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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 25

Easter: The holiday is Sunday, but Lowry Park Zoo's orangutan family gets a crack at hunting — and then munching — eggs on Friday (included in zoo admission). Also in Tampa, kids can meet the Easter Bunny before searching for eggs at the Glazer Children's Museum on Saturday ($12, members free). Who needs the Easter Bunny when you've got a helicopter? Thousands of goodie-filled plastic eggs will rain down from sky Saturday in Highlander Park in Dunedin (free; $5 parking).

Masters of the Weird: The headliners for USF's annual sci-fi event are Jeff and Ann VanderMeer, a husband and wife duo who literally wrote the book on "weird" with The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories and Best American Fantasy. They will do a public reading and book signing Tuesday. On Wednesday they will lead a panel on feminist representations in science fiction. Both are free at the USF Marshall Student Center in Tampa. (813) 974-3180.

Date Night

Queen Latifah: She once made a name for herself in hip-hop but now focuses on acting and traditional music. She'll perform various jazz standards Tuesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $55-$95. (727) 791-7400.

The Midtown Men: Four actors from the original production of Broadway's Jersey Boys perform '60s classics such as the Beatles' Can't Buy Me Love, the Turtles' Happy Together and the Zombies' Time of the Season on Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35-$45. (727) 791-7400.

Jerry Seinfeld: His latest endeavor is a free Web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which follows Seinfeld, 58, and friends riding around in vintage cars and talking over food and coffee. But this show brings him back to his sweet spot, standup comedy. He has two performances Saturday at the Straz Center in Tampa, at 7 and 9:30 p.m. $49-$79. (813) 229-7827.

Dennis Miller: And another big comedian is here on the same night as Seinfeld. Miller, 59, got his break on Saturday Night Live in the '80s, but since he has done a run of talk shows and conservative commentating, including on Fox's The O'Reilly Factor. He does standup Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $42.50-$69. (727) 893-7832.

Kids and Family

Cuban Sandwich Festival: It's billed as the hunt for the best Cuban sandwich, but really it's just an excuse to sample as much of Tampa's signature food as possible Saturday in Centennial Park in Tampa. Free admission.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of March 25 03/21/13 [Last modified: Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:02pm]
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