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Best bets: Fun stuff to do this week


Published:   |   Updated: September 14, 2013 at 01:57 PM

Not sure what to do this week? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are our editors' picks, from the synth-pop sounds of Depeche Mode at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre to the Latin flavors and music of Festival del Sabor in Ybor.

 AT THE MOVIES

(Opening Friday)

In "The Family," a notorious mafia clan (Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Dianna Agron) is relocated to France as part of the witness protection program, only to realize that old habits die hard — and humorously.

 

ON THE CATWALK

(Friday through Sept. 22)

Tampa Bay Fashion Week returns for nine days of fashion shows, workshops, parties and giveaways on both sides of the Bay, plus a museum exhibit on the history of underwear, from Roman amphitheaters to Lady Gaga. See fashionweektampabay.com for a calendar.

 

COLE WORLD

(Friday)

Grammy-nominated rapper J. Cole stunned music fans by releasing his sophomore album, “Born Sinner,” on the same day as Kanye West's highly anticipated “Yeezus,” but the big surprise was that Cole, a relative newcomer to the game, outsold his veteran competition. Tickets to his concert at the Straz Center are $47.50 to $59.50.

 

SOUNDS OF THE UNIVERSE

(Saturday)

Depeche Mode, the fore-runners of the synth pop genre, bring their timeless alternative sound to the MidFlorida Amphitheater. Tickets range from $29 to $99.50.

 

SIDE OUT

(Friday to Sunday)

Three-time Olympic beach volleyball medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings is a regular on the AVP Tour, which visits St. Petersburg. Expect a lot of diving, dinking and digging at the sand court in Vinoy Park. Tickets are $15.

 

THEY SAY ITS YOUR BIRTHDAY

(Saturday)

Community radio station WMNF, 88.5 celebrates its 34th birthday at Skipper's Smokehouse with two days of music from The Del McCoury Band, Tommy Malone Band and Tampa Collective to Ana Popovic and Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door.

 

SAVOR THE FLAVOR

(Saturday)

Latino flavor will take over Centennial Park in Ybor City during Centro Tampa's Festival del Sabor, an outdoor party featuring live music, food, shopping and mucho fun! Admission is free.

 

BOLT FOR THE FORUM

(Saturday)

Head to the Forum to meet Lightning players and collect their autographs, and to watch local firemen and police officers take the ice with Lightning alumni for the “battle of the badges” charity game. It's all part of the annual Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest and it's all free.

 

BEARDED WONDERS

(Sunday)

Epically bearded rockers ZZ Top team up with Kid Rock for a co-headlining concert at the MidFlorida Amphitheatre. The best part: tickets start at only $20.

 

MUSEO DE FREE

(Sunday)

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, everyone gets in free to the Tampa Museum of Art for the final day of the exhibits “Faded Elegance: Photographs of Havana” and “Miradas: Ancient Roots in Modern and Contemporary Mexican Art.”

 

ON THE CHEAP

$5 days: Through Sept. 30, regular daily admission to the Glazer Children's Museum is reduced to just $5; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday; $5; Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa; (813) 443-3861

 

Educator Appreciation Days: Florida teachers are admitted free to Ripley's Believe It Or Not Odditorium in Orlando with current pay stub and photo ID, their guests get 50 percdent off admission Sunday through Oct. 20; free; Ripley's Believe It or Not Odditorium, 8201 International Drive, Orlando; (407) 345-0501

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