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Top things to do in Tampa Bay Feb. 13

Florida Superstars Dancesport Championships: The competition draws dancers from all over the world, this year including Louis van Amstel from Dancing With the Stars. Things get started today at 9 a.m. at Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $25 day, $45-$110 evening. (863) 668-9668.

Erotica: An Evening with Venus: Get in the mood for Valentine's Day at this night at the museum with models displaying erotic fashions, wearable sculpture and jewelry. Some will sport body paint and many more surprises. Cash bar; admission includes a lecture, galleries, a champagne toast and a dessert. It's at 5:30 p.m. at Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $25. Event is 21 and up only. (727) 896-2667.

Nicholas Sparks: The USF Lecture Series brings a free talk by the author of The Notebook, Dear John and more than a dozen other bestselling titles. Seating is limited, so arrive early. It's at 8 p.m. at USF Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-1001.


Florida State Fair: College and Senior Day: Today is College and Senior Day, which means seniors get in for $9 at the gate and college students can get an unlimited ride armband for $20 at 3 p.m. at the gate only. Sister Hazel (All For You, Champagne High) performs a free show at 7 p.m. in the Entertainment Hall. It starts at 10 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $11-$13 adults, $6-7 ages 6-11, 5 and younger free. (813) 621-7821.


Ellen, 3 p.m., WFTS-Ch. 28 Elias Phoenix, the 7-year-old piano prodigy from Brandon who played Carnegie Hall in November then charmed Ellen DeGeneres on her show, is going to make a return appearance that will be aired today.

The Taste, 8 p.m., ABC Because of the Olympics, there are a lot of reruns so why not get your fill of new programming with this cooking competition? Tonight's theme: things that pair with beer.


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