R. Kelly: Don’t be surprised to see protesters outside tonight’s concert by the popular singer, songwriter, producer who crowns himself as the "King of R&B" who is bringing along R&B sensation Keyshia Cole and Adina Howard. 8 p.m., Yuengling Center (formerly USF Sun Dome), 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. $49 to $125..
Ribfest: This annual festival by the bay features music, delicious ribs and fair food like funnel cakes, pretzels and more. Tonight’s headliner is country’s Josh Turner. 12 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 528-3828; ribfest.org.
Brian Wilson : Legendary musician extends his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour with symphony orchestra and special guests Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $58.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.
Tampa Am: Considered the premiere amateur event in skateboarding, the Skatepark of Tampa’s annual contest is the place some of the world‘s best street skateboarders were first brought into the spotlight. 9 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $5-$10 daily, $30 weekend. (813) 621-6793; skateparkoftampa.com.
St. Petersburg Opera: Pinocchio: The classic fairy tale is set to the music of Verdi, Mozart and Offenbach. 2 p.m., Opera Central, 2145 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. $5-$10. (727) 822-3590; stpeteopera.org.
Tiny Home Show: Meet John and Fin, the hosts of Facebook blog Beloved Cabin, and see a display of tiny homes including Tiny Firehouse: Station No. 9, which was featured on HGTV’s Tiny House, Big Living. 9 a.m., Hillsborough Community College SouthShore, 551 24th St. NE, Ruskin. $5, free veterans/students. (813) 786-7300.
Tampa Bay Fall RV Show: The Florida RV Trade Association show brings new and used travel trailers, motor homes, tent campers and conversion vans and lots of booths featuring parts and accessories, insurance, RV repair and financing. 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $4, 16 and younger free. (813) 741-0488; floridastatefair.com.
Sponge Docks Seafood Festival: 10 a.m., Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 322-5217; SIKPromotions.com.
Tampa Greek Festival: Opa! The 38th annual festival celebrates Greek heritage and culture with Mediterranean cuisine, church tours, a play zone, full bar, shopping and Greek dancing. Benefits LifePath Hospice. 11 a.m., St. John Greek Orthodox Church and School, 2418 W Swann Ave., Tampa. $2, 11 and younger free, free Friday until 4 p.m. (813) 876-8830; tampagreekfestival.com.
Dunedin Dogtoberfest: Bring your pooch to the annual dog-themed Oktoberfest and join the fun of a doggie costume contest, the "Running of the Wieners," an alumni parade, blessing of the animals and the "My Pet’s Got Talent" competition. 11:30 a.m., Highlander Park, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin. Free; $5 parking. (727) 786-1330. dogtoberfest.info.
Dunedin Wines the Blues Festival: Listen to nonstop blues music with performances on three stages. 12 p.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free (food/wine additional). (727) 437-3569; dunedinwinestheblues.info.
Ukrainian Autumn Festival: The annual celebration features music, dancing, Ukrainian food, arts and crafts, games for kids, rides, beer and an auction. 12 p.m., Epiphany of Our Lord Ukrainian Catholic Church, 430 90th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $3, 11 and younger free (food and drink additional). (727) 576-1001.
King of the Beach Festival: This annual festival held in conjunction with the King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament includes food by local restaurants, arts and crafts, a boat showcase and live music. 2 p.m., Madeira Beach Recreation Center Bandshell, 200 Rex Place, Madeira Beach. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 216-6601.
Chopin Project Concert: 3 p.m., Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, Hudson. $22-$32. (813) 966-1933.
Art Flip: Opening Reception: Donate gently used artwork for the gallery to exhibit and re-sell. Shop the exhibit of gently-used artwork. 5 p.m., [email protected], 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620; thestudioat620.org.
St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk: Meet artists and gallery owners, be among first to see the latest exhibits, and explore the vibrant art community. Free trolley available. Map available at stpeteartsalliance.org. 5 p.m., Downtown St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 518-5142.
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Ocean’s 8 (2018) (PG-13): Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch free movies on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 5:45 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036; sunsetsatpier60.com.
Robby Slowik: He’s appeared on Conan and written for shows on HBO, IFC and MTV. 6 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.
