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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 27

Flow Tour Surf Style Stop: The Carbon U.S. National Flow Tour comes to Clearwater today, a professional tour of indoor surfers who will wow the crowds and judges with tricks on an artificial wave and surf simulator. Local flowboarders and bodyboarders can also compete. It starts at 8 a.m. at the Surf Style Mega Store, 311 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Free to watch; $15–$40 to participate. (888) 787-3789.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: Stalls with produce, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts line Beach Boulevard starting at 9 a.m. in Gulfport. Free (items individually priced). (727) 278-4285.

Grand Central Battle of the Burger: This is your last week to vote for the best burger in St. Petersburg. For a list of participating restaurants and to vote, visit grandcentraldistrict.org. Restaurants are in the Grand Central District in St. Petersburg. (727) 828-7006.

Dirty Hands Workshop: Rubber Stamps 101: Local artist Coralette Damme leads a class on the basics of stamping and carving some small rubber stamps. It starts at 6:30 p.m. at Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $40. (727) 895-6620.

TO WATCH

The March, 9 p.m., PBS (check local listings): Julian Bond, Andrew Young, Harry Belafonte and Oprah Winfrey are among the people interviewed for this documentary for the 50th anniversary of the march on Washington. Organizers and marchers recount the events leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.

Property Envy, 11 p.m., Bravo: Three ultraluxe properties in the Hamptons are reviewed. The bunker on the beach seems worth the money.

COMING UP

Bruno Mars: The Grammy winner and Honolulu native started out as a pure pop guy (Just the Way You Are, Grenade), but has branched out with synth cut Treasure, yet another smash from latest album Unorthodox Jukebox. Show is 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $37.25–$81.25. (813) 301-2500.

Toni Braxton: Before lupus and Braxton Family Values, she was one of the top R&B divas of the '90s, with Un-Break My Heart. Now she's back on tour, with a stop 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $45.50–$99.50. (727) 893-7832.

Gecko Fest: Gulfport has made geckos its thing. The whimsical street festival has a walking parade, mermaids, acrobats, live music and ends with its famous Street Dance on Saturday along Beach Boulevard. Free.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 27 08/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 27, 2013 8:46am]
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