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Things to do Wednesday, July 23

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Tampa Bay Rays Sneak out of work early and check out the 12:40 p.m. game against the Oakland A's at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $9 in advance, $11 at the door. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

48 Hour Film Project See what two days in the strip mall gets you. Filmmakers from Tampa, St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas were challenged last weekend to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winner will go up against films from around the world. You can see the results tonight at 6:30 and 9 at Channelside Cinemas, 601 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $9 at the door. See

RX Bandits The Vans Warped Tour alums bring their ska-punk sound to the State Theatre tonight with Facing New York and Portugal the Man. It's at 7 at 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $12.50-$15. (727) 895-3045.

Wear to the Tear Fashion Show Vintage fashions get a hip twist, backed by music from DJ Unaslim and a live auction. Hang around after the fashion show for a late-night dance party at The Kennedy, 2408 W Kennedy Blvd. in Tampa. Free entry starting at 6 tonight.

Got Jokes? So a couple walks into a comedy club … Be prepared to share your jokes in this interactive audience playtime with sketches and games mixed with improv comedy at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry in Tampa. It's from 8 to midnight tonight. Phone: (813) 960-1197. $15

Coming up

Guttermouth The California punk rockers play the Orpheum in Ybor city on Thursday with Rude Squad at 7 p.m. , 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $14. (813) 248-9500.

Make Believe Theatre Take the kids to hear stories about animals from around the world on Thursday morning in Animal Safari Stories at the Center Place Children's Theater. It's at 10:15 and 11:45 a.m. at 619 Vonderburg Drive, Brandon, $5. Call (813) 685-8888 or visit the Web site

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