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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 8

Run Thru Hell: It's July in Florida and you'll be running a 5K through the mud and the bushes — now you know how this race for breast cancer got its name. Luckily there's an after party with soda, juice, water, hot dogs, chicken and snacks. It starts at 8 a.m. at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. $30. (813) 874-7223.

Tampa Theatre Summer Classic Series: Shaft: The 1971 action movie starring Richard Roundtree is about cool private eye John Shaft, who is hired by a crime lord to retrieve his kidnapped daughter. Tampa Bay Times film critic Steve Persall will speak after the movie, which starts at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $9, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Summer Tandem Series: Local musician and Freefall regular Michael Raabe will team up with singer Sara DelBeato for a tribute to summer in Florida, "Too Darn Hot!" They'll put a retro spin on everything from the Beach Boys and Cole Porter to Nelly and Sir Mix-a-Lot at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 498-5205.

Kids and family

Park Ranger Nature Educational Programs: This is a good way to get kids involved in educational activities, led by rangers for those ages 9 to 15. This week is called "Let's Make Home Made Ice Cream and Eat It." It's at 10 a.m. at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave., Tampa. $5 per child, free for adults with children, $5 adult only; cash only. (813) 987-6204.

To watch

SEASON PREMIERE Inspector Lewis, 9 p.m., PBS The series about two U.K. detectives returns. It's like an updated Cagney & Lacey, if they were two hot, sophisticated British men.

SERIES PREMIERE Big Ang, 9 p.m., VH1 Mob Wives' Angie Raiola gets her own spin-off set in a distant land no one has ever visited. You know, Staten Island.

Talking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC Chris Hardwick babbles for an hour before a black-and-white version of the series pilot airs. He could discuss working in some awesome zombie executions, like crushing someone's head with a salt lick, like the excellent Walking Dead video game does.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 8 07/07/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 7, 2012 8:26pm]

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