Things to do Thursday, Aug. 7

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Visit a DQ Not that we need much to convince us to eat ice cream, but if you order an Oreo Blizzard at your local Dairy Queen today, you're helping kids in need. It's Miracle Treat Day and all proceeds will benefit the local Children's Miracle Network hospital. Gosh, it's almost our duty to scarf it up for the kids.

Tampa Bay Tech Jam Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel headline this year's Tech Jam, a fundraiser for the Tampa Bay Technology Forum Foundation, which helps make technology available to students. The event starts at 6 p.m., with the concert at 8:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets are $35-$50. (813) 301-2500.

Dali & Beyond Film Series The fabulous movie Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, from director Pedro Almodovar and starring Antonio Banderas, is on the bill in the Dali Museum's series on features films by and about women, in connection with exhibit "Women: Dali's View." It's at 6 p.m. at the museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Included with museum admission, $5 after 5 p.m. every Thursday. (727) 823-3767.

Big, Loud & Live 5 See the live satellite broadcast of Drum Corps International's marching music ensemble quarterfinal championship event from Indiana University's Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m. at the following theaters: Citrus Park 20, Tampa, (813) 920-0835; Woodlands Square 20, Oldsmar, (727) 771-6643; and Regency 20, Brandon, (813) 685-3396. $18. fathomevents.com.

Coheed and Cambria Comic book and sci-fi geeks Coheed and Cambria make theatrical prog rock hip (sort of). Behind a galactic puff of hair, frontman Claudio Sanchez delivers distinctly high vocals. They play at 6:30 p.m. with Russian Circles and Secret Machines at Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $24. (727) 895-3045.

Happy Cole The comedian, who has appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend and Showtime at the Apollo, brings his act to Tampa at 8:30 p.m. and will be here through the weekend. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry, Tampa; $10-$14. (813) 960-1197, sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Things to do Thursday, Aug. 7 08/06/08 [Last modified: Thursday, August 7, 2008 7:33am]

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