Weekend Picks July 23-25

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    9:15 Friday; McCurdy's Comedy Theatre, 3333 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $24/$35; 925-3869; mccurdyscomedy.com.

    Black Diamond Burlesque

    Sarasota's own Black Diamond Burlesque troupe is back on stage Friday with their vaudeville-style burlesque show, which this month features visiting artist Miss Jenna Beth, founder and performer with Fort Lauderdale's Cupcake Burlesque.

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    Sympathy for the Devil: The WMNF 70th Birthday Tribute to Mick Jagger with Talk To Mark (recreating “Exile on Main Street”), Joel Tatangelo Band, Shoeless Soul, Skully, Stone Bone, The Vodkanauts, The Garbage-Men and Natural Robot; 7:30 p.m. Friday; State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; $12 (advance), $15 (at the door); (727) 895-3045; statetheatreconcerts.com The event includes a second night of Stones worship Saturday at Skipper’s Smokehouse

    The Garbage-Men to cover Rolling Stones at WMNF event

    The Garbage-Men met while attending Pine View School and the band started performing three years ago after Jack Berry built his first guitar from a recycled cereal box and an old yardstick. Ollie Gray, drums, then had the idea to get their friends together to make a band that played music exclusively on instruments made from trash. In addition to Berry and Gray, the lineup is Harrison Paparatto (sax, trombone and violin), Evan Tucker (bass) and Austin Siegel (chromatic percussion). The band members, major advocates of recycling and re-purposing what others might consider waste, are performing Friday at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. The Garbage-Men’s set will be part of the multi-act concert “Sympathy for the Devil: The WMNF 70th Birthday Tribute to Mick Jagger.” Read our interview with Berry.

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    Jamaica Breeze Restaurant & Lounge; 420 67th St. W., Bradenton; 896-9900; jambreeze.com

    Jamaica Breeze opens Friday

    Jamrocks, the Bradenton area's top destination spot for genuine Jamaican cuisine and live music for five years before closing in February, will be reopening Thursday (July 25)  mere blocks from its previous location on West Manatee Avenue. The only difference, really, is the name. Lovers of jerk chicken, rum-based libations and live reggae music will be congregating at Jamaica Breeze Restaurant & Lounge. Read more.

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    11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; Sarasota Municipal Auditorium , 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota; $5; (239) 949-3387

    Sarasota Mystic Faire

    Billed as the largest psychic fair in Southwest Florida, the 3rd Annual Sarasota Mystic Faire will feature more than 75 exhibitors, 25 psychics giving mini readings plus vendors selling crystals, jewelry, clothing, candles, body products, healing tools and more Saturday.

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    10 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday; Manatee County Animal Services, 305 25th St. W., Palmetto; 345-0900

    Furget Me Not

    Free food and drinks, great contemporary country music performed by Kim Betts and her Gamble Creek Band (pictured) as well as a performance by the Kara Nally Band will be part of Manatee County Animal Services’ “Furget Me Not Emergency Adoption Event,” which also features raffles, giveaways, games and adoption specials.

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    Various times at theaters throughout Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties.
    'The Conjuring' starring Sarasotan Shanley Caswell

    Watch Sarasota native Shanley Caswell on the big screen in this scary movie playing nationwide. The frightening film also stars Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, recent Sarasota Film Festival honoree Lili Taylor (who plays Caswell’s mom) and Ron Livingston. Read our interview with Caswell.