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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 15-21

The Dixie Chicks, Sony Music

The Dixie Chicks, Sony Music

Dixie Chicks: The chart-topping country stars stop at Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at 7 p.m. Friday for their first American tour in a decade. $35-$129. livenation.com.

Tampa Home Show: Chip Wade of HGTV's Curb Appeal will be at this annual show at the Tampa Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday. $8. tampahomeshow.com.

Date Night

Ash Bash: A stogie soiree Saturday at Tampa's Channelside Bay Plaza will have lots of cigar smoking for aficionados, elixir drinking and party foods. $25-$194. www. ashbashtampa.com.

Music: '80s rockers Def Leppard perform at 7 p.m. today at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($18 and up). Get all the feels when Seal serenades Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($50-$100). Sunday's Music in the Marly Series at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, brings pianist Rachel Kudo and trumpeter Brandon Ridenour ($20, $10 students, $15 members at fine-arts.org). The Los Angeles hard rock metal band Otep performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Orpheum in Ybor City ($17-$20).

Raisin in the Sun: Tampa Theatre celebrates the 55th anniversary of the classic Sidney Poitier film, a stark examination of the midcentury African-American experience, at 3 p.m. Sunday. $10, $8 members.

Tampa Bay Tech Jam: The annual fundraiser for TechStart Tampa Bay scholarships features bands from local tech companies battling it out Friday at District 3 in Tampa. $40-$85 VIP. techstarttampa bay.org/techjam2016.

Great St. Pete Cupcake Contest: Novice and professional bakers compete for bragging rights at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Admission is free, and vote for the People's Choice award at $1 per taste.

Beer Fest at Glazer: Sorry, kids, Saturday is the adults' turn to play in Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum in an indoor and outdoor festival with more than 90 craft beers. $60-$125.

kids and family

Clearwater Threshers: Saturday is Super Hero night, so dress up as your favorite character. Stick around for fireworks after the 6:15 p.m. game. $6-$10 at Bright House Field in Clearwater. threshersbaseball.com.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 15-21 08/14/16 [Last modified: Sunday, August 14, 2016 8:39pm]
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