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29 Today

Odessa bike ride: Meet in the Sweetbay parking lot for an out-and-back loop ride from Carrollwood Village neighborhoods to the rural lanes and lakes of Odessa. Riders must wear a helmet and maintain a speed of at least 12 mph, 7:30 a.m., 5320 Ehrlich Road. Free. Call (727) 415-8993.

Breakfast with sharks: Enjoy a breakfast buffet while getting a closeup view of the aquarium's sharks and learning about their care, 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. $39 adult, $34 children (nonmembers); $29 adult, $24 children (members). Call (813) 273-4000.

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

Brunch: Sip mimosas and white sangria with a vegan or nonvegan brunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cafe Hey, 1540 N Franklin St. Menu prices vary, starting at about $6 per item. Call (813) 221-5150.

Art walk: Browse local artists' work, food, drinks, fashion, jewelry and more, noon to 5 p.m. at Harbour Island, 700 Harbour Post Drive. Free. Visit

Classic film series: The Tampa Theatre features Gentlemen Prefer Blondes as part of its summer series, 3 p.m. 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. For more information, call (813) 274-8982.

Ambitious Elements of Style Fashion Event: Network and browse vendor booths and watch runway models show off unique fashion designs. 3 to 6 p.m. at the Embassy Suites — USF, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., Tampa. $20-$40. (813) 434-0073. Go online to

Live music: The Mudflappers perform with the Midnight Bowlers League at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7. Toll-free, 1-800-594-8499;

30 Monday

Summer Slaughter Tour: The show features bands that include Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, the Faceless and Periphery, 1:30 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $28. Call (813) 247-2555.

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.

31 Tuesday

Creative barbecue: Jim Snyder teaches you how to put a new spin on classic barbecue fare, including frozen lemonade, grilled tri-tip, vegetables and strawberry-rhubarb galette, 6 to 8 p.m. at Williams-Sonoma in International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd. $45. Call (813) 353-0700.

Agalloch: The American metal band formed in 1995 in Portland performs, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $9-$15. Call (813) 248-9500.

2 Thursday

Summer savings nights: Greet the dog days of summer with half off admission after 5 p.m. with extended hours on select nights throughout the summer, featuring performances by the Florida Aquarium Mermaids, 5 to 8 p.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive. $16.95-$21.95. Call (813) 273-4000.

Rock the Park: The monthly music series showcases Tampa's musical talents of all genres, 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free. Visit

Afropop! 2: The improv event features MCs, DJs and spoken word artists such as Hittman and Manolo, Davida Belove and Venus Jones, 10 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10. Call (813) 864-4000.

Showcase | Bush

The '90s British grungers led by Gavin Rossdale, above, perform at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $34. Call (813) 247-2555.

Tampa area entertainment calendar 07/28/12 [Last modified: Saturday, July 28, 2012 4:32am]
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