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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Feb. 20-26


    Harlem Globetrotters: The exhibition basketball team rolls through Tampa's Amalie Arena on Wednesday, and will debut basketball's first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket ($20-$115). (813) 301-2500. amaliearena.com.

    The Harlem Globetrotters will perform at Amalie Arena this week. [Times files]
  2. Plan your weekend Feb. 17-19: Renaissance Festival, Florida State Fair, Beer, Bourbon and BBQ


    Plan your weekend

    Olde school

    Bay Area Renaissance Festival: Huzzah! The time is anon for the return of the Bay Area Renaissance Festival this weekend through April 2. The field next to MOSI in Tampa will become a time-travel village of kings, queens, jousting, madrigals, archery …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 03: Author and creator Michael Connelly attends Amazon Red Carpet Premiere Screening For Season Two Of Original Drama Series, 'Bosch' on March 3, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Amazon Studios)
  3. Disney's Rivers of Light show opening Friday after long delays


    After months of technical delays, Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom on Friday will finally turn on the lights for its new nighttime show, Rivers of Light.

    The production features live performers and music, floating lanterns, lasers and special lights, with images projected against a mist.
  4. Exhibit of 'Star Wars' costumes and drawings coming to the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    A glamorous component of that famous galaxy far, far away is landing in St. Petersburg.

    Queen Amidala, Throne Room Gown from 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.' Copyright 2015, Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.
  5. Plan your weekend Feb 9-12: Knight Parade in Ybor, State Fair, S'mores and Zombies, ArtWalk


    Plan your weekend


    Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade: Saturday brings the annual nighttime Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade in Ybor City, and this year the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Glazer Family Foundation are the grand marshals. The parade starts at Seventh …

    Will Vragovic, tbt*
  6. 5 things to do under $5 Feb. 9-15: Wallenda on high wire, ArtWalk, Sing Out with Florida Orchestra, strawberry picking


    1 Rick Wallenda High-Wire Walk: The aerialist from the world-famous tightrope walking Flying Wallendas family will traverse St. Petersburg's Sundial shopping and entertainment district on the high wire at 5 p.m. Saturday. Come early for other circus-themed performances and photos with Wallenda. …

    Michael Francis and the orchestra took a selfie at the 2016 sing-along.
  7. Things To Do Planner: S'mores and Zombies, Florida State Fair, Sant' Yago Illuminated Knight Parade


    GASPARILLA: Sant' Yago IlluminatedKnight Parade

    Members of the Gaucho Association of Tampa march down 7th Ave during the Knights of Sant’Yago Parade in Ybor City Saturday night Feb. 14.
  8. Review: 'The LEGO Batman Movie' proves the Dark Knight is even better light


    Everything isn't quite as awesome about The LEGO Batman Movie, after the first interlocking brick flick set a soaring standard. But Joker has a point: Batman is better when he isn't so serious.

    Robin is voiced by Michael Cera, and Batman by Will Arnett in The LEGO Batman Movie, opening Friday.
  9. What to know: Florida State Fair guide and tips


    TAMPA -- Midway madness returns starting Thursday when the Florida State Fair fires up its deep fryers and midway rides and readies farm animals for 12 days of nostalgia-scented exhibition.

    Aerial view of the Florida State Fair midway.
(Courtesy of the Florida State Fair Authority)
  10. Valentine's Day special events for kids and families in Tampa Bay


    These Valentine's Day events in Tampa Bay are perfect for kids and families.

    "Be Winter's Valentine" runs Feb. 11 to 14 at Clearwater Marine Aquarium. [Brian Blanco/St. Petersburg/Clearwater Area Convention & Visitors Bureau]