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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

Pirate Extravaganza: Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. You can celebrate at Gaspar's Grotto with a brunch from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by a dinner concert with Alter Eagles (5:30-7 p.m.) and a cocktail concert with drink specials (8-10 p.m.). Wear your best pirate costume for prizes at 1805 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $20 with dinner; $10 without dinner. (813) 248-5900.

1905 Day at Columbia Restaurants: The iconic Ybor eatery and its spinoffs will have 1905 prices. Load up on chicken and yellow rice for $2.95 or flan for 95 cents. But it's only for walk-in seating. No reservations and no carryout. Noon to 7 p.m. at restaurants in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Sarasota. (813) 248-4961.

A Little Night Music: St. Petersburg Opera Company presents Stephen Sondheim's drawing room comedy of romantic and sexual intrigue. It's at 2 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$61.50. (727) 822-3590.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Project Style Tour: If your teen is fast becoming a resident of Geekville, this tour stops in St. Petersburg's Tyrone Square Mall, bringing fashion tips, hair and skin consultations and electronic gaming by Nintendo. It starts at noon. Free.

Fisher-Price Play Weekend: Turn kids 5 and younger loose on a supersized play area filled with the newest toys. It's from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Free with zoo admission: $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $15.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE, The Great Food Truck Race, 9 p.m., Food: The trucks head to the Big Apple to see who wins the $50,000 prize — or a clean health inspection, whichever is more useful.

SEASON FINALE, The Gates, 10 p.m., ABC: Brett has to find Andie before her succubus spirit takes over. Every man feels that way sometimes.

SEASON PREMIERE, Fantasia for Real, 10 p.m., VH1: Fantasia wants to be a good role model for her daughter. Ending up in the hospital with an overdose seems counter to that message.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19 09/18/10 [Last modified: Saturday, September 18, 2010 7:35pm]

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