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Saturday, Sep 20, 2014
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Things to do in the Brandon area this weekend

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Huff and puff: Center Place Fine Arts, 619 Vonderburg Drive in Brandon, presents “Three Little Pigs” at 7 p.m. for children age 3 through the third grade.

Three unique piglets find themselves “home alone” when a certain well-known wolf invites himself to dinner. Will they be devoured separately or will they learn to overcome their differences and join forces to battle the hungry wolf?

Tickets are $7 or $6 for Center Place members. For details, call (813) 685-8888 or go to centerplacebrandon.org.

Wine tasting benefit: The Trey Curry Foundation invites the public to the sixth annual Vine to Wine Tasting & Silent Auction from 7 to 10 p.m. on May 10 at The Regent, 6437 Watson Road in Riverview.

Enjoy fine wines along with gourmet food and auction items while listening to live entertainment and enjoying a cigar. Proceeds benefit the Trey Curry House at A Kid’s Place.

Tickets are $75 and available online at www.treycurryfoundation.org or by calling (813) 655-0269.

Girl gone wild: Amy Schumer brings her standup act to Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, at 8 p.m.

With her blend of girl-next-door looks and edgy humor, Schumer is the creator, star and writer of “Inside Amy,” her new Comedy Central television show.

The show is intended for mature audiences. Tickets start at $32.50 (plus service charges), and may be purchased online at strazcenter.org or by calling (813) 229-7827.

Zoo loves moms: Bring your mother to Lowry Park Zoo Mother’s Day weekend and she gets in free.

On Saturday or Sunday, moms receive free admission with the purchase of their son’s or daughter’s full-priced admission ticket (paid ticket can be child or adult admission, as applicable). For moms to receive the free ticket offer, the paid ticket must be purchased on Saturday or Sunday only. The offer is not combinable with other discounts.

Lowry Park Zoo is located at 1101 W. Sligh Ave. For details, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com.

Symphony under the stars: Pack a picnic basket and enjoy a free Pops in the Park concert with The Florida Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. at River Tower Park, 401 E. Bird St.

Guest conductor Steven Byess will direct a program of symphonic favorites by Bernstein, Bizet, Wagner, Copland and Stravinsky.

Concertgoers are asked to bring canned food donations for Tampa Bay Harvest’s food bank.

For details, go to www.floridaorchestra.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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