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23 Today

Florida Orchestra: The Florida Orchestra will put on its "Star Spangled Pops" concert. 8 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $26-$54. Call 229-7827.

Gallery opening: The West Tampa Center for the Arts, formerly the Santaella Cigar Factory, will host the show, "A Sense of Space." The show features a multitude of work created by emerging and established artists. The show runs until June 13. Tonight's opening reception is from 7 to 11 p.m. West Tampa Center For the Arts, 1906 N Armenia Ave., Tampa; $3. Call 453-4381.

Side Splitters comedy show: Comedian Reno Collier, who has been seen on NBC's Late Friday, Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher, The Martin Short Show, and Comedy Central's Premium Blend, brings his act to the Side Splitters stage. 8 and 10 p.m. today, 6 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sundays, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa; $16-$20. Call 960-1197.

24 Saturday

Arturo Sandoval: The jazz trumpeter, right, brings his unique musical style to the bay area. 7:30 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $63.75, $85.75. Call 229-7827.

25 Sunday

Military Families Day: The Henry B. Plant Museum presents Military Families Day in honor of Memorial Day weekend and in commemoration of the 110th anniversary of the 1898 Spanish-American War. Active and retired military families receive free admission with identification. Noon-4 p.m.; Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa; $2-$5. Call 258-7304 or visit

Memorial Day celebration: The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will hold 18 hours worth of partying and entertainment in the name of Memorial Day. A poolside party begins at noon-11 p.m., followed by a midnight-6 a.m. party at Floyd's Nightclub. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa; $20. Call 786-8718.

29 Thursday

Terrence Brewer: The jazz guitarist, composer, arranger, and musical director brings his talent to the intimate stage of the Jaeb Theater. 7:30 p.m.; Jaeb Theater, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $20-$25. Call 229-7827.

To submit an event for the calendar, send an e-mail to Jonathan Milton at or by fax to (813) 226-3381. Submissions should be sent at least two weeks before the event.

Brandon events calendar 05/22/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 12:11pm]
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