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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 8

Dunedin Fine Art Center Trifecta: Three all-star events come together on the same weekend for a uniquely fringe art festival. Enjoy the Eat This! food truck mini-rally, the Contain It! exhibit featuring art installations in PODS, and the Trashy Treasures art garage sale. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $5. (727) 298-3322.

Andre Rieu: The Dutch violinist, conductor and composer presents his And The Waltz Goes On tour, named after his successful album on which he collaborated with actor Anthony Hopkins. The concert begins at 8 p.m. at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $45-$139. (813) 301-2500.

Weeki Wachee Swamp Fest: A full line-up of entertainment, contests, activities and more than 100 arts and crafts vendors are included in the 20th anniversary Swamp Fest celebration. The festivities begin at 9 a.m. at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $8, $4 for ages 6-12, free for ages 5 and younger. (352) 596-3987, 597-4424.

Best Florida Beer Championship Leftover Party: Here's a great way to sample some of the stuff being brewed in kitchens, garages and backyards across Florida. Leftover bottles of hundreds of homebrews submitted to the Best Florida Beer Championship will be available to try at this Tampa Bay Beer Week party. It starts at 7 p.m. at Southern Brewing & Winemaking Supplies, 4500 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 238-7800.

Iliza Shlesinger: The Dallas native is the only female and youngest comedian to hold the title of NBC's Last Comic Standing. Other credits include The Soup, Chelsea Lately, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. See her at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.


SEASON PREMIERE Fashion Star, 8 p.m., NBC Jessica Simpson, Nicole Richie, John Varvatos and Louise Roe are back to continue trying to swipe viewers from Project Runway. Most likely the ones who don't have basic cable.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for March 8 03/07/13 [Last modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 2:54pm]
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