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Things to do Tuesday, Oct. 7

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Bruce Nye the Elvis Guy: If Elvis were alive today, chances are he'd be chillin' at Gators with a margarita in his hand. That could be a problem, because Bruce Nye puts on such a convincing performance as the Sultan of Sideburns that Priscilla herself could get confused. 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Main Bar at Gators Cafe and Saloon, 12754 Kingfish Drive, Treasure Island. (727) 367-8951.

Jonathan Richman: You may not recognize Richman's name, but you should have heard of his former group, The Modern Lovers, the proto-punk garage-rock pioneers of the mid '70s. Still doesn't ring a bell? He was one of the sappy Greek singers who crooned along with the plot of There's Something About Mary. Now you got it. 8 p.m. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12 advance, $15 at the door. (813) 977-6474.

Tuesday Morning Market: You don't need to wait for the weekend to come to find a great farmers' market in Tampa Bay. Enjoy live music, fresh produce, hand-made arts and crafts and more, all along Corey Avenue. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Downtown, Beach Boulevard area, Gulfport. Free. (727) 459-1963.

USF Wind Ensemble: If the stress of the economy and the election has got you down, relax with the music of some of the top graduate and undergraduate brass, woodwind and percussion performers in the School of Music. 8 to 10 p.m. Theatre 2 at University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $12, $6 Student/Seniors. (813) 974-2323.

— Adam Newman [email protected]

What to watch for

Wednesday: You can only imagine what kind of stuff goes on at something called Rich Guzzi's XXX Hypnosis at the Improv.

Wednesday: One of Tampa Bay's hottest young musicians, Matt Hires, performs at Skipper's to celebrate the release of his new live EP and major-label debut.

— Adam Newman [email protected]

Things to do Tuesday, Oct. 7 10/06/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 7, 2008 2:01pm]
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