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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21

Sharknado 2: The Second One: If you missed the sensational shark-infested cyclone (or if you just want to live it again), SyFy's campy reply to Shark Week is coming at 8 p.m. to Pinellas Park's Park Place Stadium 16, Brandon's Regency 20, Tampa's Citrus Park Stadium 20 and Oldsmar's Woodlands Square 20. Ticket price varies by theater.

The Divine Sister: An outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior, determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. It opens at 8 p.m. at Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Florida State University Acabelles: The aca-mazing female a cappella singers from FSU had more 8 million hits on YouTube last year for a cover of Lorde's Royals and have a new CD, Rebel. See them at 7 p.m. at St. Petersburg High School, 2501 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 893-1842.

Jamie Kennedy: The actor and comedian perhaps best known as the white wannabe rapper in Malibu's Most Wanted will bring his stand-up at 8:30 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $20-$22. (813) 960-1197.

Steel Pulse: The roots-reggae legends have been rockin' since 1975. At 8 p.m., they jam at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $26. (727) 895-3045.


Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story-related crafts, games and other hands-on activities for ages 3 to 5. This portion features Hungry Hoppers in Your Backyard by Nancy Loewen. It's at 10:30 a.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.


Beat Bobby Flay, 10 p.m., Food Network If you've been watching the Food Network this month and do not know about this constantly-promoted show, you need to get your eyes checked. For the rest of you: Pro chef Bobby Flay goes up against other chefs and attempts to out-cook them.


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Concerts: Grammy winning singer-songwriter Tori Amos plays Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($43.25-$73.25). Then catch the Tampa Urban Music Festival on Saturday with R&B singers Anthony Hamilton, Lyfe Jennings, Mali Music and Jazmine Sullivan playing the USF Sun Dome ($35-$75).

Fish-a-Thon: Anglers young and old can take to the lake behind the St. Petersburg Main Library, fishing for prizes, too. Poles and bait are provided, so don't bring your own as it's not allowed. Free. (727) 893-7441.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 21 08/20/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:53pm]
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