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Things to do week of Aug. 12

Dine Tampa Bay: With 97 restaurants participating Friday through Aug. 30, sample the culinary landscape for a prix-fixe $25-$45 dinner menu. See DineTampaBay.com.

Flavor Run: This messy 5K will bomb runners in multicolored powders that smell like banana, orange, strawberry, grape and more. $48, $25. 1-mile family run at 8:30 Saturday; flavorrun.com.

Florida's Largest Home Show: The Tampa Convention Center will tie up your weekend as you shop ways to organize, repair and remodel at more than 900 exhibits. It's free Friday and $8 with 12 and younger free Saturday and Sunday, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa.

date night

Icona Pop: The Swedish electro-house duo behind that viral dance club hit Love It (fueled by HBO's Girls) will be at the Ritz Ybor Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $19.50-$22. (813) 247-2555.

Josh Blue: The Last Comic Standing winner made an impression, not just because the Denver comic has cerebral palsy. He uses self-deprecating wit to tease the crowd's discomfort this weekend at Side Splitters Comedy Club in Tampa. $16-$20. (813) 960-1197.

Scream on the Green: The summer scarefest of midnight movies in Curtis Hixon Park concludes with the scariest of them all: 1973's The Exorcist. This is one way to get your date to jump in your arms. The movie is free at midnight Friday in the park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa.

Wearable Art 9: A growing contingent of artists show how clever they can be with a bodice Saturday at 8:30 p.m., with an after-party to follow at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $20; reserved seating $35 or $75.

kids and family

Rays deal: There will be another $2 Kids Night on Wednesday in the game against Seattle. Buy one full-priced ticket in advance online at raysbaseball.com and you can buy up to three tickets for kids 2-14. Pop fans win in this week's Rays Summer Concert Series offerings. On Saturday, hitmakers One Republic (Apologize) give a free show after the 7 p.m. game and on Sunday Victoria Justice, the Nickelodeon star of Zoey 101 and Victorious, takes her on-screen talent to Tropicana Field to showcase her vocals.

Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest: This fundraiser for the Morean Art Center brings out the creativity in both novice and professional bakers and brings in the crowds who plunk down a $1 a vote to pick their favorite confections at noon Saturday, 719 Central Ave.

more to explore

Looking for ways to wind down your summer? Find events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Things to do week of Aug. 12 08/11/13 [Last modified: Sunday, August 11, 2013 7:45pm]
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