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75 things to do in Tampa Bay for Halloween

Looking for a reason to dress up for Halloween in Tampa Bay this week? We’ve got plenty of options for parties, plus haunted attractions, ghost tours, movies and more on our list of local Halloween events — no costume required.

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PARTIES

13 Ugly Men: Halloween Party: These "ugly" men sure know how to party with three floors offering new tricks and treats, DJ dancing and a light show making the 20th annual Halloween party a "Party With a Purpose." Benefits Redefining Refuge. $30 women, $40 men. Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. (813) 248-2954. 8 p.m. Friday.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: A Halloween series at Tampa Theatre features horror films and family friendly spooky movies Thursday through Tuesday. Saturday brings a 7:30 p.m. Block Party with live music and DJs on three stages, drink service and a costume contest for sexiest, best male, best group and best couples costumes. Takes place on Franklin Street, between Tyler and Cass streets, Tampa ($10 and up. Call (813) 786-1300.) Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa.

Nightmare in Wonderland: Enter the twisted land of Alice’s nightmares at this costume party with music by three DJs, dancers, stilt walkers, multiple light shows and a costume contest for $1,750 in prizes (Saturday only). $10 women, $15 men (Friday); $20 advance, $25 at the door (Saturday). Jackson’s Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa. (813) 277-0112. 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Stranger Parcade: It’s the Upside Down Costume Party during this Stranger Things-themed Halloween bash. Come in costume, anything strange or unusual will suffice (extra points for a Stranger Things reference, ). The best dressed win gift cards, swag, and prizes. Rare beers on tap. Friday at Lowry Parcade, 1213 W. Waters Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 915-9180.

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Haunted School of Rock: Think up an outrageous costume for this party with host Brian Fink of 93.3 FLZ, dancing to music by DJs Conner Cruise (son of Tom Cruise), T Quest and Santana and a costume contest for $2,500 in prizes. $20 advance, $40 at the door. Hard Rock Cafe, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Toll-free 1-866-502-7529. 10 p.m.-4 a.m. Saturday.

Addams Family Halloween Ball: Dress as Lurch, Thing, Uncle Fester or anything related to the Addams Family for the Iberian Rooster’s party with a drag/burlesque side show, dancing to music by DJs Nemesis and Maus and a costume contest for best Addams Family group and best individual costume. No cover. 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753. 10 p.m. Friday.

Monster Beach Mash: A haunted beach-front carnival with stilt walkers, flame dancers, scare zones, dunk tank, pumpkin carving, drinking games, fortune teller, costume contest, one free drink and multiple DJs. $10. Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 281-8900. 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday.

Novaween: He11even: This year’s 21 and older only themed Halloween party has multiple liquor bars, photo booth, go-go dancers, 3-D animations and a costume contest with plenty of scary surprises. $15-$20 advance, $30 day of. NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-6682. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Friday.

Halloweeen Debauchery: Devil’s temptations abound in this Halloween bash with live music by Hell on Earth, dancing to music by the Delectable DJs, "Guilty Pleasures" by the Candy Dipped Chicks, go-go girls and ghouls, a costume contest, Halloween "potion" specials and a scream queen contest. $10, $12 ages 18-20. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. (813) 241-8600. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday.

Halloween Bash: Downtown St. Pete gets haunted by ghouls for this party with music by DJ Clay, $5 Vampire Sips, $3 shooters, free candy all night and a costume contest at midnight. No cover. Thirsty First, 119 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Charity Costume Ball: A meatball sub dinner combines with a Halloween dance that includes a costume contest. Benefits feeding Pasco County’s homeless and at risk. $15. St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, 8014 State Road 52, Hudson. (727) 226-2348. 5:30-10 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Costume Dance: With music by PJ the DJ, refreshments, food and door prizes. $5 (parents/Arc staff/ages 10 and younger free). Arc Nature Coast Education Center and Regional Evacuation Shelter, 6495 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. (352) 544-2322, ext. 109. 7-10 p.m. Friday.

