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Things to do planner: Tampa Pig Jig, stone crab party, MarineQuest science festival, Rowdies bring 'Fight Song' singer

GET CRACKING: Stone Crab Weekend The annual Stone Crab Weekend Block Party at Frenchy's Cafe on Clearwater Beach always marks the opening weekend of stone crab season with two days of live music, food and drink specials and a raffle. In 1984, Michael "Frenchy" Preston started the block party at the cafe at 41 Baymo …


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 23


    A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Hocus Pocus (1993): A Halloween series featuring 10 nights of classic horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and other surprises. 2 p.m., Psycho plays at 4:30 p.m., Scream plays at 7 p.m and Halloween plays at 10 …

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler & Kathy Najimy in Disney's Hocus Pocus.
  2. Postcard club holds fall show and sale in Tampa


    Show celebrates vintage postcards today

    Thousands of vintage postcards like these will be on display and for sale Saturday at the Sunshine Postcard Club’s fall Postcard and Ephemera Show in Tampa.
  3. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 22


    Tampa Bay Rowdies: Vs. OTT: Fan Appreciation Night. Singer/songwriter Rachel Platten performs at the post game concert. 7:30 p.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $17-$40. Toll-free 1-877-769-3437.

    Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten performs in concert during "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour 2015" at The Sands Event Center on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) PAOS104
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay


    Stone Crab Weekend Block Party: Stuff yourself with stone crab claws at the annual Stone Crab Weekend, a two-day festival with live music, food and drink specials and a raffle. Noon, Frenchy's Cafe, 41 Baymont St., Clearwater. No cover. (727) 446-3607.

    Fisherman Jason Boyle, Madeira Beach, holds an adult stone crab.  (Times file)
  5. Plan your weekend Oct. 21-23: Halloween parties, Mike Mills classical show, Stone Crab Weekend, MarineQuest and science festival


    Plan your weekend


    Mike Mills and Robert McDuffie: One of the founders of R.E.M., Mills has created a classical collaboration with violinist Robert McDuffie. Their ensemble of string and rock musicians will perform Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra at 8 …

  6. Hernando Events for Oct. 21


    21 Friday

    Academia Hernando Fall 2016 Lecture Series: "History of Byzantium" by Joe Menasce. 10 a.m. to noon. $8 per individual lecture. Pasco-Hernando State College Spring Hill Campus, 450 Beverly Court, Spring Hill. (352) 597-6640.