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7 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. 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.

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, 3 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd. $26, $22 seniors, $10 students. Call (813) 727-2708.

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

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, noon-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.

8 Monday

Janice Shindle Reception: The local artist will display her pastel, acrylic and oil works at a reception for her exhibition, which runs through August, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at North Tampa Branch Library, 8916 N Boulevard. Free. Call (813) 273-3652.

9 Tuesday

Paper Route: The indie rock band from Tennessee 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.

Brian Smalley: Hang out and have a beer while the Americana roots singer and songwriter performs, 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $7. Call (813) 977-6474.

11 Thursday

Aloft Public Reception: This exhibition features a number of large-scale photographs of Florida shot by the staff photographers of local company Aerial Innovations, 5:30 p.m. at TECO Public Art Gallery, 702 N Franklin St. Free. Call (813) 767-1600.

Transition Tampa Film Series: This event features four award-winning films that explore the challenges of building a sustainable future and show inspiring ways communities are working together to solve these problems, this week featuring Fresh, which embodies the good food movement, 6:30-9 p.m. at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St. $5. Call (813) 248-1904.

The Lonesome West: Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics, 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Call (813) 229-7827.

The Coathangers: The female punk group, who began as an excuse to hang out and play parties, will be joined by the band Permanent Makeup, 8 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave. $8. Call (813) 248-4969.

Showcase | Jamie Kennedy

The comic is best known for his roles in Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, as well as being the subject of a documentary on hecklers and critics called Heckler, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $20-$27. Call (813) 960-1197.

The comic is best known for his roles in Scream, Malibu's Most Wanted and The Jamie Kennedy Experiment, as well as being the subject of a documentary on hecklers and critics called Heckler, 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. $20-$27. Call (813) 960-1197.

Things to do in the Tampa area 07/06/13 [Last modified: Friday, July 5, 2013 6:30pm]
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