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Plan your weekend June 13-15

Plan your weekend


Summerland Tour This free show features a four-pack of '90s icons: Everclear, Soul Asylum, Eve 6 and Spacehog starting at 2 p.m. Saturday in Vinoy Park. Or you can get VIP tickets starting at $30 at Things gets started at 2 p.m. in the park at 701 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.


Father's Day Dads get deals this weekend if their kids take them along at Glazer Children's Museum, the Henry B. Plant Museum, MOSI, the Florida Aquarium, Tampa Bay History Center and more. See the full list at


IIFA Watch Party Didn't get enough Bollywood thrills when the International Indian Film Academy Awards invaded Tampa Bay in April? You can see how the area looks to the 800 million television viewers worldwide when the city hosts a free IIFA Watch Party at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown's Curtis Hixon Park. The broadcast focuses on the main awards ceremony at Raymond James Stadium that ran nearly six hours, now thankfully edited to a three-hours-and-change version. It is intended to premiere Sunday on the Indian cable network Star Plus, locally available only to Verizon FiOS and Dish TV subscribers, for a premium fee. Save your money and join the party, also offering vendors and food trucks not available on TV at home.


Return to the Forbidden Planet? Based on the 1956 space cult classic Forbidden Planet and the play that movie is based on, Shakespeare's The Tempest. The play the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts is also a jukebox musical with songs you'd actually find on an old-time jukebox, classics like Shake, Rattle and Roll, Great Balls of Fire, Gloria, Wipe Out and Good Vibrations. The play runs through July 6 inside the Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.


Mo'nique It's not every day an Oscar-winning comedian comes to town. Not that Mo'Nique was funny at all when she nabbed an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for portraying an abusive mother in 2009's Precious. Still, she has never strayed too far from her comedy roots. She is perhaps best known for her role as Nikki Parker in the UPN series The Parkers, and she hosted The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that ran for a couple of years on BET until it was canceled in 2011. This weekend she brings her standup show at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday and 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday to the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $40. (813) 864-4000.


Poseidon and the Sea Exhibit The first major U.S. museum exhibition to focus on this topic will explore the myths and iconography of an important Greek god. Inspired by a nearly life-sized marble statue of the god from the Tampa collection, the exhibition features more than 125 works from major public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe. Through Nov. 30 . Cost of admission. Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 274-8130. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.


Zombie Beach Party This Friday the 13th things are getting spooky. Come to the Blueberry Patch in Gulfport dressed in your best zombie and beach attire, and dance to the folk, punk acoustic, metal sounds of the Bath Salt Zombies. The party starts at 7 p.m. Friday at 4923 20th Ave. S, Gulfport. $5. (727) 637-8358.


102.5 the Bone Fishing Slam More than just a fishing tournament, this party includes a barbecue contest, boat show, kids zone, pig races, arts and crafts vendors, awards and live music. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are invited to join in this multiple species, inshore/offshore fishing tournament with more than $19,000 in prizes up for grabs. The Captain's Party is today at 7 p.m., the barbecue and music starts at 5 p.m. Friday and hooks are in the water starting at midnight Saturday. Free. Madeira Beach Ball Field, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. (727) 422-6420. 7 p.m. today, 5 p.m. Friday, midnight Saturday. Tournament entry fee is $25; under 6 free at

Plan your weekend June 13-15 06/11/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 7:45pm]
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