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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 13

Florida Classic Clusters Dog Show: One of the top shows in the Southeast, this all-breed competition features nearly 20,000 dogs. You can bring your own pooch, and RV camping is available. It runs today through Jan. 23 at Florida Classic Park in Brooksville. Free; $5 parking. (813) 480-3975.

4Troops: Soldiers dancing to Gaga and Ke$ha was so 2010. In the new year, make way for talented harmonic troupes made up of, well … troops. This croon quartet and philanthropic group is made up of singing servicemen and women (including a finalist on America's Got Talent), and it has an album due out on Sony in May. The show is 8 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $38. (727) 791-7400.

Ivan Neville's Dumpsta­phunk: The funk band from New Orleans formed by Ivan Neville performs an all-ages show with Cope at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15. (813) 241-8600.

Jo Koy: The chrome-domed Filipino comedian is a favorite of Chelsea Lately and does a spot-on Michael Jackson impersonation. See him at 8 p.m. today through Sunday at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $16-$22. (813) 864-4000;

Date night

Sleep With the Fishes: Octopussy would have loved this Bond-themed Florida Aquarium fundraiser at Michael Murphy Gallery to benefit the octopus exhibit. It's a night of martinis, intrigue and action. Dress as Bond or a Bond girl at 7 p.m. at 2701 S MacDill Ave., Tampa. $50. (813) 902-1414.

To watch

SEASON PREMIERE, Police Women of Cincinnati, 9 p.m., TLC: The female cops are in Ohio this time, in an effort to show the city has a lot more to it than a strange definition of chili and cool football helmets.

SERIES PREMIERE, Beyond Scared Straight, 10 p.m., A&E: It worked in 1978. Will it work with these Gen Y kids and their entitled attitude?

SEASON PREMIERE, Laugh Out Loud Comedy Festival, 11 p.m., Showtime: More standup comedy with lots of swearing. Take that, Comedy Central.

More to explore

Get the details on Busch Gardens' new Motown show and more theme park news at

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Jan. 13 01/12/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 12, 2011 8:02pm]
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