Monday, January 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 21

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: North Carolina folk trio the Avett Brothers, above, close the four-day festival today. Also performing are Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds, the Cave Dwellers featuring the Reinhardt Brothers, and the Ruth Eckerd Hall/Clearwater Jazz Holiday Youth Jazz Band. Gates open at 2 p.m. at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $15 at the gate. (727) 461-5200.

Wit: Tonight's preview performance is also pay-what-you-can to see Margaret Edson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. It follows Vivian Bearing, a brilliant English professor and a specialist in the metaphysical themes of John Donne's Holy Sonnets, who finds herself the subject of research designed to try to save her life. See it at 3 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590.

Night at the Museum: Catch pirates, explorers, pioneer women and even the Ghostbusters sneaking around the galleries as kids trick or treat their way through the Tampa Bay History Center's hands-on exhibits while snagging candy from historical figures come to life. Features ghoulish games, creepy crafts and a costume contest with prizes. Starting at 4 p.m. at the museum, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. $14, $9 children; $8, $6 child members. (813) 228-0097.

Straz Center Open House: This free open house celebrates the Straz Center's 25th anniversary with live entertainment, samples from the Columbia restaurant, animals from Lowry Park Zoo and more. It's at 10 a.m. at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

To watch

Night of Too Many Stars: America Comes Together for Autism Programs, 8 p.m., Comedy Central: Finally, a telethon that's both entertaining (featuring host Jon Stewart, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Stephen Colbert, Katy Perry and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog) and gets off the air before The Walking Dead starts. That alone makes us want to give them money.

The Walking Dead, 10 p.m., AMC: Well, look at that, the show remembered it has zombies available for episodes besides the season finale. Some exposition is vital, sure, but let's keep severing limbs, shall we?

More to explore

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