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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Andrew von Oeyen performs Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini in a concert that includes Michael Daugherty's salute to Superman with his Red Cape Tango. It's at 11 a.m. at Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (800) 662-7286.

Trashy Treasures and It Weekend: The Trashy Treasures art garage sale runs indoors while the art installation exhibit Contain It! runs outdoors with the Eat It! food truck rally. The opening party tonight starts at 6 p.m. at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. $5.

Charlie Wilson: The former lead vocalist of the Gap Band turned solo and produced R&B hits including There Goes My Baby. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $22.50-$69. (813) 974-3004.

The Temptations: The members may be different but the music and synchronized choreography remain the same. The Four Tops will also perform, starting at 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $45-$89. (727) 791-7400.

Southern Culture On the Skids: The very funny rock band infuses country, R&B and a hint of punk. Show starts at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $15-$20. (813) 977-6474.

L'Amour Toujours, a Popera! Concert: Opera Tampa conductor Daniel Lipton presents music from opera and musical theater favorites in this show. It starts at 8 p.m. at Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa. $34.50-$84.50. (813) 229-7827.


Nuclear Cowboyz Freestyle Motocross: Motocross riders play out a narrative in a maze of synchronized and choreographed tricks. Expect lots of pyrotechnics at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum. $20-$100. (813) 301-2500.


Great Performances, 9 p.m., PBS Remember when Sting was known for fronting the Police? Here, he performs songs inspired by his childhood growing up in a shipbuilding community in England. It's all from his latest album. Oh, and it's been adapted into a musical for Broadway.


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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Feb. 21 02/20/14 [Last modified: Thursday, February 20, 2014 3:46pm]
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