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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 4

Drake vs. Lil Wayne: Here's your hip-hop event of the summer, as the mega rappers tag-team a Tampa stage for the first time at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $35-$145. (813) 740-2446.

Michael Blackson: "The African King of Comedy" from Ghana has appeared in Next Friday, Are We There Yet and P. Diddy's Bad Boys of Comedy. Catch his standup at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$22. (813) 864-4000.

Party Like It's 1989: The Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival celebrates 25 years with this gala including signature cocktails, DJ dancing, viewing trailers for films at October's festival and food by Mise en Place. It's 6:30 p.m. at Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $45. (813) 274-8130.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest: This Freefall Theatre production has been selling out nearly every night for a show that puts audiences in the middle of the group therapy circle, so catch it while you can at 7 p.m. at 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Silencing the Guns: Meet Hem Lal Pun, who has dedicated his life to world peace, and view a documentary about him being severely wounded in a peaceful protest against armed warriors attempting to take over his small Nepal village. It's at 7 p.m. at First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 546-9819.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Loomis Brothers Circus: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants — oh my! Proceeds benefit the Florida International Teaching Zoo in Sumter County. Shows at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. at Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Brooksville. $20 for adults, $8 for ages 2-12. (352) 603-2374.

TO WATCH

Sunday Night Football: Packers at Seahawks, 8:30 p.m., NBC Yes, it's Thursday, but if the NFL says it's Sunday, we go right along with that, don't we? The 2014 NFL season kicks off with the Seahawks beginning defense of their Super Bowl title against Green Bay.

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COMING UP

Steve Martin and Martin Short: We're not sure which is our favorite Martin, but we are glad they're amigos who can sing, banter and play the banjo Sunday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg. $89-$165.

The Wiggles: Only one original member is still Wiggle-ing, but Sunday the real question is Can YOU Point Your Fingers and Do the Twist? The group closes the Rays' Summer Concert Series at the Trop as the Rays take on the Orioles; the concert is included in game admission.

Latinos in Action Festival: The Friday-Sunday celebration of Latin arts and culture at the Florida State Fairgrounds includes rides, main stage, kids stage, ethnic food, educational workshops, health and arts areas. Free.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 4 09/03/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 4:44pm]
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