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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 3

Zim Bear 2.0: The stuffed teddy bears with the face of Rays senior adviser Don Zimmer were a big hit in their June 29 debut, and now the Rays are giving them away again at today's game against the Yankees, which starts at 1:10 p.m. (888) 326-7297.

Summerfest: American Idol winner David Cook is the headliner at this concert and cornhole tournament, along with singer-songwriter Edwin McCain and Tampa Bay native Juliet Simms (The Voice). Also food, drinks and college football on two giant screens Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. $20, $100 for VIP.

Fashion's Night Out: This national event is the brainchild of Vogue's Anna Wintour. The Tampa Bay version at International Plaza on Thursday evening has a Mad Men lounge by Crate & Barrel and Capital Grille, a fashion show at Dillard's, Champagne and giveaways at BCBG MAXAZRIA and a lot more. Free.

Moving Current Birthday Celebration: It's the dance company's 15th season, and it let fans choose the selections that will be performed Friday at University of South Florida Theater 2 in Tampa. $16, $12 seniors, $11 students. (813) 237-0216.

Date night

Liquid Desires: This year's craft beer and wine tasting event Saturday at the Dalí in St. Petersburg is set in 1930s Paris. Period dress encouraged, so be inspired by the Woody Allen movie Midnight in Paris, which is set just a tad earlier, in the '20s. $75. (727) 823-3767.

Fahrenheit 451: Jobsite theater presents the play about a dystopian society where all books are outlawed, based on the Ray Bradbury novel. It opens Wednesday at Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center in Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.

Calvin Harris: The superstar Scottish DJ plays a concert after the Rays take on the Texas Rangers on Friday at the Trop in St. Petersburg. Included with Rays ticket. Fans also get a free Rays neon hat while they last. (888) 326-7297.

Kids and Family

All American Festival: It's Labor Day today, so if you're off work, the Shops at Wiregrass in Wesley Chapel will have concerts, special window displays, children's activities and a sidewalk sale.

Soggy Doggy Splash Party: Let the pooches have a dip in the pool at the Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center in Largo on Saturday. The slides will not be open, but there will be plenty of circus-themed activities and a costume contest. Proof of vaccination required. Sorry, no people in the pool. $5 per dog. (727) 518-3018.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 3 09/02/12 [Last modified: Sunday, September 2, 2012 7:46pm]
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