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On your radar: Alton Brown signs books, Colbie Caillat sings songs and there's a movie in Straub Park

Alton Brown book signing: The nerdly Food Network star will give a talk and sign copies of his latest book, Good Eats 3, at 7 p.m. at the Books-A-Million at Westfield Brandon mall. The store will give out numbers to ensure an orderly flow of people. (813) 571-2062.

Colbie Caillat: The Grammy-winning So-Cal singer/songwriter returns to the bay area after headlining this year's Taste of Pinellas. With Andy Grammer at 7:30 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $30–$40.

Music and Movies in the Park: The music starts at 6 p.m., and the 1988 comedy Beetlejuice, starring Michael Keaton, starts at dark at North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free.

Our Town conversation: Hear a talk with Tom Pritchard, the chef behind the award-winning menus at Salt Rock Grill and several other Pinellas County restaurants. The talk is free at 6:30 p.m. at the Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Reservations required. (727) 823-3767.

Dewey Bozella: The USF lecture series invites the boxer, who served more than 26 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. He now works on prisoner rehabilitation and has returned to boxing as a trainer to aspiring fighters. It's free at 8 p.m. at the Oval Theater of the Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa.

Date night

Surreal pumpkin carving: Bring all your wacky, creative ideas and join the Dalí Museum's Zodiac Group for a contest. Sip on seasonal beer and wine and munch on light hors d'oeuvres. Prizes awarded for most original pumpkin art. Starts at 7 p.m. at Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club in St. Petersburg. $25.

To watch

Billboard Mexican Music Awards, 8 p.m., Telemundo: The first-ever awards show from Billboard specifically for Mexican music.

Season finale, Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime: The finalists run a fashion show at Lincoln Center.

Series return, Beavis and Butt-head, 10 p.m., MTV: Yes, really.

More to explore

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On your radar: Alton Brown signs books, Colbie Caillat sings songs and there's a movie in Straub Park 10/26/11 [Last modified: Thursday, October 27, 2011 7:16am]

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