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By Compiled by KATHLEEN LANG

© St. Petersburg Times, published July 30, 2000

Things to do...

It's the "Last Sunday Brunch" (well, not really) at the Globe Coffee Lounge from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 532 First Ave. N, downtown St. Petersburg. The monthly brunch includes new American menu treats such as salmon and portabella stacks, artichoke tapenade on focaccia, desserts, standard brunch fare including assorted coffees, and complementary champagne after 1 p.m. Prices range from 75 cents to $7. The real last Sunday brunch is set for Aug. 27. Call (727) 898-5282.

Enjoy a taste of Indian culture during a South Indian classical dance performance by Sita Sonty of Chicago, who performs to an ensemble of Indian musicians, vocalists, a percussionist and flutist, at 5 p.m. today at Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater auditorium, 2470 Nursery Road. Admission is $5. Call (727) 723-7252.

It's Teen Night at 60 Watt Dance Club from 7 p.m. to midnight today at the club, 1602 E Brandon Blvd. Includes disc jockey Reign, dance contests, darts, pool tables and video games. Admission is $10. Call (813) 681-9000.

NakedPoetry.com's Love Boat III cruises into the Irish Pub, 1721 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City, at 9 p.m. today. Tampa's leading spoken word series revisits its themes of vacations gone wrong, unrequited summer love, picnic ants, Bacchanalian excess, the "real" summer of '69, lifeguard fetishes, tourist pickup lines, bad bikinis, drugged-out actors and the road not taken. Wax poetic about the "fruity notes" of the MD 20/20 and you could win a NakedPoetry.com T-shirt. Local and extra-local talent will participate. Call (813) 251-6134.

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Things to view...

If you can stand the heat, join the Lava Hunters during three hours of programming on The Learning Channel tonight when they search for the hot, liquid volcanic matter that races at speeds of up to 150 mph and is said to be mesmerizing to watch. Begins at 8 p.m.

Fugitive George Karn holds Dr. Mark Sloan hostage to prove he's innocent of throwing his wife from the top of a 10-story building in Diagnosis Murder on PAX tonight. Karn drags Sloan alone in his quest to search for evidence and find the real killer. 9 p.m.

- Compiled by Times staff writer Kathleen Lang. She can be reached at lang@sptimes.com. For more events: http://www.tampabay.com.

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