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USF Round-Up 2008 Experience what it's like to be a USF Bull at this annual back-to-school event. With live entertainment, an organization fair with 100 student groups represented, appearances by USF president Judy Genshaft, the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, cheerleaders and Sun Dolls tonight at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave. in Tampa. It's $10; free for USF students.
Haute Dog Tampa "personalities" and pet owners will mix and mingle at a fashion show of must-have designs for dogs and cats. For humans, there are cocktails and food at this benefit for the St. Francis Society Animal Rescue at the Don Vicente Historic Inn, 1915 Republica de Cuba, Ybor City, starting at 6:30 p.m. Price: $35.
Rod Stewart Expect both early rockers such as Maggie May and heart-wrenching ballads like Forever Young tonight at the Ford Amphitheatre, Interstate 4 at U.S. 301 N in Tampa. Tickets are $15-$135.
Conversational Cuisine If you bring a friend, they play half price for this four-week series of beginner's Italian that includes dinner at each class. It starts tonight at 6:30 at Castellano and Pizzo Italian Foods, 4200 S Henderson Blvd. in Tampa. Phone: (813) 289-5275. The cost is $195 at learnalanguage.us.
Jazz: In a Mellow Tone This show at Studio@620 will have Nate Najar on guitar and John Lamb on bass at the gallery at 620 First Ave. S St. in Petersburg. It runs 7:30 p.m. to midnight. Price: $20, $15 students/seniors.
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