WMNF presents Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon 70th birthday party and tribute at Skipper's Smokehouse in Tampa will have 27 bands performing from Lennon's catalog beginning at 1 p.m. It's $12 at the door until 5 p.m.; $17 after that. (813) 977-6474; skipperssmokehouse.com.
St. Pete Oktoberfest: The Grand Central District gets in on the Oktoberfest craze with dozens of craft and seasonal beer samples from more than 30 local and national breweries. There also will be local bands (including the Hip Abduction), food and art displays from 5 to 10 p.m. $30. (727) 328-7086.
Brews by the Bay: Drink with the fishes at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa starting at 7 p.m. This Oktoberfest brew and craft beer celebration has food from local restaurants, more than 35 beers to sample and live music. Plus you can stroll through the aquarium. $60. (813) 273-4000.
Darktoberfest Gothtackular: Exhibit features works by the Crafty Hag and other artists at [email protected] Annex, 645 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. It starts at 6 p.m.; come dressed as a zombie for the parade at 8 p.m. Free.
Thrill the World practices: Learn the Thriller dance and help break last year's record at this free dance lesson at 5:30 p.m. at the Pier in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-6443.
The Outlaws: The got their whirlwind start as a local Tampa band, and now they're back at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. Show is 7 p.m. $15. (727) 895-3045.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Coraline: The Westfield Brandon mall will show Coraline, the spooky stop-motion animation flick, in the restaurant courtyard at 6:30 p.m. Free.
Monsterwolf, 9 p.m., SyFy: Oh, Syfy, your original movies (and their titles) are the best ever. This one is apparently about a wolf that is somehow monstrous. Catchy!
Saturday Night Live, 11:30 p.m., NBC: As if you somehow didn't get enough Glee during the week, Jane Lynch will be here to fulfill your angry coach fetish.
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