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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 5

Mayor's Food Truck Fiesta: Food trucks line up for this monthly lunchtime event in downtown Tampa. New this month is Curbing Your Appetite, joined by more than half a dozen regulars and the Tampa Bay Food Truck Rally Mobile DJ Truck. It's at 11 a.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St., Tampa.

Florida Strawberry Festival: Featured performances today are Lee Brice (7:30 p.m., $20-$25) and Crystal Gayle (3:30 p.m., $15-$20). The festival opens at 10 a.m. at 303 N Lemon St., Plant City. Admission is $10 adults, $5 children ages 6 to 12, and free for children under 6. (813) 752-9194.

Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours: Take a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. Tours are at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. (727) 825-3371.

Shiny Toy Guns: This L.A. electronic rock band will perform their Grammy-nominated song We Are Pilots and more at 7 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.


Sea Lion Splash: Check out a colony of coastal sea lions, daily presentations and an outdoor activity area. Remains on display through May 31. It's $2, in addition to park admission. Lowry Park Zoo opens at 10 a.m. at 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $23.95, $21.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.


SERIES PREMIERE Bring It! 10 p.m., Lifetime Think Dance Moms, set in the world of competitive hip-hop dance.


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Coming up

Nude Nite: Tampa's annual three-day art expo celebrating the human body kicks off Thursday with a party at the VF Warehouse, 1601 N 39th St., Tampa. Look for body painting, nude sushi and skin-tastic art. $20-$25.

Dana Carvey: The comedian who got his start doing characters like the Church Lady on Saturday Night Live does stand-up at the Tampa Theatre on Friday. $49-$69. (813) 274-8982.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for March 5 03/04/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 8:59pm]
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