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This week's best bets: Vivica A. Fox and friends, hip-hop violinist Damien Escobar

PULLING STRINGS: Damien Escobar The streets of Queens were the first stage for Damien Escobar, who at age 9 busked with his brother as the hip-hop violin duo Nuttin' but Stringz. Escobar, a classical music prodigy, graduated from Juilliard at age 13. Before the duo dissolved in 2012, Nuttin' but Stringz made it to  …

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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 23

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    Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons: The original Jersey boy himself has produced hits like Sherry, Walk Like A Man, Rag Doll, December '63 and Grease during his long-lasting career both solo and with the Four Seasons. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, …

    Saint PAUL, MN - JULY 25: Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons perform at the 2010 Starkey Hearing Foundation 10th Annual "So the World May Hear" Gala at Saint Paul RiverCentre on July 25, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota.   (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images for Starkey Hearing Foundation) *** Local Caption *** Frankie Valli
  2. Famous Lego exhibition coming to Tampa for a free show courtesy of the Viniks

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    Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik and his wife, Penny, have a fondness for modern, whimsical art. And Vinik and his partners have laid out plans to transform Tampa's Channelside area into a dynamic urban center full of parks, public art and amenities.

    Los Angeles-based artist Nathan Sawaya’s sculpture Yellow is one of his creations featured in the “The Art of the Brick” exhibition. The imaginative show has been drawing large crowds worldwide since 2007.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of May 22-28.

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    Tampa Bay Margarita Festival: Get your tequila fix Saturday at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park with more than 50 varieties of margaritas, music headlined by the Barenaked Ladies and beer and vodka for non-tequila drinkers. $15-$25, $30 at door (if available); $85-$150 VIP, $175 at door (if available).

  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 21

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    Muse: The '90s rock trio embark on a tour with Thirty Seconds to Mars and PVRIS. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $30-$99.50. (813) 740-2446.

    Luis Santana  |   Times (8/9/14, Tampa, FL)   Jared Leto of Thirty Seconds To Mars performs at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa for the 2014 Carnivores Tour. [Photo Luis Santana | Times]
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 20

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    End of the Rainbow: The play uses the lens of Christmas 1968 to see the ups and downs of Judy Garland, who's in the midst of another comeback, but will die from a drug overdose six months later. Through June 4. 2 and 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$47. (727) 498-5205.

    Melissa Minyard plays Judy Garland during a comeback in 1968 in Freefall Theatre's production of End of the Rainbow. Thee Photo Ninja.
  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for May 19

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    Full Force Celebrity Talent Search: Comedian Chris O'Baby hosts this talent search with guest performances by Vivica Fox (Empire/Independence Day), RL (the voice of Next), the Full Force Brothers (Ain't My Type of Hype/House Party), Alia Davis (Allure) and the Beat Down Band. The winner of the show gets $500 and …

    Vivica A. Fox joined Moffitt Cancer Center's national board of advisors.
[Photo courtesy of Moffitt Cancer Center]