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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 16

Daughtry: Our favorite non-winner from American Idol wins us over with average-Joe appeal at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. $50.70; (727) 565-0551,

Dunedin Beer Festival: The Dunedin House of Beer takes over Dunedin Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., today at 4 p.m., pouring more than 50 drafts and 100 bottle varieties, with barbecue, music and a family area with bounce houses for kids. Tickets are $25, under 21 free. (727) 733-9302.

Rattlesnake Festival: It's a lot of warm love for cold-blooded reptiles today at San Antonio City Park in Pasco County with loads of family fun from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Free.

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros: The indie rock entourage has been called the new Pied Pipers of hippie kids with their revivalist folk collective. See them at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $18. (813) 247-2555.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The iconic jazz fest hits its stride today with music starting at 2:30 p.m. and ending with fireworks at Coachman Park in Clearwater. The lineup includes O Som Do Jazz & Helios Jazz Orchestra (2:30 p.m.), Tizer (7:30 p.m.) and Soulive (9:15 p.m.). Free.

Florida Orchestra Pops in the Park: Pack a picnic basket for a program of classics at 7 p.m. at Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 892-3337.

Kids and family

Sesame Street Live 1-2-3 Imagine: Ernie captains the high seas, Elmo dances in the rainforest and Bert meets a sad octopus at 10:30 a.m., 2 and 5:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$61. (727) 791-7400.


Scooby-Doo! Curse of the Lake Monster, 7 p.m., Cartoon: Can they really show a new live-action version of a cartoon on Cartoon Network? Yes, they can.

Movie note

If you're looking for the documentary Waiting for "Superman," it's currently showing only at AMC Woodlands 20 in Oldsmar.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 16 10/15/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 15, 2010 10:05pm]
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