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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of July 14-20

Is a mashup of Three Times a Lady and Forget You in store when Lionel Richie and CeeLo Green kick off quite a music week tonight at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($31-$131; (813) 740-2446)? It's anyone's guess, but we know there will be two sets, acoustic and electric, Wednesday when the Dave Matthews Band hits the venue for its annual stop ($32.50-$67).

Elvis Festival: Saturday is dedicated to the King, with tribute artists, memorabilia, performances, shows and a contest at Plant City's Strawberry Festival Expo Building. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home of Tampa Bay. $10-$30. (813) 977-6011.

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God of Carnage: Civility devolves into a laughable train wreck of tantrums and tears in this American Stage play about sets of parents trying to resolve a fight between their 11-year-old boys. Opens Friday in St. Petersburg. $39-$59. (727) 823-7529.

Trashion Fashion: About 20 designers of all ages go avant-garde with recycled materials for a fashion show Saturday, and you're encouraged to do the same. But regular clothes are fine, too, especially for the mingling beforehand beginning at 8 p.m. at ARTpool Gallery, St. Petersburg. $20, $45 VIP. (727) 324-3878.

Bill Bellamy: It's "Ladies Night Out," Friday through Sunday, when former MTV VJ (Jamz, Beach House) and star of the sitcom Mr. Box Office brings his standup to Tampa's Improv. $25.

Pentatonix: Catch the a cappella sensations and YouTube stars Saturday at Busch Gardens as part of the extended-hours Summer Nights. Included with park admission: $89, $81 ages 3-9. (813) 987-5600.


Snooty's 66th Birthday Bash: Cruise down to Bradenton's South Florida Museum on Saturday to celebrate the birthday of the oldest known manatee in captivity, with games, art activities, food and entertainment. The outdoor party is free and museum tickets are reduced: $9, $8 seniors, $7 kids 4-12. (941) 746-4131.

Showstoppers: In a show that sold out last year, Patel Conservatory students perform songs from popular musicals and movies Friday and Saturday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 229-7827.

Dunedin Blue Jays: Pizza Night: Get a ticket to the game and all-you-can-eat pizza for $12 Thursday at Florida Auto Exchange Field. But wait: It's also Thirsty Thursday, so wash it all down with $2 beer, wine and soda. (727) 733-9302.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of July 14-20 07/13/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:36am]
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