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Cheap Thrills, Aug. 15-21

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Tim Dorsey

Betty Comora and Mike Evans — noon-1 p.m. Friday (Aug. 16). Comora (piano, vocals) and Evans (banjo, vocals) volunteer every Friday for lunchtime music at the Sarasota Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Free. 955-2122.

Friday Night Live — 7 p.m. Friday (Aug. 16). Free concert by David Smash Band. Centennial Park, downtown Venice. Sponsored by Venice MainStreet.

Tim Dorsey — 1-2 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 17). The Florida author-humorist will discuss his latest novel, "The Riptide Ultra-Glide," at Selby Public Library, Geldbart Auditorium, 1331 First St., Sarasota. Arrive at 12:30pm for an early book sale and signing. 861-1110; sclibs.net.

Victoria Justice

Victoria Justice

"Gone With the Wind" — 3 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 18). See the epic 1939 film on the big screen as part of Tampa Theatre's Summer Classic Movies Series. $7 for Tampa Theatre members; $9 for nonmembers. That's 3 hours, 58 minutes long, folks. Here's a heads-up: Concluding this summer's movie series is a double screening of "Casablanca." It'll be shown 3 p.m. Aug. 24-25. Tampa Theatre is at 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982; tampatheatre.org.

Tampa Bay Rays — 7:10 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 17) and 1:40 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 18). OK, we know going to any Major League Baseball game is not a Cheap Thrill, but the Rays are offering up two free post-game concerts this weekend in their series with the American League East rival Toronto Blue Jays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. After Saturday night's game, Ryan Tedder and his OneRepublic crew will play, while former Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice performs Sunday afternoon. (BTW: At Sunday's game, they're giving away Rays lunchboxes to kids 14 and under ... while supplies last.) raysbaseball.com.

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