An Eerie Evening at the Tampa Bay Hotel: Period lighting, lanterns and candles set the stage for you to hear creepy tales. Also, photo opportunities in a vintage wheelchair and refreshments on the veranda. $25, $20 members. Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 258-7302. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday.

BooFest: Creative costumes abound at Blur’s party with $3,000 in cash prizes for best costumes and dancing to music by DJ Louis. $10. Blur, 325 Main St., Dunedin. (727) 210-2783. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Boos and Brews: Drink specials all night long with special beer releases and a costume contest. Free. Pour House at Grand Central, 1208 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. (813) 402-2923. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Boxer Bash: Howl-O-Ween: The dog -riendly Halloween celebration includes costume contests for dogs and people, trick-or-treating, a pet parade, hayride, dog water park. Benefits medical care for foster Boxers. Free. Smokehouse Creek Ranch, 30218 Darby Road, Dade City. (814) 659-0568. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Caliente Halloween Party: Check your sanity at the door when the nudist resort actually covers up with costumes for the "Rock the Whoreor" themed Halloween party. $85-$105, $60-$85 members. Caliente Resort and Spa, 21240 Gran Via Blvd., Land O’Lakes. (813) 996-3700. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Cantina Halloweena: Red Mesa combines Dia de los Muertes with Halloween for one giant party with live music, two bars, drink and shot specials and costume contests with cash prizes for sexiest, most creative, scariest and best look-a-like. No cover. Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-8226. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday.

Downtown After Dark: Halloween in the City: Four venues wrap up four differently themed parties into one big Halloween event. Themes include "The Exorcist: Mad House" Party" (Anise Global Gastrobar), "Day of the Dead Glow Party" (Spain), "1, 2 Freddie’s Coming For You" (Jerk Hut) and "Dance Party of Gone Legends" (Pokeys). Choose one or hop to all four. $15 one venue, $35 full access. Anise Global Gastrobar, 777 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. (813) 447-8538. 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday.

Freakers Ball 38: Dress in a "Voodoo on the Bayou" themed costume for this Halloween party with live music by T-Bone Hamilton. $10. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666. 8 p.m. Friday.

Ghost Ship Halloween: A party so big, it spills over into two days with music by DJ Sugarbear, $3 pumpkin beer, $4 Jagermeister, $3 Jack-o-Blast and a costume contest (Sat. only). No cover. The Galley, 27 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 575-7071. 9 p.m. Saturday and Tuesday.

Fantasma Fest: Big Monsters Bed Bash: Teams from local bars and businesses design wheeled beds and dress in costume to roll and race down Seventh Avenue. Prizes for fastest time and people’s choice favorite bed. Free, $100 to race. Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City. (813) 242-4660. 3-6 p.m. Saturday.

Growlerween: A Halloween party and Growler bar grand opening combine with pumpkin decorating for kids, craft beer specials, live music, food and raffles every 30-minutes. Free (food/drink additional). BRU Florida Growler Bar, 8729 Gunn Highway, Odessa. (813) 328-4721. 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday.

Gulfport Monster Mash: Spooky Halloween dance with live music by the Four of a Kynd Band, raffle, free photos and a costume contest. $15. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 893-1244. 7-11 p.m. Saturday.

Halloween Masquerade Ball: Masks are strongly suggested for this Halloween-themed dance. Benefits the Grow Into You Foundation. $25. Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brandon, 1076 E Brandon Blvd., Brandon. (813) 438-5963. 8-10 p.m. Friday.

Halloween Happening Sunday Matinee: Do the Monster Mash at this "Howl-O-Ween" party with dancing, costume contest, entertainment and a full meal. $14. Largo Community Center, 400 Alt. Keene Road, Largo. (727) 518-3131. 2-4 p.m. Sunday.

