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Things to do Planner: Jon Lovitz does standup, Mud Wars, Jays host Beer, Bacon and Fireworks

PLAY DIRTY: Extreme Mud Wars

Want to play in the mud? Extreme Mud Wars returns to Spa Beach in downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday, and this is not for kids. Teams of six to 10 adults will compete in an obstacle course, joust pit, belly bumper pit, mud tug-of-war, dodgeball and mud ball frenzy in a super-sized trough filled with 10 dump trucks' worth of mud. It's free for spectators to wallow in and watch, and there will be a beer garden, but don't wear your white shoes. If you want to jump into competition, you have to sign up in advance and it may well be sold out. If available, it's $500 for a team of at least six adults, $60 for an individual who will be put on a team at tampabayclubsport.com. It runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Spa Beach at the Pier approach, 615 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-877-820-2582.

THAT'S THE TICKET: Jon Lovitz

Best known for his many characters on Saturday Night Live, Jon Lovitz is a late bloomer as a standup comic. It wasn't until 2003 at the age of 46 that the actor who created Tommy Flanagan, the pathological liar, gave standup a try. He now says he prefers it to his comic film roles. "I get to write and perform my own material, like I used to on SNL." Yeah, that's it. He prefers small comedy clubs. He performs at 8 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $30 at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

HOG HEAVEN: Beer, Bacon and Fireworks night

The Dunedin Blues Jays bring back Beer, Bacon and Fireworks night on Friday when the team plays Bradenton because, America. Sponsored by Budweiser (America?), gates will open at 5:30 p.m., and the beer and bacon-dish sampling will run from 6 to 8 p.m. A game and bacon sampling ticket is $12. Five-ounce craft beer samples will be available for $1. Or get a ticket, unlimited beer and bacon plus a refillable souvenir cup for $20 at dunedinbluejays.com or (727) 733-0429. The game is at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302.

CLOWN AROUND: Garden Brothers Circus

This weekend brings what the Garden Brothers Circus says is the last chance to see elephants in its circus ring when the third-generation family-owned circus sets up at the USF Sun Dome. It is celebrating its 100th anniversary, but modern concerns about elephant welfare and tricky laws that make touring difficult have forced others, such as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, to take elephants out of the ring. The circus will also have daredevils, Chinese acrobats, a human slingshot, racing camels, clowns and aerialists. Shows are at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. Saturday at 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (941) 343-2378. Tickets are $10.75-$35.75 at gardenbroscircus.com.

Things to do Planner: Jon Lovitz does standup, Mud Wars, Jays host Beer, Bacon and Fireworks 07/13/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:49am]
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