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10 Today

Downtown Alive After Five: Let your weekend begin on an artistic note with an evening of art. The event, which happens every second Friday of the month, features live entertainment and more. 6-7:30 p.m.; Lykes Gaslight Park, 415 N Franklin St. (near Tampa Street and Kennedy Boulevard), Tampa; free. Call 817-6731 or visit

Wine Rave: Tampa Bay Uncorked invites you to tantalize your palate with more than 40 wines from all over the world. Also featured are food selections, live entertainment and other creative libations. Proceeds benefit the Chi Chi Rodriguez Youth Foundation and the Hillsborough Education Foundation. 7-10 p.m.; Czar Nightclub, 1420 E Seventh Ave., Tampa; $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Call 247-2664.

Toby Keith: The Oklahoma-born musician has racked up a number of awards, and five of his albums have reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts. Today, the star shares the spotlight with special guests Miranda Lambert and Flynnville Train. 7:30 p.m.; Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa; $25.77-$65. Call 740-2446.

Summer Safari Nights: The zoo stays open late with free rides and more. After 5 p.m., guests can enjoy special animal encounters, live entertainment from Impulse and George Aldrich, and food and beverages from all the zoo's restaurants and snack stands. The Summer Safari Nights series is included in regular zoo admission prices and is free for Zoo Pass holders. 5-8:30 p.m.; Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa; $12.50-$16.95. Call 935-8552.

Florida Showcase: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts kicks off "Florida Showcase" with a reception. The exhibit features Florida's flora, fauna, landscapes and ranchlands by photographers Clyde Butcher, Connie Bransilver, John Moran, Jeff Ripple, James Shadle, James Valentine, Carlton Ward Jr. and Eric Zamora. 6-8 p.m.; Florida Museum of Photographic Art, 200 N Tampa St., Tampa; $4 donation. Call 221-2222.

11 Saturday

Bromeliad bonanza: Did you know that the bromeliad family contains more than 3,000 different species, including the Spanish moss and the pineapple plant? 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; USF Botanical Gardens, Tampa; free. Call 974-2329.

Art auction: The works of 35 local artists will be displayed during an evening of food, wine and an auction to raise funds for the Spring of Tampa Bay domestic violence shelter. 4-8 p.m.; Old Hyde Park Village, 1618 Snow Ave., Tampa. Call 254-3443.

Vino Java and Jazz: Aside from wine, jazz and espresso, this event features live entertainment by Les Sabler & Citiheat, Stacey Knights, a live auction, and food. 7 p.m.; The Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $50 online, $60 at the door. Call 769-5915.

12 Sunday

Summer Classic Movie Series: Casablanca's blend of romance, intrigue, suspense and humor ranks it among the most famous of all time. In the early days of World War II, an American expatriate in Morocco (Humphrey Bogart) meets a former lover (Ingrid Bergman), with unforeseen complications. 3 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, Tampa; $7.50. Call 274-8286.

Back-to-school party: Palma Ceia invites the community to the first annual Palma Ceia Neighborhood Association Back to School Party. The event features food, drinks and activities. Also, a flat-screen TV will be given away to one lucky winner. 2-5 p.m.; 3503 W Tacon St., Tampa; free. Call 870-2838.

15 Wednesday

Korn and Evanescence: Since the Freak on a Leash duet between Evanescence front woman Amy Lee and the guys from Korn aired on MTV, fans have wanted more. And more is what the two groups, Evanescence and Korn, are going to give during the 2007 Family Values Tour. 2:30 p.m.; Ford Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa; $9.99-$59.50. Call 740-2446.

16 Thursday

Empowerment briefing: Three African-American entrepreneurs come together to share their stories and expertise with small-business owners. The three scheduled guests are Carolyn Lighty, Jarvis El-Amin and Candy Lowe. 6:30 p.m.; Harbor Club, 915 E Grant Ave., Tampa; $15. Call 394-6363 (guests must RSVP).

Macy Gray: Her debut album, On How Life Is, sold more than 7-million copies. Her debut single from that album, I Try, earned her the 1999 Grammy for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. She also was nominated for Song of the Year and Record of the Year. Now she is back with her album BIG, which contains soulful songs, beautiful ballads and dance-floor smashes. 7:30 p.m.; Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $37.50-$67.50. Call 229-7827.

Compiled by Jonathan Milton and Eric Smithers.