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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 14

Valentine's Day: Today is the day, so go kiss your sweetie. Haven't made reservations anywhere? There's always the Florida State Fair, which runs through Feb. 21 at the fairgrounds in Tampa. Hold hands. Win a stuffed animal. Eat something fried on a stick. Awwww. Admission: $10 adults, $5 children Monday-Friday; $12, $6 children, Saturday-Sunday. Free for kids 5 and under. (Pinellas students are off school today and got free tickets.)

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: The revered company celebrates 50 years of Revelations with fluid grace and thumping energy at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $37-$58. (727) 791-7400.

Ozzy Osbourne: Expect a silly, bawdy, hairy night of metal mayhem when the rocker and reality star pairs up with guitarist Slash at 8 p.m. Friday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $25-$55. (813) 301-2500.

Art on Central: More than 40 artists have signed on for this free live painting event along St. Petersburg's hip 600 block of Central Avenue at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Date Night

Willie Nelson: The 77-year-old country singer, author and pot activist is on the road again, with his son Lukas opening the show at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $42.50-$88. (727) 791-7400.

Lights on Tampa: The popular public art show returns for its third time in six years with video collages, improvisational dance and large-scale film projections all devoted to light. Saturday's show centers on Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Free.

Kids and family

Miranda Cosgrove: The spunky teen star of parent-friendly iCarly comes to the Tampa Theatre with mop-topped Greyson Chance at 7 p.m. Wednesday. $39.50-$99.50. (813) 274-8981.

Rays Fan Fest: Will new Rays Johnny Damon and Manny Ramirez be there? Hard to say, but a lot of players will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Trop in St. Petersburg. Plus, Joe Madden will make his famous spaghetti, meatballs and pierogies at 1:30 p.m. ($30 advance, $10 kids at raysbaseball.com; $40, $15 at event). Fest admission, parking are free.

Mutt March: The dogs will be howling for the Fido Idol singing competition and strutting for the Doggie Project Runway costume contest and Mardi Gras-themed pet parade. Starts at 11 a.m. Saturday at Highlander Park in Dunedin. Free; $3 parking. muttmarch.info.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 14 02/13/11 [Last modified: Sunday, February 13, 2011 9:07pm]

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