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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 9

Loretta Lynn: It's a crazy-busy concert week, but no other act comes close in stature to country icon Loretta Lynn, the first to give a strong voice to working-class women the world over. And she's still sassy at age 81. Show is Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $29.50-$50.50. (727) 893-7832.

Tampa Bay Fashion Week: The kickoff is a daylong event of fashion workshops, discussions with stylists and an appearance by author Jackie Walker, ending with a runway show. It's free Friday at International Plaza in Tampa. Fashion Week runs through Sept. 21.

I Like It Hot Festival: Because it's not hot enough out there, turn up the heat another notch with fiery foods, sauces and salsas, a pepper eating contest, a hot sauce competition and a spicy lolly lick-a-thon on Saturday and Sunday at the Minnreg Building in Largo. $5; 12 and younger free.

Date Night

Diana Ross: As Ross approaches her 70s, she is still the queen of soul-pop-disco-R&B, with classic hits such as I'm Coming Out, Ain't No Mountain High Enough and It's My Turn. Show is Tuesday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. $69.50-$129.50. (727) 892-5767.

Maroon 5 and Kelly Clarkson: This hefty double bill combines the dashing charm of Maroon 5 front man and Voice judge Adam Levine with the dynamic pipes of the original American Idol winner. Show is Friday at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $29.50-$99.50. (813) 740-2446.

New Wave: It's a doubleheader of two of the most enduring New Wave synth-pop acts of the '80s. Pet Shop Boys (West End Girls) perform Friday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg [$29.50-$99.50; (727) 893-7832]. On Saturday, Depeche Mode (Personal Jesus) takes the stage at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa [$29-$89.50; (813) 740-2446].

Rick Springfield: He's a regular to the bay area but the ladies don't seem to mind. The '80s heartthrob is touring in support of Songs for the End of the World, with a stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater on Friday. $35-$95. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and Family

Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween: Is it ever too early for Halloween? Not at Disney's Magic Kingdom, which opens its annual party Tuesday for little boos in costume to collect candy. It runs from 7 p.m. to midnight and it's a separate ticket: $54-$73. disney.com.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 9 09/08/13 [Last modified: Sunday, September 8, 2013 7:19pm]
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