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Brandon things to do for July 19

19 Today

Wine Tasting and Art Social: Join the Krewe of St. Brigit and raise a toast to art at this fundraiser for Santaella Studios, with light hors d'oeuvres and wine provided by the Cork and Olive Café of Brandon, 5:30-9 p.m. at Santaella Studios for the Arts, 1906 N Armenia Ave. $10 donation. Call (813) 417-5867.

Clyde Hensley Collection Opening Reception: The longest-running exhibition of Cuban art in the United States has found a new home, 6-9 p.m. at Nuance Galleries, 804 S Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 875-0511.

Champions for Children Christmas in July: Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and drinks by area restaurants and caterers while you check out high-end silent auction items to benefit Champions for Children, formerly known as the Child Abuse Council, 6-9 p.m. at Champions for Children, 3108 W Azeele St. $15 advance, $20 day of. Call (813) 673-4646.

Deicide: It's a night of old-school metal as the Tampa band, which has been making music since 1987, is joined by Paths of Possession, Hate Tank, Arbitration, and After Death, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. $12-$15. Call (813) 248-9500.

Stars and Stripes Wine Tasting Party: Taste red wines from Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, New York, New Mexico, Virginia and California, 7-9 p.m. at Vintage Wine Cellars, 3629 Henderson Blvd. $10. Call (813) 879-2931.

The Nest and the Birdcage: Pelican Players present this original melodrama written and directed by Andries Oosthuizen, 7 p.m. at the Borini Theatre, 1900 Clubhouse Drive. $12. Call (813) 387-3447.

Post Dinner Conversation: See an hour of improv by Tampa Bay's Original Improv Comedy Company, 7:45 p.m. at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. $5. Call (813) 963-0578.

The Lonesome West: Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Also 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Lavell Crawford: After gaining national exposure on NBC's Last Comic Standing, Crawford has been on Chelsea Lately and Lopez Tonight, but you also might recognize him from his recurring role on Breaking Bad as Saul Goodman's bodyguard Huell, 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $22-$25. Also 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 864-4000.

Les Miserables: The musical has been brought back into the spotlight with the Academy Award-winning film adaptation, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and Thursday at Plant City Entertainment, 101 N Thomas St. $14.

Hot Summer Nights Poolside Party: Get poolside for this 21-and-older only party with music by HOT 101.5 and guest DJs, a full bar and complimentary liquor sponsor samples for the first 500 guests, 9 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road. Free. Call (813) 627-7625.

Cookie Monsta: Dance the night away as the UK-born dubstep DJ spins high-energy sounds, 9:30 p.m. at Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10. Call (813) 873-8368.

Scream on the Green: This movie series intended for insomniac adults features cult classic horror movies showing at midnight the third Friday of every month. This month is Dawn of the Dead, the 1978 movie featuring both slain bodies and satire in its story of survivors seeking shelter from zombies in a shopping mall, 11:59 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Call (813) 966-5505.

20 Saturday

National Moon Day: Celebrate the first moon walk by Neil Armstrong in 1969 by meeting NASA rocket launcher Caley Burke, who will answer your space questions, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $9.50 children, $15 adults, $12.50 military and seniors. Call (813) 443-3861.

Jeff Yager Book Talk: The author will discuss and sign copies of his young adult novel Atom & Eve, about a basketball player who catches the flu and ends up in a coma, 4 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave. Free. Call (813) 253-2638.

Tampa Bay Storm vs. Pittsburgh Power It's Fan Appreciation Night, 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. $17.25-$122.25. Call (813) 301-2500.

Little Black Dress Party: It's "girls night out," so pull on that little black dress and get ready for a night of signature cocktails, live entertainment, raffles and designer merchandise, 8-11 p.m. at Blue Martini, Bay Street at International Plaza, 2223 N West Shore Blvd. $10, free for women in black dresses. Call (813) 873-2583.

Diamond Life: A Tribute to Patrick Nagel: Best known for his sultry illustrations and album cover art for Duran Duran, Nagel's prints will be on display and available for purchase through silent auction, 9 p.m. at Mermaid Tavern, 6719 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $8 suggested donation. Call (813) 238-5618.

21 Sunday

$6 Day at the Zoo: Everyone gets into the zoo for $6 today, but get there early because it gets crowded for this deal. Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track and free shuttles will run continuously from there to the zoo between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $6. Call (813) 935-8552.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies. This week's feature is Moulin Rouge, the 2001 film about a young English writer who goes to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution, 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Anamanaguchi: The "chiptune" electronic band, whose song Jetpack Blues, Sunset Hues serves as the intro to The Nerdist Podcast, plays with former Floridian and Internet sensation rapper Kitty, 7 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $10-$13. Call (813) 241-8600.

Turn About Sunday: Bradley's staff dresses as drag kings and queens and performs for you with guest appearances by Joey Brooks, Esme Russell and Robyn Demornay, benefiting ASAP and Metro Wellness Community Center, 8 p.m. at Bradley's on 7th, 1510 E Seventh Ave. No cover. Call (813) 241-2723.

23 Tuesday

311: The rock group known for tracks like Amber, Down and Lovesong must have looked at last year's Sublime with Rome show at Vinoy Park before picking the supporting acts for its tour, including Sublime with Rome and Cypress Hill back to Tampa Bay, as well as Pennywise and G. Love and Special Sauce, 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N. $14-$49. Call (813) 740-2446.

Big Picture: This family band formed in 1985 performs contemporary and classic rock, pop, blues and alternative. 7-9 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free.

25 Thursday

An Evening with Eric Draper: Eric Draper will discuss his career as chief White House photographer and the compilation of his new book Front Row Seat, a photographic portrait of the presidency of George W. Bush, followed by a book signing, 7:30 p.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave. $30, $50 per couple. Call (813) 657-6499.

Slum Village: The hip-hop trio that once featured the late J. Dilla and now has T3 as the only original member left, performs with Waystid Talent, B.C., Rahim Samad, the Rukus, and DJ Blenda, 8 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave. Call (813) 248-9500.

Ian Bagg: The Canadian comedian has appeared on Comedy Central Presents as well as his own Showtime special, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $14-$18. Call (813) 864-4000.

Showcase | Aviation Week

Discover the science behind flight, make your own airplanes, celebrate Amelia Earhart's birthday and meet famous pilots, including one from MacDill Air Force Base, all during a weeklong celebration, 1 p.m. Sunday at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $9.50 children, $15 adults; $12.50 military and seniors. Also 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Call (813) 443-3861.

Brandon things to do for July 19 07/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 4:51pm]
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