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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of June 2-8

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Pepper Fest: In Round 1 of It's Getting Hot, the annual Pepper Fest returns Saturday and Sunday to Pinellas Park's England Brothers Bandshell Park with a pepper eating contest, salsa competition and other spicy concoctions. $3, free for kids under 12.

Weezer: In Round 2 of It's Getting Hot, it's summertime. So says the Rays' Summer Concert Series, which kicks off after Saturday's game against the Seattle Mariners with nerdy Weezer rocking the Trop. It's included in ticket prices. tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

Music

Boston: If you prefer rock and sports separate, catch the '80s rock band performing Long Time at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday. $49.50-$125. (727) 791-7400.

LeAnn Rimes: The Grammy-winning country singer takes a break from her new VH1 reality show for a Hard Rock Cafe performance Friday. $55. (813) 627-7625.

Drive-By Truckers: This alt-country/Southern rock band's latest single is called Dragon Pants, so you know they'll be fun Tuesday at the Tampa Theatre. $29-$35. (813) 274-8982.

Date night

Bellini's Norma: This St. Pete Opera production about a Druid priestess in love with a Roman governor features one of the most famous duets for soprano and mezzo soprano. Catch it Friday, Sunday and June 10 at the Palladium Theater. $21.50-$64.50. (727) 823-2040.

The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told: This mature satire opening Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa tells of the two "first couples," Adam and Steve and Jane and Mable. $23. (813) 229-7827.

Kids and family

Star Wars Weekends: Surely a hike to Disney's Hollywood Studios is nothing your hyperdrive can't handle to catch Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Ray Park (Darth Maul), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and more Friday to Sunday. See disney.com for a full lineup. $94, $88 ages 3-9, 2 and younger free.

Show and Tell: Can you believe it's been 10 years on Saturday since the Lightning won the Stanley Cup? To celebrate, the Tampa Bay History Center has memorabilia and seven Lightning trophies from the season on display and a talk by former team captain Dave Andreychuk. $20, $15 members.

Road Trip U.S.A.: Kids can experience famous cities and landmarks without ever leaving Tampa's Glazer Children's Museum. Runs Saturday through Aug. 10. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children. (813) 443-3861.

More to explore

Deals to stretch your entertainment budget: tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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