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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 28-April 2

National Geographic Live: Steve McCurry's photographs — including his famous portrait of an Afghan refugee with striking eyes — tell stories of war, family, love and the human journey. His talk is 7 p.m. Tuesday at Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $25.50. (813) 229-7827.

Rebecca Skloot: Maybe she can shed light on how she turned medical research on cell lines into a riveting bestseller, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marshall Student Center ballroom at USF in Tampa. Book signing follows. Free.

Carol Burnett: Here's your chance to ask the legendary comic anything your heart desires — from serious to funny — in one of her impromptu conversations at 8 p.m. Thursday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $44-$175. (727) 791-7400.

Tarpon Springs Fine Art Festival: More than 200 juried artists from across the United States come together for this festival in Craig Park. Starts at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. $2, children under 12 free.

Date Night

Casablanca: Ah, you must remember this 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. And it'll be even better if you dress the part at 8 p.m. Friday in Dunedin's Pioneer Park. Free. (727) 812-4530.

Funk Fest: This two-day outdoor festival kicks it old school with MC Hammer and Bobby Brown, starting at 1 p.m. Saturday in Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. The Hammer turns 49 this week; will he still rock those glittery parachute pants? Continues Sunday. $40 a day, or $50 for two-day pass.

Kids and Family

Flick n Float: It's a spring break edition — for Pinellas students anyway — so bring your favorite floatie to the Southwest Recreation Pool in Largo for baseball-themed games, food and a viewing of Final Season. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday, with the movie about 7:15. And since it will be April Fools' Day, try to control the water pranks, 'kay? For a family of five: $10 with rec card, $15 without.

Talking Animals Festival: Your dog will feel like the center of the universe at this WMNF fest featuring aptly named bands — Magadog, Bird Street Players, Tribal Style — playing animal-related songs. There's also animal art, pet adoptions, contests and food starting at 10 a.m. Sunday at Lowry Park in Tampa. Free. (813) 238-8001. There's also Pawfest at 10 a.m. Saturday in Largo Central Park, with a carnival for kids and canines. Free. And at the Ruskin PetFest, let the pooch run free for pet contests and vendors at Dr. Ott's Off-Leash Dog Park. Free.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 28-April 2 03/27/11 [Last modified: Sunday, March 27, 2011 7:29pm]
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