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Plan your weekend July 19-21

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Concerts It just wouldn't be summer if the Dave Matthews Band didn't stop by and, sure enough, like afternoon thunderstorms, Crash Into Me will be wafting over the lawn Wednesday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $40.50-$75; (813) 740-2446. Rocker Marilyn Manson returns to the Jannus Live stage Saturday. Preachers may not like him, but Manson remains one of heavy metal's best vocalists with a solid discography and trio of Grammy nominations to go along with some of the most theatrical rock shows ever. Tickets are $44 for the 7 p.m. show Saturday.

Take the kids

$6 Day at the Zoo Everyone gets into the zoo for $6 Sunday. But get there early because it gets crowded for this deal since it normally costs $24.95 for adult admission. Free extra parking is available next to the Tampa Greyhound Track. Shuttles will run from that lot to the zoo all day. From I-275, take Exit 49 to Bird Street and go one block east. Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.


Stage shows Two highly anticipated shows open this weekend. Spring Awakening, the ground-breaking rock musical that won the Tony for Best Musical in 2007, closes out the 2012-13 season. The play draws parallels between the youth of the late 19th century and the youth of today as it explores teenage sexuality. This show contains adult language and situations and is intended for mature audiences only. Opens Friday through Aug. 18. $37-$44. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205. At American Stage, My Name Is Asher Lev, the acclaimed stage adaptation of the novel, is still running off Broadway. It opens Friday at American Stage in St. Petersburg. Tickets $29-$59 (727) 823-7529. Runs through Aug. 25.


George Lopez Last week, Forbes ranked him as the eighth-highest-earning comic in America, pulling in $12 million in the past year thanks to stand-up, endorsements, his HBO special It's Not You, It's Me and his latest book I'm Not Gonna Lie: And Other Lies You Tell When You Turn 50. He's also developing a family sitcom, Saint George, for FX. On Friday, Lopez will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg at 8 p.m., 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $46-$81. Call (727) 892-5767 or see


Moulin Rouge Still swooning over director Baz Luhrmann's flashy adaptation of The Great Gatsby? Then you'll flat out pass out at the frenzied glamor of his 2001 musical fantasy Moulin Rouge. It's part of Tampa Theatre's Summer Classic Series that this year added a few "modern" titles to such tried-and-true offerings as Casablanca and The Adventures of Robin Hood. Moulin Rouge stars Nicole Kidman as the courtesan Satine who captures the fancy of a handsome English poet (Ewan McGregor). It's a fascinating movie, which USF film professor Harriet Deer will be happy to explain in a post-show discussion. Show time is $3 but arrive early for a pre-show performance on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ. Tickets are $9, and $7 for Tampa Theatre members.


The Cool Art Show Come out of the heat Saturday and Sunday for arts and fine crafts on display in the air-conditioned Coliseum in downtown St. Petersburg, oblivious to any storm systems the weather brings our way. The show celebrates its 25th year and continues to be organized by its founding group, the not-for-profit Professional Association of Visual Artists. Cool Art is smaller than the large outdoor shows of fall, winter and spring, with 80 artists participating. (Outdoor venues can accommodate more than 200.) But most popular media are represented: painting, ceramics, photography, wood, metal, glass, prints, mixed media and jewelry. The parking is free, and so is admission. Food and beverages (including wine and beer) will be for sale inside the Coliseum, which is located at 535 Fourth Ave. N , St. Petersburg. Hours on Saturday and Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please leave your pets at home. For list of artists and their booth numbers, go to

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Plan your weekend July 19-21 07/17/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 17, 2013 5:51pm]
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