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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 3

Coffee with a Curator: A special monthly talk presented by one of the Dali Museum's curatorial/education team. In this portion, Craig Petersburg investigates how our brain receives and interprets information gathered by our senses, especially vision. It's at 10:30 a.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Patrick Melton: He's been making folks laugh as creator and host of the Internet comedy show Nobody Likes Onions. See him at 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 864-4000.

The Chosen: Tonight is a preview for this play opening Friday about two Jewish boys growing up five blocks and a world apart in 1944 Brooklyn. Through Sept. 28. Showtime is 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $14. (727) 823-7529.

Apron's Classes: Gluten Free Flour Power: Design a wheat-free pantry, with quinoa, arrowroot, teff and other flours, to make everything from gluten-free pie crusts to pancakes. It's at 6 p.m. at Apron's Cooking School, Publix Supermarket, 7835 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $40. (813) 926-4465.

Dunedin Blue Jays: In this playoff game, the Blue Jays add a lemonade stand by T.J. Guerrero, a Dunedin 12-year-old making headlines, first reported in the Times, because his neighborhood lemonade stand made a neighbor sour. Tonight, his stand moves to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, with proceeds donated to the Children's Organ Transplant Association. Also, the first 250 fans with a paid ticket will receive a limited-edition playoff T-shirt and everyone in attendance will receive a free movie ticket to Cobb Theatres in Clearwater if the Jays win. It's at 6:30 p.m. at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium, 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-9302.


Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. Eight food trucks are on hand this month, including newcomer Ninja Noms, as well as Rollin Zoinks, Kool Breeze Food Truck and the Cheesesteak Truck. It's at 11 a.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa. Menu prices vary.


SEASON FINALE So You Think You Can Dance, 8 p.m., Fox

With no elimination last week, all four remaining contenders — Zack, Ricky, Jessica and Valerie — head into the season finale. Unlike last year, this year there’s room for just one winner. Jenna Dewan Tatum pops up again as guest judge.


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Drake vs. Lil Wayne: Will it be Weezy or Drizzy? We think fans win in this hip-hop team-up Thursday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $35-$145. If you've had enough with the duels, Friday at the same venue features the undisputed Kings of Leon with Young the Giant and Kongos. $29.50-$59.50.

Loomis Brothers Circus: Acrobats, aerialists, clowns, lions, tigers and elephants — oh my! It's Thursday-Friday at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, benefiting the Florida International Teaching Zoo. $20 for adults, $8 for ages 2-12.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 3 09/02/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 2, 2014 5:12pm]
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