Red, white and zoo: Free admission for members of the military and up to three direct dependents, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. today through Monday at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. Call (813) 935-8552.
Mixed martial arts: Check out the skills of the Art of Fighting Amateurs, 7 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $25, $50 VIP. Call (813) 247-2555.
Cheese tasting: Taste rich, creamy cheeses at the "Divas and Double Cream" sampling event, 7 p.m. at Cheese Please, 4213 S Manhattan Ave. $20, reservations required. Call (813) 766-0060.
Cellmate Confessions: ZaZu Productions presents this original play inspired by mug shots on local websites and in newspapers. Ten actors will portray characters at the time of their arrests. 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday in Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $25. Also at 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.
GaYbor Days movie night: View the film The Times of Harvey Milk, 8 p.m. at Centro Ybor 20, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10. Come early and join a group for a premovie dinner at Blue Dog Bistro. Call (813) 242-0664.
Steve Byrne: The high-energy Pittsburgh native has a physical style of stand-up comedy, 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15-$17. Also at 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 864-4000.
Fourth at MOSI: To celebrate Independence Day, get a buy-one-get-one-free admission, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Free ticket must be of equal or lesser value. Excludes special exhibitions, films and events. Call (813) 987-6000.
Fourth of July at Busch Gardens: The park has added extra hours and fireworks for more holiday fun, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Monday at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave. $79.99, $71.99 for ages 3-9. Tampa. Call toll-free, 1-888-800-5447.
Art on 19th Street: Artists open their studios, discuss their work, provide art demonstrations and live music on the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Singing Stone, 1903 N 19th St. Free. Call (813) 247-2787.
Hot dog show: This fifth annual Independence Day tradition features a local lineup, free barbecue and a hot dog eating contest, 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $8. Call (813) 241-8600.
Motherhood the Musical: A comedy about the blessings and perils of being a mom. 2 p.m. in Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $42. Also at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday. Runs through July 10. Call (813) 229-7827.
Classic movie: As part of its summer classics series, the Tampa Theatre presents Some Like it Hot at 3 p.m. today at 711 N Franklin St. Tickets are $9; $7 for theater members. Call (813) 274-8982.
Local jams: D'Visitors, one of the bay area's leading soul/funk/reggae/jazz bands performs, 9:30 p.m. at the Hub, 719 N Franklin St. Free. Call (813) 229-1553.
Lutz Independence Day parade: Lutz shows hometown pride with this parade that includes fire trucks, bikes, cars, floats, candidates, Scout troops, belly dancers and martial arts groups. 10 a.m. The parade starts at Oscar Cooler Park, 770 W Lutz Lake Fern Road and proceeds down Lutz Lake Fern Road. Call (813) 949-7060.
Fourth of July at the History Center: Free admission at in honor of Independence Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at 801 Old Water St. Stick around in the museum's atrium for an air-conditioned view of the Channelside fireworks. Call (813) 228-0097.
Veterans independence celebration: Meet local veterans and enjoy food, entertainment, volleyball and horseshoes, from noon to 5 p.m. at Liberty Manor for Veterans, 10015 N Ninth St. Free. Call (813) 352-7856.
Holiday family funfest: The AmVic holiday family festival with games, food, fireworks, crafts and family fun, from 6 to 9 p.m. at SS American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive. $12, $7 for children. Visit americanvictory.org.
Two-dollar Tuesday: Let your children be the stars of their own adventures for $2 Target Tuesday, from 2 to 7 p.m. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. Call (813) 443-3861. Call (813) 443-3861.
Park playtime: Kid-friendly Zumba, a kids boot camp with yoga, karate and hip-hop dancing, free healthy snacks and live music for the "cool down," from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 221-3686.
Motley Crue: The raucous 1980s rockers made up one of the decade's most influential hair metal bands. They'll jam with fellow '80s rockers Poison and punk rock group the New York Dolls, 7 p.m. at St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. $25 to $95. Call (813) 301-2500.
Anthony Potmesil: Members of the audience can volunteer to demonstrate his comedic hypnosis techniques, 8 p.m. today and Thursday at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $10-$12. Call (813) 864-4000.
Rock the park: A monthly music series featuring local acts on the first Thursday of every month. This month's performers are the Beauvilles, Infinite Groove Orchestra and Imagiin360, 6:30 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.
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