Shpongle: The trippy electro-fusion outfit led by DJ/producer Simon Posford and world-renowned flautist Raja Ram performs at 6 p.m. at Ritz Ybor in Tampa. $19.50-$22.50. (813) 247-2555.
Gorey Stories: Just in time for Halloween, Jobsite Theater puts on this collection of creepy vignettes inspired by the author Edward Gorey. See it at 8 p.m. at Shimberg Playhouse at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $28. (813) 229-7827.
Alejandro Escovedo: The onetime punk hero and current Americana all-star's new album Big Station is a heartfelt harvest of Texas twang and Southwestern shuffle. He performs at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $25. (813) 977-6474.
Our Town Conversations: Host Carol Mickett leads this monthly series of talks with local heroes. This month's featured speaker is Marvin Scaff, a software entrepreneur and promoter of technology entrepreneurship in Florida who co-founded Gazelle Lab. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala. Talk is at 6:30 p.m. at Dali Museum in St. Petersburg. $5 (reservations required). (727) 823-3767.
Music and Movies in the Park: This month's event has a Halloween vibe, with music by the Hot Rod Hornets and a screening of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters. The music starts at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at dark at North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 463-4612.
The Vampire Diaries, 8 p.m., CW Elena wants to keep going to school, but Rebekah is making it difficult by hanging around. Time to change your schedule around, don't you think?
The Office, 9 p.m., NBC All we need to say about this: Stephen Colbert guest stars as a character named Broccoli Rob. Aaaaaand sold.
More to explore
Find movie reviews and current movie listings at tampabay.com/things-to-do.