New Tampa Brew Fest: Craft brews star - from home brewers, to area breweries and others - for guests to sample and enjoy with cuisine from area food trucks and live entertainment; hosted by Rotary Club of New Tampa, benefits local charities. Must be 21. At the Venetian Event Center. 6 p.m., St. Mark Evangelist Catholic Church, 9724 Cross Creek Blvd., Tampa. $35, $20 designated driver. (813) 972-2555; newtampabrewfest.com.
Fur Ball: The annual gala includes light dinner, dancing, cash bar, and live and silent auctions. Caribbean dress encouraged. Benefits the Humane Society of the Nature Suncoast. This year’s theme is "Having a Ball in Pawgaritaville." 6 p.m., Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. $75 per person, $750 table of 10. (352) 796-2711.
That’s So Fetch: The Actual Bank Robbers perform 2000’s sing-a-long classic while VJ Sirius provides music and videos for you to dance to at this Mean Girls inspired party. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $10, $50 VIP. (813) 247-2555; ritzybor.com.
Will Ackerman: Grammy-award winning guitarist will perform at his show entitled Will Ackerman, The Gathering, Four Guitars 7:30 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $30 general admission and $27 for Tarpon Arts members. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.
Shakespeare in the City: The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Through Nov. 11. 7:30 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.
Scheherazade: Telling Stories through Music: The Suncoast Symphony Orchestra presents a concert featuring the music Scheherazade by Rimsky-Korsakow, The Gypsy Baron by Strauss, L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2 Movements 2-4 by Bizet, and the March of the Boyards by Halvorsen. 7:30 p.m., Palm Harbor United Methodist Church, 1551 Belcher Road, Palm Harbor. Free. Donations welcome. (727) 796-0071.
Steve-O: With a destiny to hurt himself for other people’s entertainment, Stephen Glover attended the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Clown College to learn how to do stunts. He went to Hollywood with a dream and home videos of his antics, which eventually landed him on MTV’s Jackass with Johnny Knoxville. Almost 20 years later, he’s a bestselling author and has been filming a number of stunts, which he will screen for theis Bucket List Tour. 7:30 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25, $50 VIP. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.
Ottmar Liebert and Luna Negra: Singer known around the world for his virtuious brand of Spanish-influenced guitar instrumentals will perform his latest release The Complete Santa Fe Sessions and more with his band. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50-$99.50. (727) 791-7400.
Tommy Shillue: He’s the host of his self-titled show on Fox News Radio, was a correspondent on the Daily Show, has his own Comedy Central special, is part of Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet called the Rag Time Girls and has made the rounds of the late night shows. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI: The themed kite flying event features tons of red, white and blue kites, banners and flags. Includes general kite flying, kite games, stunt kite lessons, demonstrations, bubbles and candy falling from the sky. 10 a.m., Thunderbird Resort, 10700 Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island. Free. (727) 320-9463; thunderbirdflorida.com.
Repticon: Everything at Repticon slithers or crawls. Vendors will be on hand with reptile pets and everything related to reptiles, amphibians, exotic animals, as well as raffles, seminars and children’s activities. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $10, $5 ages 5-12, 4 and younger free. (863) 268-4273; repticon.com.
Market Hop: Take a free ride on the TECO line Streetcar for drop off points at the Maven Market (Channel District), Centro Ybor Market (Ybor) and the Ybor Saturday Market (Ybor). 10 a.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 394-7823.
Family Safety Day: Kids can get a free new or reconditioned bicycle at this event with police station tours, SWAT display, bicycle safety rodeo, inflatables, a police vehicle display, household safety, food and music. 10 a.m., Largo Police Station, 201 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Free. (727) 586-7472.
Water Ski Show: Salute to Veterans: Skiers ages 6 to 60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts. Come early for a pre-show. 4 p.m., Tower Lake, 130 Burbank Road, Oldsmar. Free. (727) 480-9365; tampawaterski.com.
It’s Christmas, Eve 8 p.m., Hallmark: There’s still a long way to go, but so far this our favorite goofy title for a holiday TV movie. LeAnn Rimes plays Eve Morgan, a Scrooge-like school superintendent who specializes in slashing budgets — until she meets a handsome music teacher.
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