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Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest: Amateur and professional bakers show off their best cupcakes for the chance to win a handmade glass cupcake trophy. Best part: The public can try samples for free. Judging starts at noon at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-7872.

97X Craft Beer Experience: Enjoy more than 100 types of craft beer as 97X brings this second annual festival featuring 22 beverage stations, live music by Eric Best and Mercy McCoy, and food from Café Gala, Wood Fired Pizza and Champions Barbecue. It starts at 4 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $30, food additional. (727) 892-5767.

Wearable Art 9: The annual art and fashion event showcases artists using unconventional materials to create wearable pieces. Runway show starts at 8:30 p.m., with an after-party to follow. Doors open at 7 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $20 general admission; reserved seating $35 or $75. (727) 298-3322.

Hippie Fest: You'll be seeing tie-dye at this festival with a VW Bug show, live music, beer, raffles and food trucks. It begins at 4 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 244-5325.


U.S. Gymnastics Championships, 8 p.m., NBC Be astounded by tiny people completing superhuman feats in an effort to join a national team no one notices until the Summer Olympics. Then everyone becomes an expert on how awful that vault landing or floor exercise was.

SEASON PREMIERE The Incredible Dr. Pol, 9 p.m., Nat Geo A racehorse needs help from the good doctor. Because usually racehorses receive only superlative medical treatment.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 17 08/16/13 [Last modified: Friday, August 16, 2013 7:46pm]
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