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Things to do Tuesday, July 22

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To do today

Poison Bret Michaels (above) is leaving behind the gaggle of house groupies to tour with Poison's "Live, Raw & Uncut" show tonight at Tampa's Ford Amphitheatre. Join the other fans of Aquanet and torn jeans as the glam-metal dudes take the stage with Sebastian Bach and Dokken. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa; $32-$67; livenation.com. Floyd's, at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, is hosting a free after-party starting at 10.

Tampa Bay Rays The Oakland A's are in town through Wednesday. Catch tonight's game at 7:10 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $9 in advance, $11 at the door. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297. raysbaseball.com.

Souvenir Tonight is "Pay what you can" night for the American Stage play based on Florence Foster Jenkins, the deluded diva whose screeching singing has been a kind of party joke ever since RCA released a recording of her in 1954. Souvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins is a play by Stephen Temperley starring Neva Rae Powers as Jenkins and James Val as her faithful pianist, the improbably named Cosme McMoon. The show runs through Aug. 17 and tickets are normally $22-$35. The theater is at 211 Third Street S, St. Petersburg (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Free ice cream Scream for it, because it's National Ice Cream Month, and you can get a free scoop, one per person, from noon to 6 p.m. today at both Tanya & Matt's Ice Creamiest & Ice Sculptures locations in Tampa: WestShore Plaza food court and 15742 N Dale Mabry. You can have your face painted, sit on an ice throne and, at 6:30 p.m., enter the ice cream-eating contest.

G.B.H. The UK punk pioneers are still at it and still as aggressive as ever. See them tonight with Krum Bums at 7 at the State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045.

Coming up

48 Hour Film Project See the results of the challenge posed to the Tampa Bay area's filmakers, who were busy filming last Friday, trying to see who could come up with the best short film in just two days. The winning film will go up against films from around the world. You can see the final results Wednesday at 6:30 and 9 p.m. at Channelside Cinemas, 601 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $9 at the door. See 48hourfilm.com/tampa-stpetersburg.

Rising Star Talent Competition This contest for singers, musicians, dancers, comedians and novelty acts is getting so popular, it is going to have a fall incarnation. Catch the competition Thursdays at 8 at Ferg's Sports Bar and Grill, with MC Jimmy Danelli, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4562.

Things to do Tuesday, July 22 07/21/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 7:06am]
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