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Things to do in Tampa Bay week of Feb. 11

Valentine's Day: It's Thursday, so you still have a few days to get your act together. At the Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa is Wild at Heart, a progressive dinner that also dishes about hanky-panky among the animals. It's 21 and older only Thursday through Saturday for $65. (813) 935-8552. Also Thursday, you can take your sweetie to see Sheryl Crow at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $49-$95. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

Florida State Fair: It continues this week with rides, games, animals and tons of outrageous food. Concerts include Starship featuring Mickey Thomas tonight, Bellamy Brothers on Tuesday and Less than Jake on Thursday. Concert tickets are $10-$15 with limited free seats. Fair admission required: $8-$12 ages 12 and older, $4-$6 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free. All at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. Go to floridastate for daily discounts.

Rays Fan Fest: Expect a huge crowd (where are these people for the games?) at this yearly fest that includes autographs with Tampa Bay Ray players, coaches and alumni, clinics for kids by Rays coaches, running the bases, high five stations with Rays players, photos with Raymond and DJ Kitty and "Reading with the Rays." It's free at Tropicana Field on Saturday. Toll-free 1-888-326-7297.

Nuclear Cowboyz: It mixes high-flying, flipped-out motor bikes with pyrotechnics, lasers and allegedly a plot Friday through Sunday at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $20-$50. (813) 301-2500.

Date Night

Dunedin Mardi Gras: This street party and "Big Mama's Ya Ya Etouffee" parade Tuesday features colorful floats, live music and beer, wine and food for sale along Main Street in Dunedin. Oh, and beads. Free admission.

Clearwater Sea Blues Festival: The annual fest on Saturday and Sunday brings Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Coco Montoya, Ruthie Foster, Moreland & Arbuckle, and Trampled Under Foot. Other attractions include jumbo shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, crawfish and gumbo. The concerts are free; reserved seating starts at $25 advance, $30 day of, in Coachman Park. See

Brian Regan: The sunny, expressive comedian has been able to retain his comedy cred while performing relatively clean, drawing families that most comedians will never get. Show is Friday at Carol Morsani Hall at Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. $42.50. (813) 229-7827.

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Things to do in Tampa Bay week of Feb. 11 02/10/13 [Last modified: Sunday, February 10, 2013 7:19pm]
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