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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 7

SPCA Pet Walk and Pet-A-Palooza: The 23rd annual 3K walk along St. Petersburg's waterfront Saturday includes a best-dressed pet contest, Twig and Chili the skateboarding shelties, food trucks and vendors. Walk is $25 (donations through sponsorship appreciated); Pet-A-Palooza free. (727) 586-3591.

Graphicstudio Benefit Sale: The atelier at the University of South Florida discounts coveted works from its archives 10 to 60 percent. Some are the last "extras" and won't be seen again for sale at the studio. Runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Graphicstudio at USF in Tampa. (813) 974-3503.

DATE NIGHT

Sigur Rós: You may not be able to sing along — the Icelandic post-rock trio largely uses a made-up language — but it's hard not to be moved by their emotional, atmospheric sound. See them tonight at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa. $29.50–$49.50. (813) 974-3004.

Romeo and Juliet: The St. Petersburg Opera has one more show of its season opener Tuesday at the Palladium Theater. Performed in French, but c'mon, you know the story (English supertitles help). $21.50–$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

Florida Orchestra: Kicks off the season in a big way, joining with the Master Chorale for Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 and its Ode to Joy. Concerts Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15–$45. (727) 892-3337.

Kellie Pickler: The country singer with the dizty reputation on American Idol has grown into a confident artist. See her Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $29–$55. (727) 791-7400.

A different Streetcar: With ballerinas, an original jazz-inspired score and no dialogue, the Scottish Ballet's version of A Streetcar Named Desire will be nothing like the play or movie. See it Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $35–$75. (813) 229-7827.

Comedy: Larry the Cable Guy (a.k.a. Daniel Whitney from Nebraska, not the South) has two shows Saturday to "Git-R-Done!" at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $49.75–$100. (727) 791-7400. If you prefer comedy from the dark side, standup Anthony Jeselnik hits the Straz Center in Tampa with his pitch-black subject matter like rape and suicide. $27.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Streetcar Fest: To celebrate Tampa's historic streetcar line, take a ride for just 25 cents Saturday. Includes live music by Distinguished Men of Brass and Green Sunshine. A good place to catch it is at Centro Ybor.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 7 10/06/13 [Last modified: Monday, October 7, 2013 7:36am]
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