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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 29

Black Sabbath: Even at age 64, you bet Ozzy Osbourne is still bleepin' crazy as he brings one of the biggest metal bands ever to MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds tonight; $31-$125. Want more? The Mayhem Festival brings a second blast of heavy metal to the MidFlo on Wednesday with Rob Zombie, Mastodon and others; $20-$64.50. For both: (813) 740-2446.

Jonas Brothers: Joe, Nick and Kevin have taken a break to pursue solo work and TV gigs, but now they're testing out the comeback trail with a show Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $29.50-$79.50. (813) 740-2446.

Fanboy Expo: New to Tampa Bay, the two-day expo brings stars including Chandler Riggs (AMC's The Walking Dead), Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars Episode V: Empire Strikes Back) and Cassandra Peterson (Elvira, Mistress of the Dark). It runs Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Hyatt Tampa. $20, $35 weekend; 10 and younger free. Autographs extra. (865) 280-2023.

Date Night

Whitesnake: Steered by rock god David Coverdale, the band hit it big in the '80s with Is This Love and Here I Go Again — remember Tawny Kitaen in the MTV video? Oh, yeah. They'll bring some new material too to Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Thursday. $34.50-$150. (727) 791-7400.

Wazoo: Party animals take over Lowry Park Zoo Saturday for the extravaganza with more 275 types of beer, including a custom small batch brew by Cigar City Brewing. Food and music, too. Tickets are $70 advance ($25 designated driver), $80 day of; VIP is $100, $50 driver. (813) 935-8552 ext. 276, lowryparkzoo.com.

Kids and Family

Shark Week: Between the Sharknado sensation and the ceaseless popularity of Shark Week (which starts Sunday on the Discovery Channel), it's clear that sharks are having a moment. Local attractions are jumping into the pool, kicking off shark-themed events Saturday at the Florida Aquarium and at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. Plus, Jaws is the summer classic movie Sunday at the Tampa Theatre ($9).

Photos with the Rays: If you've got a ticket to see the Tampa Bay Rays play the San Francisco Giants on Sunday, get to the Trop early for on-field photos with select Rays players and coaches. Runs 11:20 a.m. until noon. No autographs. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of July 29 07/28/13 [Last modified: Sunday, July 28, 2013 7:12pm]
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