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Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014
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Things to do this weekend in the Brandon area

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Ravishing Rihanna: Grammy Award winner Rihanna’s Diamonds World Tour will sparkle at 7:30 p.m. at the Forum, 401 Channelside Drive in downtown Tampa.

Rihanna’s catalog includes 11 No. 1 singles, including “We Found Love,” which spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100; 18 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Dance Club Song Charts; and 22 top 10 singles.

Tickets range from $36.75 to $122.25 plus service charges, and are available at the Forum box office, through Ticketmaster or online at www.tampabaytimesforum.com.

Cool classics: The 16th anniversary of the Plant City Strawberry Classic Car Show, the biggest show of the year, rolls into McCall Park, 102 N. Palmer St. Admission is free and registration opens at 3 p.m. The show is open to all 1988 and older cars and trucks. There will be classic tunes, food, vendors, kids’ activities and a 50/50 drawing. For information, call (813) 754-3707 or email info@plantcity.org.

Brash ballet: Brandon Ballet presents the classical ballet “Coppélia,” a comical ballet that can be enjoyed by the whole family, at Spoto Auditorium, 8538 Eagle Palm Drive in Riverview. The performance features guest artists along with Brandon Ballet’s own professional dancers and pre-professional company members.

Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children age 18 and younger. Tickets are available at www.shopbrandonballet.org or by calling (813) 684-4282 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call (813) 684-4282.

Oompa Loompas: Tampa Theatre’s Family Favorites movie series continues with the 1971 feature film “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” starring Gene Wilder, at 3 p.m. at 711 N. Franklin St. in downtown Tampa.

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.

50 shades of laughs: “50 Shades: The Musical” plays the Youkey Theatre at the Lakeland Center, 701 W. Lime St. in Lakeland, at 8 p.m.

The sexy, hilarious romp opens with a ladies book club deciding to read “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is led on a musical roller-coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. For mature audiences only.

Tickets are $33 and $43 and parking is $7; go to www.thelakelandcenter.com.


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