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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Sept. 5-11

Labor Day: With the day off work, you can hit the pool at a picnic at Highland Recreation Complex in Largo, 400 Highland Ave. $12 with card, $23 without card (group of five) running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today.

SHINE Mural Festival: The 19 artists brought in to paint murals all over St. Petersburg are already at work. Today brings a party called Creative Block from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. where Cecilia Lueza will paint directly on the street on Central Avenue at Fifth Street. For other SHINE events and a map of the murals, go to shineonstpete.com.

Date Night

Music: Orlando native and former Creed frontman Scott Stapp takes the stage tonight at District 3 in Tampa ($20-$25). On Thursday, frequent collaborators Ja Rule and Ashanti perform at the Ritz Ybor ($35-$100). Award-winning country star Miranda Lambert brings her Keeper of the Flame tour to Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Friday ($25-$59.75). The Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour closes out the week on Sunday at Tampa's Amalie Arena, featuring Puff Daddy, Mase, Lil Kim, Faith Evans and French Montana ($26.25-$146.75).

Brian Posehn: The comedian, actor and writer from HBO's Mr. Show, NBC's sitcom Just Shoot Me and The Sarah Silverman Program performs at Crowbar in Ybor City on Friday ($17-$20).

The Underpants: This opening weekend is sold out for Jobsite Theater's production of the Steve Martin-penned farce, but it runs through Oct. 2. Get tickets at jobsitetheater.org. $28.

Willy Wonka: Gene Wilder fans can see a free screening of the film Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on Saturday at Tampa Theatre at 2 p.m. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982. tampatheatre.org.

Kids and Family

Flavor Run: In a twist on eat and run, this 5K at the Florida State Fairgrounds will be dashing through fruit-flavored clouds of strawberry, blueberry, watermelon, banana, grape and orange. The after-party includes live entertainment and real fresh fruit. $25-$60 at flavorrun.com. 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. (813) 621-7821. 9 a.m. Saturday.

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