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Best Bets: Fun things to do around Tampa this week


Published:   |   Updated: May 31, 2013 at 05:01 PM

Not sure what to do? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from beers to sample at the Dunedin Brewery to a theatrical rummage sale in Ybor City.

PREHISTORIC PRODUCTION

(Through June 30)

“7 Homeless Mammoths Wander New England,” the quirky comedy about the evolution of life and relationships in a small college town, will be presented as part of American Stage's Summer Mainstay Series at its Theater Company in St. Petersburg. Tickets run from $29 to $59.

TWO SNAPS UP

(Friday to Sunday)

Tony-nominated actor and comedian David Alan Grier, best known for his zany roles in the comedy show “In Living Color,” brings his live stand-up to the Tampa Improv stage. Tickets are $20 to $22.

PALE ALE PARTY

(Saturday)

The Dunedin Brewery, one of the pioneers of the local craft beer scene, hosts its annual IPA Festival (IPA being India pale ale, for the uninitiated). The strong, hoppy type of beer will be available to sample in 35 varieties. You can use it to wash down some spicy food while listening to live music by Dopapod. Tickets are $35, or $45 with dinner included.

A SLICE OF THE 'BURG

(Saturday)

Funkadelic legend George Clinton is set to perform at the pay-what-you-want Slice of the 'Burg music festival, which also features locals The Black Honkeys, Rise of Saturn and nearly a dozen other bands. The outdoor fest is a benefit to save the historic YMCA building in downtown St. Pete.

HOT STUFF

(Saturday and Sunday)

Get ready to sweat as the Pinellas Pepper Fest celebrates everything hot and spicy. There will be hot sauces and pepper jellies to taste, pepper plants to buy, a hot salsa competition and a pepper eating contest. Admission is only $2.

ALL ABOARD

(Saturday and Sunday)

Whether you're a pro or a curious rookie, you can get your fill of model train-related fun at the Railfair and Model Train Show at the Florida State Fairgrounds. There will be more than 300 dealer tables, award-winning, working layouts on display and clinics and workshops to attend. Admission is $8 for adults, free for 12 and younger.

THE MERRY MEN COMETH

(Sunday)

Watch Sir Robin of Locksley (Errol Flynn) and the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland) in high-definition video and sound when “The Adventures of Robin Hood,” the adventurous tale about England's most famous outlaw, kicks off Tampa Theatre's Summer Classics movie series. Tickets are $9 for adults and children, or $7 for theater members.

FRAMPTON FRETS

(Sunday)

Step right up as master musician Peter Frampton serves as ringmaster for a “Guitar Circus” at Ruth Eckerd Hall featuring friends, celebrated guitarists and special guests, including five-time Grammy winner Robert Cray. Tickets run from $49.50 to $225.

NEED A COSTUME?

(Sunday)

If you're looking to do some early Halloween shopping, or maybe find some unusual home decor, the Jobsite Theater company is holding a rummage sale at New World Brewery from 2 to 7 p.m. to sell off props, costumes and furniture from its past productions. Plus you can grab a beer or a pizza at the bar. Admission is free.

HIP HOP DON'T STOP

(Thursday)

The lineup is packed with legendary lyricists for the Legends of the Mic Tour at the Mahaffey Theater. Public Enemy, LL Cool J, Ice Cube and De La Soul are all scheduled to perform. Tickets range from $49.50 to $69.50.

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