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On tap this week


Thursday Night Group Bicycle Ride, 7 p.m., free, City Bike Tampa, 212 E. Cass St., Tampa

Weekly guided fun bike ride breaks into groups for slow and fast riders. Ends at a bar or restaurant for socializing after the ride. Lights required. Helmets suggested. (813) 225-1777


Mike Posner, 11:45 p.m., $10-$15, Seminole Hard Rock and Casino, 5223 Orient Rd., Tampa

Recent Duke graduate and Cooler Than Me chart-topper Mike Posner plays a late-late-night gig at the Hard Rock. His latest, Please Don't Go, is an irresistible, electro-R&B whisper tune that conjures up a comedown after a frat blowout. Again, be warned — you'll likely need to wait until 1 a.m. to catch Posner. And if you're up for that, you're cooler than most of us. Toll-free 1-866-502-7529.


Midtown Through Our Eyes Benefit Concert, 3-5 p.m., suggested donation $25, Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg

Classical guitarist Andrew Geddis performs to raise money for the Journeys in Journalism program.


New Found Glory, 7 p.m., $20 and up, Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg

Lance Armstrong, Napster and the Euro were hot topics in 1999. So was Coral Springs quintet New Found Glory and its emo-groundbreaking debut Nothing Gold Can Stay. But no one would have predicted the latter would be faring better than the others in 2011. NFG's playful, catchy tunes have in fact prevailed, helping to spur a generation of emo-pop-punk acts. The boys, now of parenting age, will play songs from the Blink-like new disc Radiosurgery, as well as oldies My Friends Over You and more. With Man Overboard, This Time Next Year, The Wonder Years, Set Your Goals. (727) 565-0551.

Oct. 20

Essay Writing Workshop, 6 p.m., free, St. Petersburg Public Library Main Branch, 3745 Ninth Ave. N, St. Petersburg

Workshop for high school students and parents offers encouraging instruction in the art of writing persuasive college application essays. Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. (727) 798-1374.

Oct. 22

Haunted Hike Through Historic St. Petersburg, 6:30 p.m., advance price $6; $2 ages 12 and younger; night of $7, $3 ages 12 and younger.

Departs from 13th Avenue and 13th Street N to tour the Euclid-St. Paul Neighborhood, known as "St. Petersburg's most paranormal neighborhood" on this one-hour, 1-mile walking tour. Guides lead you down creepy alleys and brick-paved streets to old homes and landmarks where costumed characters tell spooky stories, such as Gypsy Ghostbuster and Zombie Flash Mob. Tours leave every 15 minutes. (727) 823-0393.

On tap this week 10/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:30am]
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