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Top things to do in Tampa Bay: week of Aug. 4-10

Shark Week: It starts Sunday on TV, but get a jump on the mayhem Saturday at the Florida Aquarium, with scavenger hunts, interactive games, learning activities, shark dive shows and mermaid appearances. All last through next week. $23.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-12. (813) 273-4000.

Soup for you: Nitally's Thai-Mex Cuisine in St. Petersburg is giving away free samples of its Inferno Soup to dine-in customers Tuesday through Saturday to celebrate it appearing on Travel Channel 's Food Paradise on Tuesday at 10 p.m. (727) 321-8424.

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Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival: Most of our favorite oddballs, including Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari and Chris Hardwick hit the Florida State Fairgrounds on Friday to kick off a tour. $35-$99.75. (813) 740-2446.

Tickle the Troops: If you prefer to get your funnies with a good cause, Navy veterans the Seamen of Comedy perform a Wounded Warrior benefit show Wednesday at Tampa's Improv. $7. (813) 864-4000.

30 Seconds to Mars and Linkin Park: Catch Oscar winner Jared Leto on Saturday amid this epic mashup of alt-rock that also features AFI at Tampa's Steinbrenner Field. $40-$115. If '70s folk-rock is more your style, Crosby, Stills and Nash play the same day at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall. $54.75-$103.75.

Summer Classic Movie Series: Citizen Kane: This tale of a newspaper tycoon's rise and fall is often called the best film ever made. Catch it Sunday at the Tampa Theatre. $8-$10. (813) 274-8982.


Go Kids Obstacle Course Race: This one's for kids 5 to 15 in all fitness levels, with three different courses and a 5K competitive race Saturday at Boyd Hill in St. Petersburg. $25 and $32. (727) 893-7326.

Clearwater Threshers vs. Daytona Cubs: Don't break the bank for baseball! It's $1 Tuesday at Bright House Field, with $1 berm tickets, hot dogs, draft beers, soft drinks, popcorn, peanuts and ice cream sandwiches. (727) 467-4467.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or lawn chairs Friday to watch the sun go down at Clearwater Beach, followed by free movies (this week: RV) on a jumbo screen. (727) 449-1036.

Ride Through History: You and the kids can ride an actual military vehicle and watch war re-enactors Saturday at Largo's Armed Forces History Museum. $10, $5 ages 12 and younger. (727) 539-8371.

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If you're in summer vacation mode, check out our Florida theme park guide at

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