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Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 2

Broadway Family Night: Get a free children's ticket with a full-priced adult ticket, (available in balcony and gallery only, and only by phone or window) and preshow activities for tonight's 7:30 performance of Mary Poppins. The musical combines elements from the film, P.L. Travers' books and new songs at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18.50-$83. (813) 229-7827.

Blind Witness: The Canadian death metal band plays with Attila at 8 p.m. at Transitions Art Gallery, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. (813) 382-3477.

Kids and family

Mommy and me skate: Parents are invited to load up the toddler in their favorite stroller or ride-on toy and speed them around the floor while you skate. It's at 9 a.m. today at United Skates of America, 5121 N Armenia Ave. in Tampa. $3.50.

To watch

SERIES PREMIERE, Are We There Yet?, 9 p.m., TBS: A spinoff of the 2005 movie, it's about newlyweds who have to work and take care of their two kids. No, this isn't a reality series.

Top Chef Masters, 10 p.m., Bravo: The improv group the Groundlings gives the contestants three words that should inspire dishes. We vote for "mulch," "naphtha" and "dross." See what you can do with that, chef.

In Plain Sight, 10 p.m., USA: A woman joins the witness protection program to help save her niece, but she harbors a secret of her own. We can only hope that the niece is secretly her own daughter. How sensational!

Coming up

Rock the Park: This monthly, year-round music series at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa launches at 6:30 p.m. Thursday. You'll hear eclectic funksters the Bird Street Players, along with contemporary pop up-and-comer 10th Concession and R&B artist Alex "LX" Harris. Free.

More to explore

Get a load of the family deal to see the Tampa Yankees, including food and a cap. Go while the Rays are out of town! Details at


Burn Notice returns to new episodes at 9 p.m. Thursday on USA Network. A story on Sunday's ETC, Page 2B had an incorrect time.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for June 2 06/01/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 9:29am]
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