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Things to do in the Brandon area this weekend


Calling all cruisers: The Dover Rod Run and Bluegrass Jam returns to First Baptist Church, 3223 Gallagher Road, from 3 to 7 p.m. This church outreach event includes a free antique car show, music from the Florida Bluegrass Association and free food and drinks.

For information, call (813) 719-2273 and visit www.firstbaptistdover.org.

Irresistible Isleys: The Isley Brothers with KEM and Nephew Tommy perform at 8 p.m. at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.

Starting as a doo-wop group in the late 1950s, the Isley Brothers became best known for their 1962 single “Twist & Shout,” and for their Grammy Award-winning 1969 hit, “It’s Your Thing.”

Tickets range from $30 to $80 plus service charges and available through Ticketmaster, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Sun Dome box office.


Snake down to Fairgrounds: Reptile enthusiasts will offer up lots of animals, education, interaction and prizes when Repticon Tampa returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301 N.

Local and regional breeders will be on hand for anyone wishing to take home a new pet. You also can ask professionals for advice, and pick up food and supplies.

Show hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets for single-day admission are $10 for adult, $5 for ages 5 to 12 and free to children 4 and under; parking is $6. For details, go to www.repticon.com.


Musical cavalcade: The Military Family Support Trust presents the musical program “Masquerade,” from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Community Hall in Sun City Center, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.

“Masquerade” takes the listener across a musical time line, with songs by the McGuire Sisters, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Brenda Lee, Patsy Cline, Judy Garland, the Righteous Brothers and others.

Tickets are $10 at the door with proceeds benefiting MFST programs, including Operation Warm Heart, Paws for Patriots and Wounded Warriors. For information, call (813) 634-4675.


Icelandic ambience: Sigur Rós from Reykjavík, Iceland, perform at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., at 8 p.m. Known for its ethereal sound, the band’s music is notable for its incorporation of classical and minimalist elements. The band released its seventh studio album, “Kveikur,” in June.

Tickets are $29.50, $39.50 and $49.50 plus service charges and available through Ticketmaster, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at the Sun Dome box office.

Send Things to Do submissions to Greg S. Carr at [email protected] Deadline is at least one week prior to publication date.

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