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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 8

Justin Bieber: The 19-year-old pop star might be a train wreck right now, but he'll still have a loyal (and loud) fandom at tonight's show. If you got roped into dropping your kids off, you can wait for them at the Times Forum free of charge in a designated area. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $36.75-$92.25. (813) 301-2500.

The Tempest: Said to be one of Shakespeare's last works, the play is set on a remote island where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter to her proper rank. Show begins at 7 p.m. in the TECO Theater at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 229-7827.

Spring Awakening: The groundbreaking rock musical that won the Tony for Best Musical in 2007 features Broadway veterans Rachel Potter and Chase Peacock. It starts at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $37-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Mo Mandel: Mandel regularly appears on the late-night show Chelsea Lately and starred opposite Hank Azaria the NBC sitcom Free Agents. See him at 8 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Panic 9-1-1, 10 p.m., A&E More reenactments from real 911 calls, reminding you that no matter how stressful your job is, at least every phone call doesn't sound this bad.

Sharkpocalypse, 9 p.m., Discovery A documentary that explores whether there are more shark attacks, or just that we're more aware of them. Maybe they should ask if the attacks are a coordinated effort to get revenge for all that shark fin soup the Chinese demand.

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