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On your radar: Get caught up on Halloween festivities, check out Tampa's food truck rally, save some room for Zoofari or attend a mini Cirque-like show

Happy Halloween! Rain or shine, it will be boo-tiful tonight for trick-or-treating. Try the Glazer Children's Museum. $5, though advance registration is suggested; (813) 443-3861. St. Petersburg's Old Northeast, particularly on 17th Avenue between Locust and Poplar, is a major hobgoblin attraction. Clearwater's Bright House Field has a Boo Bash with candy and a haunted house at 5:30 p.m. Free. More spooky events: tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Psycho: You may never take a shower again after this 1960 Alfred Hitchcock thriller starring Anthony Perkins and Janet Leigh at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $6.

Tampa Food Truck Fiesta: Mayor Bob Buckhorn launches a monthly food truck rally downtown in Gaslight Park for the hungry lunch mob at 11 a.m. Wednesday.

Zoofari: The 25th annual feeding frenzy at Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, with samples from 60 restaurants, open bars, art auction and music from headliner Dave Mason on Saturday. $75. (813) 935-8552, ext. 276.

Date night

Florida Orchestra Pops: It's like a mini Cirque show as acrobats and contortionists perform to symphonic music. The Mahaffey performance is sold out, but other shows are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. (813) 229-7827.

Music: Country superstar Martina McBride does a show in an unusual spot, Demens Landing park in St. Petersburg at 8 p.m. Saturday. $40 advance; (727) 892-5189. It's a cozy concert with Melissa Manchester (Through the Eyes of Love, Don't Cry Out Loud) at 8 p.m. Friday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $45-$55. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

Sarasota Chalk Festival: More than 250 artists start to transform the pavement Tuesday with masterpieces in full bloom by the weekend in Burns Square in Sarasota. Free. chalkfestival.com.

MacDill Airfest: This year's featured performers are the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, with fly-bys from all types of aircraft, Saturday and Sunday at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. Gates open at 8 a.m. both days. Free.

Rest of the fests: It's the best season for festivals. There are nearly 20 this weekend including Dunedin Art Harvest, Art Arbor at Boyd Hill in St. Petersburg, Ruskin Seafood Festival, Fish Broil and Mullet Festival in Pass-a-Grille Beach, Fire Fest in Tampa and Ybor Jazz Festival. Details at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

More to explore

Enter Fido in the Cutest Pet Contest to win $500. Go to tampabay.com/things-to-do and click the Contest tab.

On your radar: Get caught up on Halloween festivities, check out Tampa's food truck rally, save some room for Zoofari or attend a mini Cirque-like show 10/30/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 31, 2011 3:45pm]
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