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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 30

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Old Skool Labor Day Weekend: This year's beachfront Labor Day Weekend celebration kicks off with a Tiki happy hour with drink specials from 4 to 7 p.m. and Chad Fox on the Tiki stage from 8 p.m. to close. Doors open at 4 p.m. at Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. $10. (727) 441-6875.

MOSI After Dark and Food Truck Rally: Come to the museum for this after-hours event with discounted admission to the exhibits, a food truck rally, DJ music, games and access to the Sky Trail Ropes Course. It starts at 6 p.m. at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free, $5 admission charge for exhibits. Admission to the Sea Monsters Revealed exhibition is regular price. (813) 987-6000.

D.L. Hughley: The star of the sitcom The Hughleys and one of the four comedians in the Spike Lee's The Original Kings of Comedy performs his politically savvy satire at 8 and 10:30 p.m. at the Improv Comedy Theater in Tampa. $30. (813) 864-4000.

Travis Scott: The Houston, Texas, hip-hop artist has collaborated with rap stars Kanye West, T.I. and 2 Chainz. Show starts at 11 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20.50. (727) 895-3045.

ART: A novice art collector's friendships are strained when he asks them to evaluate his newly acquired piece in this Tony Award-winning production. See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $29-$39. (727) 823-7529.

TO WATCH

America's Next Top Model, 9 p.m., CW Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton shows up to highlight the fact he has a skinny body and a giant head like every other TV personality. Then he makes them act like fashion correspondents, which probably involves them drawing obscene body parts on photos of stars.

SEASON FINALE Gold Rush, 9 p.m., Discovery Do you think the guys got rich off panning for gold in South America? Well, they're still on TV to collect paychecks, so we're guessing no.

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