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Wellness Saturday: Unwind a little at the Lotus Room on Saturday for Wellness Day sponsored by Gardens Wellness Center. Everything will be free including workshops, yoga classes, acupuncture, massage and refreshments from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1101 W Kennedy Blvd. No registration is required. For information and a schedule, call (813) 254-6777 or visit

Pitch for pink: The Clearwater Threshers will wear pink jerseys Friday when they take on the Tampa Yankees during the fourth annual "Pitch For Pink" game at Bright House Field, 601 Old Coachman Road. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., game time is 7. The first 1,000 women in the ballpark will receive a commemorative pink Threshers tote bag and after the game, the Threshers' pink jerseys will be signed and auctioned off, along with pink bats used in play. Admission is $4, $6.50 and $9. E-mail Amanda Warner at or call (727) 712-4405. Proceeds will be donated to Morton Plant Mease Foundation to benefit breast cancer programs.

Shock, jazzy rock and Woodstock: Big music acts this week range from shock rock, to peace and love, to quirky. Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival featuring Marilyn Manson and Slayer at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday at the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa; $25-$53.25; (813) 740-2446. Dave Matthews and his band at 7 p.m. Wednesday, also at the Ford Amp; $40-$75. A hair-metal throwdown of Def Leppard, Poison and Cheap Trick at 7 p.m. Friday — also at the Ford Amp; $29.50-$125. Woodstock, 40th Anniversary Re-creation, with 20 local bands, at 2 p.m. Saturday at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa; $18 advance, $24 at the gate; (813) 977-6474. Quirky party band of the '80s: the B-52s after the Rays vs. Blue Jays on Saturday. Game starts at 7:08 p.m. and it's free with game ticket;

Mamma Mia!: The Tony Award-winning musical has a plot, of course — a young bride is determined to learn who her father is so he can walk her down the aisle — but who cares? It's all about the fab ABBA tunes: Dancing Queen, Take a Chance on Me, S.O.S. and more. Opens at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater; $47-$67; (727) 791-7400;

On the Radar: upcoming events 08/09/09 [Last modified: Sunday, August 9, 2009 8:49pm]
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