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Things to do Sunday, Sept. 14

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GET FREE TACOS! Okay, this is a total long-shot, because not even sure any of you indie band types read this page, but here goes just in case. Taco Bell is offering free meals to 100 indie rock or alternative rock bands who are going to be on tour this fall, who have a local fan base and who have a band page or a social networking page. (Paging Tres Bien, even though you're moving up North! You can still qualify.) We're not sure if by tour, they mean traveling from St. Pete to Tampa and vice versa, but maybe you can convince 'em. You have to fill out a form and stuff at tacobell.com/feedthebeat, and be prepared to tell them why you deserve massive amounts of seven-layer burritos at 2 in the morning. Deadline is Sept. 18.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atlanta Falcons: As if you didn't already know. The first home game of the regular season has fans across Tampa Bay buzzing. The Bucs have a new starting quarterback — Brian Griese — a new fan-friendly code of conduct and, get this, tickets still available. Word is the game hadn't sold out by the end of the week, but have no fear, Ch. 13 will still broadcast it. 4:05 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry, Tampa. $50 and up; check Ticketmaster for availability. Buccaneer ticket office: (813) 879-2827.

Discovering Nature with Your Child: Since you're likely to be set up in front of the TV all afternoon, better spend some time with the kids first. One way is with these self-guided nature games and activities for families with children of all ages. Whose tracks are those? What's the difference between a carnivore and an herbivore? What time does the game start? Now, now. Stay focused. You're likely to learn something, too. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 453-6800.

USF Faculty Recital: Maybe grown men smashing into each other over a little ball isn't for you. This recital features professor John Robison, lutenist, playing music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. Might want to leave your face paint at home. 4-6 p.m. FAH 101 at University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2311.

WRATH OF THE INQUISITION: Or, maybe the Bucs will let you down and you'll need to blow off some steam. Catch this metal show with Alter of Reign and Aberration at Pegasus Lounge, and you might recover by Monday morning. With songs like Stop Thinking and Start Killin', we just hope you make it home in one piece. 8 p.m. 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. (813) 971-1679.

Believe it or don't: There is more stuff. In fact, we have 85 more events in our database at entertainment.tampabay.com.

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Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy, 9 p.m., Discovery: This doc will be extra awesome when the dinosaur mummy resurrects all his retainers and starts to rain fire down upon the people of Egypt. Wait, what?

Entourage, 10 p.m., HBO: If the numbers for the premiere last week are any indication, you're not watching this anymore. Good for you.

Playing Slinky with Post-Its! Remember that video of the guys putting Mentos in bottles of Diet Coke and watching them explode to music? Now they're playing with expandable sticky-notes. Find it at blogs.tampabay.com/juice

Things to do Sunday, Sept. 14 09/12/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 4:44pm]

    

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