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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 6

Bucs Training Camp: The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices with autograph sessions, free parking, discounted concessions and appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders and Captain Fear. Practice starts at 8:45 a.m. at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Target Tuesday: Cool off in the afternoon when this hands-on museum offers free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. at Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

Whirr: The California shoegaze band, touring off their new release Around, perform with Nothing. Concert starts at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. Free. (813) 241-8600.

Shark Week at the Aquarium: Dive into Shark Week with themed activities including a scavenger hunt, shark dive shows, photos with the aquarium's mascot Raldo and "Touch a Shark" at Stingray Beach. Included with regular admission: $21.95, $18.95 for seniors 60+, $16.95 for kids 3-12. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. at the Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 273-4000.


SEASON PREMIERE Hard Knocks: Training Camp With the Cincinnati Bengals, 10 p.m., HBO This behind-the-scenes show is an annual sign the NFL is almost back. The premiere is like Groundhog Day, except it actually signifies something.

SERIES PREMIERE The Legend of Shelby the Swamp Man, 10 p.m., History Shelby Stanga from Ax Men gets his own show. First thing he's got to do is replace his houseboat, which was destroyed by a hurricane. Gripping.

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Justin Bieber: If you believe all the hype, the 19-year-old is a train wreck: urinating in restaurant buckets, spitting on folks, scuffling with paparazzi, lip-synching concerts. But he'll still have a huge, loyal fandom when he hits the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on Thursday. $36.75-$92.25. (813) 301-2500.

ART: This play at American Stage in St. Petersburg centers on a very simple painting: It's entirely white. Is it art? Is it valuable? Everyone has a different perspective. In an unusual collaboration, the set also will use 24 colorful art glass objects by Duncan McClellan and other artists, all of which will be for sale. Previews are Wednesday and Thursday, and the play opens Friday. $29-$49. (727) 823-1600.

Shark Week: The Discovery Channel phenomenon has spilled over to local attractions. All week, the Florida Aquarium in Tampa has themed scavenger hunts, games, shark dive shows and "Touch a Shark" at Stingray Beach, included with regular admission. At the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, you can see Great White Shark in all its terrifying glory on the huge IMAX screen. Check for schedule.

Pool movies: If after Shark Week you still want to get in the water, you have a few options. Hotel Transylvania is the Flick and Float movie tonight at Childs Park Pool in St. Petersburg ($4, $3.50 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free). The Dive-In Movie on Friday at the St. Pete Beach Aquatic Center is Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted ($4). Don't forget your floaties.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 6 08/05/13 [Last modified: Monday, August 5, 2013 3:29pm]
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