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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 16

Sugar Ray and Gin Blossoms: The Bands, Brew and Barbecue event at Busch Gardens will include live music paired with over 100 craft beers from 20 participating breweries and food from Outback, Kojaks House of Ribs and more. The concert is included with park admission. It's at 5 p.m. at Busch Gardens in Tampa. (813) 987-5600.

Once: Based on the 2006 film about a Dublin street musician and a woman he meets, the 2012 Tony Award winner for Best Musical plays at 1:30 and 7 p.m. at the Straz Center in Tampa. $46.50-$92. (813) 229-7827.

Bobby Vinton: The musician, singer and actor pulls out all the stops in this full-stage musical gala to sing all his most beloved hits. It's at 2 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $30-$60; $100 dinner package. (727) 791-7400.

Immprov4aCause: Tampa's local improv company Post Dinner Conversation will host this charity event to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. There will be a spaghetti dinner and entertainment by five local improv troupes at 3 p.m. at Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $15. (813) 963-0578.


Dinosaur Train-Live!: A theatrical experience based on the hit PBS series Dinosaur Train, produced by the Jim Henson Co. It's at 2 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22.50-$42.50. (727) 893-7832.


XXII Winter Olympics, 8 p.m., NBC Meryl Davis and Charlie White (figure skating), Bode Miller (super G), Lindsey Jacobellis (snowboard cross).

Keeping Up with the Kardashians, 9 p.m., E! The family heads to San Francisco for Kim's birthday, but before he lets her finish, Kanye surprises her with THE GREATEST PROPOSAL OF ALL TIME!


The Feb. 19 event with author Sue Monk Kidd that is mentioned in today's Latitudes section is sold out.


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