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GET OUT: Weekend Events Preview Aug. 10-12

With a variety of entertainment venues and restaurants in the area, there's no reason to spend the weekend at home. We've put together a list of fun things to do in the area.

So you’ve got no idea what you’ll do this weekend.

Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit.

KING OF BARBECUE

WHERE/WHEN: Riverview's first King of Barbecue will take place Aug. 11 from noon to 6 p.m. at Riverview High School, 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview.

WHY GO: The event will feature barbecue from some of Tampa's best barbecue joints as well as local vendors, games and live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Riverview High School Shark Attack Band. For information, email kingofbarbecue2012@gmail.com.

SHARKS WASH CARS

WHERE/WHEN: The Riverview High School Shark Attack Band will a fundraising car wash Saturday, Aug. 11 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burger King at 9660 U.S. 301 S., Riverview.

WHY GO: The band is raising funds so it can participate in the USBands National Marching Band Championships at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., Nov. 9-12.

‘BIG, THE MUSICAL’ TO BE PRESENTED

WHERE/WHEN: The Showcase Players of the Florida Academy of Performing Arts will present “Big, the Musical” Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 12 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Music Showcase, 402 Oakfield Dr., Brandon.

WHY GO: This lively musical is based on the original recordings. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for youth 12 and under, seniors 55 and up and military. Tickets will be available at the door.

PARK SQUARE CONCERT SERIES

WHERE/WHEN: FishHawk Ranch’s free summer “Concerts for a Cause” continues this Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. at Park Square with the Motown, hip-hop and rock music of Magic Fencewalk.

WHY GO: The concerts are free and open to the general public but all concert-goers are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items with them for Feeding America Tampa Bay. Last year, the annual series collected more than one ton of food for the nonprofit, which distributes the food to charities throughout Tampa Bay.

‘XANADU' ON STAGE

WHERE/WHEN: The Frenzie Performance Factory will present "Xanadu," the musical on roller skates, Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8 p.m. in the Riverview High School auditorium, 11311 Boyette Rd., Riverview.

WHY GO: "Xanadu" follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, Calif., in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first roller disco. But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. General admission is $15 for adults and $12 for students, military and seniors. Premium seating is available for $20. Call 813-655-0789.

CASINO NIGHT

WHERE/WHEN: Leadership Brandon will host its 13th annual Casino Night Friday, Aug. 10 from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at Center Place, 619 Vonderburg Dr., Brandon.

WHY GO: This social event will include food, drinks and casino-style games. The cost is $30 for individual tickets and $20 for the Texas Hold ‘Em Buy-In. For more information, call Crystal Colegrove at 813-689-1221, ext. 8824 or email ccolegrove@brandonchamber.com.

BACK-2-SCHOOL BASH

WHERE/WHEN: Life Church at FishHawk, 6420 Lithia-Pinecrest Rd., Lithia, will host its annual Back-2-School Bash Saturday, Aug. 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHY GO: The event will feature free backpacks and school supplies for children in need, food and games. Call 813-681-6503.

 

 

 

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