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Plan your weekend Aug. 8-10


Oddball Comedy and Curiosity Festival We have quite the lineup of odd fellows coming Friday with Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, Marc Maron, Chris Hardwick and more. Funny or Die put together this standup comedy spectacular held over two stages at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, starting at 5 p.m. Friday. The comedians will each do short sets and DJ Trauma will bring the music. 4802 N U.S. 301, Tampa. $35-$79.75.


Thirty Seconds to Mars The key to being both Oscar winner and alt rocker seems to be good hair, talent and the right attitude. Jared Leto snagged an Academy Award (for 2013's Dallas Buyers Club) at the same time his band, alt-rockers Thirty Seconds to Mars, were scoring hit albums and forming a tour with Linkin Park and AFI. The rowdy bash is coming to Tampa's Steinbrenner Field at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. $40-$115. (813) 875-7753.


Shark Week at the aquarium The Florida Aquarium is doing its part for this year's Discovery Channel Shark Week, with a host of special shark-themed events this weekend. At 8 a.m. Saturday, you can have breakfast in front of the Coral Reef Gallery, followed by a shark tour ($29.95 adults, $24.95 kids). And shark experts Dan Huber (10:30 a.m. Saturday) and Hannah Medd (1:30 p.m. Sunday) will give free talks. For more info about hours and admission, see

Date night

Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour One way that sitcom stars are bringing their message to the masses these days is with live comedy tours. So it is with the Sullivan & Son Comedy Tour, which brings four stars from the TBS sitcom about a not-so-family-friendly family bar to the Improv at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Steve Byrne, Owen Benjamin, Ahmed Ahmed and Roy Wood Jr. are all headline-worthy acts in their own right, so you're really getting four comedy shows in one. And if you're a fan of Sullivan & Son, now in its third season, all the better. Tickets are $20, get them by calling (813) 864-4000 or visiting

Nerd alert

Guardians of the Galaxy Celebration In celebration of the Marvel box-office smash, get your pictures with characters from the movie. Actors dressed as Groot, Drax, Gamora and Starlord will be at Emerald City Comics from noon to 2 and from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. All day long the store will have Groot's Treasure Hunt in the store. Find a Guardians of the Galaxy sticker, and you get to plunder for hidden treasure (wooden tokens good for merchandise). All ages can play. Emerald City Comics, 4902 113th Ave N, Clearwater. 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Take the kids

Back to School Fair The Glazer Children's Museum will have live entertainment, games, face painting and balloon artists, but also help you prepare for the upcoming school year with tips on health, wellness and safety, with informative speakers and workshops. The first 150 kids get a free back-to-school goodie bag. It's only $5 admission from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and it includes exploring the museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.

Plan your weekend

Plan your weekend Aug. 8-10 08/06/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 12:19pm]
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