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Weekend best bets

Cool ideas for your time off

By WILMA NORTON, Times Staff Writer
Published July 15, 2005

A DATE WITH DESTINY

Beyonce Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland come to Tampa on Saturday in their final tour as Destiny's Child. The show is at 7 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $18-$63.25. (813) 301-2500.

A FUDGE FOR "CHARLIE'

Johnny Depp has been ubiquitous the past couple of weeks promoting his movie Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which opens today. But St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall didn't think the film lived up to the hype. He gave Charlie a C+. Persall's favorite movie opening today: Wedding Crashers, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. He gave that a B+.

ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM

The Major Leaguers are gearing back up after the All-Star break, and the Devil Rays are on the road for a week. So this weekend is a good time to take advantage of the old-fashioned thrills of a Minor League game. The Clearwater Threshers play the St. Lucie Mets today through Monday, at 7:05 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday, 2:05 p.m. Sunday, at the year-old Bright House Networks Field, 601 Old Coachman Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $3 to $8. 727 467-4457; www.threshersbaseball.com Or catch the Tampa Yankees against the Palm Beach Cardinals at 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday at Legends Field, Dale Mabry Highway and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tampa. Tickets are $3 to $5. Information (813) 879-2244.

[Last modified July 14, 2005, 09:44:02]


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