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Things to do this week that are NOT part of RNC2012

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Michael Grunwald: The senior correspondent for Time magazine will discuss his latest book, The New New Deal, about the 2009 stimulus package. The talk is at 3:30 p.m. at the USF St. Petersburg campus Harbor Hall Gallery, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free.

Larry Cordle, Carl Jackson, and Jerry Salley: The three performers showcase their award-winning, Nashville-based original material during this intimate concert. at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. Price: $13.

A Taste of Mexico: Jim Snyder teaches a sampling of recipes from across Mexico in this class at Williams-Sonoma at International Plaza mall in Tampa. Menu includes shrimp-stuffed avocados, chicken enchiladas with salsa roja and chocolate-ancho chili cake. Price: $45. Call (813) 353-0700 to reserve a spot.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Starting at 9 a.m. live music helps as you shop for vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts along Beach Boulevard in Gulfport.

Driving for the Best Candidate: While the Republican National Convention is in Tampa, golfers can literally take their best shots at their favorite candidates (or take out frustrations). Ace Golf Brandon has set up 8-foot head shots of President Obama and Mitt Romney that will be up through Election Day). The range is at 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon.

My Time Will Come: Part of the Tampa Bay International Film Festival, this monthly series of internationally acclaimed films brings Víctor Arregui's film about city morgue employees who become attached to the people they process. Filmed in Spanish with English subtitles. Price: $8, $5 students with ID at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg at 7 p.m.

Tour with Teddy Roosevelt: The 26th president of the United States, in the form of historian Michael Norton, will take you through the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, at 2 p.m. Price: Free members, $10 general admission.

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Cabaret: The classic musical was a hit at Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg this summer. It's back for an encore, with newcomer Jennifer Byrne as Sally Bowles. Through Sept. 30. $39–$46. (727) 498-5205.

USF Round Up: This free show by comedian Mike Epps is only open to USF students with ID. 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Bobby Slayton: The "Pitbull of Comedy" mixes modern-day offensive comedy with more classic comedic stylings at shows Thursday through Sunday. $17-$20. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa.

All American Festival: The Shops at Wiregrass get patriotic with window displays, children's activities and a sidewalk sale. JT Curtis and the Silver Eagle Band will perform free in Center Court (6-8:30 p.m.)

Things to do this week that are NOT part of RNC2012 08/27/12 [Last modified: Monday, August 27, 2012 8:08pm]
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