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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 30 to Aug. 5

Back-to-school tax-free weekend: Get clothing, footwear and certain school supplies tax-free Friday through Sunday. What's included? It's complicated. See list at

Identity Festival: Electronic music is a hot trend, and this big fest brings Wolfgang Gartner, Paul Van Dyk and Eric Prydz and more Friday to the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. $60. (813) 740-2446.

Fetish Con: If you've been rehearsing kinky karaoke and can't wait for the Ultimate Surrender Style Tickling workshop, these are your people. The 12th annual trade show with vendors, models and much more we'd rather not mention is Friday through Sunday at the Hyatt Regency Tampa. 18 or older only. $75 (all access) at

Kids and family

Beauty and the Beast: It's a tale old as time brought to life with luscious costumes and sets Wednesday through Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $50-$70. (727) 791-7400.

At the Trop: Not only is Sunday's Rays game the first Bark in the Park dog-friendly day at Tropicana Field, but visitors get a DJ Kitty bobblehead doll as a giveaway. Wait, there's more: The Wiggles take the stage after the game for a kids concert. The game against the Baltimore Orioles starts at 1:40 p.m.; $20 person and dog. (888) 326-7297.

Bucs training camp: The free practices continue at One Buc Place in Tampa on Wednesday and Friday, with the best part Saturday: the annual night practice at Raymond James Stadium. Enjoy $1 hot dogs and sodas — and fireworks! — while staking out players for autographs. Camp schedule at

Date Night

Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week: Starting Friday, more than 120 area restaurants from Ocean Prime in Tampa to Beachwood BBQ and Burger on St. Pete Beach offer prix-fixe menus of $25-$45. Ends Aug. 17.

WaZoo: It's a wild night Saturday at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, with 250 beers and specialty ales, small bites from local restaurants, live music and an expanded VIP area. $60, $20 designated driver; $90 VIP. (813) 935-8552, ext. 329.

Gone with the Wind: Well, fiddle-dee-dee, the 1939 epic romance starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh hits the big screen at the Tampa Theatre on Sunday. $9.

Chris Tucker: The star of the Rush Hour films returns to his standup roots Friday at Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $45.75-$65.75. (727) 892-5798.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 30 to Aug. 5 07/29/12 [Last modified: Sunday, July 29, 2012 8:39pm]
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