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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Nov. 14-20.

For music planner on 11/10/16: Handout photo of Tegan and Sara, who are performing at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on 11/15/16. Credit: Pamela Littky

For music planner on 11/10/16: Handout photo of Tegan and Sara, who are performing at the Ritz Ybor in Tampa on 11/15/16. Credit: Pamela Littky

Et Cultura: Festival of Creative Culture: The five-day festival begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday at various St. Petersburg venues, featuring interactive sessions, music, films, pop-up art shows, maker's markets, yoga and children's activities. Go online to etcultura.com for a list of events and to purchase tickets. $25.

Sanding Ovations: This annual competition brings master sand sculptors to Treasure Island. The sculptors begin building on Wednesday, then have a meet and greet that evening at Bilmar Beach Resort, which you can attend for $10. Sculpting continues through Saturday, followed by awards and fireworks, and Sunday the finished creations are celebrated with live music all day. Free. mytreasureisland.org.

Festival of Trees: Explore hundreds of trees and wreaths decorated by local artists, businesses and community leaders Friday-Sunday at Clearwater's Long Center. Music, live entertainment and visits with Santa. Benefits ARC Tampa Bay. $5, 12 and younger free. thearctbfoundation.org.

Date night

Music: Canadian twin pop duo Tegan and Sara perform at the Ritz Ybor on Tuesday ($33-$51), the same night the Pet Shop Boys bring their multimedia show to St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater ($49.50-$89.50), and guitarist Eric Johnson plays Clearwater's Capitol Theatre ($35-$45). Wednesday, Grammy Award-winning country star Carrie Underwood takes the stage at Tampa's Amalie Arena ($46.25-$76.25) and Drive-By Truckers get political at Tampa Theatre ($34.50). Saturday, New Order and Joy Division bassist and founder Peter Hook plays those bands' Substance album in full at the Ritz Ybor ($25 and up). Sunday, It's Bigger Than Hip Hop duo Dead Prez play the Local 662 in downtown St. Petersburg ($20 and up).

Craig Robinson: The comedian known for roles on The Office and Hot Tub Time Machine brings his musical stand-up act to the Tampa Improv on Friday-Saturday. $32. improvtampa.com.

CraftArt Festival: The outdoor show returns to downtown St. Petersburg on Saturday-Sunday, at Central Avenue and Fifth Street. Free. floridacraftart.org.

Kids and family

Brickworld Tampa: Local Lego enthusiasts will fill a massive space at the Florida State Fairgrounds with brick creations Saturday-Sunday. $12, $9 military/first responders, 3 and younger free. brickworld.com.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Nov. 14-20. 11/13/16 [Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2016 5:59pm]
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