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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 23

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.

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. 8:45 a.m., One Buc Place, 1 Buccaneer Place, Tampa. Free. (813) 870-2700.

Florida Skimboarders Crossover Contest: Approximately 15 professional skimboarders from around the world compete in the indoor skate portion of the traveling event. The contest begins in Tampa at SPoT and moves to Disney's Typhoon Lagoon for an inland surfing event, and then to Vilano Beach for the Florida Pro/Am. 1 p.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 621-6793.

Simmer and Sift: Flavor-filled food tastings. The series continues with a Florida-inspired demonstration by Greg Baker, chef-owner of The Refinery. 6 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $50, $40 members. (727) 896-2667, ext. 210.

Sunset Paddle: Watch the sun set from atop a stand up paddle board or in a kayak. 6:30 p.m., Urban Kai, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $25, includes paddle, leash and lifejacket. (813) 598-1634.

Wine Society Tasting: Refine your wine palate in weekly wine tasting class with food pairings. Registration requested. 7 p.m., Ybor City Wine Bar, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $20. (813) 999-4966.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 28: This portion of the series features Sebastian, in which a man has a fling with his partners cousin. 7:30 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (813) 879-4220.

Erick Olson: A combination of magic, comedy, visual gags and quick one-liners, his show is fast-paced and loaded with audience participation. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $6.01. (813) 864-4000.


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. 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.


The Farthest — Voyager in Space, 9 p.m., PBS: An exploration of NASA's Voyager missions, which launched in 1977, and how they have shaped our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. The special also includes photographs taken by the twin spacecraft.


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