Halloween at the Ritz Ybor: DJ and producer Tchami headlines this EDM night for Halloween. $20-$35. Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-2555. 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Haunted Anniversary Party: Costume contest and hourly limited release beer tappings. Free (food/drink additional). Pair O’ Dice Brewing, 4400 118th Ave. N, Clearwater. (727) 755-3423. 1-11 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted Block Party: Park and Rec, the Avenue and Proper Kitchen and Cocktails combine for one giant Halloween block party with music by DJ Fresh, $6 holiday themed cocktails, $5 shots, $4 beers and a contest for sexiest, funniest and scariest costumes. 21 and older only. $5. The Avenue, 330 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 851-9531. 9 p.m.-3 a.m. Saturday.

See the cult classic "Rocky Horror Picture Show" with live performers from Hell on Heels at Villagio Cinemas.

Rocky Horror Halloween Extravaganza: Break out your fishnet stocking and corsets and join Hell on Heels for a s Shadow cast screening of the Halloween cult classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. $9. Carrollwood Villagio Cinemas, 11778 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 498-2800. 11:30 p.m. Friday; Also taking place at Centro Ybor 10, 1600 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 498-2800. 11 p.m. Saturday.

Haunted Hounds: Spooky hounds galore at this costume contest with prizes for best single dog and best group or dog/owner costumes. Free. Pinellas Ale Works, 1962 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 522-6566. 6-8 p.m. Thursday.

Hauntoberfest: The beer garden transforms into a haunted "Asylum" walk through and a party. Free, $5 unlimited tours (food/drink additional). Arkane Aleworks, 2480 East Bay Drive, Largo. (727) 270-7117. 3 p.m.-midnight Friday, noon-midnight Saturday.

Headless Horseman of Hippie Hollow: Costume contest and live music. $10 advance, $13 at the door. Rhythm and Brews, 4711 Gall Blvd., Zephyrhills. (813) 395-6957. 6 p.m. Saturday.

Peggy’s Halloween Party: Audio Star provides the music with a Fireball giveaway and a costume contest for $1,000 cash. Free. Peggy O’s Kitchen and Taps, 1026 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 787-7734. 9 p.m. Saturday.

Psychedelic Honky Tonk Halloween Party: Label artist Evan Harris launches an exhibition of Coppertail art at this Honky Tonk-themed Halloween party with live performances. Benefits Direct Relief. $5. Coppertail Brewing Co., 2601 E Second Ave., Tampa. (813) 247-1500. 9 p.m.-midnight Saturday.

Rock Hard Revue: Horror Halloween: Featured on America’s Got Talent Season 9, the ripped beefcakes present a 90-minute Halloween themed production including dancing, live vocals and audience participation. $20. Club Skye, 1509 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (407) 347-5035. 8 p.m. Friday.

Roctober Fest: A Halloween party with a costume contest, live music and a raffle to benefit My Hope Chest. Free, $5 raffle. Rum Runners Bar and Grille at the Sirata Beach Resort, 5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-5135. 7 p.m. Saturday.

Rooftop Halloween Party: Wear a tasteful costume and get to the rooftop for this party with drink specials, dancing under the stars and a costume contest. No cover. Canopy Rooftop Lounge at the Birchwood, 340 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-1080. 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

Trick-or-Treat at Game Time: DJ dancing, trick-or-treating with Sonic, holiday themed drink specials and a costume contest with celebrity judges. No cover. GameTime, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 241-9675. 8-11 p.m. Saturday.

Zappaween 21: Bogus Pomp powers the air at this annual Halloween themed tribute to Frank Zappa with a costume contest. $20. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666. 8 p.m. Saturday.

HAUNTED ATTRACTIONS

Scream-a-Geddon is back for a second year in Pasco County.

The Blood District: Enter, if you dare, into two haunted attractions where zombies rule the railways and terrifying creatures lurk. Includes several scare zones, a midway, scary entertainers, food, drink and vendors. Benefits the Warehouse Arts District Association. Recommended for ages 13 and older. $15-$20. 2338 Emerson Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 580-9328. 7-11 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 7-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday.

Hicks House of Horror: Like werewolf transformation, the caring medical center by day turns into a deranged hospital of horrors after the sun sets. Benefits Sun Coast Hospice. Donations appreciated. West Coast Family Medical Care, 3165 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 787-3911. 6-9 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 6-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. Monday-Tuesday.

