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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 28

The hitmaker who became famous for songs like "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" performs with Los Angeles group Fitz and the Tantrums at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

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The hitmaker who became famous for songs like "Just the Way You Are" and "Grenade" performs with Los Angeles group Fitz and the Tantrums at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Bruno Mars: The hitmaker who became famous for songs like Just the Way You Are and Grenade performs with Los Angeles group Fitz and the Tantrums starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $37.25-$81.25. (813) 301-2500.

Bob Zany: A regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, his Zany Report is also featured on the nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Radio Show. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $12-$14. (813) 864-4000.

Blowfish UNPLUGGED: Drew Copeland and Ken Block of Sister Hazel will do an acoustic performance followed by a post-show jam with the venue's owner, Dean Felber of Hootie and the Blowfish. Show starts at 8 p.m. at Blowfish Bar and Grill, 8305 Bay Pines Blvd, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 547-2100.

Wednesday Paddle Social: Join fellow paddle boarders at North Shore Park for a casual paddle around the beach and surrounding flats. Bring your own board; rentals will be available if arranged in advance. Meet at 6 p.m. in North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free; $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.

TO WATCH

SEASON FINALE BBQ Crawl, 8 p.m., Travel Danielle has four days to win over Missouri folks, but fires and power outages plague her cook-off. That's what wood-burning drum cookers are for.

SEASON FINALE Top Shot All-Stars, 10 p.m., History The contestants must go through a mini bootcamp with an AK-47 to get to the final challenge. Watch your trigger fingers on the barbed wire.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find this year's Ultimate Bar Guide at tampabay.com/bars.

COMING UP

Old Skool Labor Day Weekend: You can start celebrating Labor Day early at Shephard's annual four-day party on Clearwater Beach. It starts Friday and features music by Black Sheep and the Ying Yang Twins (Saturday) and Run DMC's Rev Run, DJ Ruckus and DJ Skribble (Sunday). $20. shephards.com

Giant Food Truck Rally: The goal is more than 100 food trucks from across the Southeast at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa to break the Guinness World Record for the largest rally (62 in Miami). It's free admission Saturday; $6 parking.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 28 08/27/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 10:54am]
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