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  1. Discovery of Florida exhibit opens at St. Petersburg Museum of History

    Visual Arts

    “Imagining La Florida" at the St. Petersburg Museum of History is a history exhibit, but it has enough lovely visual components to make it a good-looker, along with its educational priorities and interactive elements.

    Conquistador Juan Ponce de León named this land La Florida because of its lushness and to acknowledge his landing during the Easter season. 
  2. Weekend picks: Local theater, Jenny McCarthy and Jay Mohr


    Want to sit in a dark, cool room and let someone entertain you this hot September weekend? Thought so. Herewith, some picks from the performing arts iceboxes across town.

    mUh, did you need to fly?

    Tom Scarritt; also standing in duck hunting gear behind and to the right of Tom is Harold Oehler; kneeling below Harold in Gator mask is Eddie Steiner, behind Eddie is Cathy Unruh; kneeling next to Eddie is Frank Robertson; behind Frank in the purple is Edward Gomez; behind Edward, in the flowing robes is Joshua Sussman; and on the far right holding camera gear is Chris Brown. Photo taken by Bernice Jensen.
  3. Review: Weird, wobbly 'Tusk' is good for sick fun


    Tusk (R) (100 min.) — Kevin Smith whips up a shaggy walrus story, a horror comedy that's weird and wobbly, but winds up being pretty good, sick fun. And, yes, Fleetwood Mac's creepy song figures into it.

    Justin Long, left, is a podcaster who is transformed into a marine mammal by Michael Parks’ Frankensteinlike character in Tusk.
  4. Review: 'No Good Deed' does no good, despite twist


    There's a climactic twist as promised in No Good Deed, but it doesn't make a difference except adding one more cue to applaud, if you feel so inclined.

    Terri (Taraji P. Henson) opens her door to Colin (Idris Elba), who turns out to be an escaped convict in No Good Deed. That then sets off a series of brutal attacks on the movie’s women, in a movie built on a deplorable notion that the women ask for the abuse they’re getting.
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  5. 270 gallon sangria at Tampa's Ceviche makes Ripley's book

    Food & Dining

    If Tampa Bay wasn't already known for its bars and beaches, a new Ripley's Believe It or Not book solidifies that Tampa likes to party. No longer just the home of the popular Gasparilla Pirate Festival, Tampa is now also known as home to the largest sangria, according to Reality Shock, which chronicles strange …

  6. Plan your weekend Sept. 12-14


    Plan your weekend


    Dolphin Tale 2 opens In this sequel to the hit family film, it's a different sort of fun from the 2011 original. What hasn't changed is this franchise's knack for making Pinellas County — especially the Clearwater Marine Aquarium where most of the action occurs — …

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  7. Review: Puppy might be best part of 'The Drop'


    Put yourself in Dennis Lehane's gumshoes. You're a celebrated mystery writer, among the best in the game, yet when Hollywood turns your books into movies someone else does the writing. Sooner or later that itch for full credit — or blame — needs scratching.

    James Gandolfini, left, plays Cousin Marv and Tom Hardy is Bob in a story filled with dim bulbs and unnecessary detours.
  8. 'Finding Fanny,' Bollywood tale of lost love, mail, opens in Tampa


    Ah, lost love. Ah, lost postage.

    In Finding Fanny, an old postman (Naseeruddin Shah) finds out that the proposal letter he wrote 46 years ago to the love of his life, Stefanie "Fanny" Fernandes, was never delivered, meaning he has spent the last four and a half decades in dejection for no reason. (That's …

    From left, Pankaj Kapur, Dimple Kapadia, Naseeruddin Shah, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor in Finding Fanny.
  9. Comic Pauly Shore performs at Tampa Improv this weekend


    These days Pauly Shore, one of the biggest names in comedy in the '90s, makes fun of his cringe-worthy comedies (like Encino Man and Biodome) and the "Weasel" persona that first shot him into fame. He makes fun of himself on Funny or Die shorts and in his self-directed 2003 film, Pauly Shore Is …

    Pauly Shore will perform at the Improv in Ybor City in Tampa on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  10. SoundCheck: John McEuen, Erasure among top live music picks


    John McEuen

    With John Cable and Matt Cartsonis

    Details: Friday 6 p.m. Hideaway Café, 1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 644-7895.

    Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder John McEuen, right, will be at the Hideaway Cafe on Friday.