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There will be juggling, mimes, archery contests, turkey drumsticks and more at the 38th annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival. MONICA HERNDON | Times (2015)

Things to do Planner: Renaissance Festival, Masters of Illusion, Undy Run

HUZZAH! Bay Area Renaissance Festival Verily, alas, 'tis opening weekend for the 38th annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival, which runs hither and yon weekends through March 20 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. This weekend's th …

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    Valentine's Day: In Thursday's Weekend section, our critics will bring you quintessential Tampa Bay dates. But first, here are local institutions cranking up the charm:

    Box of chocolates; Heart-shaped box of chocolate; Valentine's candy; Valentines' Day; iStockphoto.com
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 7

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    Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Pillage the Village: The 38th annual festival runs weekends through March 20 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 …

  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 6

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    Localtopia: Nearly 200 St. Petersburg area independent businesses present "A Community Celebration of All Things Local" with representation of arts, culture, shopping, food, drinks, health, wellness and sports. 10 a.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (813) 500-7708.

    Festival attendees paint on the NOMAD art bus during Localtopia on Saturday February 7th, 2015 at Williams Park in Downtown St. Pete. NOMAD stands for Neighborhood-Oriented Mobile Art ' Design. NOMAD studio is a non-profit aimed at making art more accessible to the Tampa Bay Area. Localtopia, a "community celebration of all things local", featured over 100 St. Pete vendors as well as a craft beer garden, live music, and activities for kids. The 2nd annual festival was held by Keep St. Petersburg Local, an advocacy group and independent business alliance. 
MONICA HERNDON | TIMES
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    Dawn breaks at The Florida State Fair grounds early Thursday morning 2/6/14. The 2014 Florida State Fair opened to day with new rides and Governor Scott attending.
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    Masters of Illusion: Direct from the hit television show, the family-friendly spectacular features grand illusions, vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and audience participation. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22-$52. (727) 893-7832.

    The hit TV show Masters of Illusion takes the Mahaffey Theater stage on Friday Feb. 5 with several illustionists including  Greg Gleason, shown here, whose tricks include making a full-sized helicopter materialize on stage. The  the family friendly show features grand illusions, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and audience participation.
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    Lovers and street gangs: West Side Story continues with Thursday matinee, Friday and Saturday evening and Sunday brunch performances through Feb. 14 at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre, 16128 U.S. 19, Hudson. Dinner and show, $49.50, plus tax and tip. Call (727) 863-7949 or visit …