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Friday, Aug 22, 2014
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Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from the Ruskin Seafood Festival to Canadian crooner Michael Buble at the Forum.

 

AT THE MOVIES

(Opening Friday)

“Grumpy Old Men” meets “The Hangover” in “Last Vegas,” starring Oscar-winners Kevin Kline, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Michael Douglas as a group of old dudes you'll want to party with on their PG-13 bachelor party adventure.

 

BRING ON BUBLE

(Friday)

Canadian crooner and “Just Haven't Met You Yet” singer Michael Buble will bring on the charm and the hits when he takes the stage at The Forum in support of his chart-topping album “To Be Loved.” Tickets are $54.50 to $115.

 

POWER STRUGGLE

(Friday through Nov. 24)

Macbeth still faces a lot of toil and trouble from Macduff, his wife and those three witches in Jobsite Theater's streamlined version of the Bard's epic tragedy. Tickets are $28.

 

RIDE OUT

(Saturday)

The Born to Ride Jam will combine motorcycles, music (Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Foghat, Paul Rodgers) and TV stars (Katey Sagal, Theo Rossi and Kim Coates from “Sons of Anarchy, among others) in England Brothers Park in Pinellas Park. Tickets are $20 and up. Visit borntoridejam.com for the full lineup.

 

FINE KETTLE OF FISH

(Saturday and Sunday)

Whether you like it fried, smoked or in a chowder, the Ruskin Seafood Festival promises a feast of fish, with some crustaceans thrown in for good measure. Entry to E.G. Simmons Park is $2 per car.

 

FREAKS COME OUT

(Saturday)

Be prepared for sword swallowers, extreme body piercings and a “human blockhead” as the cast of AMC's “Freakshow” teams up with Gibsonton sideshow legend Ward Hall for a free performance (and live taping for the reality series) at the American Carnival Museum in Riverview.

 

DO THE CONGA

(Sunday)

It's going to get muy caliente when the 10th annual Conga Caliente hits Al Lopez Park with some of the hottest names in Latin music, ethnic foods, art exhibits, a domino tournament and more. Admission is free.

 

OUTDOOR OPERA

(Sunday)

Bring food, lawn chairs and blankets to this free picnic in the park performance by Opera Tampa in Curtis Hixon Park. They'll be performing a selection of opera and Broadway songs, and a selection of works by award-winning local artists will be on display too.

 

DRIZZY TIME

(Wednesday)

Drake, the Canadian singer, rapper and tortured romantic, whose album “Nothing Was the Same” has remained in the Top 10 since it came out in September, brings his cleverly-named Would You Like a Tour? arena tour to the Forum. He'll be joined by another Grammy-winner, R&B singer Miguel. Tickets run $39 to $97.

 

ON THE CHEAP

Free frozen yogurt: The first 30 people through the door at the grand opening of Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt will get a free eight-ounce yogurt with toppings; 11:30 a.m. Friday; Free; Yumz Gourmet Frozen Yogurt, 17691 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Lutz; (813) 962 1057.

 

Free salon services: The Tampa campus of Remington College is holding a food drive to benefit local food banks and offering a free haircut, manicure or pedicure to anyone who brings in a non-perishable food donation during November; 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily; free; The Salon at Remington, 6302 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa; (813) 316-4470.

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