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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 25

Summer Marly Music Series: Pianist Adam Neiman, the youngest artist ever to win a Gilmore Young Artist Award, performs at 2 p.m. as part of this music series at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $20 adults, $10 students. (727) 896-2667.

My Name Is Asher Lev: There's a pay what you can performance today of this play about a Jewish painter torn between his Hassidic upbringing and his artistic goals. It's at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

Tailgate Practice: The Tampa Bay Buccaneer Cheerleaders come to the Clearwater Smokey Bones restaurant to help get fans fired up for the football season with a tailgate party that includes free beer and food samples, $5 Smokey Bones coupon booklets, giveaways and a raffle for a team jersey. Party starts at 1 p.m. at Smokey Bones BBQ & Grill, 2693 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Free. (727) 712-1930.

Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week 2013: Explore the local culinary scene as area restaurants offer special prix-fixe menus through Aug. 30. For a complete list of participating restaurants, visit $25-$45 for prix fixe meals. (813) 341-9555.

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Tampa Bay Comic Con: This is the last day for the huge annual convention in Tampa. Plenty of this year's celebrity guests are still around today for autographs, including The Walking Dead's Lauren Cohan, Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams and Rory McCann, and Willow Shields, who portrays Primrose Everdeen in the Hunger Games. There will also be a costume contest, cosplay and panel discussions with guest artists. It starts at 10 a.m. at Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $20, 12 and younger free. (407) 619-2128;


2013 Video Music Awards, 9 p.m., MTV Who cares if someone is up for some kind of award? We're waiting to see if Daft Punk and 'N Sync really perform, or if it was all a stunt from MTV to keep us watching a show with no surprises whatsoever.

Oprah's Next Chapter, 9 p.m., OWN Oprah interviews her pal Tina Turner. We get it, O, you got invited to the wedding and we didn't.


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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 25 08/23/13 [Last modified: Saturday, August 24, 2013 6:59pm]
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