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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 27

Ice Fest: Welcome back hockey season with a charity game with Lightning alumni, open skate with Thunderbug and the Lightning Girls and autograph session, at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. Free. (813) 301-6600.

Nikki Yanofsky: You'll remember the 16-year-old jazzy-pop sensation from the Vancouver Olympics opening ceremony. See her at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the intimate Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $32-$42.

Rush: Guys, get ready for some serious air-drumming with the prog-rocking trio at 7:30 p.m. Friday at 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. Tickets start at $41. (813) 740-2446.

Saturday Morning Market: Roam more than 100 vendors — dog in tow — as the outdoor market returns from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg.

Tampa Bay Veg Fest: Sample the vegetarian/vegan life with free nibbles, vendors, music and kids' activities from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. Retired NBA star and vocal vegan John Salley speaks at 2 p.m.

Date night

Crosby, Stills & Nash: Wrap yourself in the wistful three-part harmonies of their classic folk-pop at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $62.50-$129.50. (727) 791-7400.

Madea's Big Happy Family: Expect a big, appreciative crowd when Tyler Perry brings his stage show to the USF Sun Dome at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. It's part stand-up comedy, church revival and melodrama. $65.75-$76. (813) 974-3002.

Kids and family

Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along: Be our guest to sing along to the animated Disney classic with your little princess at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and noon Saturday at these theaters: Regency 20 in Brandon, Woodlands Square 20 in Oldsmar, Westshore Plaza 14 in Tampa, Veterans 24 in Tampa and Grove 16 Cinemas in Wesley Chapel. $10.

FolkFest St. Pete: The charming folk art and street festival is turning heads with its music lineup: Indigo Girls (Friday) and Dar Williams (Sunday). Booths will be open 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, closing each day before the concerts begin, on Central Avenue between 11th and 13th streets, which will be closed to traffic. Free.

More to explore

Here's your chance to try out YMCA facilities free for a week. For participating centers, go to

Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 27 09/26/10 [Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 11:51am]
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