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Shawty: Known for his dance moves and sing-along parodies as much as his raw and realistic approach to comedy, he's a regular on BET and MTV in numerous music videos. 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Rays Day Benefit: Watch the Rays on big screen TVs while feasting on food by Jimbo's Joint to benefit Second Chance Boxer Rescue. 12:30 p.m., The Emerald, 550 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free, $5 with food. (727) 898-6054.

West Side Story: Today's your last chance to catch St. Pete Opera's unique take on the Shakespeare-inspired musical: 2 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

Summer Classic Movie Series: North By Northwest: A helpless businessman is set up as a killer so he's on the run from the authorities, and his attempts to straighten things out only make matters worse. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $8 members. (813) 274-8982.

Sundays at 3 with George: History of Unitarian Universalism: Rev. Don Rollins will discuss the history of Unitarian Universalism, the religion of artist George Inness Jr., to complement the An Arts Legacy: George Inness Jr. in Tarpon Springs exhibit at 3 p.m., Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free, but $5 suggested donation. (727) 712-5762.

Return to the Forbidden Planet: Today's also your last chance to catch this intergalactic kitsch-fest, a sci-fi adaptation of Shakespeare's The Tempest set to '50s rock 'n' roll hits, so there are two shows: 4 and 7:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827


Red, White and Zoo: In honor of Independence Day, the zoo's military appreciation program lets military members and up to three direct dependents in free. Includes active duty, retirees and veterans. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.


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