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Things to do in the Tampa Bay area for Aug. 27

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Plop on Clearwater Beach with a blanket or a low beach chair and watch Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for free. Popcorn and drinks will be for sale (as always, no alcohol on the beach). Movie starts at dusk.

Jaws anniversary: Perhaps a beach town would not want to remind folks of the horror of a great white shark feasting on swimmers, but the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the chomptastic blockbuster Jaws at the 1975 price of $2. Things kick off at 6 p.m. in the Cleveland Street district with the Clearwater Threshers mascot and animal expert talks. The movie rolls at 7:45 p.m.

Hillbilly Hellfest 2010: Dubbed Tampa Bay's biggest rockabilly event, there's a hot rod car show from 5 to 8 p.m., swing dancing and a whole string of bands at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 895-3045.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Summer Safari Night: It's the last one of the summer at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Get free rides after 5 p.m. and catch a glimpse of the animals that get a little friskier at night. Admission is $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $15.95 ages 3-11, free for 2 and younger.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE, Whale Wars, 9 p.m., Animal Planet: In the first of two parts, the crew learns the Institute of Cetacean Research has lied to the public and a Japanese crew basically kidnaps Pete. This show has better story lines than most scripted dramas.

MINISERIES FINALE, The Pillars of the Earth, 10 p.m., Starz: Regan and William are angry with the fact that Kingsbridge is becoming prosperous again. Did they have a short sale riding on the kingdom or what?

CORRECTIONS

• A photo that ran in Thursday's Things to do column with an item about The Real Housewives of D.C. was from The Real Housewives of New Jersey.

• Tess Harper co-starred with Robert Duvall in Tender Mercies. A review in Thursday's Weekend cited another actor.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Now there's an app to keep track of your family. Gadget Guy gives it a try at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do in the Tampa Bay area for Aug. 27 08/26/10 [Last modified: Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:35pm]
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