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Things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Aug. 2

Shark Week: Sharks are not so scary. The Florida Aquarium in Tampa aims to prove it with informative talks during the week and crafts (shark puppets!) and activities (Shark Jeopardy!) on the weekend. Also discounts on shark feeding and diving tours. Details at Admission: $19.95, $16.95 seniors, $14.95 ages 3-12.

American Idol Live: In Tampa all eyes will be on hometown crooner Michael Lynche, who joins the rest of Season 9's top 10. Show is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Pete Times Forum. $37.75-$67.75. (813) 301-6500.

Aerosmith: Steven Tyler as an American Idol judge? Not the naughty, R-rated version you'll see at 7 p.m. Saturday at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre in Tampa. $35-$149.50. (813) 740-2446.

Cyndi Lauper: The '80s pop icon has traded slumber party pop for sultry blues. She plays Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater at 8 p.m. Wednesday. $39.50-$69.50. (727) 791-7400.

Wazoo: Bring a tiny umbrella for your cup at the 15th annual Lowry Park Zoo benefit, which has more than 200 beers and specialty ales, local restaurants and live music. It's 7:30 p.m. Saturday at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $50-$58 advance, $65 day of event, $75 Beastly Beverage Club, $20 designated driver. (813) 935-8552.

Kids and family

Pick your sing-along: It's your last weekend to rock out with Danny and Sandy in Grease (rated PG-13) at AMC Veterans in Tampa. Tickets cost the same as a regular movie and can be purchased online or at the box office. Or get a play-along prop bag as you sing with Mary Poppins at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Theatre. $12, $10 for members, kids, seniors and military. (813) 274-8982.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Aug. 2 08/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, August 2, 2010 11:47am]
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