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Things to do in the Brandon area this weekend


5K run returns: Put on your running shoes and head to Lowry Park Zoo for the 11th annual Zoo Run Run, a 5K run that winds through the zoo and along the Hillsborough River. Children can enter the special “Fun Run” which follows the 5K.

Registration is $35 for the 5K and $10 for the Fun Run and includes zoo admission. Walk-ups will be accepted.

The zoo is at 1101 W. Sligh Ave. For information, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com.


Grab your cape: Tampa Bay Comic Con continues at the Tampa Convention Center (west hall), 333 S. Franklin St. The three-day festival includes comics, cosplay, action figures, video games, trading cards, artwork and more.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. General admission is $20. For information, call (813) 274-8312 or go to www.tampabaycomiccon.com.

Nix the Nazis: Tampa Theatre wraps up its Summer Classic Movie Series with screenings of the 1942 romantic drama “Casablanca” at 3 p.m. today and Sunday.

Humphrey Bogart stars as a nightclub owner who must choose between his feelings for his old flame Ilsa (Ingrid Bergman) and helping her husband escape the Vichey-controlled Moroccan city of Casablanca so he can continue his fight against the Nazis.

Tickets are $9 general admission and $7 for Tampa Theatre members and are available at the box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or visit www.tampatheatre.org.


Farm festivities: Enjoy a country gospel concert at 7 p.m. at The Farm, 7818 Lithia Pinecrest Road in Lithia. Several artists will play in the “Ring of Fire,” with each singer in the circle performing songs of his or her choice.

Drinks and snacks will be available, but food won’t be served due to the August heat. Admission is free, and a donation box is available. For information call (813) 967-3046 or go to www.TheFarmUSA.com.

Team Blake: Country star Blake Shelton, a coach on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” returns to the Tampa area for the second time this year. Last time, he set a record with how fast the 9,000 tickets sold out for the Strawberry Festival in Plant City.

This time, Shelton brings his “Ten Times Crazier” tour to the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $29.25 to $59 and are available by calling (813) 740-2446 or visiting www.livenation.com.

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