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Weekend best bets

Cool ideas for your time off.

By WILMA NORTON
Published July 14, 2006


Fraying the ties that bind

American Stage tonight opens Dinner With Friends, Donald Margulis' Pulitzer Prize-winning play about two married couples who have been friends for years. When one couple splits up, all of the individuals are affected. The show is at 8 tonight, 3 and 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. It continues Tuesdays through Sundays through Aug. 6. American Stage is at 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $25-$34. (727) 823-7529, www.americanstage.org.

Home in on home

Hundreds of vendors will ply their ideas and wares at the Tampa Bay Home Expo today through Sunday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at Tropicana Field, 16th Street and First Avenue S, St. Petersburg. $3, younger than 16 free. (727) 893-8523.

A bounce for kids

Bucs receiver Michael Clayton invites a bunch of his sports and celebrity friends to Tampa Saturday for an exhibition basketball game to raise money for children's charities. The Michael Clayton Celebrity Hoop Jam starts at 4:30 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum. Those scheduled to appear include Anthony "Booger" McFarland, Ronald Dupree, Antonio Tarver, Chris Simms, Shaun King, Warrick Dunn, LiL Webby, Simeon Rice and Mike Alstott. Juvenile performs at halftime. $21.75-$51.75. (813) 301-2500, www.stpetetimesforum.com.

- WILMA NORTON, Times staff writer