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On your radar: Prepare for Guavaween mania, hear the Top Chef speak, check out a legendary comic, take in some culture or let your freak flag fly

Guavaween: The night of outrageous costumes and even more outrageous behavior is Saturday in downtown Ybor City. Motorized floats return to the Mama Guava Stumble Parade after a two-year absence — which means more beads! Advance tickets $12 at ybor.org. More Halloween events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Tom Pritchard: The local culinary rock star will speak at the Our Town Conversation at the Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg on Thursday. It's free, but RSVP to (727) 623-4710.

Dick Gregory: The legendary comedian and social activist is the headliner for a fundraiser sponsored by Give Water, Give Life, dedicated to building reservoirs in Africa. It's Friday at the Mirror Lake Lyceum in St. Petersburg. $50 advance. (727) 515-0371

Date night

Josh Groban: He has both a face and a booming voice to remember, Friday at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa. $55–$65. (813) 301-2500.

The Comedy of Errors: Two sets of twins separated at birth find themselves in the same city in this Shakespeare comedy staged by FreeFall Theatre in St. Petersburg. Runs Thursday through Nov. 13. (727) 498-5205.

Florida Orchestra: Plays Mahler's glorious and daunting Symphony No. 7 in two concerts, Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $15–$45. (727) 892-5798.

Amy Grant: She's flirted with pop and beyond but her roots have always been steeped in gospel. She performs with Michael W. Smith Wednesday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $42.75–$95. (727) 791-7400.

Kids and family

John's Pass Seafood Festival: Three days of local seafood, live music, children's activities (including trick-or-treating at 3 p.m. Saturday) at John's Pass Village and Boardwalk in Madeira Beach. It kicks off Friday evening with a concert and fireworks. Free admission.

Circus McGurkis: The peace festival and people's fair returns with art, crafts, music, dancers, storytellers and food at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lake Vista Park & Center, 1401 62nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free admission.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair: The popular festival features artists from around the country, with paintings, sculptures, glass and jewelry Saturday and Sunday. Free. artfestival.com.

On your radar: Prepare for Guavaween mania, hear the Top Chef speak, check out a legendary comic, take in some culture or let your freak flag fly 10/23/11 [Last modified: Monday, October 24, 2011 7:55am]

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