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Things to Do Planner: Pretty in Pink, Doug Benson, Tampa Bay History Center

ONE MORE TIME: PRETTY IN PINK

Time for the age-old debate. Was Andie Walsh's pink prom dress better before or after she got her scissors on it? Let the discussion continue yet again at Tampa Theatre's Summer Classic Movie Series with a screening of Pretty in Pink starring Molly Ringwald. Watch the 1986 John Hughes wrong-side-of-the-tracks love story again at 3 p.m. Sunday, and then settle the other important debate: Duckie or Blane? $10. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8981. tampatheatre.org.

LIGHT UP: DOUG BENSON

Stoner comic Doug Benson comes to the Improv Tampa for one performance Saturday at — when else? — 4:20 p.m. You'll recognize Benson, who has made a living slinging marijuana-themed comedy, from Comedy Central Presents, Best Week Ever, Trailer Park Boys and Last Comic Standing. He starred in the documentary Super High Me, in which he smoked pot for 30 days straight and then took vitals. Doors open at 3 p.m. for this 21 and older show. $20. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

LIVING HISTORY: TAMPA BAY HISTORY CENTER

Before all the bombs start bursting in air on Monday, check out the living history on display at the Tampa Bay History Center. In what has become an annual tradition at the history center, costumed re-enactors representing several eras of American military history will be there to interact with guests, Night at the Museum-style. Nearly two dozen costumed historical interpreters will depict Civil War, Seminole War, Spanish American War and World War II-era soldiers, sailors and everyday citizens. Interpreters will share hands-on displays of artifacts, uniforms, crafts and music. Even better: admission is only $5 for July 4 and there will be extended hours from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Afterward, bring a blanket and spread out in nearby Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park to see the Channelside fireworks display. (For all the fireworks on display this weekend see Page 14). The Tampa Bay History Center is at 801 Old Water St., Tampa. tampabayhistorycenter.org.

Things to Do Planner: Pretty in Pink, Doug Benson, Tampa Bay History Center 06/29/16 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:33am]
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