Listing of RNC-related events & parties for Wednesday, Aug. 29

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9 a.m. The Hill hosts a breakfast at Holland and Knight.

9 a.m. Grover Norquist and the Americans for Tax Reform Foundation hold a center-right meeting featuring former Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.), Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Republican National Committee Co-Chairwoman Sharon Day, NRA President David Keene, ACU Chairman Al Cardenas, SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser, Talk show host and movie critic Michael Medved and actress Jeanine Turner.

10 a.m. Day 3 of “Newt University” focuses on energy. Speakers include former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), pollster Kellyanne Conway, Noble Royalties president Scott Noble, Romney energy adviser Rebecca Rosen and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm, at the Wyndham Tampa West Shore, Royal Palm 3.

10 a.m. ABC News, Yahoo and National Journal hold a discussion with Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Fla.).

10 a.m. Impact Film Festival hosts a screening of Mo Rocca’s “Electoral Dysfunction” at Channelside Cinemas.

10 a.m. The Tampa Bay Rays foundation hosts “Homeruns for Happy Kids” at Tropicana Field with Reps. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.), Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Mary Bono-Mack (R-Calif.), and Greg Walden (R-Ore.).

11 a.m. AEA Free Market Energy Forum holds a forum with Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), AEA’s Thomas Pyle, and Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) at Liberty Plaza.

12:30 p.m. Arianna Huffington and the Huffington Post host a lunch panel discussion moderated by Tom Brokaw focusing on job-creation initiatives, as well as big ideas for future job growth at The Cuban Club.

1 p.m. ONE/US Global Leadership coalition hosts an event at Centro Asturiano de Tampa. Speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas), and former White House Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten.

1 p.m. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) speak at an “Our Sacred Honor” event hosted by Citizens United Productions at t he United Theater at Liberty Plaza.

1 p.m. America’s Energy 2012 hosts a Brunch on the Beach at the Don CeSar Beach Hotel.

1 p.m. A beach party for the Alabama, Mississippi, and Georgia delegations at the Postcard Inn on the Beach in St. Petersburg.

1:30 p.m. The Hill and AANA host a town-hall meeting at the Italian Club.

2 p.m. The Alabama delegation hosts a “Starship Cruise.”

2 p.m. GlobalWIN hosts a Tea & Champagne Reception featuring Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) at Holland & Knight.

2 p.m. Impact Film Festival hosts a screening of “41,” HBO’s documentary of President George H.W. Bush at Channelside Cinemas.

2:30 p.m. National Journal, The Atlantic, and Microsoft hold a “Conversations with the Next Generation” panel featuring moderators Chelsea Clinton and Jim Tankersley. Guests include George P. Bush and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.). The panel will be held at the Improv Theatre in Ybor City.

3:30 p.m. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) hosts a “Patriots for Romney” rally at Liberty Plaza.

3:30 p.m. The Washington delegation hosts a reception at the Samba Room.

4 p.m. The Hill and NAHB host a reception at the Italian Club.

4 p.m. Cocktails & Conversation with former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative, The Tampa Club.

4 p.m. Freedom Works hosts a reception at the Palma Ceia Golf and Country Club.

4 p.m. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee speaks at a “Gift of Life” event hosted by Citizens United Productions at t he United Theater at Liberty Plaza.

4 p.m. The Republican Jewish Coalition hosts a Salute to Pro-Israel Elected Officials at the Crowne Plaza Tampa-Westshore, Treasure Island Ballroom.

4:30 p.m. The Kentucky delegation hosts a Bluegrass Reception at the Junior League.

7 p.m. Convention reconvenes, with the National Anthem sung by Ayla Brown (daughter of Sen. Scott Brown), a video tribute to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and remarks by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.).

8 p.m. Convention speakers include Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

9 p.m. Convention speakers include Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuño, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and a film tribute to former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush.

9 p.m. The Hill hosts a “Women to Watch” party with Beam and Skinny Girl Cocktails at the Pop Up Nightclub Venue.

9 p.m. The Alabama Republican Party hosts A Taste of Southern Hospitality reception at Raymond James Stadium.

9 p.m. Blues Traveler performs a concert at the Ritz Ybor.

10 p.m. Speakers include former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).

10 p.m. Kid Rock performs at the Liberty Plaza next to Tampa Forum.

10 p.m. Meghan McCain, Lifetime and Variety host a party celebrating Republicans’ Women Leadership at the Glazer Museum.

10 p.m. Wyclef Jean performs a benefit concert for Got Your 6, a veterans group at Dallas Bull.

10 p.m. 1 Oak Pop-Up Party at Curtis Hix Waterfront Park.

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