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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 23

It Gets Better: The public is invited to join the Tampa Bay Rays as they film for the Its Get Better program today, becoming the ninth team in professional sports to join the nationwide campaign against anti-gay bullying and homophobia. Rays manager Joe Maddon and players Sean Rodriguez, B.J. Upton, Sam Fuld and Johnny Damon, among others, will be there. The game is at 7:10 p.m. against the Detroit Tigers, but filming starts at 6 p.m., so get there early if you want to be in the crowd shots. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

After Dark USF Bulls Bash: MOSI invites USF students to get down to music by DJ Rhino Cubes while enjoying one free butterbeer, drink specials and activities including the new Sky Trail Ropes Course and a viewing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. It starts at 6 p.m. at 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $13 (includes choice of one activity); $20 (both activities);

Guster and Jack's Mannequin: The quirky alt-rock trio Guster performs with the indie pop musicians of Jack's Mannequin at 7 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $33.

Georg Schroeter and Marc Breitfelder: If you're a blues fan, this soulful German duo will be right up your alley at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa. $7.


Pop-Up Theatre: Grab a beanbag chair and get ready for a free showing of Cloudy with Chance of Meatballs and family-friendly activities including face painting and balloon artists at 2 p.m. at Westfield Countryside mall, 27001 U.S. 19 N, Suite 2096, Clearwater. Free.


Auction Kings, 9 p.m., Discovery: A teenager is selling her dad's collection of 1970s lunch boxes.

America's Got Talent, 9 p.m., NBC: It's semifinals time, so revel as eight of the 12 acts get booted one by one. Fun!

Downsized, 9 p.m., WEtv: Bailey has car trouble, meaning she may miss curfew. Yeah, we used that excuse a lot, too. It's amazing how loose those plug wires are, Dad!


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 23 08/22/11 [Last modified: Monday, August 22, 2011 9:24pm]
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