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Cheap Thrills, July 25-31

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Country singer Chris Janson. (Photo provided)

Dockside Beer Tasting — 6-8 p.m. Thursday (July 25) at Crow's Nest Restaurant & Tavern, 1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Venice. A selection of five locally brewed craft beers including beers from Cigar City, Tampa Brew Bus, St. Pete Brewing Co. and others, along with light hors d'oeuvres. Also, you get to keep your Crow's Nest logo tasting glass. $15 (no reservations needed). 484-9551; crowsnest-venice.com.

5th annual Fishermen’s Village Pirate Fest — Friday-Sunday (July 26-28). Treasure hunt, children’s activities, live mermaids, Pirate’s Ball, flotilla invasion, ship-to-shore battle, Pirate Parade, etc. Hours: noon-6 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Pirates Ball, 8-11 p.m. Friday. Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda. 575-3067; fishermensvillagepiratefest.com.

Sarasota Gold's Summer Nights Dance Party — 7-11 p.m. Friday (July 26). This 12-member band, featuring a five-piece horn section, will light up Flying Dog Cafe (so bring your dancing shoes). No cover. Wear something gold and you might win a door prize. 500 Tallevast Road, Sarasota. 359-9788; theflyingdogcafe.com.

3rd annual Sarasota Mystic Faire — 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday (July 27). Over 75 exhibitors and more than 25 psychics offering mini readings in mediumship, tarot, palmistry, astrology and more. $5. Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail.

Country newcomer Chris Janson — Saturday (July 27) at Joyland Country Music Night Club, 5520 14th St., Bradenton. Doors open at 7 p.m. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The singer-songwriter, who co-wrote Tim McGraw's "Truck Yeah," is working on his full-length debut album with producer Keith Stegall, expected later this year via Bigger Picture Group. 756-6060; joylandcountry.com.

Club Scene — 7-11 p.m. Saturday (July 27). Roy McBean Club, 1790 21st St., Sarasota. Teens in grades 6-8 can dance, listen to a DJ, play in the game room or hang out with friends. Refreshments will be served. Presented by Community Youth Development and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. 953-9549.

Cinderella Project Runway Fashion Show — 2-4 p.m. Sunday (July 28). Creative project presented by Every Child, Inc., and sponsored by JoAnn Fabrics. Participants will display their work at this fashion show, with judges and cash prizes. Art Center Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail. Free. 376-2663.

"Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" — 3 p.m. Sunday (July 28). Stanley Kubrick's 1964 dark comedy film, starring Peter Sellers and George C. Scott, is the next film in Tampa Theatre's "Summer Classic Movie Series." USF film professor Harriet Deer will lead a short discussion after the film. $9; $7 Tampa Theatre members. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982; tampatheatre.org.

$2 Kids Night at the Trop — 7:10 p.m. Wednesday (July 31). Yep, you read that right. With the purchase of one full-priced adult ticket, fans can purchase up to three kids' tickets (ages 2-14) in selected seating categories for $2 apiece for the Tampa Bay Rays' showdown with the Arizona Diamondbacks at Tropicana Field. But, wait, there's more: Free parking for vehicles with four or more passengers. Available exclusively at raysbaseball.com/kidsnight. For more info: (888) FAN-RAYS. No more "Trop excuses."

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