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Things to do in Tampa Bay for week of June 14

Nick Schuyler: The lone survivor of last year's boating accident that killed three of his friends will discuss and sign copies of his book, Not Without Hope, at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Clearwater Main Library. Book is for sale; talk is free.

Painting at the Palladium with the Kym Purling Trio: In partnership with the Morean Arts Center, the jazz pianist and his band interpret the Beatles catalog while four artists create portraits of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The show is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 822-3590.

B.K. Jackson: The Tampa teen sax sensation, who became a fixture at Tampa Bay Rays games during their 2008 World Series run, presents "What's Your Groove?" at the Rick Gee Jazz Jamm. It's at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $20, $15 students. (727) 892-5798.

Date Night

Music: What started as a whirly, synthy Valentine's Day gift has turned into one of the biggest indie projects of the decade. See Passion Pit at 8 tonight at the Ritz Ybor. $20. (813) 247-2555. On Tuesday, it's the R&B master of baby-making music Maxwell, with laid-back Jill Scott, at 7 p.m. at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $37-$163. (813) 301-2500 or sptimesforum .com. Rapper 50 Cent lost a bunch of weight for a movie role, but he's back to his bulging self with a commanding presence on stage. The show is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. $42.50. (727) 565-0551.

Kids and Family

Father's Day: Show Dad some love with free admission to local attractions Saturday and Sunday (with a paid child/adult admission), including the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo, MOSI and Fantasy of Flight in Polk City. For more deals, search "Father's Day" at

CSI: The Experience Grand Opening: With special effects straight from the TV series, try to solve one of three mysteries. Exhibit opens at 9 a.m. Saturday and runs through Sept. 6 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. MOSI admission: $20.95, $18.95 seniors, $16.95 for ages 2-12.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for week of June 14 06/13/10 [Last modified: Sunday, June 13, 2010 8:39pm]
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