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CL's must-do list for the week of

Thurs., Aug. 23-Wed., Aug. 29

23Beach Theatre concludes its WMNF-hosted series of screenings with Shut Up and Sing, a documentary about the Dixie Chicks and the backlash they faced after singer Natalie Maines publicly criticized President Bush at a 2003 concert. 6 and 8:15 p.m., St. Pete Beach.

24Last Comic Standing alumni Roz G is quick to admit, "I ain't got jokes, I got problems." The sassy New Jersey comedian performs at the Tampa Improv tonight through Sunday. 7:30 and 10 p.m., Ybor City, Tampa.

25Florida State Seminoles fans are invited to the Tampa Bay Seminole Club's annual Football Kick-Off Party & Pub Crawl, a celebration of the opening of the team's 2007-08 season. 3:30 p.m., Champions, Tampa Marriott Waterside, Tampa.

26Opera Tampa closes its VOICExperience operatic and vocal festival with Voices in Our Heads, a program of selections from the company's upcoming season. 2 p.m., TECO Theater-Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa.

27In his new exhibit, Snowbirds and Sand Castles, Denton Crawford explores different aspects of the human experience via portraits, paintings and works on paper. Through Sept. 7, Centre Gallery, USF-Tampa.

28Tonight, Black-on-Black Rhyme welcomes Baltimore spoken word artist Taalam Acey for its sixth annual Pajama Poetry Night, an erotic poetry event. 9 p.m., Sheraton Riverwalk, Tampa.

29St. Pete's Dawna Stone, the Apprentice: Martha Stewart winner, celebrates her book, Winning Nice: How to Succeed in Business and Life Without Waging War. 7-9 p.m., Barnes & Noble-USF St. Petersburg.

Aug. 31-Sept. 3, Florida's Largest Home Show, Tampa Convention Center,

Sept. 1, Meat Loaf, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater,

Sept. 4-Oct. 13, Latino Artists: A Multicultural Show, HCC-Dale Mabry Art Gallery, 813-253-7386.

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