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  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay Sept. 23

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    Taste of Midtown: Sample culinary treats from area restaurants while taking in the Through Our Eyes: Midtown and Beyond project, which showcases student journalists' photography, writing and multimedia. Tonight also features music by Lakewood High and John Hopkins Middle school students. It's at 5 p.m. at Studio@620, …

    The Tasting Room at Cigar City Brewery .
  2. 15 museums offer free admission Saturday

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    Culture aplenty is free for the taking Saturday. • Between the Smithsonian Museum Day Live and St. Petersburg's Arts Alive, many local museums will offer free admission Saturday. A few unaffiliated locations will also offer free or reduced admission. • Some are offering special activities or events, like …

    Artist Sun Xun paints details into his installation at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, which has free admission Saturday.
  3. Things to do in Tampa Bay, Sept. 22-28

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    Howl-O-Scream: Busch Gardens' 300 acres of haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows go into full swing next week, but get in on the action early with Freaky Previews on Friday and Saturday for less: $45, $35 for passholders. (813) 987-5600.

    Howl or scream? The Vayne models say ‚€œscream‚€ every night before they pounce on unlucky victims in the audience at Busch Gardens‚€™ Howl-O-Scream 2009. tb-two* talked to University of South Florida student Madison Bickel, 19, who plays Elsa, to find out what it‚€™s like to be a House of Vayne model.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 21

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    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: After performing at the forum in 2010, the living legend and his band are back, and touring in support new album Hypnotic Eye. Steve Winwood will open at 7 p.m., Amalie Arena (formerly Tampa Bay Times Forum), 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $32.75-$128.25. (813) 301-2500.

    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers perform live at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on their 2010 Mojo tour. [Luis Santana, Times]
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 20

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    Jenny McCarthy: The former The View host brings a hilarious, all-female cast of comedians on the Dirty, Sexy Funny tour to take an outrageous look contemporary women's lives, from single motherhood to casual sex. Catch them at 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $62.75-$103.75. (727) …

    Jenny McCarthy Hosts her Dirty Sexy Funny Comedy Show at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City on May 10. (Paul Froggatt / PR Photos)
  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 19

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    Talk Like A Pirate Day: Ahoy matey! Wear ye finest pirate gear and join other pirate wanna-bes for this party with live music by Impulse, rum specials, food and pirate contests. Benefits Hospice and the Tampa Bay Hospice Cup. Party gets going at 5 p.m., The Getaway, 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg. $15. (813) …