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Tampa entertainment calendar, Feb. 20

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Dance event: Plant High School's Danceros host the South Tampa Dancer's Showcase. The event features local talent and high school dance teams, dance studios and the Plant High School drum line. 7 p.m. Plant gymnasium, 2415 S Himes Ave., Tampa; $5-$10. Call (813) 839-9313.

Florida Orchestra: German-born Klauspeter Seibel makes his conducting debut with the Florida Orchestra. German pianist Markus Groh performs a variety of works by Mozart and Johann Strauss Jr. on a program titled Blue Danube. 8 p.m. Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Ferguson Hall, Tampa; $31. Call (727) 892-3337.

21 Saturday

Appraisal: The Henry B. Plant Museum is offering a chance to see whether there is treasure in your trash. Bring up to four items to Antique Evaluation Saturday and for $5, find out what they're worth. Proceeds benefit the Henry B. Plant Museum. 10 a.m. University of Tampa, Plant Hall music room, 401 W Kennedy Blvd.; $10. Call (813) 258-7302.

Wine event: The Museum of Science and Industry presents its 14th annual wine tasting, Einstein on Wine. The event combines music, a silent auction and samples of wine and food from area vendors. Proceeds benefit MOSI education programs. 6-9 p.m. MOSI, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; $60-$120. Call (813) 987-6000.

Monster Jam: Watch Grave Digger, War Wizard and Maximum Destruction, among others, compete in a brawl of motor mayhem. The competition should be fierce as drivers try to crush their way to a spot in the world finals. 5:30 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway; $15-$30. Call (813) 350-6500.

22 Sunday

Renaissance Festival: Start brushing up on that period accent; it's almost time to experience the magic of the Tudor dynasty. The Renaissance fair kicks off at MOSI with hand-crafted wares, jousting and giant turkey legs. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa; $8.95-$16.95. Call (813) 987-6000.

26 Thursday

Art opening: Not the typical wine and watercolors show, "Nude Nite" is a juried exhibition with artists celebrating the body in the buff through a variety of mediums. It includes live body painting, "shapely sculpture" and other sensual events. Cash bar, valet and self parking. Must be 21 or older. 6 p.m.-midnight. 1925 E Second Ave., Ybor City; $20 cash only at the door. E-mail

Showcase | Oscar night

A trip to the Oscars might be out of the question, but that doesn't mean movie junkies can't celebrate in style. Sunday, Tampa Theatre's annual Oscar Night America gives locals a taste of the red carpet. The event includes a glitzy reception, a red carpet walk complete with a limo ride around the block and a live telecast of the Oscars. Those who stay the length of the broadcast will get doughnuts and coffee. Dress is Hollywood elegant or black tie. All proceeds benefit Tampa Theatre's artistic and educational programs. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St.; $30-$130. Call (813) 274-8981.

Tampa entertainment calendar, Feb. 20 02/19/09 [Last modified: Thursday, February 19, 2009 3:30am]
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