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The planner (things to do)


Hoop it up with an Olympic Dream Teamer

Ever wanted to take the court with a member of the original 1992 Olympic men's basketball squad, a.k.a. the Dream Team? Here's your chance. NBA Hall of Famer Chris Mullin brings the MetroPCS and USA Basketball Dream Tour to the Tampa Bay area this weekend. Fans can play on a mobile court, play games, contests and more. Mullin's schedule of appearances is as follows: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at Discount Wireless (7539 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa); 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday at Cellular Touch Wireless (9519 E Fowler Ave., Thonotosassa); 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at MetroPCS (1251 E Fowler Ave., Tampa); and 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday at MetroPCS (2907 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa). There will also be games and other activities from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at a MetroPCS store in St. Pete (3100 22nd Ave. N, St. Pete). For info, see

Get your motor running

With a huge bike-builder tent, $1,000 Miss Full Throttle Contest, tattoo contest, live entertainment and a free fireworks display on Saturday, this weekend's Florida Motorcycle Expo and Bike Builder Invitational will be revved up for a good time. Admission is free from 4 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at Quaker Steak and Lube, 10400 49th St N, Clearwater. (813) 814-1424.


Bring your candlesticks

Find out who the killer is when Crazy Random Happenstance presents Clue, an adult-themed audience participation shadow-cast of the popular board game and film. $8. Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 963-0578. 11:30 p.m.

Running and religion

The faithful get fleet at Run with the Nuns, the 20th annual race where a group of nuns lace up and ask you to join them on a 5K and a 1-mile run on asphalt and trails. It starts at 8:15 a.m. Entry is $17 for the 5K, $12 for the 1-mile and $25 for both. War Veterans Memorial Park, 9600 Bay Pines Blvd., St. Pete. (727) 580-1278.

Accio pajamas!

The Tampa Museum of Science and Industry's Winter Overnight Festival is a Harry Potter-inspired evening including potions classes, an English banquet, magical carnival games, wandmaking and a Quiddich tournament. The fun starts at 6 p.m. $105 parent/child team, $60 additional child; $79 parent/child team, $45 additional child members. MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.

Ready to rock 'n' roll?

The all-female roller derby league known as the Tampa Bay Derby Darlins delivers pulse-pounding, bruise-inducing action. Their season opens Saturday as the Tampa Bay Bruise Crew takes on the South Florida Roller Girls of Fort Pierce. The bout starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $10 advance, $12 at door. USA Skateplex, 5313 E Busch Blvd., Temple Terrace. (813) 247-4488.

Hep meets humor

Ryan Robinson and Tbrookz host Jazz and Jokes, a comedy show followed by jazz music from Marcus Boothe and the cleanUP. It's $10, and it starts at 8 p.m. at Whiskey North, 11921 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 389-9463.


Orange you excited?

Kitsch rules at the Floridiana Festival and Highwaymen Art Show, from Old Florida souvenirs like alligator ashtrays to serious vintage tropical furnishings. Wear your vintage "Aloha" shirt and join a special discussion on "The Culture of Aloha Shirts." 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $6, $3 age 2 and younger. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Pete. (727) 421-0441.


Tampa's still truckin'

This Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta is a monthly gathering of mobile kitchens, featuring trucks like the Taco Bus, the Wicked 'Wiches, the Killer Samich Truck and more. It's 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Free admission, charge for food and drink. Lykes Gaslight Square Park 410 N Franklin St. Tampa.


Big top funkiness

The UniverSoul Circus brings ethnic performers from around the world for a showcase of high-energy, high-tech special effects and music of African-American, Caribbean, African and South American cultures. Acts include clowns, an aerial ballet, bicycle and motorcycle daredevils, hip-hop dancing, acrobats, illusionists, dogs, tigers, elephants and much more. This event takes place at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday; noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday; 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Tickets are $15-$28. 1-800-316-7439.