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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 2

Super Boat National Championship and Festival: Featuring powerboats with speeds of 200 mph, the fest includes lots of activities on Clearwater Beach and in downtown Clearwater from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Race course finish line is at the Sandpearl Resort, 500 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater Beach. There will be fireworks at the Sunsets at Pier 60 party 6 to 9 p.m. Spectators free.;

Folkfest St. Pete: Lots of art and a lively scene, with live music featuring the Heavy Pets; Have Gun, Will Travel; and Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets. All in the streets at Creative Clay, 1124 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, starting at 10 a.m. Free.

Papa Roach: With a major guitar crunch, the hard rocker has a loyal following. Listen for latest single Kick in the Teeth at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. $27.60. (727) 565-0551.

John Caparulo: You've seen "Cap" on the Tonight Show, and most currently as a regular on the E! hit show Chelsea Lately. He's at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa at 8 and 10 p.m. $19-$26. (813) 960-1197;


Star Wars Grand Florida Alliance Meeting and Show: Star Wars fans will be dressed in Federation finery to mingle among celebrities including Orli Shoshan, who played Shaak Ti, and official Star Wars artist Robert Hendrickson at 5 p.m. at Emerald City Comics, Games and Toys, 9249 Seminole Blvd., Seminole. Free. (727) 398-2665.


SERIES PREMIERE, Planet Sheen, 11 p.m., Nickelodeon: The Jimmy Neutron kid gets a show. Don't worry, your children know.

SERIES PREMIERE, Rachel Ray's Week in a Day, 3 p.m., Cooking: Rach tries to make five weeknight meals in one day. What, cold cereal and frozen pizza don't count?

Farm Aid, 6 p.m., DirectTV: Kenny Chesney, Norah Jones, Jason Mraz, Neil Young, Willie Nelson and the Dave Matthews Band show up for the annual concert, because farmers apparently still need aid.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 2 10/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 1, 2010 6:38pm]
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