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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 9

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Shark Week at the Aquarium: Splash into Shark Week with themed activities including a scavenger hunt, interactive games, learning activities, shark dive shows and mermaid appearances. Included with regular admission. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $23.95, $20.95 for seniors, $18.95 for kids 3-12. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them at the aquarium's website. (813) 273-4000.

Linkin Park and Thirty Seconds to Mars: Catch Oscar winner Jared Leto amid this epic mash-up of alt rock that also features AFI opening. 6:30 p.m., George M. Steinbrenner Field, 1 Steinbrenner Drive, Tampa. $40-$115. (813) 875-7753.

Bellamy Brothers: An intimate performance by the American pop and country music duo is at 8:30 p.m., The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. $10. (813) 987-2855.

Crosby, Stills and Nash: The '70s folk-rock trio follow up a sold out spring tour, including a stop at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $54.75-$103.75. (727) 791-7400. Plus, catch Graham Nash's Book Signing of Wild Tales: A Rock 'n' Roll Life before the show at noon, Barnes and Noble, 23654 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Free.

Late Nite Catechism: In this play, Sister is stuck teaching kids who don't pay attention when she wants to be on summer break. Sister will interact with the audience as she teaches her course, providing comedic rendition of lectures. 2 and 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $38-$48. (727) 791-7400.

Wig Out Against Brain Tumors: The park transforms into a 5K foam pit with slip-n-slides and numerous water slides for this race with live music, water events, food and a beer garden. Benefits Miles for Hope. 8 a.m., Straub Park, at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. $99. (727) 781-4673.

Gecko Pub Crawl: This year's six stop pub crawl adds a poker run with prizes for best hand. Participants get a card and one free drink at each stop. An after-party follows with awards and raffles. Starts at 5 p.m., Neptune Grill, 5501 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. $20, $5 additional cards. (305) 923-1803.

Evening with Elephants: Spend the evening getting to know the personalities of Busch Gardens' Asian elephants with behind-the-scenes visits, trainer talks, full dinner, beer, wine and a "Pink Elephant" specialty drink. Tonight at the park also features a summer nights concert with Taking Back Sunday. 7 p.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $69 (park admission additional). (813) 987-5600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Dino Days: Purchase a ticket any day in August and you get a free ticket to for a return visit from Dec. 1-19. 9 a.m., Dinosaur World, 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City. $16.95, $14.95 seniors, $11.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (813) 717-9865.

Mid-Pinellas Comic Con: With superhero appearances, gaming and technology demonstrations, your inner geek is almost guaranteed to come out. The inaugural event includes panel discussions, activities, displays, cosplay competitions, sci-fi, anime and more. 10 a.m., Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St. N, Seminole. Free. (727) 394-6917.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Outlander, 9 p.m., Starz Based on Diana Gabaldon's bestselling book series, a married World War II combat nurse finds herself inexplicably whisked back in time to 1743. Eventually, she's forced to marry a dashing, kilt-wearing Scottish warrior. Wait, we're not supposed to feel sad for her, are we?

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 9 08/08/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 8, 2014 11:27am]

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