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Thursday, Nov 27, 2014
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Things to do in the Brandon area this weekend


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TodayStevie Ray Vaughan fans will be treated to a note-for-note recreation of "Texas Flood" by Classic Albums Live at 8 p.m. at Lakeland Center's Youkey Theatre, 701 West Lime St.

Classic Albums Live is a concert series featuring musicians who perform a classic rock album in its entirety.

"Texas Flood," the debut album of legendary blues guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Tickets are $20-$25 and can be purchased by calling (863) 834-8111 or visiting www.thelakelandcenter.com. For information about the band, visit www.classicalbumslive.com.

Today through sunday

Camp in comfort: The Tampa Bay Summer RV Show rolls into the Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., offering a chance to check out the latest in comfort-camping technology.

New and used RVs will be on display and suppliers will set up booths to answer a variety of questions including those seeking information on the best places to camp and how to finance an RV purchase.

Admission is $4 for adults and kids ages 16 and under get in free. Seniors get $1 off admission on Thursday and active and retired military and all first responders get $1 off admission on Friday. Parking is $6 per car and $12 per RV or bus.

For information, call 813-741-0488 or visit www.frvta.org.

Saturday

Coin Show: The Brandon Coin Club hosts a Coin & Currency Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Brandon Elks Lodge, 800 Centennial Lodge Dr., Brandon.

Collectors are encouraged to bring their coins to get appraisals from dealers and free verbal opinions from members of the International Coin Graders. For $9 graded coins can be "slabbed" or placed in a plastic case with a label.

Admission and parking are free and there will be door prizes and free coin grab bags for children under 12.

For information, call (813) 361-0740.

SUNDAY

Science Fiction flicks: The Summer Classic Movie Series at the Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., presents "Forbidden Planet," the 1956 science fiction film featuring Leslie Nielsen who plays a commander of an expedition from Earth that arrives on Altair IV to find only two survivors from the original mission some 20 years before.

The program will open with the 1902 Georges Méliès short "A Trip to the Moon" at 3 p.m.

Harriet Deer, a film professor from the University of South Florida, will lead a discussion after the films. The session is free.

Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 for Tampa Theatre members and are available at the box office. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org.

Pajama party: Families are invited to a Kid's PJ Party Movie Matinee at 1 p.m. at Center Place Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive, Suite B, Brandon. Dawn Galia, the center's executive director, is hosting the event, which will raise money for the center while helping Galia in her bid to become Brandon's 2013 Honorary Mayor.

Kids will get a free movie snack pack and are encouraged to enter a best pajama contest. Families can bring pillows and blankets to snuggle up under the screen.

Tickets cost $7 per person or $20 for a family of four and can be purchased at the Center Place. For information, call 813-685-8888 or visit www.centerplacebrandon.org.

Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at gscarr@tampatrib.com. Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.

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