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SUNSETS AT PIER 60: Enjoy a festival of arts, crafts and entertainment from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Pier 60 Pavilion, Clearwater Beach. Tonight, it's the Jim Griswold Band (blues); Saturday, it's Hammerhead (rock); Sunday, it's Bernie Maloney Quartet (jazz). Free.
MUSIC FROM YESTERYEAR: The 2001-2002 big band concert series will open with a "Salute to Harry James" starring trumpet virtuoso Charly Raymond playing songs such as Stardust, You Made Me Love You, Ciribiribin, and Two O'Clock Jump at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Westin-Innisbrook Resort. The show will also feature the 14-piece 42nd Street Big Band which will play hits by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Duke Ellington. The resort is at 36750 U.S. 19, Palm Harbor. Tickets are $30, and the price includes dinner. Reservations are required. Call (727) 919-3866.
CHORAL PERFORMANCE: The 60-voice Harmony Harbor Chorus of Sweet Adelines International will present a barbershop-style show with an unusual country twist at 8 p.m. Saturday at Coachman Fundamental School, 2235 NE Coachman Road, Clearwater. Also, the Wayward Street Players will perform humorous music. Patron tickets (dinner, the show and a special performance by the Hank Shaw Band) cost $25 for adults, $20 for children. Tickets for the show only cost $15 for adults, $12 for children. Call (727) 938-7464.
ART SHOW: The Creative Artists and Palm Harbor Historical Society will sponsor an art show and sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Palm in Live Oak Park, on the shores of the Gulf of Mexico, off U.S. Alt. 19, Crystal Beach. Historical paintings and local Florida art will be displayed both inside and outside the museum. Some of the works will be hung from a clothesline strung up between two live oak trees. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 789-2713.
OKTOBERFEST: This will get you into the fall spirit: Authentic German food, drinks, music and dancing at the Sixth annual Top o' the Bay Oktoberfest this weekend. The festival run from 5 to 11 tonight, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday at R.E. Olds Park, corner of Bayview Boulevard and Shore Drive, a half mile south of Tampa Road/Hillsborough Avenue and State Road 580, Oldsmar. Activities include a full carnival and midway, arts and crafts, contests, a kid's play area and entertainment including three German bands and Bavarian folk dancers. Call (813) 855-4233.
STAMPS AND COINS: The Safety Harbor Community Center will host a stamp and coin expo from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the center, 650 Ninth Ave. S. The items will be bought, sold and appraised. Free door prizes. Admission is free. Call (727) 848-7697.
PLAY: The Francis Wilson Playhouse will present the House on the Cliff through Nov. 4. Show times are 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets for adults cost $12, students get in for $8. The playhouse is at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Call (727) 446-1360.
JAZZ: The Clam Bayou Jazz Band will entertain folks for free at 3:30 today at the Tarpon Springs Library community room. The music will be swing. Call (727) 784-8908.
SCARY EVENT: The fifth annual Fright Fest featuring haunted trails, contests, hay rides and entertainment will be from 6 to 11 tonight through Wednesday at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival grounds, 400 Central Park Drive, Largo. Admission is $9.95 for adults, $7.95 for seniors and $4.95 for children. Call (727) 586-5423.
REST IN PIECES: Honeymoon Island State Park will host the fourth annual Halloween in the Park from 6 to 10 tonight and Saturday. Activities will include a hay ride, spooky stories, games, face painting, a scavenger hunt, a haunted graveyard and a haunted trail walk. Admission is $5 per car. For information, call (727) 298-2305.
OLD MOVIE: Enjoy a showing of The Phantom of the Opera starring Lon Chaney Sr., with accompaniment by Tom Hoehn at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Royalty Theater, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. All seats are $12. Call (727) 441-8868.
MUSICAL: The Eight O'Clock Theater is presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel at 8 tonight and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6793.
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