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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 18

Kings of Leon: The kings of the charts play with critically adored rockers the Black Keys at 7:30 p.m. at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. $49.35-$71. (813) 740-2446.

Rays concert series: Adam Lambert: The glam American Idol runnerup is joined by another Idol alum, Allison Iraheta, for a show after the Rays play the L.A. Angels. The concert is included with your game ticket, but you can pay extra for a wristband that gets you on the field and closer to the stage. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.; (888) 326-7297.

Pitch in for pets: Does your dog love the Tampa Bay Rays? Bring him down to the SPCA for a photo with you and Rays pitcher Grant Balfour. There will also be drawings for ball caps, game tickets and an autographed Balfour glove. $5; free if you adopt a dog. It's 11 a.m. at 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 586-3591.

Josh Blue: The Last Comic Standing winner mines his cerebral palsy for laughs and dares you to risk purgatory for laughing at him. He's at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, at 7:30 and 10 p.m. $20. (813) 864-4000;


$5 day at the museum: Everyone can tour the Museum of Science and Industry's exhibit galleries and catch an IMAX standard film for just five bucks, starting at 9 a.m. at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000;


Fred: The Movie, 8 p.m., Nickelodeon: The kid from Nebraska who got famous by doing annoying shorts on YouTube is rewarded with his own TV special.

SEASON FINALE, Curb Appeal, 9:30 p.m., HGTV: Why bother fixing up these houses? They're not going to sell anyway.


Because of incorrect information provided to the Times, a couple dressed as pirates at Gaspar's Grotto were misidentified in a photo in Thursday's Weekend section. The correct names were not provided.


St. Petersburg has a new bistro, and if you want to get into Chouinard's Cuisine, better make reservations. Keep up on all the latest restaurant news at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 18 09/17/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 17, 2010 7:03pm]
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