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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 14

Wilco: The "American Radiohead" comparisons have died down, but the band is still among the best alternative songsmiths around. Show is at 7:30 tonight at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $45.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Craft Beer and Food Truck Festival: About 40 craft beer breweries — including Green Bench Brewery, Saint Somewhere and Big Storm Brewery — will join the ever popular food trucks in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District on Saturday. $35 advance, $40 day of (includes $9 in tickets good for food purchases). (727) 828-7006.

Tampa Bay Boat Show: Who needs water for a boat show? This three-day event at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa shows off boat dealers and accessories and includes some of the area's top fishing guides Friday through Sunday. Free; $5 parking. (727) 893-8523.

Date Night

Postcards from Paris: Put a little romance in your life (oui, oui!) as the Florida Orchestra does French melodies, Edith Piaf classics, Josephine Baker hits, Parisian café music, can-cans and film scores Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337 or toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Just for laughs: Saturday Night Live and Weeds have made Kevin Nealon famous, but he's still high on doing standup Friday at the Club at Treasure Island ($35; (727) 367-4511). We're sure Lisa Lampanelli will have something naughty to say about NBC's Celebrity Apprentice (she recently was fired) during her show Saturday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa ($39.50; (813) 229-7827).

Steve Aoki: He hits the Ritz Ybor on Wednesday with the electro jams that have made him a regular at festivals worldwide. $25 to $35. (813) 247-2555.

kids and family

Disney on Ice: Dare to Dream: If your dream includes all the Disney princesses, from Cinderella to Tiana, then head to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa from Thursday through Sunday. $16-$75. (813) 301-2500.

$5 Day at the Zoo: Everybody gets into Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa for just a five-spot on Sunday. Just remember, you're not the only one who thinks that's awesome, so get there early. Zoo opens at 9:30 a.m. (813) 935-8552.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 14 05/13/12 [Last modified: Sunday, May 13, 2012 8:24pm]
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