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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 7

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Pillage the Village: The 38th annual festival runs weekends through March 20 in a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, mimes, madrigals, archery contests and a human chess match. 10 a.m., Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $17.95 advance, $20.95 day of; $9.95 advance, $12.95 day of (ages 5-12); $16.95 seniors/students; $10 dogs. Toll-free 1-800-966-8215.

Brooksville Native American Festival: The festival features non-stop entertainment and more than 35 other vendors selling native American and arts and crafts. RV and tent camping available. 10 a.m., Florida Classic Park, 5360 Lockhart Road, Brooksville. $7, $4 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (352) 797-7886.

Crafty Fest: This monthly market with an artsy slant includes local arts, etsy crafters, vintage and retro goods, jewelry and plants. 11 a.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 324-3878.

Mardi Gras at Ricky P's: Sunday Jazz Brunch: Ricky P's holds a weekend long Mardi Gras party featuring live music, a crawfish boil, a costumed second line parade, plenty of beads, beignets and king cake. 11 a.m., Ricky P's Orleans Bistro, 1113 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 821-4061.

Clearwater Beach Uncorked: Sip and savor at a beachfront oasis turned epicurean festival with creations from local chefs, world class wines and spirits, craft and micro brews under the Grand Tasting tent. 21 or older only. 1 p.m., Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $65, $95 VIP.

The Lion King: Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor bring to life Disney's popular story of hope and adventure through visuals, puppets and music by Elton John and Tim Rice. Through Feb. 14. 1 and 6:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$195. (813) 229-7827.

The Abduction from the Seraglio: Mozart's homage to the Turkish craze of the early 19th century stars tenor Wesley Morgan and soprano Alexandra Batsios. 2 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

Our Town: Since its premiere in 1938, Thornton Wilder's play has remained one of the most often performed works in the American canon. It tells the story of the fictional town of Grover's Corners from 1901-13 through the lives of its citizens. Through Feb. 14. 2 and 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $21-$43. (727) 498-5205.

Super Bowl Bash: Even if you're not rooting for the Panthers or the Broncos, don't miss this 50th annual Super Bowl anniversary party with all-you-can-drink (excluding shots) and all-you-can-eat. 5 p.m., Peggy O'Neills Irish Pub, 1026 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. $45 advance, $55 at the door. (727) 787-7734.

Hawthorne Heights: The Three Headed MonsTOUR also features fellow early-'00s pop-punk and emo bands, Ataris and Mest. 5 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17-$20. (813) 248-9500.

Drivin' n' Cryin': Rock along to hits like Honeysuckle Blue with the late '80s folk, alt-country, punk jam band. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. TBA. (727) 895-3045.

Oscar Shorts: Animation: View this year's Oscar-nominated short animated films, including Sanjay's Super Team, World of Tomorrow and Bear Story. 7:15 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $11, $9 Members. (813) 274-8982.

Pinellas Park Orchestra: A concert of light classics and music from film, and musicals including South Pacific, Slaughter on 10th Ave., Copland's Variations on a Shaker Melody, and Star Wars. 7:30 p.m., Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 541-0895.


Chinese New Year at Glazer: Children can learn about Chinese culture and welcome the Year of the Monkey. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.


Super Bowl 50: Broncos vs. Panthers. 6:30 p.m., CBS. Break out the chicken wings and adult beverages. America's day of gridiron gluttony is finally upon us. The big game pits the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos in Santa Clara, Calif., as about a gazillion TV viewers look on. Oh, but it's about so much more than football. There's the totally wacky commercials and, of course, the halftime show, which has Coldplay performing with Beyonce and Bruno Mars. It could be golden.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 7 02/05/16 [Last modified: Friday, February 5, 2016 11:55am]
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