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  1. Tampa Theatre will play 1925 'Phantom' with live organ music

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    All summer long, Tampa Theatre has been showing classic Hollywood movies, and the season is going really old school for its finale. On Sunday, the series closes with the silent film Phantom of the Opera from 1925 — accompanied with a live organ.

    Lon Chaney as Erik, the Phantom, and Mary Philbin as Christine Daae in the 1925 silent version of The Phantom of the Opera.
  2. Plan your weekend Aug. 28-30

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    Plan your weekend

    Comedy

    Patton Oswalt One of the most influential comics today, he will riff on obsessive-compulsive disorder one moment and comic book heroes the next, drawing on literature or video games with equal ease. He's the same way as an actor, moving seemlessly from …

    LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05:  Actor Patton Oswalt arrives at the premiere of FX's "Justified" Season 4 at Paramount Studios on January 5, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  3. Column: Local mural lovers can enjoy some throughout Tampa Bay

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    When did Tampa Bay become a mini Wynwood?

    Stephanie Hayes stands by her dog, Stuart, in Dunedin.
  4. SHINE Mural Festival brings new wall art to St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    ST. PETERSBURG

    There will be paint. A lot of it.

    The SHINE Mural Festival officially kicks off Tuesday, but you might already notice a small army of artists transforming drab exterior walls into tapestries of color and imagery along the Central Avenue corridor and fanning out north and south at three …

    A SHINE mural on a side wall of the Amsterdam Bar on Central Avenue in St. Petersburg was completed with the help of students from the Bloom Gallery in St. Petersburg.
  5. Dining Planner: Best smoked cocktails, a secret menu at Il Ritorno and a place for fresh bread

    Food & Dining

    WHERE THERE'S SMOKE: COCKTAILS

    Ready your extinguisher. They're everywhere. Bartenders all over the Tampa Bay area are turning to new tools to up their game. One of those is smoke, which comes in many forms.

    The smoked Old Fashioned, Craft Street Kitchen’s signature drink, begins with fire on cedar. Buffalo Trace bourbon, smoke essence, demerara and walnut bitters complete the cocktail.
  6. Take It Outside Planner: Courtney Campbell trail (w/video), how to catch tarpon and how to beat a gator

    Outdoors

    SUNSHINE DAY: CAUSEWAY TRAIL

    Looking for a great sunrise? Take a hike on the new Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail. The 9.5-mile paved pathway that connects Clearwater and Tampa is an urban hiker's dream.

    Terry Tomalin, left, and walking partner Glenn Smith cross the top of the bridge on the Courtney Campbell Trail with the early morning sun at their backs. Be forewarned: It gets hot if you don’t start early.
  7. Things To Do Planner: Beer Challenge, WWE Raw in Tampa, Rodeo Fest

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    DRINKING GAMES: THE GREAT BEER CHALLENGE

    Get in shape: The Great Beer Challenge coming Saturday to the courts of the Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club.
  8. Art Planner: Fashion meets art in Dunedin, St. Pete; plus cheap family fun at Tampa Museum of Art

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    Its age has earned it the description "venerable," but Wearable Art 11 at Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, on Saturday is anything but. In the past, guests have been treated to couture made with raw meat and pyrotechnics, for example, so each year the …

    Work by Lina Teixeira, who designed this dress, is in Wearable Art 11.
  9. Music Planner: Earl Sweatshirt arrives, Geri X opens up, bands tackle Taylor Swift in Ybor

    Music & Concerts

    ODD BIRD: EARL SWEATSHIRT

    At some point, Earl Sweatshirt had to show up. For years, his mysterious backstory — exiled as a teen to a boy's academy in Samoa, MIA as his rap crew Odd Future rose to stardom, plagued by addiction and health issues that kept him out of the public eye — …

    Earl Sweatshirt will perform Tuesday night at the Orpheum in Ybor City.
  10. The art of curation: Museum curators talk about what they do

    Visual Arts

    They are a diverse group united by a word: curator. You probably have never met any of them unless you have attended a gallery talk in conjunction with an exhibition. Yet curators, more than any other arts professionals who work at museums, are responsible for what you see and how you see it. • Curators interpret a …

    Katherine Pill of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg poses in front of the light that projects Peter Sarkisian’s Extruded Video Engine II, a 2007 new media work.