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Things to do Wednesday, Oct. 22

At least the guys from Portugal the Man all look a little similar.

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At least the guys from Portugal the Man all look a little similar.

What to do

Razzle Dazzle: The St. Anthony's Hospital Auxiliary's 56th annual luncheon and fashion show raises funds to benefit the hospital. Over the years, the Auxiliary has donated more than $2.5 million to the hospital. Go ahead and treat yourself to something nice, it's for a good cause. 11 a.m. St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $50. (727) 866-3158.

Fall/Winter Goddess Fashion Show: Ladies, this one is just for you. Watch as the hottest fashions for fall and winter are debuted by Custo Barcelona, Amber Cox, Reborn Couture, Ice-It by BeBe Z and House of Dali. Fall and Winter? The only seasons we have here are Summer and Snowbirds. But no matter, enjoy the open bar and be one of the first 100 gals and get a signature goodie bag. 7 p.m. Hyde Park Cafe, 1806 W Platt St., Tampa. $5 donation. (813) 254-2233.

Portugal. The Man: Okay, let's see if you can follow along: First a band forms in Alaska, moves to Portland where they name themselves Portugal. The Man. The name of the band is "Portugal" (like the country) and the "The Man" means it is just one man. Which it isn't. Then they release an album with the songs credited to The Approaching AIRballoons. Why? Because The Approaching AIRballoons is the name of Portugal's backing band. Get it? Neither do we. The name of the band is as complicated as its moody, experimental blues pop. With Earl Greyhound and Wintersleep. 7 p.m. Orpheum, 1902 N Republica De Cuba, Ybor City. $13.

Suicide Silence: Things you should not do at a Suicide Silence show: 1.) Wear tie-dye. 2.) Call out for "Freeee Biiiirrdd!" 3.) Let your guard down for one moment. The Web site of this deathcore band from Riverside, Calif., sums up the experience: "Suicide Silence's breakdowns cause havoc in the pit, their blast-beats are neck-snapping and there is a palpable sense of barely controlled pandemonium when they play live." Sound like fun? Better get there early, or it's good luck finding a parking space. 6 p.m. State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19.

— Adam Newman

What to look for

Friday: One Halloween event never gets old: the Howl 'Oween pet costume contests. Bring your furry friend to Northdale Park in Tampa at 5 p.m. or the Clearwater Wine Company for Yappy Hour at 7 p.m.

Saturday: Guavaween is Halloween done Tampa-style. It starts out tame during the day, but once the sun goes down Ybor turns into quite the spooky scene.

— Adam Newman

Things to do Wednesday, Oct. 22 10/21/08 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 22, 2008 7:39am]
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