Can’t decide what to do? Don’t worry, we figured it out for you. Here are our editors’ picks, including the Miss America pageant and Distinguished Men of Brass show. TBO.com
AT THE MOVIES
In a film befitting its title from director Oliver Stone, two pot growers (Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Johnson), assisted by a dubious DEA agent (John Travolta), battle a Mexican drug cartel that has kidnapped their girlfriend in “Savages.” Also opening: “To Rome With Love.”
A DISTINGUISHED SHOW
Did you root for the Distinguished Men of Brass during NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” competition? Now you can watch them live at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. The band, which consists of musicians laid off in December 2010 from their jobs as the Mystic Sheiks of Morocco at Busch Gardens, will perform at 8 p.m. at the theatre, 687 Central Ave. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door.
GET YOUR GOLDEN TICKET
Actually, you won’t need a golden ticket to watch Gene Wilder and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” as part of the “Screen on the Green” summer movie series at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Kahwa Coffee will sell iced and hot coffee products, fruit slushy and pastries, cookies and other sweets and food vendors will sell popcorn, candy and other foods. Showtime is 8 p.m.; admission is free.
THERE SHE IS
Talented ladies in swimsuits and evening gowns. Need we say more? The competition for Miss Florida is at the Mahaffey Theatre in St. Petersburg. The winner moves on to compete for the Miss America crown.
(SUN)SET YOUR CALENDAR
Beaches aren’t just for daytime enjoyment. Sunsets at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach features music, arts, crafts, street performers and a movie. Live bands include Island Boys on Friday and Ferengata on Saturday; movies start at 8:15 p.m. including “Dolphin Tale” on Friday and “Captain America” on Saturday. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m.
DO BE FRESH
R&B crooner Keith Sweat, K-Ci & JoJo, Guy, SWV and Doug E. Fresh open the refurbished USF Sun Dome with an old school throwback party at the Fresh Music Festival.
CAN YA DIG IT?
That bad mother (shut your mouth!) is coming to Tampa Theatre’s Summer Classic Movie series Sunday. We’re talking about the cult favorite “Shaft.” Yeah, we can dig it.
(Sunday through Aug. 5)
The lens artistry of Florida Museum of Photographic Arts members is showcased at the 12th Annual Members Show.
ON THE FREE AND CHEAP
Military free at zoo: Military members and up to three dependents are admitted free to zoo for Independence Day holiday week; Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; free; Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Ave., Tampa; (813) 935-8552.
Ride the mini trains: Take a spin around the park on a mini Largo Central Railroad train; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; free; Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo; (727) 586-7415.
Group fitness class: Try your hand at running drills, polymetrics and calisthenics in a group setting; Saturday 7 p.m.; first class is free; Al Lopez Park, 4810 N. Himes Ave., Tampa; (813) 735-1638.