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Things to do in the Brandon area this weekend

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Fishhawk comedy night: Enjoy a comedy hypnosis show featuring hypnotist Doug MacCraw at 6:30 p.m. at the Palmetto Club at Fishhawk Ranch, 17004 Dorman Road in Lithia. Tickets are $40 per person, $75 per couple or $300 for a table of eight and include dinner and the show. There also will be raffle tickets and 50/50 drawing.

For tickets and information, go to www.fishhawkcomedynight.com.

Folk-classical mash-up: Pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt join forces for the first time in “Night,” a collaboration uniting the classical, folk and rock worlds. To celebrate the release of their “Night” album, Dinnerstein and Merritt perform as part of Club Jaeb’s concert series at 7:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place. Tickets start at $28.50 and may be purchased online at strazcenter.org or by calling (813) 229-7827.

Superheroes unite: Tampa Bay Comic Con returns to the Doubletree Hotel, 4500 W. Cypress St., for two days of convention fun. There will be 100 tables of comic books, videos, toys, action figures, anime, video games, Star Wars, artwork, trading cards and more. Meet artists and celebrity guests and enter the costume contest.

Admission is $15 for one day or $25 for both days; children age 12 and younger are admitted free. For a schedule of events, go to www.tampabaycomiccon.com.

Bring the kids: Tampa Theatre kicks off its new Family Favorites movie series at 3 p.m. with a screening of the 1987 feature film “The Princess Bride.” See swashbuckling, giants, monsters, chases, escapes and true love in this fairytale brought to life.

Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children, and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org.

Burn rubber: Show & Go, a car show at which exhibitors may race their vehicles down a 1/8-mile drag strip, will be held at Stingray Dragway at 8100 State Road 33 N. in Lakeland. The event is open to 1975 or older American muscle cars and hot rods.

Gates open at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. Time runs start at 10:30 a.m. and the event lasts until 4:30 p.m. General admission is $10, and kids under 12 are admitted free. Car show entry is $15 and show-and-run is $25. Proceeds benefit One Heart for Women and Children.


For details, call (321) 299-4594.

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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