Haunted Angelus House: Situated on 25 acres of land, the PG-13 rated haunt features an all ages haunted house and haunted hay ride. $12, $6 ages 5-10, 4 and younger free. The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. (727) 364-2868. 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 7-10 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: With seven haunted houses, five scare zones and the chance to ride coasters in the dark, sometimes with a zombie sitting next to you. Two new haunts this year are Undead Arena: Live set in a post-apocalyptic world, and Demented Dimensions, where every room and hallway holds a door to a different universe. New scare zones (where the actors run around the guests) include Class Deceased with savage school kids and Carnie Camp set in the backstage area of an old carnival. $39.99-$44.99. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. Toll-free 1-888-800-5447. 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Sunday.

Halloween Haunted House: Ghosts are free to roam all three floors, even the attic, of one of the oldest restored houses in Brooksville. The frights don’t stop as you exit through several scare zones before returning to safety. Recommended for ages 8 and older. Younger children can enjoy a less scary children’s maze, games, trick-or-treating, stories and roasting marshmallows around a fire pit. $5, $1 children’s maze, 1 and younger free. Hernando Historical Museum, 601 Museum Court, Brooksville. (352) 835-1535. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Halloween Horror Nights: For its 27th year, on select nights through Nov. 4, the park brings iconic horrors from The Shining, Saw, American Horror Story, Trick r’ Treat and films from the Blumhouse studio. The park also boasts original mazes with vile vampires, sadistic scarecrows, disturbing demons and one angry voodoo queen. Costumes, make-up and masks are not allowed. $69.99-$80.99. Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. Toll-free 1-888-467-7677. 6:30 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday.

Chamber of Terror: You are lowered deep into the hull of the SS American Victory Ship where Captain Berwick, sinister creatures, hostile soldiers and an undead crew lurk. $21-$42.50. SS American Victory, 705 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 375-9712. 8-11 p.m. Thursday, 8 p.m.-midnight Friday-Saturday, 8-11 p.m. Sunday and Tuesday.

Field of Screams Festival: Trick-or-treating, bounce houses, inflatables and a costume contest . Free, $5 bounce house wrist band. Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. (727) 391-8345. 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Field of Screams Haunted House: Follow the maze through a twisted mind of horror. Not recommended for young children. $5. Holland G. Mangum Recreation Complex, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. (727) 391-8345. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Haunted Pirate Ship: Board the Rum’s Folly, a specially made shipwreck on the shores of Clearwater Beach. Solve clues and puzzles to steal ruthless Captain RatBeard Tony’s booty and escape. $32. Escape Room Clearwater Beach, 483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. (727) 754-9752. 9 a.m.-midnight Thursday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.

Haunted Tram Rides: Pepper Creek Trail is transformed for a spooky tram ridee, costume contests, slide and refreshments. $5, $3 ages 12 and younger; $2 haunted house only. Homosassa Springs State Wildlife Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. (352) 628-5343, ext. 1004. 6-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Haunted Warehouse: Your worse nightmares come to life in a real life warehouse full of forensic supplies. Follow the maze through this "Mortuary Gone Bad" themed haunt with live mortuary functions taking place. Benefits Christmas gifts for abused and abandoned children at Everyday Blessings group home. $6. Forensic Technology, 7975 114th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 826-7235. 6-10 p.m. Friday-Monday.

Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail: Two dark, intense walking trails in a wooded forest. Curse of the Hollow Oak traces the wrath of a scorned bride and her revenge on the town of Hollow Oak. In Resurrection, chaos ensues after a tour member stumbles upon a never revealed freak show act. Benefits the VS Cancer Foundation. $12. Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail, 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. (863) 944-0748. 7:30-11 p.m. Friday-Sunday.

