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Things to do in South and Central Tampa this weekend

Friday’s almost here: The Friday Extra Concert Series concludes its stint at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, at 7 p.m. with main act Soul Circus Cowboys along with opening artist Ray Gurka. Tampa’s oldest concert series showcases only local musicians. Admission is free, and blankets, chairs and coolers are permitted, but no alcohol is allowed. The Tampa Tribune is a sponsor of the event. Kattan cracks you up: Chris Kattan, the sharp-featured Saturday Night Live funnyman who crafted characterizations such as Mango and Mr. Peepers, performs stand-up at the Tampa Improv Comedy Theatre & Restaurant, 1600 E. Eighth Ave. in Ybor City. Show times are 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $20 and $22 and all shows are for ages 21 and older except 10:30 p.m. Friday, which is for ages 18 and older. For information, call (813) 864-4000 or visit www.improvtampa.com.
Beatles throwback: Experience the Beatles when Rain returns to the Straz Center, 1010 N. MacInnes Place, at 8 p.m. From the Ed Sullivan Show to Abbey Road, Rain looks and sounds much like the Beatles. Tickets start at $34.50 (plus service charges), and may be purchased online at strazcenter.org or call (813) 229-7827. Artistic stroll: The Harbour Island Art Walk, a waterfront venue for local artists and crafters, presents its final event of the season from noon to 5 p.m. at 800 Harbour Post Drive. The family event features live music, food and drinks, along with artists and handcrafters exhibiting paintings, metal and glass works, home décor and fashions. Children, bikes, boats and pets are welcome and admission is free. For information, call (813) 451-7936. Amusing musical: Tampa Theatre’s Family Favorites presents everybody’s favorite red-haired girl and her dog in the 1982 feature film “Annie,” at 3 p.m. at 711 N. Franklin St. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for children, and are available at the Tampa Theatre box office, 711 N. Franklin St. For information call (813) 274-8981 or go to www.tampatheatre.org. Renowned pianist: David Matthews presents a concert of classical and pops favorites featuring himself and other musical artists from around the Tampa Bay area at 4 p.m. at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church, 3501 W. San Jose St. An offering will be collected with proceeds benefiting The Tampa Oratorio Singers. For information, visit www.tostampa.org or call (813) 247-3866.

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