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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Aug. 21-27

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Watch the team practice for free at Bucs Training Camp on Tuesday-Thursday at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, where you'll also find the crew from HBO's Hard Knocks, the reality show featuring our team. Saturday, the team takes on the Cleveland Browns in a preseason game at Raymond James Stadium ($34-$298). buccaneers.com.

Florida Skimboarders Crossover Contest: More than a dozen professional skimboarders from around the world will compete in the indoor skate portion of the traveling event Wednesday at the Skatepark of Tampa. Then the contest moves to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon for an inland surfing event, and then to Vilano Beach for the Florida Pro/Am. Free for spectators. 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. (813) 621-6793.

Date night

Music: Grammy Award-winning jazz and soul singer Lalah Hathaway takes the Tampa Theatre on Thursday ($34.50-$69.50). Friday, country star Craig Morgan brings his American Stories Tour to Tampa's Dallas Bull ($15 advance, $20 day of).

Build It Back Benefit: The multiband fundraiser Sunday at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa benefits victims of the Land O'Lakes sinkhole, and features the Band 4X, Solar Exposure and Stonegrey. $10 advance, $15 day of. skipperssmokehouse.com.

Wearable Art 13: The Dunedin Fine Art Center showcases artistic fashions in a runway show Saturday. An after-party includes music and meet-and-greets with the artists. $10 party ticket; $55-$95 for runway seats. (727) 298-3322. dfac.org.

Kids and family

Rodeo Fest: The Wild West comes to Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds on Saturday, with bull riding, barrel racing, tie-down roping and mounted shooting. $15, $10 ages 10 and younger. floridastatefair.com.

National Dog Day: Bring your dog for a special "yappy hour" on the dining deck at Sundial St. Pete at noon Saturday. Pet adoptions will be in the courtyard. 151 Second Ave. N.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo-sized screen on Clearwater Beach by Pier 60. Sing (PG) will be showing on Friday and Saturday is Going in Style (PG-13) at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 20

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork including the life sized sculpture of a man ripping open his chest, a 20-foot-long T. rex skeleton, a giant skull and replicas of famous works including Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night and Leonardo Da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Remains on display through Sept. 4. 10 a.m., Event Space, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. Free. (813) 301-6500.

Sunday Bicycle Rides: Meet at the tennis courts for a 15-mile tour of Davis Islands. Helmets are required and riders must maintain speeds of 10 to 14 mph. Call (813) 598-4999. 7:30 a.m., Sandra W. Freedman Tennis Complex, 59 Columbia Drive, Tampa. Free.

Bucs Training Camp : The public is invited to a series of free Bucs practices with discounted concessions, merchandise tents, appearances by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders and Captain Fear. There's also the Glazer Family Foundation Vision Mobile, the Street Team RV, the Women of RED Zone exhibit and autographs from Buccaneer players after each practice. Camp closes out with a pre-season night game against the Cleveland Browns. 8:45 a.m., One Buc Place, 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Yoga + Dali: The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $15, $10 members. (727) 823-3767.

Tampa Home Show: This annual home and garden show boasts more than 600 exhibits with new products and home improvement/landscaping ideas. Also, meet "Mr. Green Thumb" Stan DeFreitas, author of the Complete Guide to Florida Gardening. 11 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $8, $4 seniors, children free. Toll-free 1-877-730-7469.

Suds on Sunday: Get a free Tito's Vodka cocktail while your dog gets shampooed, towel dried and a pupcake. Benefits Vets4Pets. Noon, Ferg's Live, 490 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $10. (813) 545-4411.

Tampa Bay Lobster Festival: Lobster lovers heaven with whole lobsters flown in fresh from Maine. Dinner includes all the fixins', a sushi bar, raw oysters, vegan options and dessert. Also includes vendor booths and live entertainment by Daniel Von Zangenberg, Code Red and Clayton Morris. Benefits Oldsmar Cares. 12 p.m., Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $8 advance, $10 at door (admission); $19.95 (dinner). Advance orders recommended. (877) 476-8499.

