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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Aug. 18-24

(4)  Lindsey Ritter (cq from mother / 5 yrs.old / left), Jake Petterson (cq from mother / 5 yrs.old / center) and Ryan Ritter (cq from mother / 3 yrs.old / right) stand in the shadow of the T-Rex at Dinosaur World on Thursday (12/18/03) --  Photos for a feature story on Dinosaur World, located at 5145 Harvey Tew Road in Hillsborough County just off I-4 at Exit 17.

(4) Lindsey Ritter (cq from mother / 5 yrs.old / left), Jake Petterson (cq from mother / 5 yrs.old / center) and Ryan Ritter (cq from mother / 3 yrs.old / right) stand in the shadow of the T-Rex at Dinosaur World on Thursday (12/18/03) -- Photos for a feature story on Dinosaur World, located at 5145 Harvey Tew Road in Hillsborough County just off I-4 at Exit 17.

Tailgate Taste Fest: Bay area restaurants dish up tailgate food faves with family games and live entertainment Saturday at Curtis Hixon Park. But the real entertainment is a big-screen telecast of the Bucs vs. Buffalo Bills matchup. $20 advance, $25 day of event, $100 VIP. (813) 342-4058.

Sharknado 2: The Second One: If you missed the sensational shark-infested cyclone (or if you just want to live it again), SyFy's campy reply to Shark Week is coming to theaters Thursday: Pinellas Park's Park Place Stadium 16, Brandon's Regency 20, Tampa's Citrus Park Stadium 20 and Oldsmar's Woodlands Square 20. Ticket price varies by theater.

Movies on the Patio: If you prefer your wacky movies about flying disasters classic and free, the Dalí Museum brings you the 1980 comedy Airplane! on Tuesday. Costumes are even encouraged. Surely, you say, that can't be serious. It is serious, and don't call us Shirley.

DATE NIGHT

The Divine Sister: Oh, sister. This comedy homage to Hollywood film nuns tells of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior, determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. $30. Opens Thursday at Tampa's Stageworks Theatre. (813) 374-2416.

Concerts: Grammy winning singer-songwriter Tori Amos plays Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall ($43.25-$73.25). Then catch the Tampa Urban Music Festival on Saturday with R&B singers Anthony Hamilton, Lyfe Jennings, Mali Music and Jazmine Sullivan playing the USF Sun Dome ($35-$75).

Shut Up and Laugh: The bay area is on a roll lately with comedy shows. This one features Mike Epps (The Hangover), Michael Che (The Daily Show) and Jo Koy (Chelsea Lately) on Friday at the Mahaffey Theater. $49.50-$89.50. (727) 893-7832.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Zoo Run Run: That's not redundant: The first "run" is a 5K for you; the second is a fun run for the kiddos. Both go along the Hillsborough River inside Lowry Park Zoo. The event fees include zoo admission: $35 for 5K; $15 for fun run. (813) 935-8552.

Fish-a-Thon: Anglers young and old can take to the lake behind the St. Petersburg Main Library, fishing for prizes, too. Poles and bait are provided, so don't bring your own as it's not allowed. Free. (727) 893-7441.

Dino Days: Do your kids just love dinos? Good! Because every day in August when you visit Plant City's Dinosaur World, you get a free ticket to go back Dec. 1-19.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Aug. 18-24 08/17/14 [Last modified: Monday, August 18, 2014 11:49am]
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