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$5 museum admission: Celebrate the children's museum's second birthday with reduced admission, 1 to 6 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $5. Call (813) 443-3861.

Lots of laughs: Comedian Colin Kane performs at 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Bay Buzz CD Release Party: To celebrate the release of the Bay Buzz compilation CD, Funky Seeds performs with special guest Steve Arvey, and with Savii, Bambooda, the Rock 'n' Chair Band with special guest Earl Bucko, Avenue 43, Traci Tuesday, Summersill, Swinging Yogi's Band, Tropical Disturbance, Constance and John Rogers. 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. Includes a free CD. Toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Fahrenheit 451: Jobsite Theater presents the play based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, set in a future American society where books are outlawed and burned by firemen, 4 p.m. in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Call (813) 229-7827.

Pablo Francisco: The comedian, who has been on Comedy Central and Mad TV and has appeared on Howard Stern's radio show, performs at 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20. Call (813) 864-4000.

Nature program: Park rangers guide children ages 9 to 15, and children at heart, through fun and informative activities, including "Indians In Florida," 10 a.m. at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. $5 per child, adults with children free, adult only $5. Call (813) 987-6204.

Bike ride: Tour Davis Islands on this 14- to 18-mile bike ride. Riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 14 mph, 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 598-4944.

Sunshine Sunday: This day for children with special needs includes reduced lighting and sound, special programming and resources for children and families, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $5, members free. Call (813) 443-3861.

Art walk: Enjoy local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry and more, noon to 4 p.m. at Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive. Free. Call (813) 451-7936.

Memorial ride: The seventh annual ride in honor of Shannon Walsh Revette, who fought cancer for two years before dying in 2005, raises money for the cancer organization Faces for Courage. Reserve by 1 p.m. the day of the ride. The ride begins at 2 at American Legion Post 138, 5535 W Prescott St. $15 per bike, second rider $5. Call (813) 839-5119.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Theatrical, single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life, 2 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Show is free with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 seniors and students, $5 children ages 4-12. Call (813) 254-1891.

Fahrenheit 451 book event: The Bluebird Books Bus mini mobile bookstore will offer a selection of classical, countercultural, dystopian and banned books. The sale takes place in conjunction with the Jobsite Theater presentation of Fahrenheit 451, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Free. Call (813) 229-7827.

01 Monday

Bike ride: The weekly guided bike ride breaks into groups for slow and fast riders and ends at a bar or restaurant for socializing. Lights required, helmets suggested, 6 p.m. at City Bike Tampa, 212 E Cass St. Free. Call (813) 225-1777.

02 Tuesday

Target Tuesday: Get a peek at the hands-on museum, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $2. Call (813) 443-3861.

National Night Out: The Tampa Police Department will be on hand to engrave valuables, and Tampa Fire Rescue will bring a fire engine to this event promoting crime prevention, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kate Jackson Community Center at Anderson Park, 821 S Rome Ave. Free. Call (813) 259-1704.

Animal blessings: To remember St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, bring pets to be blessed. All animals must be on a leash or secured in a crate, 6 p.m. at the Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. Call (813) 229-2695.

Honors Symposia Series: Gary Luter, UT professor of theater and speech, with honors students Christian Reich, Kelly Fitzgerald and Alyx Hannigan, present Looking at Life Through a Queer View Mirror, 7 p.m. in the Trustees' Room in Reeves Theater, Vaughn Center, University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

The King's Men Tour: Gospel musicians Kirk Franklin, Marvin Sapp, Donnie McClurkin and Israel Houghton perform at 7 p.m. at the University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $32.50-$62.50. (813) 974-3002. sundomearena.com/events/detail/the-kings-men-tour.

03 Wednesday

Food truck fiesta: A smorgasbord of food on wheels in downtown Tampa, courtesy of gourmet food trucks, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St. Menu prices vary. Visit tastingtampa.com.

04 Thursday

Exhibit tour: Curator Jane Simon leads a guided tour of the exhibit "The Importance of Being Photographed," noon to 1 p.m. Free. University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, 3821 Holly Drive, Tampa. (813) 974-2849.

Author lecture: Mark Hertsgaard, author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth and journalist for NPR, The New Yorker and The Nation, discusses climate change. He will sign copies of the book afterwards, 6 p.m. at the University of South Florida Public Health Auditorium, 13201 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Free. Call (813) 974-2011.

Rock the Park: Lauris Vidal, Victims of Circumstance and Shevonne perform as part of the music series showcasing Tampa's musical talents of all genres, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. rocktheparktampa.com.

The Colored Museum: The 1986 George C. Wolfe play uses stereotypes and satirical sketches to follow 200 years of African-American history, 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26. Call (813) 251-8984.

Daryl Hance: The guitarist and former member of festival mainstays JJ Grey & Mofro plays a similar style of Southern and soul-infused rock, 8:30 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. $5. Call (813) 248-4969.

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!: Writers-actors and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn have adapted their book into a play that gives a humorous 75-minute look inside a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $25. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Entertainment calendar 09/29/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 29, 2012 4:32am]
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