Lil Wayne: The rapper has won four Grammys and sold millions of albums. But he's also a "Martian" — his word, not ours — and it's his unusual behavior that's drawing a lot of attention. His show is 7 p.m. Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $25-$89.75. (813) 740-2446.
Rays on the Runway: Players, such as Sam Fuld and Evan Longoria, trade uniforms for the latest fashions to sashay down the runway, along with coaches, wives/girlfriends and special "dream children" for the eighth annual event at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg. Also includes cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, all to benefit the Children's Dream Fund. $125, $75 age 17 and younger. (727) 894-1000.
Rays concerts: KC and the Sunshine Band performs Saturday after the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Houston Astros. On Sunday, the concert is Carly Rae Jepsen (Call Me Maybe) and the giveaway is a free DJ Kitty confetti globe for the kids. Both included with game ticket at Tropicana Field; toll-free 1-888-326-7297.
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.
Kids and Family
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!
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Michelle and Katie have ideas to beat the heat in their Play Tampa Bay video. Look for it Wednesday at tampabay.com/things-to-do.