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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 7

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Food trucks line up for this lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. This month features Michelle Faedo, Flattery, Fat Tortillas, Nate Paul's Q4U, Dub & Jimbo, Lizzie Cakes, Thai One, Cheesery and Tropiccool. It starts at 11 a.m. in Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.

ART preview performance: See this Tony Award-winning show before the official open for a discounted price. Twenty-four pieces of art from the Duncan McClellan Gallery will be on display during the show. It opens Friday. Curtain is at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $29. (727) 823-7529.

Itty Bitty Splashtime: Children ages 5 and younger get to enjoy the cool waters of the pool's splash area starting at 9:35 a.m. at Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. $1.50. (727) 518-3016.

Roadkill Ghost Choir: The long-haired folk rock band will be joined by the Eastern Sea, Eastern Island and Florida Night Heat. See them at 8 p.m. at Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600.

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. at North Shore Park, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free; $25 board rental. (727) 510-1921.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles, 9 p.m., Bravo The houses these agents sell are so expensive, you'll have to write a commission check just to dream about them. And that was just during the recession.

SERIES PREMIERE Broadchurch, 10 p.m., BBC America Olivia Colman from Hot Fuzz and David Tennant from Doctor Who play detectives investigating the murder of an 11-year-old boy in a small English town. With that casting and plot hook, it's surprising that the media fascination with the town is the weirdest thing.

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COMING UP

Mario Lopez: The actor and entertainment host looks to be in fine form for the Hot Summer Nights Poolside Party at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa on Friday. It's free, with DJs and liquor samples.

Adam Ant: The dandy highwayman returns with a tour in support of his new mouthful of an album: Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter. He performs Friday in the intimate Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg. $25-$145. (727) 822-3590.

Leftover Cuties: You probably know their sound more than their name. Their song Game Called Life is the opening theme of Showtime's The Big C and the ridiculously happy Big Smile was used in the 2012 Summer Olympics' Samsung Galaxy S III commercial. See them Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $23. (813) 229-7827.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 7 08/06/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 1:30pm]
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