Wild ‘n’ Wicked nights: Ghoulish mermaids take over Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, to present the spooky underwater show along with other Halloween related activities, including a Fun House (maze for all ages), Kids’ Fun Maze (for ages 6 and younger), costume contests in various age groups for children 12 and younger; the Goulish Gardens, a ghostly path through the gardens; an escape room (15-minute event), Stranded tour of a zombie infestation zone, and the Carn Evil, a nightmarish clown experience. $8, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. (352) 592-5656. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

River of Frights: Your brave captain guides you through waterways filled with lurking, live, interactive terror entertainment. Departs at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. $25-$35. Pirate Water Taxi Stop 2, 603 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 390-3711. 7-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and Tuesday.

Scream-A-Geddon: The interaction meter goes off the chart this year with an Infected Ground Zero making guests a part of the story and challenging them to stay alive. $19.95-$39.95. Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. (813) 452-5412. 7:30-11 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m.-1 a.m. Friday-Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m. Sunday-Tuesday.

Vault of Souls: Tampa’s reservations only haunted attraction immerses you into the story line to a point where you become a character in the show. Make a reservation at elegantfear.com. Time slots available starting at 7:30 p.m. and ending at 11 p.m. $50. The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 225-3450. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

GHOST TOURS AND OTHER EVENTS

Ghost tours will be popular all week on both sides of Tampa Bay.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: In honor of Halloween, this portion of the surreal film series features Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Free. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767. 1 p.m. Saturday.

Florida Halloween Halfathon and 5K Race: Both races start the same with a 5K loop that returns athletes to the start/finish area. Create unique costumes in the spirit of this festive holiday, but ones that will not adversely affect your performance. Or simply wear orange and black. $25-$95. Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. (727) 347-4440. 7:05 a.m. Sunday.

Ghost Tour St. Petersburg: 90 minute walking tour of St. Petersburg with costumed guides. $15, $10 ages 4-12. Sweet Divas Chocolates, 400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 894-4678. 8 p.m. daily

Ghost Tours Safety Harbor: A two hour walking tour. $20, $10 ages 8-12 (registration required). John Wilson Park and Gazebo, 401 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 687-8785. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

Ghost Tours Tampa: A costumed walking tour. $15, $10 ages 4-12. The Franklin, 510 N Franklin St., Tampa. (727) 398-5200. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

Halloween Ghost Train: Climb aboard the Ghost Train for a four course dinner put to a Halloween themed murder mystery enacted on a moving train. Make sure to wear a great costume. Prizes awarded for best costumes in each car. $79.95-$84.95. Seminole Gulf Railway/Colonial Station, 2805 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. Toll-free 1-800-736-4853. 6:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Halloween Urban Restaurant Tour: A cycling trick-or-treat for appetizers at four area restaurants. Stops include Irish 31 (5:30 p.m.), Jerk Hut (7-7:45 p.m.), Lee’s Grocery (8-8:45 p.m.) and Cheezy’s Bistro and Speakeasy (9-9:45 p.m.). Costume contests for prizes at two stops. Lights on bicycles required. Locks and helmets strongly suggested. $15 advance, $20 day of. Irish 31, 1611 W Swann Ave., Tampa. (813) 816-2818. 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday.

Thrill St. Pete: Special guest Michael Jackson impersonator Santana Jackson joins hundreds of zombie-faced dancers for a flash mob of the hit MTV video dance Thriller. This event is being held as part of the simultaneous global dance Thrill the World. $6. Cody’s Original Roadhouse, 4360 Park St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 455-5688. 6 p.m. Saturday.

War of the Worlds: A live staged reading of the Orson Welles radio classic that sent millions of people into panic, believing Earth was being invaded by killing Martians 79 years ago. $12-$18. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 922-8167. 8 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

Wicked Trees in Black and White: Take a look at the wicked side of nature and photograph some gnarly trees in this Halloween themed photography hike. $20. Chinsegut Conservation Center, 23212 Lake Lindsey Road, Brooksville. (352) 754-6722. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday.

