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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 13-18

O.A.R.: These five Ohio State friends have come a long way since rocking frat parties. Show is 7 p.m. Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $37.50. (727) 791-7400.

Stage: The Mystery of Irma Vep is a quick-change Gothic spoof of everything from Hitchcock's Rebecca to The Mummy's Curse. Opens 8 p.m. Friday at American Stage in St. Petersburg. $29-$50. (727) 823-7529. Or explore the theory or relativity through dreamlike sequences in Einstein's Dreams at the Straz Center in Tampa. Opens at 8 p.m. Thursday. $24.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Date night

Music: Florida's own Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers team up with ZZ Top for a night of heartland hits at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $29.50 and up. (813) 301-2500. The hot Kings of Leon (Use Somebody) hit 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. $49.35-$71. (813) 740-2446. And Adam Lambert will glam up the Trop after the Rays play the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Game starts at 7:10 p.m. Concert included with game ticket. (888) 326-7297.

Sweet Dreamz Party: Start the long goodbye to the old Dali Museum in St. Petersburg with surreal confections, drinks, jazz and an art auction with local artists. It's 8 p.m. Saturday. $50 advance, $60 door. (727) 823-3767, ext. 3013.

Josh Blue: Yes, he has cerebral palsy and, no, he's not afraid to use it to make you laugh — and to change your notion of disabilities. Shows start at 8 p.m. Thursday and run through the weekend at Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Kids and family

Fisher-Price Play Weekend: Turn kids 5 and younger loose on a supersized play area filled with the newest toys. It's 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa. Free with zoo admission: $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $15.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free.

Pitch In For Pets: Get a photo of your pooch with Rays pitcher Grant Balfour at 11 a.m. Saturday at the SPCA, 9099 130th Ave. N, Largo. $5, free if you adopt a pet. (727) 586-3591.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 13-18 09/12/10 [Last modified: Sunday, September 12, 2010 6:41pm]
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