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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 11

Terry Tomalins "Take it Outside" at the Florida Aquarium's New Interactive Shark Program. The aquarium has launched a brand new program called Shark Swim that allows guests to become immersed in the Coral Reef Gallery, home to their massive Sand Tiger Sharks, sea turtle, barracudas, eels, stingrays and over 1,600 fish â€" all without being SCUBA certified!

JAMES BORCHUCK | Times

Terry Tomalins "Take it Outside" at the Florida Aquarium's New Interactive Shark Program. The aquarium has launched a brand new program called Shark Swim that allows guests to become immersed in the Coral Reef Gallery, home to their massive Sand Tiger Sharks, sea turtle, barracudas, eels, stingrays and over 1,600 fish â€" all without being SCUBA certified!

Veterans Day at the Florida Aquarium: All Veterans, active duty or drilling reservist or National Guard members can get two free tickets to the aquarium. Additional family members (up to 4 people) get half priced admission. 9:30 a.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. Prices are generally about $2 cheaper if you buy them online at the aquarium's site. (813) 273-4000.

Veterans Day at the Zoo : In honor of Veterans Day, military personnel (retired, active and veterans) plus one guest get free admission to the zoo, with discount admission for additional guests. 9:30 a.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $27.95, $25.95 seniors, $20.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

Veterans Day at Glazer: Military family get free admission. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, under 1 free. (813) 443-3861.

Veterans Day at Dali: The Dali honors service members with a Wish Tree Ceremony featuring the U.S. Central Command Color Guard and offer free admission to veterans and a guest. 10 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $24, $22 seniors, $17 students and children ages 13-17, $10 children ages 6-12. $10 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 823-3767.

Veterans Day at Can You Escape?: The real-live escape room interactive game wants to thank veterans with one free admission per group. Advanced reservations are required. 1 p.m., Can You Escape?, 5811 Memorial Highway, Tampa. Free admission for veterans with VA card. (813) 789-8101.

Andrew Jackson Jihad: The agit-punk band from Phoenix, Arizona come to Tampa with openers, Jeffrey Lewis and Los Bolts and Rozwell Kid. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15. (813) 248-9500.

Holiday Market and Garden Fest Kick-off Party: The festival kicks off with a wine and cheese party with a presentation by photojournalist Carlton Ward Jr. 7 p.m., Tampa Garden Club, 2629 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa. $40. (813) 251-5059.

America Recycles Day: Walk the green carpet to this Trashy Flashy Fashion Show with more than 80 high fashion designs inspired and pieced together at least 75 percent recycled materials. Includes free beer and cash bar. 7:15 p.m., TPepin's Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. $25, $50 VIP. (813) 221-8733.

Newsies: Telling the story of the Newsboy Strike of 1899, the high energy Disney musical won the 2012 Tony Award for Best Score and Best Choreography. 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$115. (813) 229-7827.

Addicts' Comedy Tour: Comedians Mark Lundholm and Kurtis Matthews share their experiences as recovering addicts, with an emphasis on overcoming life challenges with laughter. Special engagement. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Men, Women, Wild, 10 p.m., Discovery Channel. The new adventure series sounds like it could be Survivor on steroids. Three couples test their skills and their relationships as they live off the land and navigate their way through harsh, unfamiliar terrain.

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