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Fun things to do in Tampa, June 17-23

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Enjoy a buffet with Sesame Street characters today, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $15-$22. Park admission required. Call toll-free 1-888-800-5447.

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Father's Day at the 'Victory' ship: Fathers get free admission to the American Victory Ship, noon to 5 p.m. at the SS American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive. $5-$10. Call (813) 228-8766.

Classic film series: The Tampa Theatre features Alfred Hitchcock's 39 Steps as part of its summer series, 3 p.m. at the Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Summer sun salutation: Celebrate Poetry and Jazz Appreciation Month with local artists, writers, poets and jazz musicians, 7 to 10 p.m. at Felicitous Coffee and Tea, 11706 N 51st St. Free. Call (813) 786-2430.

'The Sensuous Senator': The Carrollwood Players perform this play at 3 p.m. at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. The show is a farce featuring a senator, the senator's elderly congressional colleague, some prostitutes and a wife who was supposed to be out of town. Recommended for adults only. $18, $15 seniors. Call (813) 265-4000. carrollwoodplayers.com.

Rhythm and Blues: Blue Dice plays at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

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Bike ride: Breaks into slow and fast groups 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.

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m Explosions in the Sky: The alt-indie band plays sparse guitar-driven songs, 7:30 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $20-$35. Call (813) 247-2555.

Cocktails and karaoke: Have a cocktail and sing a song with the men of Una Voce: The Florida Men's Chorale. A percentage of every bar and restaurant tab will benefit Una Voce, 8 p.m. at Hamburger Mary's Bar & Grille, 1600 E Seventh Ave. Call (813) 241-6279.

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Pool party: Bring dogs of all breeds to the pool and outdoor play yard, 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Canine Cabana, 9708 Carr Road, Riverview. $35.95. Call (813) 672-9663.

< Scotty McCreery: The American Idol winner will bring his deep voice and country twang, 7 p.m. at the Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301. Free. Show is 18 and up only. Call (813) 987-2855.

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Skateboarding: Celebrate Go Skateboarding Day with skating, food, giveaways and a trick contest for prizes, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive. Free. Call (813) 621-6793.

Pet party: Come to the luau-themed neighborhood pet party in the Snow Circle shops courtyard, 2 to 5 p.m. at Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle. $10 donation. Call (813) 251-3500.

m Shawn and Marlon Wayans: This show will feature separate comedy routines from the movie-making siblings, 8 p.m. at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $35. Call (813) 864-4000.

Comedy: Josh Blue performs at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Fun things to do in Tampa, June 17-23 06/16/12 [Last modified: Saturday, June 16, 2012 4:30am]
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