde Park Village market: Live music, cooking demos, take-home ready-to-eat food, agricultural goods and art surround the village fountain on the first Sunday of each month. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Old Hyde Park Village, 1622 W Snow Ave. Call (813) 251-3500.

Classic movie: As part of its summer classics series, the Tampa Theatre presents The Grapes of Wrath at 3 p.m. today at 711 N Franklin St. Tickets are $9; $7 for theater members. Call (813) 274-8982.

07 Tuesday

$2 Tuesday: Get a cheap peek at the Glazer Children's Museum from 2 to 7 p.m. at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $2 for ages 1 and older. Call (813) 443-3861.

Play in the park: Kid-friendly zumba, a kids boot camp, yoga, karate and hip-hop dancing, plus free healthy snacks and live music for the "cool down," from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Call (813) 221-3686.

Matt and Kim: The energetic indie-pop duo brings its act back to Tampa. 8 p.m. at Czar, 1420 E Seventh Ave. $20. Call (813) 247-2664.

08 Wednesday

420 Comedy Tour: Four stand-up comics present a "420-friendly" comedy experience. 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10 to $12. Call (813) 864-4000.

09 Thursday

A New Brain: MAD Theatre of Tampa Bay presents this story about a talented songwriter as he tries to write a song about spring for a children's television entertainer, contemplating the value of his life in the process. 7 p.m. in Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $20. Call (813) 229-7827.

Showcase | The Cake Boss

Celebrity baker Buddy Valastro will share stories about his TLC series Cake Boss and his Italian family, take questions from the audience and give a demonstration of his baking techniques. 7:30 p.m. today in Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $29.25. Call (813) 229-7827.

Things to do in and around Brandon June 3-9 06/02/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:30am]
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