1 Get down with some Motown
The Sounds of Soul returns to the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, at 8 p.m. June 14 to debut the new summer show, Motown Heat. The Motown tribute group usually sells out, so act fast. Tickets are $24 to $30.
2 Everything reptilian
Learn about and buy reptiles (like Buttercup, the bearded dragon above), amphibians and other exotic animals and all the supplies you need to go along with them at Repticon, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 14 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 15 at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Tickets are $10, or $5 for ages 5-12.
3 'Return to the Forbidden Planet'
Shakespeare's The Tempest is set to '50s rock 'n' roll hits. Hold on to your asteroids as Jobsite Theater makes a Return to the Forbidden Planet in this intergalactic kitsch-fest. Tickets from $29.50. June 10 to July 6 at Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa.
4 Antique Appraisal Fair
Have lots of old stuff you keep around wondering if it's worth anything? Well, you can find out from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at the Heritage Village Antique Appraisal Fair, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. There will be antique experts on hand to examine your items. $5 fee for one item or $12 for three.
5 Get wrapped up with the Rays
Fans who go see the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Seattle Mariners at 7:10 p.m. June 6 get a fantastic giveaway, a Rays beach towel, thanks to the Tampa Bay Times.