CL's must-do list for the week of
Thurs., Aug. 2-Wed., Aug. 8
02Opera Tampa hosts a free screening of the 1976 film version of Puccini's Napoleonic era opera, Tosca. A talkback with Opera Tampa's new artistic advisor and Tosca star Sherrill Milnes follows. 7 p.m., TECO Theater-Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa.
03Hot Tuna (Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen, essentially) performs country-tinged blues-rock punctuated by witty repartee. The band makes its now-annual Skipper's Smokehouse stop this evening, mandolinist Barry Mitterhoff and drummer Erik Diaz in tow. 8 p.m., Tampa.
04Unitarian Universalists of Clearwater present "The Voice of Justice," a concert featuring more than 200 singers, a live orchestra and special guests like NYC world percussion quartet Heritage O.P. The highlight is a performance of Sources, a new cantata. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall.
05 Bird is the Word: see cockatiels, cockatoos, lovebirds and plenty of other non-native species at the Suncoast Avian Society's 32nd Annual Exotic Bird Fair. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., The Coliseum, St. Petersburg.
06Sunken Gardens is a luscious paradise of meandering paths and lush tropical greenery. But we suggest checking out the larger-but-lesser-known Florida Botanical Gardens. Admission is free (though donations are appreciated), and it's open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Ulmerton Road, Largo.
07Tampa Bay media pros Brendan McLaughlin, Jen Holloway, Jack Harris and Tedd Webb take a shot at stand-up comedy during the Decidedly White-Collar Comedy One-Night Tour, a fundraiser for local charities. 8 p.m., The Tampa Improv.
08Tonight's socially-conscious Ironweed Film Club selections deal with individuals who serve in the U.S. military: All That I Can Be and The War Tapes. For more about these films, see p. XX. 8 p.m., The [email protected], St. Petersburg.
Aug. 10, Preseason Football: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New England Patriots, Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, buccaneers.com
Aug. 11, Casablanca, Tampa Theatre, downtown Tampa, tampatheatre.org
Aug. 15, Family Values Tour, Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa, fordamp.com