Arts and Crafts Pottery, What's in a Name?: Discussion by Dr. Martin P. Eidelberg. 4 p.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. Included with museum admission. Call 896-2667. Check the Web at fine-arts.org.
Hot Pepper Fest: Peppers prevail with pepper-themed jelly, salsas, foods, variety of pepper plants, art, jewelry, gifts and more for sale; plus spicy treats from area restaurants, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $8, $6 seniors, $4, ages 2-11. Call 551-3102.
Orchid Sale: Florida West Coast Orchid Society's annual orchid show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Honeywell Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. $5. Call 460-4606.
Sierra Club Sunset Cruise: Captain Alva gives a humorous narrative with wine and snacks on the Shell Key Shuttle, 5:30-8 p.m., Merry Pier, 801 Pass A Grille Way, St. Pete Beach. Join everyone for dinner after the boat tour. Proceeds benefit the Suncoast Sierra Club's environmental and educational activities. $30. Call 526-5065. Visit florida.sierraclub.org.
Watch the presidential debates on the big screen: The presidential debates are today, and Wednesday, Oct. 15 at 9 p.m., Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free. Call 360-6697. Visit beachtheatre.com.
Oktoberfest: 31st annual event featuring live music, carnival rides, games, arts and crafts exhibits and food plus beer and wine, today to Sunday, Holy Name Catholic Church, 5800 15th Ave. S., Gulfport. $10 for 20 tickets in advance. During festival $1 each or $15 for 20 tickets. Thursday armbands $20. Call 347-9989.
Ladies Night Out on Corey: Ladies night with wine and food tastings, treats, door prizes, live music (till 8 p.m.), movie viewing of Burn After Reading (8 p.m.) at Beach Theatre, 5-10 p.m., Downtown Corey Area, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Portion of purchases benefit upcoming breast cancer walk to aid Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Free samplings, discounted movie price for women. Call 366-2003 or 363-6888.
The House of Frankenstein!: Island Community Theater presents old monster movies, 8 p.m., today to Saturday; 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S, Gulfport. Costumes encouraged. $15, $10 students. Call 893-1070.
Music in the Park: Free community concert featuring Supernatural (Latin rock), 7-9 p.m., Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. Refreshments available. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Call 391-8345.
Concert in the Park series: This week in Horan Park features music by De Lei'ed Parrots, 7 p.m., St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. Picnics, drinks, lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Free. Call 363-9245.
Asia Pacific Rim Festival: Includes samplings of ethnic Asian cuisine, displays, arts and crafts, fashion shows, martial arts demonstrations, music and an Asian beer garden, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., today; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday, England Brothers Bandshell, 5121 80th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free admission. Food and drink charges separate. Call 552-1896. Check the Web at www.spiffs.org.
Bollywood Weekend: Bride and Prejudice, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice meets Bollywood on Friday; Saturday: Mughal-E-Azam, the struggles within a powerful family; Sunday: Hum Aapke Hain Koun...! spirited young woman searches for love. Wine and beer cash bar available from 6-7 p.m. today and Saturday. Brunch available on Sunday. Movies shown 7 p.m. today and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday, Museum of Fine Arts. $10. Call 896-2667. Check the Web at fine-arts.org.