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Grumpy Cat, the Internet celebrity with the perpetual scowl, got an endorsement deal from PetSmart and Friskies.Nestle Purina PetCare

Things to Do Planner: Meet Grumpy Cat, the Bucs and Willow Shields

INTERNET FAMOUS: MEET GRUMPY CAT Grumpy Cat, the Internet celebrity with the perpetual scowl, got an endorsement deal from PetSmart and Friskies and like all celebrities, she only hangs out with other famous people. So Grumpy Cat is coming to Tampa Theatre on Tuesday and bringing along DJ Kitty from the Tampa Bay R …

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  1. Brandon Sports and Aquatics Center extends reach to help Tampa kids

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    The Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center has expanded its reach approximately 10 miles west after announcing a partnership with a pair of Tampa parks.

    “We believe we have a great model for superior, quality programming,” says Chuck Burgess, director of Brandon Sports and Aquatics Center, which will provide round trip transportation for children from Palm River Park.
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 5

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    Varekai: Cirque du Soleil: The acrobats gracefully act out the untold story of Icarus after he fell from the sky, into a world filled with exotic creatures who change his life, along the path that leads to Varekai, meaning "wherever" in the Romany language. Through Sunday. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside …

    Cirque du Soleil's Varekai performance follows the fall of Icarus into the pit of a volcano, where he interacts with strange and magical creatures.

Photos by John Davis, Costumes by Eiko Ishioka, copyright 2010 Cirque du Soleil.
  3. Free and cheap fun: 5 things to do under $5 Aug. 6-12

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    1 Meet artist Eddy Ochoa Guzman: The Cuban contemporary artist, whose work shown above is included in the Clyde Hensley Cuban Museum Exhibition on display at Tampa's Nuance Galleries through Aug. 30, will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the gallery at 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, …

    The artwork of contemporary Cuban artist Eddy Ochoa Guzman is on display at Tampa’s Nuance Galleries through Aug. 30. The artist will be on hand from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Nuance Galleries, 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
  4. WEATHER CLOSINGS: Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo and more closed today because of flooding

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    The rain that will not end is ending the fun for a lot of us. Here's some venues and activities canceled today because of the record rainfall and flooding:

    Motorists attempt to navigate standing water on Decubellis Road near Starkey Boulevard in New Port Richey as heavy rain and flooding continues in Pasco County Monday morning. [BRENDAN FITTERER  |  Times]
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 4

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    Grumpy Cat Buzzfeed Video Premiere: The first 150 fans get free admission to a meet and greet with Grumpy Cat and her five feline mascot friends - DJ Kitty (Tampa Bay Rays), Sir Purr (Carolina Panthers), Stanley C. Panther (Florida Panthers), Kingston the Lion (Orlando City Soccer Club) and Aubie the Tiger …

    In this undated photo provided by Nestle Purina PetCare is Grumpy Cat. It probably won't affect her famous mood, but Grumpy Cat now has an endorsement deal. The St. Louis-based company announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the frown-faced Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the "spokescat" for a Friskies brand of cat food. (AP Photo/Nestle Purina PetCare) CER103
  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Aug. 3-9

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    Grumpy Cat: The Internet's favorite cat is coming to Tampa Theatre on Tuesday for a free screening of Happiness Finds Grumpy Cat. The first 150 fans also get a meet and greet with Grumpy Cat and her feline mascot friends. It's free but limited seating is first come, first served. (813) 274-8286.

    In this undated photo provided by Nestle Purina PetCare is Grumpy Cat. It probably won't affect her famous mood, but Grumpy Cat now has an endorsement deal. The St. Louis-based company announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, the frown-faced Internet sensation, real name Tardar Sauce, is now the "spokescat" for a Friskies brand of cat food. (AP Photo/Nestle Purina PetCare) CER103