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  1. Top things to do the week of Oct. 27-Nov.2

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    Halloween: Zombies and vampires and ghosties — oh my! It's their night Friday and all week long. If you haven't already hit the major attractions, it's time to catch Busch Garden's zombie-shooting Howl-O-Scream ($45-$65), Lowry Park Zoo's family-friendly ZooBoo ($18, $14 ages 3-11) or …

  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay Oct. 26

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    Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: Today's the last day to catch the Tony-winning Broadway musical with a contemporary take on the classic tale at 2 and 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $56-$82. (813) 229-7827.

  3. Top things to do Oct. 25

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    Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading: The annual book festival celebrates its 22nd year with a roster of more than 40 authors, including R.L. Stine, Carl Hiaasen, Lisa Unger and The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi, starting at 10 a.m., University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus, 140 Seventh Ave. S, …

    The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi will be at the Times Festival of Reading with his new book, No Land's Man.
  4. Hillsborough County Fair opens

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    OCTAVIO JONES | Times

    Gladis Anastasini of Mexico, an acrobat with the Heidi Herriott Family Fun Circus, performs Thursday at the 21st annual Hillsborough County Fair on State Road 60 at Sydney Washer Road, east of Brandon. The fair offers amusement rides, livestock shows and judging, arts, agriculture, live …

    Gladis Anastasini of Mexico, an acrobat with the Heidi Harriott's Family Fun Circus performs on the 'Lira' at the 21st Annual Hillsborough County Fair on State Road 60 East of Brandon. Experience the Arnold amusement rides, animal livestock shows and judging, arts, agriculture and live entertainment. The fair runs through October 23rd through 26th and following weekend of October 30th through November 2. Parking is free with the gates opening 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, gates open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. General Admission is $7.00, Seniors 65 and older $4.00, students K-12th grades $5.00,ages 5 and under is free. For more information visit www.HillsboroughCountyFair.com
  5. tbt* quiz: What should your Halloween costume be?

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    Struggling to think of a Halloween costume that will impress your friends? Take tbt*'s costume-personality quiz that matches you to a clever and easy-to-make get-up.

  6. Bucs will have pop-up fashion boutique for women before Sunday's game

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    Headed to Sunday's game between the Tampa Bay Bucs and Minnesota Vikings? So is the Buccaneers Style Lounge, a pop-up fashion boutique at select NFL cities this season, part of a leaguewide initiative to engage female fans. It will feature chic, exclusive team merchandise, complimentary "fanicures" and more. There will …

    Football fans gets their nails fixed up at CoverGirl Nailgating booth outside of Mall of America Field at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome before an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)