What to do today
Halloween Pornaoke Costume Party: As hard to believe as it may seem, some people are simply not fazed by belting out Bon Jovi songs off-key in front of a bunch of strangers. They even think it's fun! If you count yourself among them, we've got something for you. Each Wednesday, Pegasus Lounge hosts pornaoke. Relax, your clothes stay on, but the actors on the giant projector screen behind aren't keeping anything covered up. Talk about turning up the blush factor. When you think about it, nearly every classic rock song sounds pretty dirty when paired with some very adults-only entertainment. And to top it off, this week's costume contest should have no problem making a typical Wednesday show seem tame. 8 p.m. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N 30th St., Tampa. (813) 971-1679. pegasusniteclub.com.
Halloween Yappy Hour: This has truly been the Year of the Dog. The dog-costume contest, that is. There's still time to give your favorite furry friend a shot at their 15 minutes of fame in Get Rescued In Gulfport's second annual Halloween costume contest. There will entertainment for humans too, with raffles, auctions and free treats for all. 6:30 p.m. Downtown, Beach Boulevard area, Gulfport. Free. (727) 322-5217.
Joe Satriani: He may not be tearing up the charts, but Satriani is a guitar-slinging giant. Legend has it, when the guitar soloist was 14, he learned of the death of Jimi Hendrix while at a football practice, quit on the spot and dedicated his life to playing the guitar. Satriani's latest single, I Just Wanna Rock, pretty much sums up his attitude toward his music. 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $29.50-$47. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.
Wide aWoke Wednesday's: A series of monthly forums created to discuss the status of the African-American community in Tampa Bay, Wide aWoke hosts its show in front of a live studio audience. This month's topic is "Love, Sex and Headaches." We can't think of many topics that could induce a more lively debate. 6:30 p.m. Alumni Center at USF, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $5 or free with student I.D. (813) 951-0794. WideaWoke.com.
What to watch for
Thursday: Start working off those holiday calories now at the Creaky Bones 5K at the Pier in St. Petersburg. Or, go ahead and just keep piling them on at another pet party, Best Friends and Beers at Jackson's in Tampa.
— Adam Newman email@example.com