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Things to do in the Tampa area, July 5 and upcoming

5 Today

Red, White and Zoo: In honor of Independence Day, Lowry Park Zoo holds a military appreciation program where members of the military and up to three direct dependents will be admitted free of charge, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Saturday and Sunday at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Call (813) 935-8552.

Soul Asylum: Keep the Fourth of July celebrations going with this '90s alternative rock group, who will be broadcast live with Drew from 101.5 the Bone, 3 p.m. at Hogan's Beach, 7700 Courtney Campbell Parkway. $13 advance, $20 day of. Call (813) 281-8900.

The Travelogues: Speakers share audio and visual presentations to introduce audiences to faraway places they've visited, with Meredith Watt sharing her experiences of living and working in New York for three years and Gina Moccio sharing the successes and failures of her botched attempt to relocate to New York, 7-9 p.m. at Cafe Hey, 1540 N Franklin St. $3. Call (909) 333-6731.

"How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents": Based on the novel by Julia Alvarez, a close-knit immigrant family deals with the hardships of assimilating into a new culture, 8 p.m. today, Saturday and July 11 at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26; $22 seniors; $10 students. Also 3 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 727-2708.

Lil Duval: Hailing from Jacksonville, Duval can currently be seen on two MTV series: Guy Code and Hip Hop Squares. 8 and 10:30 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. Also 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. $22. Call (813) 864-4000.

Direct Hit! The Milkwaukee pop-punk band that lists Andrew W.K., the Ramones and the Thermals as their influences play with Jetty Boys and Dee Cracks, 9 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. Call (813) 248-4969.

6 Saturday

Teddy Bear Picnic: Bring your teddy bear to the zoo for a "beary" good time with fun activities and games, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. Call (813) 935-8552.

Young MC: "Bust a Move" during this old-school party featuring the Grammy-winning rapper, along with DJ Change, DJ Ekin and DJ Fresh, noon at Hogan's Beach, 7700 Courtney Campbell Parkway. $10. Call (813) 281-8900.

Of Montreal: The Athens, Ga., psychedelic pop group known for albums like Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer? and Skeletal Lamping performs with Yip Deceiver, 7 p.m. at Czar, 1420 E Seventh Ave. $20-$25. Call (813) 247-2664.

Tampa Bay Storm Vs. Spokane Shock: The Storm salutes local heroes and those in community service, 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive. $17.25-$122.25. Call (813) 301-2500.

Will Do For Aunt Sue Fundraiser: Help a woman developing Lou Gehrig's disease conquer some of her medical bills and listen to music by Y Los Dos Pistoles, Radarmen, Crash Mitchell and Dahlia Moon, 9 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. $5 minimum donation. (813) 248-4969.

7 Sunday

Davis Islands Bicycle Ride: This 14- to 18-mile ride tours waterfront homes, an airport, boat basin and other sights on and around Davis Islands. Riders must maintain 12 to 14 mph and helmets are required. 7:30 a.m. at Hillsborough Community College Corporate Training Center, 39 Columbia Drive. Free. Call (813) 598-4944.

Run Thru Hell: It's July in Florida and you will be running a 5K through the mud and the bushes of Al Lopez Park — now you know how this race for breast cancer got its name — but luckily, there's an after-party with food and drink, 8 a.m. at Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave. $25 advance, $30 race day. Call (813) 274-8184.

Biker Bash: Motorcycle lovers take over the fifth floor of the Winner's Way parking garage for a celebration with a 10-class bike contest, $3 Coors specials, a poker walk and live entertainment, 12-6 p.m. at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road. Free. Call (813) 627-7625.

Summer Classic Movie Series: All summer long, Tampa Theatre shows classic Hollywood movies, this week featuring Yankee Doodle Dandy, which tells the life story of composer, playwright and Congressional Gold Medal winner George M. Cohan. 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. $9, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

9 Tuesday

Paper Route: The indie rock Tennessee band just released a new album titled The Peace of Wild Things and will be joined by Half Noise, an alternative rock musical project put together by former Paramore drummer Zac Farro. 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St. $7 advance; $10 day of. Call (813) 241-8600.

Showcase | Red Bull Wake Open

Thirty-six of the world's top wakeboard athletes ages 15 to 32 are scheduled to splash, fly and do acrobatic flips in downtown Tampa's waters. Representing nine countries, the competitors must show off their ability to dominate in all three wake disciplines: boat, wake park and big air. 3-8 p.m. today at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. Free. Also noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 274-8511.

Showcase | Red Bull Wake Open

Thirty-six of the world's top wakeboard athletes ages 15 to 32 are scheduled to splash, fly and do acrobatic flips in downtown Tampa's waters. Representing nine countries, the competitors must show off their ability to dominate in all three wake disciplines: boat, wake park and big air. 3-8 p.m. today at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St. Free. Also noon-6 p.m. Saturday. Call (813) 274-8511.

Things to do in the Tampa area, July 5 and upcoming 07/04/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 7:42pm]
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