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Things to do in Hillsborough

Today

Entertainment at Kennedy's: Sing karaoke from 5 to 8 Friday nights at Kennedy's Bar and Grill, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, Heritage Isle. The restaurant also hosts comedy, jazz and old-school R&B from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Fridays. (813) 406-4941.

Lots of laughs: Jimmy Shubert performs at 8 and 10 tonight, at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. The 6 p.m. show Saturday is a benefit for the breast cancer three-day walk. Call (813) 960-1197 or sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Skipper's got the blues: Charlie O. and the Houserockers play with the Walker Smith Group at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499.

Saturday

Water ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show team performs water ski shows at 6 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 28 at Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. Free. Information, tampawaterski.com.

Rhythm and blues: The Dukes of Juke play a show on the 25th anniversary of the first time the band played at Skipper's. 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7-$10. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499.

Summer Nights: Extended hours for more rides and the special Kinetix stage show in Gwazi Park. Today and Saturday. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Regular park admission. Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. 1-888-800-5447. buschgardens.com.

Cops and Robbers Paintball: Kids ages 10 and older can pretend to be the "good guys" on the police SWAT team or the "bad guys" in a gang. Long pants and long-sleeved shirts required. Intro safety session mandatory. Saturday. 3-5 p.m. $25, $18 members. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000. mosi.org.

Preseason tailgate party: Celebrate preseason with a kickoff party featuring a corn hole, sports trivia, drink specials and prizes. Free to enter, drinks and food extra. Saturday 1-7 p.m., Tank's Tap Room, 13150 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 961-2337.

Sunday

Fundraiser: The Joel Sanders Band, the Semis, Four Star Riot, the Loving Thorns and Barely Pink perform at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7. Call toll-free, 1-800-594-8499.

Watercolor art class: Painter Michele Russell leads a beginner's watercolor class Tuesdays through Aug. 17. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $75. Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. (813) 932-0241. lifeenrichmenttampa.org.

Wednesday

How to Taste Wine Like a Pro: Learn how to taste and pair wines, read labels and other basics of wine tasting. $5. Wednesday 6-7 p.m., WineHarvest, 1269 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. (813) 388-6898.

Thursday

'Die Fledermaus': The South Florida Lyric Opera performs Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus at 7:30 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Again at 3 p.m. Aug. 22. $20-$25. Call (813) 269-1310.

Ongoing events

Artist of the month: The North Tampa Arts League's artist of the month for August is Mary Curran Bitner. Her work is on display throughout the month at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 273-3652.

Art at the JCC: The artwork of the Westchase Artists Society is on display indefinitely at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive. Call (813) 254-9000.

Send information two weeks in advance to northtampa@sptimes.com; fax to (727) 869-6233; or call (813) 909-4617.

Things to do in Hillsborough 08/12/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 7:37pm]

    

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