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Plan your weekend Aug. 14-16

Plan your weekend


Summer of Rum Festival Yo ho ho! The island-inspired Summer of Rum Festival will fill the Cuban Club's three floors with multiple themed "Rum Zones" and shacks serving up more than 50 rums from around the world. There will be live entertainment, a food truck rally with island-inspired food, a pirate movie and pirate-themed rum drinks. $17-$85. Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.

Leather and latex

Fetish Con If you see a lot of pearl clutching in downtown St. Petersburg this weekend, it's because Fetish Con has moved its kinky karaoke and latex seminars from its home in Tampa for nearly a decade to the genteel 'Burg. The annual bondage and adult entertainment convention and trade show brings vendors, models and much more we'd rather not mention to the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront today through Sunday. With seminars on how to use paddles and crops to the Fetish Foot Party on Sunday, you must be 18 or older to attend. Tickets start at $100 at Today through Sunday. Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg.

Theme park

Summer Nights at Busch Gardens Uh-oh, those Summer Nights are coming to an end at Busch Gardens. This is the last weekend for extended hours, the Kinetix rock-fueled acrobatic show, fireworks and DJ dancing. The park remains open until midnight Friday and Saturday night, included with regular daily admission. $97, $92 for ages 3-9. Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. Toll-free 1-888-800-5447.

Back to school

Clothing swap Can you feel the panic yet? Never fear, you can get your kids back-to-school ready without breaking the bank. Bring laundered, gently used clothing items for newborns to teens to Clearwater's Back to School Clothing Swap and take one item for every one you donate. 2 p.m. Sunday. Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 443-6703.

Take the kids

Family Fun Day Sunday will be a day of splashing fun at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center that includes pool bingo, music and prizes from noon to 3 p.m. Admission is $3, $2 kids and seniors at 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach.


J. Cole The lanky rapper with the hazy flow doesn't spit chart-toppers like Drake or Kanye West, but his December LP 2014 Forest Hills Drive — borrowing its title from Jermaine Cole's childhood home in Fayetteville, N.C. — is a largely autobiographical album that was a surprise late entry for hip-hop album of the year. Cole leads a star-studded lineup — Big Sean, YG and Jeremih — at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N in Tampa, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. $30 and up at (813) 740-2446.

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Follow @SharonKWn.