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Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 10

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Children ages 5 and younger have exclusive access to the pool's splash area with mushroom towers, tumbling buckets and more. It starts at 9:35 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.

The Underpants: Steve Martin's adaptation of the German farce Die Hose combines his wacky sense of humor with intelligent insight into human nature. It runs through July 28; show starts tonight at 8 p.m. at Florida Studio Theatre Keating Mainstage, 1241 N Palm Ave., Sarasota. $18-$42. (941) 366-9000.

Summer Nights: Busch Gardens celebrates the arrival of summer with extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. Included with regular daily admission: $89, $81 ages 3-9. Park opens at 9:30 a.m. at Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-5600.

ParaNorman: Regal theaters are showing this movie today for only $1. In the animated flick, Norman Babcock can speak to the dead, but no one believes him except his eccentric new friend Neil. Movie starts at 10 a.m.; schedules may vary by location. See it at Park Place Stadium 16 in Pinellas Park, Largo Mall 8 and Citrus Park 20 in Tampa. $1. (727) 525-77770.


SERIES PREMIERE The Bridge, 10 p.m., FX Diane Kruger and Demian Bichir are detectives who have to work together after two women are killed on the Mexican border. They'd better hurry, before the rest of that fence is completed.

SEASON FINALE Dig Wars, 10 p.m., Travel A 19th century Texas fort may hold some treasure, or it may be haunted. This is turning out to be quite the reality show genre mashup.


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New on stage: Jobsite Theater puts on The Lonesome West, about two brothers who slide into violent disputes over the most mundane things. Opening Friday at Shimberg Playhouse at Straz Center in Tampa, with previews Wednesday and Thursday; $28; (813) 229-7827. Good Egg is the first production by Simple Theatre in its new home at Eckerd College's Bininger Theatre. Meg, who has always taken care of her bipolar younger brother, decides to get pregnant and have her embryos screened for the disorder. Opening Thursday; $25; (727) 864-8279.

Comedy: Gossipy Kathy Griffin returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Saturday; $52.50-$100; (727) 791-7400. At the Improv in Tampa, it's the dude-centric humor of Pauly Shore Friday through Sunday; $22; (813) 864-4000. And at Side Splitters in Carrollwood, it's Jamie Kennedy, who did a whole documentary, Heckler, on confronting his haters; Thursday through Saturday; $20-$27; (813) 960-1197.

Pool movies: Dr. Seuss' The Lorax is the film for two Flick and Floats, Thursday at Northwest Pool in St. Petersburg ($4, $3.50 ages 3-12) and Friday at Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool in Largo ($5, $4 resident). The Dive-In Movie is Space Jam on Friday at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center ($4). Don't forget your floatie!

Things to do in Tampa Bay for July 10 07/09/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 1:08pm]
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