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Digest

2E quicktakes

By TIMES STAFF
Published June 8, 2007


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Family and festivals

Summer Safari Nights: Lowry Park Zoo's summer series with entertainment, free rides after 5 p.m., animal encounters. 5-8:30 p.m. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $16.95, $15.95 seniors, $12.50 ages 3-11. (813) 935-8552; www.lowryparkzoo.com. Today

Tampa Bay Boat Show: Fishing seminars with St. Petersburg Times outdoors editor Terry Tomalin, others (Sat.-Sun.). Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. $2; 16 and under free. (727) 893-8523. Today-Sun.

Palm Harbor Parrothead Party: With music by the Caribbean Chillers and the Beautiful Remnants, crafts, "Parrothead Beach" kids area, island food (fee). 2-10 p.m., Alt. U.S. 19 and Florida Avenue, downtown Old Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 934-7001. Sat.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Fan Fest: With players, coaches and cheerleaders, interactive games and more on field. 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, Tampa. Free. (813) 879-2827. Sat.

Bark at the Ballpark: Take your dog to see the Tampa Yankees play the Dunedin Blue Jays. Pet costume, best trick contests, more. Activities start at 3 p.m., game 5 p.m. Legends Field, Tampa. $3-$5 (dogs require ticket). (727) 875-7753 or (813) 876-4150. Sun.

Summer Classic Movie Series: Rope (1948, 80 min.), directed by Alfred Hitchcock. 3 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $7.50 all ages. (813) 274-8981. Sun.

Dunedin Trail Series: Family run/walk/bike event; leashed pets welcome. Start times between 8 a.m. and noon, Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road. Courses in Highlander and Hammock Park, 1900 San Mateo Drive. $5, $3 kids under 8. (727) 812-4536. Sat.

Southern Regional Figure Skating Championships: Opening ceremony 6 p.m. Sat., competition follows. Also 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sun. Spin Nations Skating Center, 8345 Congress St., Port Richey. $5 per session. (727) 207-4071; www.soregskate.com. Sat.-Sun.

Tampa Bay Classic Body Building Championships: And Women's Statewide Figure Championships. Prejudging 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m., $10. Finals 6:30-11 p.m., $25 adults, $10 for 11 and younger. Jefferson High School, 4401 W Cypress St., Tampa. For tickets, call (813) 962-1354 or (813) 294-1745. Sat.

Music

Bourbon Street Anniversary Celebration: With Mountain, Dive Bar Stalkers and Hammerslug. 18 and older show. 9 p.m. 4331 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. $20. (727) 843-0686. Today

La Boheme: St. Petersburg Opera Company and FloriMezzo Orchestra. 7:30 tonight and 2:30 p.m. Sun. Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg. $15-$75. (727) 822-3590. Today and Sun.

Tampa Noise Fest: 8 tonight, 6 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun., Transitions Art Gallery at Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 382-3477. Today-Sun.

Peter White: With Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Jonathan Butler. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $37.50. (727) 791-7400. Sat.

Desert Rain: Christian rock. 6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, 12685 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Free. (727) 595-3421. Sun.

Luis Aquile: Argentine singer. Benefits Centro Asturiano de Tampa. 7 p.m., Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 229-2214. Sun.

Other

Floorplay: Ballroom dance show by Burn the Floor. 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $29.50-$48.50. (813) 229-7827; www.tbpac.org. Today

Woman in Mind: Jobsite Theater show. 8 p.m. today-Sat., 4 p.m. Sun. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $19.50-$24.50. (813) 229-7827; www.tbpac.org. Today-Sun.

Totally Electric! The '80s High School Show Choir Musical: Play by Jonathan VanDyke, staged by M.A.D. Theatre of Tampa. 8 p.m. today-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. The Ritz Theatre, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $12 advance, $15 door. (813) 786-6291. Today-Sun.

St. Petersburg Downtown Arts Association gallery tour: 5:30-9 p.m. Arts Center and Florida Craftsmen, Central Avenue between Fifth and Eighth streets, are good starting points. (727) 821-6767. Sat.

[Last modified June 7, 2007, 20:37:07]


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