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  1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 6-12

SPCA Pet Walk: Walk the dog somewhere different Saturday: at Vinoy Park for a 3K, best-dressed pet contest, an adoptable pet parade, doggie day spa, pet wellness clinic, food trucks, dog caricatures and more. $25. (727) 499-0364.

Into the Woods: Proving fairy tale reimaginings are very in, St. Petersburg's Freefall Theatre presents the Tony-winning play where fairy tale characters go into the woods seeking their hearts' desires. Previews ($21) start Friday, show opens Saturday. $36-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Brews by the Bay: The other thing very in right now: craft beer fests. This one's at the Florida Aquarium on Friday night with more than 100 beers, local food, aquarium exhibits on display and live entertainment. $50 advance, $60 day of, $75 VIP. (813) 273-4000.

DATE NIGHT

Florida Orchestra: The season opens Friday at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, with Adams' Lollapalooza, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances, Op. 45. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

The Eve of Jackie: Tuesday at the Palladium Theater, Broadway veteran Chester Gregory re-creates the final performance of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackie Wilson before he collapsed on stage in 1984. $22.50-$38.50. (727) 822-3590.

Tiempo Libre: The Straz is converting seats to a dance floor for a concert mixing traditional Cuban timba with funk, jazz and R&B on Saturday. $10-$15. Also Saturday, Grammy-winning pop/rock singer-songwriter Richard Marx hits the Capitol Theatre. $44.50-$59.50.

Renoir to Chagall: Paris and the Allure of Color: This exhibit of 49 masterpieces comes to the Tampa Museum of Art on Saturday, exploring how Paris emerged as the center of the art world in the 19th century. $10; $7.50 seniors/military; $5 students. (813) 274-8130.

KIDS AND FAMILY

World Space Week at MOSI: Through Friday, the Museum of Science and Industry celebrates with solar scopes, a planetarium show, Mission Moonbase astronaut experience and the Hidden Universe IMAX film. $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (813) 274-8130.

Pumpkin Patch for Dogs (and kids): Photo op! Kids and pooches can roam among thousands of pumpkins and gourds starting Thursday and running through Oct. 31 at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and sales benefit homeless pets. Free admission. (813) 876-4150.

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