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ART: A novice art collector's friendships are strained when he asks them to evaluate his new piece in this Tony Award-winning production. Twenty-four pieces of art from the Duncan McClellan Gallery will be on display during the show. Tonight's performance is pay what you can, and it starts at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.

The General and Bangville Police: A silent film program opens with the Keystone Kops short Bangville Police, followed by Buster Keaton's 1926 film about Union spies who capture a train. Both films will be accompanied by Steven Ball performing on the Mighty Wurlitzer Organ. Screenings begins at 3 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $12, $10 children/seniors/members (813) 274-8982.

Mo Mandel: Mandel regularly appears on the late-night show Chelsea Lately and starred opposite Hank Azaria on NBC's short-lived sitcom Free Agents. See him at 7 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

SUP'n Kids Ocean Crest Experience: This interactive ocean-shore stand-up paddle boarding event for children ages 6-16 includes yoga, marine animal workshops, technique building workouts and a shore clean-up. It starts at 9 a.m. at the Magnuson Hotel and Marina Cove, 6800 Sunshine Skyway Lane S, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 324-7614


SEASON PREMIERE Breaking Bad, 10 p.m., AMC As we start up the second half of the final season (the final mini-season?), Walter White may finally have to face the music. Just think — if we had a government-sponsored health care system like Canada, this show would have been over in about 10 minutes.

Teen Choice 2013, 8 p.m., Fox The kids may want to pretend to watch this while covertly watching Breaking Bad anyway. Make it a family night!


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