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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 21

Mario Lopez: The TV host and Dancing with the Stars hottie is the special guest at the Spring Bling Fashion Show at 10 p.m. Friday at Jackson's Bistro in Tampa. $10 women, $15 men. (727) 365-6767.

Lauryn Hill: The ex-Fugee has become as recognized for her irresistible voice as she has for her reclusive lifestyle. Doors open at 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ritz Ybor. Tickets are $65 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Gasparilla International Film Festival: This is the strongest year yet for the 5-year-old fest, with more than 80 films and shorts, plus parties, running Thursday through Sunday at various Tampa locations. Celebrity guests are M. Emmet Walsh and Tom Berenger. For details:

Date Night

Jersey Boys: The musical tells the story of the Four Seasons, with lots of classic hits: Earth Angel, Sherry and Big Girls Don't Cry. The show opens Wednesday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $44.50. (813) 229-7827.

Rod Stewart and Stevie Nicks: Will the rock icons sing a duet at their double-bill in Tampa? Show is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa. $49.50-$149.50. (813) 301-2500.

Steve Harvey and Kirk Franklin Gospel Comedy Tour: One of the original kings of comedy, Harvey joins with gospel powerhouse Kirk Franklin for a night of laughter with a side of music at 8 p.m. Saturday at the St. Pete Times Forum. $39.50. (813) 301-2500.

David Brenner: The 75-year-old is the thinking person's comedian, known for skewering pop culture and current events. His show is 8 p.m. Wednesday at Improv Comedy Theater, Tampa. $20 show only, $44 dinner and show. (813) 864-4000.

Engelbert Humperdinck: The king of romance brings his sultry voice to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater for hits like After the Lovin' at 8 p.m. Saturday. $41-$78. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and Family

Honda Grand Prix: The roar of IndyCars and others will take over the already barricaded streets of St. Petersburg this weekend. The free Illuminated Night Parade kicks off the festivities at 7 p.m. Thursday, with race drivers and the Budweiser Clydesdales. Fireworks too. For race ticket info and schedule:

Art in Bloom: Get a fragrant, fresh take on art with more than 50 floral interpretations of artwork at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Wednesday. Admission: $17, $15 seniors, $10 students.

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