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Illustrations by ALLI ARNOLD   |   Special to the TImes

Great Tampa Bay date ideas for Valentine's Day or all year long

You want to take your sweetie on a great date on Valentine's Day, of course. And rest assured, there is some pretty fun stuff happening around town this weekend. But why limit yourself? Here, from the brains of the Tampa Bay Times entertainment and lifestyle experts, are some original and lovey-dovey Tampa Bay date …

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  1. Plan your weekend: Pitbull, Hunter Hayes at the Rays, Naked Magic Show

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Stage

    Naked Magic Show: They've got their wands up and nothing up their sleeves — and little else on, either — at the Naked Magic Show returning to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa this weekend. Comic stripper-magicians …

  2. Review: Tense and clear-cut, 'Jason Bourne' is best of the series

    Movies

    Jason Bourne begins with a montage of the CIA assassin's greatest, grisliest hits, in case you're suffering from franchise amnesia. Details can be sketchy, nearly a decade after everything about this conflicted killing machine appeared settled, at least as far as Matt Damon was concerned.

    Damon’s grim demeanor as Bourne doesn’t hide the actor’s pleasure in returning to the role a decade later.
  3. Art planner: Harold Edgerton's photographs at MFA, circus posters at Ringling

    Visual Arts

    FLASH POINT: FINAL DAYS FOR EDGERTON AT MFA

    Harold Edgerton, Apple Through Bullet, 1964, dye transfer print.
  4. Movie Planner: Woody Allen's blah 'Cafe Society,' 'Jason Bourne,' 'Bad Moms,' 'Nerve'

    Movies

    INDIE FLICKS: CAFE SOCIETY

    Woody Allen has directed a movie each year since 1982, a remarkable streak that, like Joe DiMaggio's, may never be equalled in modern times. Allen's contribution this year is Cafe Society (PG-13), which unfortunately feels crafted by an obligated artist, …

    Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in Woody Allen’s Cafe Society.
  5. Things to do planner: Naked Magic Show, Hunter Hayes at the Rays

    Events

    TAMPA BAY RAYS: AND HUNTER HAYES

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  6. Music Planner: Guns N' Roses hit Orlando, the Go-Go's say goodbye, new venue

    Music & Concerts

    IN THIS LIFETIME: GUNS N' ROSES

    There are so many shocking things about Guns N' Roses' reunion tour that it's hard to know where to start. A few off the dome:

    The Go-Go’s farewell tour launches at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Tuesday.
  7. Stage Planner: Florida Lyric Opera returns, kids take a bow, Dancing Dolls

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    OUT OF MOTHBALLS: FLORIDA LYRIC OPERA

    Baritone Stefanos Koroneos, right, has performed in the Teatro Alla Scala, Reggio di Parma, and the Greek National Opera.
  8. Review: 'Captain Fantastic' is one of the summer's nicest movie surprises

    Movies

    Ben's five children are savages. That's the way he wants them. Brutal and cunning enough to stalk, kill and dress a deer. Able to climb sheer rock walls, know the deadliest spots to stab an opponent, stitch themselves if needed. Ben wants them ready for whatever is out there.

    Samantha Isler, Shree Crooks, Viggo Mortensen, Charlie Shotwell, Annalise Basso and George MacKay.
  9. From the 305 to worldwide, Pitbull is Florida's paid ambassador (w/video)

    Music & Concerts

    Two weeks ago, Pitbull stood surrounded by admirers in Los Angeles' Celia Cruz Square, receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As he often does, he brought up his childhood in South Florida.

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 19:  Artist Pitbull performs onstage at a one-of-a-kind concert experience in New York City, PlentiTogether LIVE, bringing to life the better together theme of the first multi-brand rewards program in the U.S., Plenti.  (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for Plenti)
  10. Review: 'The Pitmen Painters' digs into weighty subjects with a light touch

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    ST. PETERSBURG — It isn't often someone even tries to accomplish what Lee Hall has done in writing The Pitmen Painters, a discussion of a serious subject — in this case art — built into a storyline people are meant to watch and enjoy.

    Derrick Phillips, left, Ally Farzetta and Gavin Hawk star in American Stage’s production of The Pitmen Painters. 
Photo by Joey Clay.