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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Amalie Arena this week. [Times files]

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Amalie Arena this week. [Times files]

Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500.

Stomp!: The music and movement troupe that uses everything but conventional percussion instruments brings an explosive performance to Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday ($35-$100). (727) 791-7400. .

Hollywood Awards Night: The Oscars are Sunday, and you can watch in style at the Tampa Theatre by dressing in a movie-themed costume or Hollywood-inspired attire for an Academy Awards telecast on the big screen ($20, $15 members). New this year is a backstage experience with access to the Tampa Theatre Green Room and complimentary appetizers, beer, wine and signature cocktails ($75, $70 members). (813) 274-8982. .

Date night

Music: The St. Petersburg Jazz Fest kicks off Wednesday with performances running through Sunday at the Palladium Theater ($15-$25). Thursday, singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams brings her tour supporting her experimental The Ghosts of Highway 20 album to Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($48.50-$66). Friday, Styx founding member Dennis DeYoung plays the band's greatest hits with a live symphony at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($49-$89). Sunday, Moody Blues frontman Justin Hayward plays the Capitol ($35-$69), while hardcore legends Sick of It All perform alongside Murphy's Law at the Local 662 in downtown St. Petersburg ($21.75).

Florida Orchestra Pops: Mardi Gras in New Orleans: Trumpeter Byron Stripling joins the orchestra for three concerts Friday-Sunday with the music of Fats Domino and Louis Armstrong, among others. ($15-$45).

Masters of Illusion: Stars from the hit TV show bring a night of grand illusions to St. Pete's Mahaffey Theater today. ($22-$52).

Kids and family

Dinos Alive: Saturday, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo opens an outdoor exhibit that features towering dinosaurs that move, blink and roar. Open daily through August, included with admission.

Fiesta Day: This free, family-friendly street festival in Ybor City on Saturday celebrates the cuisine, culture and heritage of the Latin immigrants who settled there at the turn of the 19th Century. Seventh Avenue is closed to traffic for a festival of ethnic food, arts and crafts and music.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26 02/19/17 [Last modified: Monday, February 20, 2017 9:10am]
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