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By Times Staff Writer
Published January 31, 2008
Documentary: The Tampa chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and a local chapter of the NAACP sponsor the film Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, Prince Among Slaves, a film produced by Michael Wolfe and Alex Kronemer. The documentary is based on the story of an African prince named Abdul Rahman who is enslaved in the American South in 1778. 7 p.m. today; Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St., Tampa; tickets are $10. For information, call 813 274-8286.
Choral concert: The all-male Army Chorus will perform a concert focusing on patriotic music in honor of veterans in the region. 7:30 p.m. Friday; Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 W San Jose St., Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call (813) 253-6047.
Walkathon: Greyhound Rescue & Adoptions of Tampa Bay Inc. and Greyhound Pets of America host the second annual Parade of Greys, a walkathon to benefit retired and rescued greyhounds. There will be food and beverages available for purchase, games, raffles, contests and merchandise. Rain or shine. 11 a.m. Saturday; Al Lopez Park at Shelter No. 315, 4810 N Himes Ave, Tampa; open to the public, donations suggested. To register, call (813) 971-4732.
Teenage competition: The Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation and Conservation Department presents the 10th annual teenage battle of the bands. The top two bands will receive studio time to record an album. Noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; Lowry Park Band Shell, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa; open to the public, free. For information, call (813) 376-5778.
Buddhist discussion: Ratnashri of Tampa Bay hosts Tibetan Buddhist teacher Drupon Sangye Rinpoche with his discussion on love and compassion in the modern world. 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. Other programs are scheduled throughout the bay area in February. See www.ratnashri-tampabay.org for details. This weekend's programs are at Wah Lum Kung Fu School, 1702 W Cass St., Tampa; donations are welcomed. For information, call (813) 769-9463.
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