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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 8

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: A smorgasbord of food on wheels courtesy of gourmet food trucks hits downtown Tampa on the first Wednesday of every month. It starts at 11 a.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Free.

Future Tense: Gianfranco Settecasi's drama follows four college students who reunite during a tumultuous storm. See it at 8 p.m. at Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 E Sixth Ave., Ybor City. $12, $8 students. (813) 300-3585.

Lyrics for Langston Book Release: Local author, actress and poet Venus Jones celebrates the release of her poetry book, Lyrics for Langston, with a night of 1920s costumes, poetry and history. It starts at 8:20 p.m. at [email protected] in St. Petersburg. $15 online, $20 at door. (727) 895-6620.

Yappy Hour at the Baseball Game: Bring your dog out for happy hour at Frenchy's Tiki Bar with a costume contest and a pet food drive to benefit the Humane Society of Pinellas. The Clearwater Threshers game against the Tampa Yankees starts at 7 p.m. at Bright House Field in Clearwater. $5-$9.50, $5 dogs. (727) 467-4457.

Date night

Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: Through Aug. 17, more than 120 restaurants around the bay area are offering special prix-fixe, three-course menus. For a complete list of participating restaurants, go to Prices range from $25-$45 for prix-fixe meals.

To watch

SERIES PREMIERE Go On, 11 p.m., NBC Matthew Perry's new show about a sports talk radio host going back to work after his wife dies gets a one-episode preview. You know, in case the Olympics were too inspirational for you.

XXX Summer Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC The final in beach volleyball is worth watching no matter who's in it, but 200- and 400-meter hurdles are astonishing to watch, too. We can't even step over the footstool to get to the couch.

SEASON FINALE Dallas, 9 p.m., TNT Some dirty secrets in the Ewing clan come out in the open. And here we thought this family was always very honest with one another.

SERIES PREMIERE Here Comes Honey Boo Boo, 10 p.m., TLC Alana Thompson from Toddlers & Tiaras gets. Her. Own. Show. In other news, the dead walk the Earth in search of human flesh.

More to explore

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 8 08/07/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 7, 2012 7:22pm]
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