Ybor Ghost Tour: Hear the tales of ghosts that haunt Ybor and area clubs. Tour strictly draws from the drama of actual history. Not recommended for young children. $25, $10 ages 8-12. King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 386-3905. 7 and 10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday; 8 p.m. Sunday; 7 and 10 p.m. Monday; 7 p.m., 9 p.m. and midnight Tuesday.

SCARY MOVIES AT TAMPA THEATRE

The Babadook plays Friday at Tampa Theatre.

• Thursday: As Night Falls: Parents who kill their child, putting her to sleep permanently, return from the dead to make sure everyone is in bed and asleep at nightfall. A panel discussion and question and answer session follows with the director and crew. ($10.) 7 p.m. Dawn of the Dead: Survivors of a plague that is producing flesh eating zombies take refuge in a shopping center. ($10.) 10 p.m.

• Friday: The Babadook: A woman whose son fears monsters in the house discovers a sinister presence really lurks all around her. ($10.) 7:30 p.m. The Shining: A family heads to an isolated hotel where the father mysteriously turns violent and the son see horrific foreboding from the past and future. ($10.) 10:30 p.m.

• Saturday: Frankenweenie: The families beloved dog is killed and the young son brings him back to life Frankenstein style. ($10.) 2 p.m. Frankenstein: A deranged doctor and his assistant use body parts and electricity to bring a monster to life. ($10.) 4:30 p.m. Young Frankenstein: The down and out grandson of a famous scientist is invited to Transylvanian where he discovers a process that reanimate a dead body. ($10.) 7:30 p.m. Block Party: A Nightmare on Franklin Street gains this giant block party with live music and DJs on three stages, drink service and a costume contest for sexiest, best male, best group and best couples costumes. Takes place on Franklin Street, between Tyler and Cass streets, Tampa ($10 and up. Call (813) 786-1300.) 8 p.m. Frankenhooker: A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiance by building her a body made of prostitutes. ($10.) 10:30 p.m.

• Sunday: Hocus Pocus: Three witches are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts and three children and a cat stop their rein of terror. ($10.) 2 p.m. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman: When a woman goes to a giant size because of an encounter with an alien, she uses her new towering height to seek revenge on her cheating husband. ($10.) 5:30 p.m. Spirits of the Bay: Author/storyteller Deborah Frethem shares ghost stories and supernatural tales from around the Bay area. A book signing follows. ($10, members free.) 7:30 p.m.

• Monday: Cat People: An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who believes she will turn into a cat person if they are intimate. ($10.) 7 p.m. From Dusk Till Dawn: Two criminals and their hostages unknowingly take refuge in a location populated by vampires. ($10.) 9:45 p.m.

• Tuesday: Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit: Wallace and Gromit are tasket with capturing and locking up a giant rabbit that is devouring all the town’s carrots. ($10.) Noon. Halloween Happy Hour: Drink specials, free shots and prize drawings. 5 p.m. Halloween: Fifteen years after killing his sister on Halloween night, Michael Myers escapes from a mental hospital and returns to his home town to kill again. ($10.) 7:30 p.m. Halloween Pussy Trap Kill! Kill!: The all girl band Pussy Trap Kill is held hostage in a torture house and forced to turn on each other with brutal weaponry and grisly violence. ($10.) 9:30 p.m.

-- Compiled by Kelly A. Stefani, Times staff writer

 
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Bar review: St. Pete’s Garage is a dive with Pride

Last year’s St. Pete Pride went smoothly, despite some behind-the-scenes drama involving the decision to relocate the parade to the downtown waterfront, rather than the Grand Central District, where it had traditionally been held. After all, the Gran...
Published: 06/21/18
Local craft beer of the week: Beach Slap Pińa Colada Wheat Ale from Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

Local craft beer of the week: Beach Slap Pińa Colada Wheat Ale from Mad Beach Craft Brewing Company

"Hooray, it’s summer!" exclaimed no Floridians. But if it’s summer proper and not just the usual year-round weather, you might as well embrace the heat and humidity with a trip to the beach, accompanied by some suitably refreshing beers. While you’r...
Published: 06/21/18