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Actor Lea DeLaria of Orange is the New Black will give a comedy show on Saturday during the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.Getty Images

Things to do planner: Gay and lesbian film fest, corn mazes, Race for the Cure glows at night

FILM FEST: Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival This year the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival won't be centered in Tampa Theatre but across the bay in Pinellas County and in sidebar presentations at Tampa venues Friday through Oct. 10. St. Petersburg's Palladium Theater is the festiva …


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 7


    Haunted Angelus House: Situated on 25 acres of land, the PG-13 rated haunt features The Child's Nightmare Haunted House in 3D, Rhett Butler's Haunted Hay Ride, Little Pigs Children's Haunt and fire dancers. 7 p.m., The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. $12, $6 ages 5-10, 4 and younger free. (727) 364-2868.

    PT_329828_LINS_ANGELUS 1 OF 2 (10/22/2010) The fourth annual haunted Angelus house in Hudson will be operating next weekend, October 29th thru the 31st. In addition to the 18-room haunted house, there is also a hayride and an enchanted forest. Admission is $7 and those in wheelchairs are free.
  2. 5 things to do under $5 Oct. 8-14: Roboticon, Tampa Bay Lightning pep rally, fall plant sales


    1 Eat at Joe's Lunch and Concert Series: This monthly lunch and concert party turns into a Tampa Bay Lightning pep rally when the Bolt Brigade shows up with alumni players, the Lightning Girls, ThunderBug and the team's Rolling Thunder Truck with giveaways. Food trucks will be on site and there will …

    Fans and the Lightning Girls celebrate a Tampa Bay Lightning win over the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals in June. The Lightning Girls, ThunderBug and the team’s Rolling Thunder Truck will be at the monthly Eat at Joe’s Lunch and Concert Series for a Lightning pep rally Wednesday in the Joe Chillura Courthouse Square.
  3. Comedy series points toward SouthShore Music Festival


    RIVERVIEW — It began innocently enough as a fundraiser to become Riverview's honorary mayor in 2010 and concurrently fulfill a dream to be in the music business.

    On Oct. 16, magician/comedian Nathan Coe Marsh will headline the final chapter in a series of comedy nights at the Regent
  4. Oktoberfest season hits Tampa Bay with lots of ways to get your oompah on


    Thousands of people are expected to hoist large steins of beer at Tampa's Oktoberfest in Curtis Hixon Park this weekend. There are now nonstop Lufthansa flights between Frankfurt and Tampa. And people are beating down the doors to get into the new Hofbrauhaus in St. Petersburg.

    L-R: Jonathon Alderman, 34, of Lakeland, winces as he sets a new record for the stein hoist at the Oktoberfest Tampa event on October 13, 2013 at the Curtis Hixon Park in Tampa. Alderman held the filled liter glass of beer for 25:05, beating his old record by two minutes. Alderman has won this event at Oktoberfest Tampa for the last two years. The waterfront park was transformed into a giant beer garden with live music, German food, and activities for kids and adults.
  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 6


    Movies in the Garden: Series of outdoor movies in the beer garden. This portion features Ghostbusters. 7 p.m., Green Bench Brewing Co., 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 800-9836.

    Ernie Hudson, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Harold Ramis in GHOSTBUSTERS.
  6. Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Oct. 5-11


    FitLine Zip Line: Fitlife Foods is setting up two 25-foot-high zip lines Friday to carry people through downtown Tampa on Franklin Street from Zack to Madison streets. There's also a 100-yard interactive game area of activities and contests. Benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $10 zip line or rock …

    TP_356905_FLYN_zipline_1 (7/13/2012, Tampa)  Zipline technition Jamey Feshold glides across the sky at MOSI?€š€™s New, State-of-the-Art Sky Trail ̈ Zip Line on July 13, 2012. A Zip Line Launch Party will be held at MOSI on Saturday, July 14, from 11:30 a.m. ?€š€“ 3:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Kids in Charge! birthday party. The zipline extends from the top of the Sky Trail ̈ Ropes Course and zips more than a football field away. You will then zip back for the return trip, launching from 65 feet above the ground and traveling more than 700 feet altogether.  [KATHLEEN FLYNN l Tampa Bay Times]