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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 19

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Bryan Adams: The Canadian rock hero tours in support of his thirteenth album release, Get Up. Hear classics like Summer of '69 and Run To You in one of Tampa Bay's most scenic parks. 7:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $20, $60-$100 VIP. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Superstars Dancesport Championships: Watch dancers of all ages compete in Latin and Ballroom styles. 9 a.m., Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20-$110. (813) 668-9668.

Gasparilla Distance Classic: Health and Fitness Expo: One of Tampa's best known road races regularly attracts elite runners and first-timers alike. The 5K and 15K is Saturday, and Sunday features an 8K and a half marathon. Find a variety of health and wellness vendors and demonstrations and also race packet pickup in the convention center's East Hall. 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 254-7866.

Fantastic Ekphrastic: This mashup of art, literature and theater features 16 pieces of art, interpreted by writers and acted live. 5:30 and 8 p.m., Soft Water Studios, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 480-8754.

Rally Around Town Food Truck Rally: DJ Paul Cook: Rally around the food trucks with an array of cuisines, while enjoying music and street performers along St. Petersburg's waterfront. 6 p.m., Port of St. Petersburg, 250 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 667-7001.

Cry Freedom: Celebration of Black History Month: Enjoy refreshments at this celebration of black history through the words of Nelson Mandela, Marcus Garvey, Maya Angelou, Derek Walcott and Claude Mckay; as well as the music of Bob Marley, Sam Cook and Jimmy Cliff. 7 p.m., UACDC Community Center, 14013 N 22nd St., Tampa. Free, $3 donation for meal. (813) 558-5212.

The Florida Orchestra Presents Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4: Showcasing virtuoso Shai Wosner and conducted with commentary by Music Director Michael Francis. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25-$50. (813) 229-7827.

Cosi Fan Tutte: In this mischievous comedy, young officers test the fidelity of their beloveds in a bet with a cynical bachelor pal, disguising themselves as foreign suitors. Performed in Italian with English supertitles. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $69.50. (813) 229-7827.

Rat Pack Together Again: Experience Frank, Dean, and Sammy perform with a mix of song, comedy, sketches and musical arrangement backed by David Manson's Helios Band. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $26-$35. (727) 822-3590.

Jauz: Genre blending has always been a core tenant of the 21 year old LA-based dance music artist. 10 p.m., Amphitheatre, 1609 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 873-8368.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Wild Kratts Live!: The popular PBS science-themed nature series starring real-life brother zoologists Chris and Martin Kratt brings the show to the stage to explore science concepts central to an animal's life, told in a comedic style that kids love. 7 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $22.50-$42.50. (727) 893-7832.

TO WATCH

Hawaii Five-0, 9 p.m., CBS. Danny's mother (Melanie Griffith) gets questioned by the FBI. Elsewhere, McGarrett (Alex O'Loughlin) partners with a young man with autism who may have information in a murder case.

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