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Events this weekend
By TIMES STAFF
Published May 18, 2007
Monster Truck Rumble: 7:30 p.m. today-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Pit Bash two hours before show, with fun zone, go-carts, remote control monster trucks, music. Livestock Market Park at Exit 10 off Interstate 4, Brandon. $20-$25 adults, $10 ages 4-12; 3 and under free. (813) 333-1102, www.monstertruckrumble.com. Today-Sun.
Safety Harbor May Days: Entertainment, 6-10 p.m. today at the Gazebo, 401 Main St. Parade, 5-6 p.m. Sat. downtown; music by Charlie Vegas and the New Blues Combo, family fun, 6-10 p.m. Sat. at the Gazebo, free. Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. along Main Street, downtown. (727) 726-2890. Today-Sun.
DDR Storm: In the Clear: U.S. Southeastern Regional Finals for the Dance Dance Revolution national tournament. Registration starts 5 p.m. today, competition 6-9 p.m. Continues 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sun. Beach Gameland, 483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. Entry fee $10-$12 per tournament, per category. (727) 444-4494, www.beachgameland.com. Today-Sun.
Civil War Days and Heritage Village Skirmish: Heritage Village's annual Civil War re-enactment, with the Blue-Gray Skirmish, featuring period uniforms and weaponry. Also storytelling by Mary Fears, music by Bay Area Fiddlers Association, vendors. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 11909 125th St. N, Largo. Free parking and shuttle from 119th Street, between Ulmerton and old Walsingham roads. Free. (727) 582-2123. Sat.
Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Legends of Wrestling: Baseball game vs. Florida Marlins, 6:40 p.m., and "Legends of Wrestling" night, with former WWE stars appearing and three wrestling matches on the field after the game. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $8. Information, toll-free 1-888-326-7297; www.devilrays.com. Today
$3 Day at Lowry Park Zoo: $3 admission for all ages at 56-acre, natural-habitat zoological park in Tampa. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 1101 W Sligh Ave. (813) 935-8552, www.lowryparkzoo.com. Sun.
Pet Adoption Expo: Rescue groups and shelters with adoptable dogs and cats. Also demonstrations on pet behavior, more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa. Free admission and parking (use Orient Road gate). (813) 876-7138, www.tampapets.org. Sat.
Antique Evaluation Saturday: Benefits Henry B. Plant Museum. 10 a.m.-noon at Plant Hall at University of Tampa, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. $5 per item (limit 4 items per family). (813) 254-1891. Sat.
Stephen Marley: With Damian Marley. 9 p.m., Jannus Landing, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $19.99 advance, $25 day of show. (727) 896-2276. Sat.
Music in the Marly Room: Features Brian Ganz, piano. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $15, $8 students (22 and under with ID). (727) 896-2667. Sun.
Cancer Benefit: With Sterling, 44 Down, Thrash Jazz, Lost in Progress, Paradigm and Mainvain. Benefits Cheri Black. 9 p.m., Bourbon Street, 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. $10. (727) 843-0686. Today
"Path to Peace": Multimedia event celebrates Gandhi's works. Features dance, music, drama, more. 5 p.m., India Cultural and Conference Center, 5511 Lynn Road, Tampa. $25-$100, $15 children (includes dinner). (813) 264-4638. Sun.
Global Warming Awareness Concert: Featuring Pete Gallagher, Kelly Green, T.C. Carr, Christian Moriarity, Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, Ronny Elliott, many others. Benefits the Natural Resources Defense Council. 3-9 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. (813) 971-0666. Sun.
Kingspade: 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 895-3045. Sun.
Pat Travers: With Charlie O and House rockers and 60 Cycle Hum. 3-6 p.m., Tony's Spotlight Tavern, 6748 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Free. (813) 888-7675. Sun.
Doug and Telisha Williams: 8 p.m., Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W, Bradenton. $10 advance, $12 day of show. (941) 741-9755. Today
Unwinding at Upham: Featuring the Edge Water Band. 7-9 p.m., Seaside Grill II, 6850 Beach Plaza, St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 363-2146. Today
Tampa Bay Jazz Association Annual Concert: Featuring the Original All-Stars. 3:30-5:30 p.m., Al Downing Theatre at Perkins Elementary School, 2205 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-2117. Sun.
Agua, Azucarillos Y Aguardiente! Authentic Spanish zarzuela (operetta) performed in Spanish by Spanish Lyric Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 936-0217; www.tbpac.org. Sat.
Menopause the Musical: 7:30 p.m. today, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $39.50. (813) 229-7827. Today-Sun.
New Grounds, an Evening of Contemporary Choreographers: Moving Current dance collective. 8 p.m. today and 2 and 8 p.m. Sat. Theatre 1 at University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. , Tampa. $15, $10 students/seniors. (813) 974-2323. Today-Sat.
Sea Grapes: Culinary treats from bay area restaurants, wine and spirits samplings, aquarium exhibits, live jazz. 7-10 p.m. Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $75, $65 members. (813) 273-4030. Sat.