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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 9

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Gerard Schwarz leads the orchestra in Vaughan Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem (Grant Us Peace), on a program with Dvorak's Symphony No. 7. It's at 8 p.m. at the Straz Center in Tampa. $15-$45. (813) 229-7827.

Weezer: Twisted genius Rivers Cuomo and the power-pop gang perform at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $29.50-$99. (727) 892-5798.

LeAnn Rimes: The singer hit it big in the '90s with songs like How Do I Live. See her at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $45-$75.

Cirque du Soleil's Kooza: The Grand Chapiteau is back for this show with traditional circus elements like clowns and daredevil acrobatics. It's at 7:30 p.m. outside Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $43.50-$143.50 adults; $33-$104.50 ages 2-12. 1-800-450-1480.

Ribfest: The annual event featuring award-winning ribs runs today through Sunday. Jonny Lang and Buddy Guy headline today's entertainment. Gates open at 11 a.m. at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. $20, 12 and younger free. (727) 528-3828.

to watch

Undercover Boss, 8 p.m., CBS The president of the Tilted Kilt chain has to work in one of his own stores. It'll be worth tuning in just to see if he wears the outfit.

Corrections

• Ethel Kennedy is alive. An item in Thursday's Weekend is incorrect.

• The Tampa Bay Symphony concert is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Because of incorrect information provided to the Times, a different time was listed in Weekend.

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