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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: Take a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the dugout, press box, touch tank, Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Still and video cameras welcome. Tours start at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3–14, 2 and younger free. Call toll-free, 1-888-326-7297.

Joe Popp: His band has opened for Green Day, Cheap Trick, Joan Jett and Mike Watt. Now see him perform a solo acoustic set at 7 p.m. at New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 248-4969.

ART: A novice art collector's friendships are strained when he asks his friends to evaluate his newly acquired piece in this Tony Award-winning production. Show begins 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29–$39. (727) 823-7529.

Fourth Annual Ultimate Bands Series Semifinals: Bands are competing against one another for a spot at the Ultimate Band Series and a chance to win $3,000 worth of prizes. These semifinalists include bands Antic, Bangarang, Dropin Pickup, Sleepy Hill and 5 Pound Trigger. It starts at 7 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $6. (813) 247-2555.

TO WATCH

BBQ Crawl, 8 p.m., Travel: Danielle is just now getting to a Kansas City barbecue contest? A week before the season finale? That's just plain blasphemy.

SEASON FINALE — Necessary Roughness, 10 p.m., USA: T.K. may have to sit out the biggest game of his career. Well, until he becomes a free agent and signs with a real winner two seasons from now.

COMING UP

Backstreet Boys: All five are back in support of their first album since 2009, In A World Like This, which came out at the end of July. Expect a night of hits (I Want It That Way) and '90s nostalgia with opener Jesse McCartney at 7 p.m. Friday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. $35–$115. (813) 740-2446.

Casablanca: As time goes by, this 1942 film lives on with famous quotes by Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman: "Here's looking at you, kid." Repeat them all 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Tampa Theatre. $9.

Zoo Run Run: Sprint like a gazelle through Lowry Park Zoo and along the Hillsborough River in Tampa for a 5K and fun run Saturday. $35, $10 for kids, includes entry to the zoo. lowryparkzoo.com.

Dog Swim Day: Before Fossil Park Pool closes for the season, they're releasing the hounds for a dip Saturday and Sunday. Proof of dog's vaccinations required. Sorry, humans, no swimming for you. The pool is at 6739 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $5 per dog.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21 08/20/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 9:08am]
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