Cheat Codes: An EDM DJ trio. 2 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. Free (email member ticket), $8 general admission. (727) 442-5107.

Markus Schulz: It's been more than a decade since the DJ started gracing the stage with his techno and trance music. 2 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $15-$30. (813) 281-8900.

Music in the Marly Series: Stephen Prutsman: In this diverse season of informal Sunday afternoon concerts, the audience is invited to meet the musicians. The pianist's body of work incorporates a vast array of genres, ranging from classical to jazz to world music. 2 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $25, $15 students; $15 members. (727) 896-2667.

Summer Classic Movie Series : Sing-Along Grease (1978): All summer long, Tampa Theatre will show classic Hollywood movies. 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $10, $7 members. (813) 274-8982.

Rock the Block: Join Tampa Bay Rays players and their wives in the Rays Club for this party with cocktails, tastings by the Club chefs, silent auction, mystery boxes and player appearances. Benefits feeding the hungry and the Dream Center for Human Trafficking. 6 p.m., Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. $125. (727) 851-9074.

John Melendez: In addition to his work for 15 seasons on the Howard Stern radio show, he also worked on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and has appeared in numerous films, including Private Parts, Dude, Where's My Car? and Airheads. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Besties: As seen on TMZ Live and Last Comic Standing, these comedian best friends play off each other. They are Carmen Vallone, Richy Leis and John Charles. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Toddler Takeover: The big kids are back in school and the museum gears up for toddlers with programs including yoga, music, gross motor skill development, social learning and pre-K readiness. Runs through August 26. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, 1 and younger free. (813) 443-3861.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 19

Monster Jam Triple Threat Series: Come early for the Pit Party ($15 or free at local Ford dealers) to meet the drivers and get pictures with the trucks. 7 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15-$80. (813) 301-2500.

Tampa Bay Lobster Festival: Lobster lovers heaven with whole lobsters flown in fresh from Maine. Dinner includes all the fixins', a sushi bar, raw oysters, vegan options and dessert. Also includes vendor booths and live entertainment. Benefits Oldsmar Cares. 11 a.m., Kapok Special Events Center, 923 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $8 advance, $10 at door (admission); $19.95 (dinner). Advance orders recommended. (877) 476-8499.

Tampa Home Show: This annual home and garden show boasts more than 600 exhibits. 11 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $8, $4 seniors, children free. Toll-free 1-877-730-7469.

Bulls Block Party: Meet with fellow USF Alumni and friends at this party with giveaways and food and drink specials. 12 p.m., Italian Club (Ybor), 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $15, $20 day of. (813) 974-2100.

Paint Your Pet: Bring a photo of your pet and use paints and brushes to create a portrait of them. Benefits the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. 5 p.m., Bottle and Bottega Studio, 3687 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. $40. (813) 435-5428.

Americana Fest: This year's annual music event, once again hosted by WMNF, will feature Girls, Guns and Glory, The Hummingbirds, The Band of Sorrows, Kristopher James, Oak Hill Drifters and Cottondale Swamp. 6 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $12-$15. (813) 971-0666.

John Melendez: In addition to his work for 15 seasons on the Howard Stern radio show, he also worked on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. 6, 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Carly Aquilino: The comic and actor was a cast member on MTV's comedy show, Girl Code. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000.

Silent Disco: The fundraising event allows attendees to switch between three stations of DJ music on headphones. Benefits educational visits to the museum. 8 p.m., Tampa Museum of Art, 120 Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $35, $25 members advance; $40, $30 members at the door. (813) 274-8130.

Brohug: Though the Swedish trio is new to the scene, they are already making a mark with their brand of club music. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Toddler Takeover: The big kids are back in school and the museum gears up for toddlers. Runs through August 26. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $15, $12.50 military/seniors, $9.50 children, 1 and younger free. (813) 443-3861.

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