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Brandon and South Shore entertainment calendar

Showcase | Chalk Walk Festival

Concrete comes to life as more than 45 artists create works on 10-by-10 sidewalk squares during a three-day festival filled with music, children's activities, chalk activities for the physically disabled, face painting, a bounce house and open-air market, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. today and Saturday at 1622 Snow Ave. Also from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Free. Call (813) 221-2787 or visit

07 Today

Art exhibition: Franklin Street Fine Woodwork Studios hosts an artist invitational from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1609 N Franklin St. The event has local art for sale and refreshments. Free. Call (813) 223-3490.

Concert series: B of C and Stolen Idols play from 7 to 9 p.m. at this week's Friday Extra Concert Series at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. The concerts are pet-friendly and family oriented. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Free. Call (813) 935-8552.

Tim McGraw: The country star and his band, the Dancehall Doctors, bring their Southern Voice Tour to town alongside opening acts Lady Antebellum and Love and Theft, at 7 p.m. at the Ford Ampitheatre, 4800 N U.S. 301. Tickets are $25 to $65. Call toll-free, 1-800-745-3000 or visit

08 Saturday

Mom gets in aquarium free: Complimentary admission to the Florida Aquarium for mothers with any paid full-price admission, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 701 Channelside Drive. Entry is $19.95, $16.95 for seniors and $14.95 for ages 3 to 12. Call (813) 273-4000.

Free admission to zoo: Moms get into Lowry Park Zoo for free with purchase of a full-priced admission ticket, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 1101 W Sligh Ave. Admission is $20.95, $18.95 for seniors and $15.95 for ages 3 to 11. Call (813) 935-8552.

Art and music: Local hot spot Cafe Hey presents a night of art, music and food from 7 p.m. to midnight at 1540 N Franklin Ave. Free. Call (813) 221-5150.

Don't fuhgeddaboudit: Actor and comedian Dom Irrera performs at 8 and 10 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. Advance tickets are $18 to $20. Day of show prices are $20 to $22. Call (813) 960-1197.

Behind 'The Blind Side': The real-life, adoptive mother and sister of Michael Oher will share their story that was adapted in the film The Blind Side, at 8 p.m. in Carol Morsani Hall at the David Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $37.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

09 Sunday

Brunch for Mom: Pancakes piled high, oh my! Children ages 6 to 12 put on chef's hats and prepare pancakes for Mom during a Mother's Day brunch at Pelagia Trattoria, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. Brunch is $35 for adults and $14 for children ages 12 and younger. For reservations, call (813) 313-3235.

12 Wednesday

Robin Hood: An action-filled adventure through Sherwood Forest with marionettes, 10:30 a.m. at Bits'N Pieces Puppet Theater, 12904 Tom Gallagher Road in Dover. Students can attend a workshop after the show. $7. Group rates available. Call (813) 659-0659.

13 Thursday

'Eurydice': The classic Greek myth about love, betrayal and music is told from the woman's point of view, 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $24.50. Call (813) 229-7827 or visit

Brandon and South Shore entertainment calendar 05/06/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 5, 2010 2:55pm]
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