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Best Bets: Fun stuff to do this week

Published:   |   Updated: June 28, 2013 at 11:48 AM

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from James Bond at the Tampa Theatre to Kesha and Pitbull at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre.

AT THE MOVIES

(Opening Friday)

We know director Paul Feig ("Bridesmaids") knows how to make a movie with funny ladies, so hopes are high for "The Heat," a buddy movie starring Sandra Bullock as an uptight FBI agent paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop, played by Melissa McCarthy.

TOP POP

It's sure to be a diverse crowd when Latin-flavored rapper Pitbull and debaucherous party anthem singer Kesha bring their co-headlining tour to the MidFlorida Amphitheatre. It's an odd pairing, but both artists bring plenty of Top 40 radio hits with them. Tickets start at $25.

FLUID MOTION

(Friday and Saturday)

The Florida Dance Festival wraps up with two notable and creative performances at the USF School of Theatre and Dance: "The Secret History of Love," about LGBT elders finding love in the 1920s, and the Festival Finale, a high-energy showcase of faculty talents. Tickets range from $7 to $22.

BE PROUD

(Saturday)

Fly your colors loud and proud as more than 100,000 people attend the free annual St. Pete Pride Promenade and Street Festival along Central Avenue in downtown, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event includes a parade, art show, live entertainment and more.

SHOP LIKE AN ANIMAL

(Saturday)

For the first time since 2010, the Lowry Park Zoo is holding a White Elephant Sale to sell off thousands of items ranging from unique Christmas and Halloween decorations used during Wild Wonderland and ZooBoo, to retail fixtures, merchandising supplies and other rare goodies used in the park. Prices range from a few bucks to hundreds of dollars. Zoo admission is not required.

BLAST OFF

(Opening Saturday)

You can finally get an up-close look at the space shuttle Atlantis, the last shuttle to ever travel to space, when The Kennedy Space Center opens its new, $100 million exhibit dedicated to the entire shuttle program.

ME ENAMORA

(Sunday)

Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes finds a way to be loud and unplugged on his final tour stop at the Straz Center in Tampa. He promises old favorites like "La Camisa Negra" and "A Dios Le Pido," as well as new tunes from an upcoming album. Tickets are $49.50 to $65.50.

BOND, JAMES BOND

(Sunday)

Where there's smoke, there's fire in "From Russia With Love," this week's Summer Classic at Tampa Theatre. The oh-so-cool Sean Connery brings the heat as British Secret Service agent 007 in this 1963 film. Tickets are $9.

TOY TIME

(Through Aug. 24)

Release your inner child at "Play: Toys & Games Made By Artists," the new exhibition at Florida Craftsmen Gallery in St. Pete, where artists are showcasing all sorts of cool and innovative toys, games and sculptures, from a winged car to an alien in a jar. There's also a game night every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. during the exhibit's run. Admission to the gallery is free.

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