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Published Feb. 15, 2008

Eddie, Alex and Wolfgang Van Halen, along with David Lee Roth, join forces for a tour that has drawn rock fans from all over the country. The group formed in Los Angeles in 1974 (with Michael Anthony, who has been replaced by Eddie's son, Wolfgang, for the tour). In 1978, the dynamic quartet debuted their self-titled album.On Monday night, Tampa Bay area fans will get a chance to raise their voices in a chorus of songs like You Really Got Me, Jump andDancing in the Street. 7 p.m.; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa; $49.50-$149.50. Call 301-2500.Today

Josh Blue: After his big win on Season 4 of NBC's Last Comic Standing, Josh Blue has moved up the ranks to become one of the hottest comedians in the country. Despite living with cerebral palsy, Blue looks to the bright side of life and makes lemonade out of lemons. 8 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, Tampa; $40.50 and $30.50. Call 287-8844.

Art show: The Old Hyde Park Art Center hosts the first Bay Area Art Show, which will showcase art produced by some of Florida's leading artists. The show runs through March 14. Gallery hours are noon to 3 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays. Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave., Tampa; free. Call 251-3780.


Fresh market: Pick up homemade baked goods, farm-fresh produce, plants, crafts, antiques and all kinds of other goodies every Saturday morning. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Winthrop Town Center, southeast corner of Bloomingdale Avenue and Providence Road, Riverview. For details, go

Bike ride: The Seminole Heights Bicycle Club will hold its inaugural ride, which will feature a scheduled appearance by special guest bicyclist Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and her husband, Mark Woodard. The leisurely neighborhood ride invites neighbors to enjoy the sights of Seminole Heights on a 6-mile ride. It begins at 1203 E Powhatan Ave. 8:15 a.m.; free. Visit

Art mixer: The Tampa Artist Emporium invites the public to rub shoulders with local artists while enjoying art and tasty libations. Award-winning photographer Dave Gutcher will be available for photos and signatures. 5 to 9 p.m.; Tampa Artist Emporium, 1618 Snow Ave., Tampa; free. Call 254-3443.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago: The dance company known for its athletic and innovative repertoire brings an eclectic show to the local stage. The group features artists who display unparalleled versatility and virtuosity. 7:30 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $29.50 to $49.50. Call 229-7827.

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Short Circuit Traveling Film Festival: Partially funded by the Southern Arts Federation, the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center hosts a collection of short films made by filmmakers from the southeastern region of the country. 2 p.m.; Ferguson Hall, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; free. Call 229-7827.

An American in Paris: What other film features a 17-minute dance sequence between Vincent Minnelli and Gene Kelly? An American in Paris is a film based on the story of American Jerry Mulligan and his compromised love life in the City of Lights. The film includes catchy tunes like 'S Wonderful, I Got Rhythm, and Love Is Here to Stay. 3 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, Tampa; $6 to $8. Call 274-8286.

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Boston Marriage: Jobsite Theater presents a play that follows Anna and Claire, two busybodies who have a dream to live the upper-class lifestyle. After things are set in motion, the plot takes a plunge into a little humor, drama and jealousy. The play runs through March 9. Showtimes are 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Shimberg Playhouse, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; $24.50. Call 229-7827.

Gordon Lightfoot: The Canadian folksinger-songwriter is best known for his early '70s hits like If You Could Read My Mind, Sundown and The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald. His compositions have been recorded by the likes of Bob Dylan, Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. Tonight, he brings his list of hits to the Tampa Theatre stage. 7:30 p.m.; Tampa Theatre, Tampa; $39.50. Call 287-8844.