To do today
EA Sports Madden '09 Tournament Fine, so the Bucs didn't land cover boy Brett Favre. Don't let that stop you from entering this tournament today at the Blockbuster at 7699 49th St. N in Pinellas Park. Tampa Bay Storm players will be on hand, and there will be free food and drinks for fans, who will have a chance to win a free copy of Madden '09. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7 p.m.
MOSI homeschool open house Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry is holding a free open house for homeschoolers today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be a preview of the MOSI Homeschool Education programs for the 2008-2009 school year, science demonstrations throughout the day and a 20 percent discount on MOSI memberships. The kids are welcome to attend with you.
Swing! at Nova 535 The hipster art lounge is introducing sing and dance nights starting tonight, complete with lessons and music ranging from rockabilly to '40s Big Band music. The cover is $7, and lessons begins at 7 p.m. if you need to brush up on your skills. Nova 535 Art Lounge, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N St. Petersburg. Phone: (727) 821-6682.
Hush Sound Considered one of indie pop's best kept secrets, the Chicago quartet plays the State Theatre on Thursday, 687 Central Ave. St. Petersburg, at 6 p.m. with Cab, Steel Train and Morning Light. Tickets are $13 advance, $15 day of show.
Inshore Fishing School Skippers Smokehouse brings back this tutorial on Tuesday from Tampa Bay fishing guide and outdoor writer, Capt. Fred Everson. He'll teach the ins and outs of flats fishing during a three-hour course and provide a copy of his third book Fish the Flats. Cost of the course is $25, and registration is encouraged. Call (813)977-6474). The class is from 7 to 10 p.m. at Skippers, 910 Skipper Road in Tampa.