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Times files (2010) Theatrical organist Steven Ball plays with a silent film at the Tampa Theatre in 2010; he will play to accompany the silent film "The Black Pirate" on Sunday.

Times files (2010) Theatrical organist Steven Ball plays with a silent film at the Tampa Theatre in 2010; he will play to accompany the silent film "The Black Pirate" on Sunday.

Summer Classic Movie Series: The Black Pirate: The survivor of a pirate ship looted by a rival crew takes over the crew that ultimately kills his father. This silent film is accompanied live by theatrical organist Steven Ball at 3 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $12, $10 children/seniors/members. (813) 274-8982.

Cash Cash: The electronic act took the stage at this year's Sunset Music Festival while a rainbow formed overhead. Now, see what magic they make at noon at Hogan's Beach , 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. $15-$25. (813) 281-8900.

Tyler Craig: This Atlanta comic who has appeared on Comic View, Laffapalooza! and That Comedy Show is known for his signature line, "And the moral of the story is …" 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20 advance; $30 at the door. (813) 864-4000.

Tampa Bay Rays Watch Party: When the Rays are out of town, catch the game on the beach at a family-friendly watch party with a giant screen set up on the sand. Food and buckets of beer available for purchase. Everything starts at 1:05 p.m., Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. $10 parking on site. Food and drink additional. (727) 367-6461.

The Divine Sister: An outrageous comic homage to nearly every Hollywood film involving nuns, The Divine Sister tells the story of St. Veronica's indomitable Mother Superior, determined to build a new school for her Pittsburgh convent. 3 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30. (813) 374-2416.

Foreign/Familiar Cities: A hybrid dance theatre film and live performance by choreographer Erin Tracy based on the novel Invisible Cities of Italo Calvino. 3 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $15, $10 students/seniors. (727) 895-6620.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunday Funday: The Healing Heroes Network hosts this military appreciation event with games, raffles, giveaways and live country music by Jamie Tate at noon, Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 781-4376.

TO WATCH

2014 MTV Video Music Awards, 9 p.m., MTV The annual two-hour exercise in narcissism, calculated outrageous moments and Maroon 5 will be worth enduring for a performance by Beyoncé.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Aug. 24 08/22/14 [Last modified: Friday, August 22, 2014 4:59pm]
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    Food & Dining

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    Stage

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    Events

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    Stage

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    Events

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