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5 Things to Do in July

Hey, 'Big Spender'

That's just one of the familiar songs in Sweet Charity, based on the Neil Simon book, being performed July 18 to 27 at Carrollwood Cultural Center. Charity Hope Valentine is a dance hostess who always gives her heart and dreams to the wrong man. $18 to $24. See carrollwoodcenter.org for exact times and dates.

Inventing van Gogh

Jobsite Theater at the Straz's Shimberg Playhouse presents a haunting drama about the making of art. Patrick Stone, a contemporary painter, is hired to forge Vincent van Gogh's final masterpiece — and finds himself squaring off, across the years, with van Gogh himself. It runs July 9 through Aug. 3. Tickets start at $28. 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. See strazcenter.org for exact times and dates.

4th of July cruises

If you love fireworks, here's a really special way to see them — from the deck of a cruise ship. And you won't go hungry, either. There is a dinner buffet, open bar and DJ before a fireworks finale choreographed to patriotic music. $119.95, $59.95 for kids 4 to 12. Board out of Tampa at 6:30 p.m. at 603 Channelside Drive or at 7 p.m. out of Clearwater at 25 Causeway Blvd. Book and see the menu at yachtstarship.com or call (813) 223-7999.

Ready for some football?

It's Fan Appreciation Night as the Tampa Bay Storm arena football team closes out its 2014 regular season hosting the Cleveland Gladiators at 7:30 p.m. July 26. Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Details and tickets are available at tampabaystorm.com.

WaZoo U beer school

Learn about the art of brewing and evolution of beer while tasting some brews at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo from 6:30 to 9 p.m. July 19 in this event leading up to the zoo's WaZoo beer festival on Aug. 2. Guests are invited to relax in the cool comfort of the zoo's Safari Lodge, where they will join brewmasters and breweries who create the carefully crafted concoctions. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Details are available at lowryparkzoo.com or (813) 935-8552.

Patti Ewald, Times staff writer

5 Things to Do in July 06/23/14 [Last modified: Monday, June 23, 2014 7:42pm]
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