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On your radar: Halloween events for kids, adults and dogs — and your pick of festivals

Halloween: A little tricky this year because it falls on Wednesday, but there are plenty of treats. For kids, the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa will offer trick-or-treating, costume parade and a visit from Sid the Science Kid from PBS Kids. $5 admission for kids, adults; (813) 443-3861. For adults, it's a perfect night to watch the 1977 slasher film Halloween at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $5; (727) 791-7400. And for pooches, it's the Gulfport Doggie Halloween Party with costume contest at the Gulfport Art Village Courtyard. Free; (727) 323-3892. For more Halloween events, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Holiday Boutique: Sure, you're having ghoulish thoughts now, but by Friday you'll be humming Christmas tunes at this reception featuring items from Florida artists to kick off the holiday gift season at the Florida Craftsmen Galleries in St. Petersburg. Free.

Date night

Howard Jones: The British synth-popster made his mark with songs like No One Is to Blame and Things Can Only Get Better. See him Thursday at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater. $45, $65. (727) 791-7400.

Florida Orchestra does Gershwin: Featuring George and Ira Gershwin hits such as Rhapsody in Blue and I Got Rhythm, along with rare video footage and photos. Shows are Friday at the Straz Center in Tampa, Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg, and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15–$45. (727) 892 3337; toll-free 1-800-662-7286.

Cirque Italia: Aerial acts, hand-balancing, contortionists and a movable water stage come to the big top next to the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa starting Thursday. $25–$40, $10–$35 ages 2–12; mosi.org.

Kids and family

Erase Hate Festival: Singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile headlines this rescheduled free fest to benefit Erase Hate Tampa Bay, a nonprofit that teaches about tolerance. It's Sunday at Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Free.

India Fest: This year it will fill the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa with more than 150 booths and hundreds of entertainers, Indian food and music. It runs Friday and Saturday. $15; $8 Saturday only. (727) 785-2736. Or eat your way around the world at the St. Petersburg International Folk Fair on Saturday at Vinoy Park. $10, $6 students, 5 and younger free. (727) 522-1896. This is festival season, so there's also Zoofari, Stone Crab Jam, the Safety Harbor Wine Festival and Congo Caliente. For details, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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