Twisted Thursdays: This Busch Gardens special online sale is a real howl. You can get four Howl-O-Scream admissions on Thursdays through Oct. 28 for $19.95 each. Online purchase only; no rain checks or refunds; no guests in costumes admitted. See tampa.howl-o-scream.com and click on "Florida resident" discounts.
Bush: These '90s alternative rockers (Little Things, Comedown, and Glycerine) recently reunited. See them at 8 p.m. at Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $35. (813) 247-2555.
Nick DiPaolo: This tough-talking comic is a favorite of Howard Stern and Comedy Central Roasts, but he's not for the easily offended. See him at 8:30 p.m. today at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $18-$20. (813) 960-1197.
Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The iconic jazz show is back in Coachman Park today with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. The show schedule is Jarred Armstrong at 5 p.m.; Little Feat at 6:30 p.m.; Dr. John & the Lower 911 at 8:30 p.m. Free.
USF away-game tailgating: The Bulls may be on the road, but there will be drink specials, a pregame barbecue and cornhole all day at World of Beer Carrollwood, 12904 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.
Howard Jones: The '80s synth-pop pioneer and his band take the stage with an up-close-and- personal show. The Human Condition will open at 7:30 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $40. (727) 587-6793; www.largoarts.com.
30 Rock, 8:30 p.m., NBC: The series performs a live episode from the titular New York tower. You'd think that since the characters work at a live skit show, they'd have thought of this before.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, 10 p.m., Bravo (series premiere): We just have to see what is so bad about this show that it is part of the reason Kelsey Grammer is divorcing his wife, Camille, because she wanted to be on it and he didn't.
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