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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 13-19.

Henri Darling, of Massachusetts's lance breaks while jousting against Mark Desmond of Brandon during a Royal Joust performance at the 36th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Tampa, Florida.  The fair, which features seven themed weekends, over 100 booths, and live armored jousting among other events is open on weekends through April 6, 2014 from 10am to 6pm.

KENT NISHIMURA | Times

Henri Darling, of Massachusetts's lance breaks while jousting against Mark Desmond of Brandon during a Royal Joust performance at the 36th Annual Bay Area Renaissance Festival at MOSI on Sunday, February 23, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. The fair, which features seven themed weekends, over 100 booths, and live armored jousting among other events is open on weekends through April 6, 2014 from 10am to 6pm.

Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Time travel through a village of kings, queens, jousting, jugglers, archery contests and a human chess match. Opens Saturday at the MOSI grounds in Tampa, and runs weekends through April 2. Tickets are $17.95-$20.95; $12.95 for ages 5-12; $16.95 seniors/students.

Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival: With a medley of seafood and blues music what makes this annual festival even better? It's free. Includes music by JJ Grey and Mofro, the Ries Brothers, Selwyn Birchwood and the Betty Fox Band. Runs Saturday-Sunday at Clearwater's Coachman Park. clearwaterseablues.com.

Date night

Valentine's Day: The ultimate date night is Tuesday, so be prepared. The Movie Lovers Vows and Screening at Tampa Theatre is one option. Married couples are invited to the stage for a mass vow renewal before a Sleepless in Seattle screening. ($10). tampatheatre.org.

Music: Tuesday, Bon Jovi playsTampa's Amalie Arena ($33.50-$549), while Yanni brings his piano to Tampa's Straz Center ($49.50-$192.50). Friday, Grammy-winning '70s band America plays Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($42.75-$100). Sunday, former Men at Work frontman Colin Hay plays Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($29.50-$49.50).

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: The orchestra and the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 Friday-Sunday ($15-$45). floridaorchestra.org.

Upright Citizens Brigade: The touring company from the comedy powerhouse brings a 90-minute improv show Friday to St. Petersburg's Palladium Theater ($25-$40).

Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival: Saturday, head to Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park for beer sipping and bourbon tasting, barbecue and a gaming area. $39 advance, $75 VIP advance; $25 designated driver. beerandbourbon.com.

Cirque D'Or: Acrobats, aerial artists and contortionists perform Tuesday-Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($32.75-$62.75).

Jazz and Gumbo Festival: Kick off Mardi Gras season in St. Petersburg's Williams Park with the Sauce Boss, who prepares a pot gumbo on stage Saturday at 4 p.m. $20-$25; $40 gumbo tasting. voaflorida.org.

Kids and Family

Be Winter's Valentine: Kids 12 and younger get into Clearwater Marine Aquarium today-Tuesday for $9.99 with a card for Winter the dolphin. seewinter.org

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 13-19. 02/12/17 [Last modified: Sunday, February 12, 2017 6:30pm]
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