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Ongoing 'Hairspray' continues at Cultural Center The Broadway musical "Hairspray" continues through Sunday at Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Based on the John Waters film, it's the story of a plump teenager in 1962 Baltimore who becomes an overnight sensation on a TV dance show. She runs into trouble when she tries to integrate the show. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $24 general admission, $22 for seniors and $20 for members. Call (813) 269-1310 or go to carrollwoodcenter.org.Friday Martinis for Moffitt aids cancer fight Sample an array of martinis while raising money for cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center's "Martinis for Moffitt" event, taking place from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place. Martinis for Moffitt provides a blend of entertainment and networking, while raising money to fight a devastating disease. There will be appetizers, live music, a silent auction and networking along with flavorful martinis. Tickets range from $50 to $250 and can be purchased online at brownpapertickets.com. Saturday Temple Terrace Family Fun Day Temple Terrace's Family Fun Day & Community Wellness Fair is free for all families at Temple Terrace Recreation Center, 6610 E. Whiteway Drive. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and includes competitive games for children and adults, a silent auction and lunch for $3. Pre-register your team or family to be entered in the chance to win a door prize. For details call (813) 506-6600 or email email@example.com. Black is beautiful: adopt a black cat Local rescue groups are sponsoring a "Change Your Luck: Adopt a Black Cat" event from 2 to 4 p.m. at Citrus Park PetSmart, 12835 Citrus Plaza Drive. The rescues are overwhelmed with kittens and cats, and black cats are mostly passed over for the "pretty" animals. To save their lives the rescues are hosting this adoption event to find homes for the bewitching beauties. The event includes face painters and an appearance by the Buccaneer cheerleaders. For details call (813) 532-4206. Sunday $5 Day returns to Lowry Park Zoo Wal-Mart Stores sponsors a $5 Day Park & Ride on National Parents' Day from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave. Visit your favorite zoo animals for $5 per person. (Zoo rides are not included at the special rate.) Free extra parking is available on $5 Day next to the Tampa Greyhound track from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free shuttles will run continuously to the zoo's main gate. For information, call (813) 935-8552 or go to www.lowryparkzoo.com. Homage to Helm and The Band WMNF 88.5 FM presents "A Tribute to Levon Helm and The Band," with performances by six bands, starting at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. Helm was the drummer and frequent lead singer for The Band, known for his distinctive vocals in songs such as "Up on Cripple Creek" and "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down." Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door and may be purchased in person at Skipper's or online at . Monday Trekkers unite for TNG 25th tribute Star Trek fans can catch "Star Trek: The Next Generation" on the big screen. "Star Trek: The Next Generation 25th Anniversary Event" beams into Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20, 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall, at 7 p.m. Monday. See two of the most popular episodes, "Where No One Has Gone Before" and "Datalore," along with interviews with cast and crew, and get a glimpse of the restoration of the show's first season at this simulcast event. Tickets are available at the Citrus Stadium Park Mall 20 box office or online at www.FathomEvents.com. Interested in having your entertainment event considered for publication? Send your submissions to Greg S. Carr, The Tampa Tribune, 202 S. Parker St., Tampa FL 33606; call (813) 259-7645; email firstname.lastname@example.org; or fax to (813) 259-7676. Digital JPEG photographs are welcome. Include your name and telephone number. Deadline is two weeks prior to publication date.
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