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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 20:  (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) John Cleese and Eric Idle perform on the closing night of 'Monty Python Live (Mostly)' at The O2 Arena on July 20, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Things to do planner Oct. 8-14: Monty Python comedy greats, Tampa zipline, ZooBoo treats for kids

COMEDY GREATS: Something funny's going on This is a pretty great week for comedy nerds in Tampa Bay. We've got visits by legends like Mel Brooks and Monty Python greats, as well as edgy comedians. Here's what's funny this week: John Cleese and Eric Idle aren't bringing us a full-on Monty Python reunion, but we get  …


  1. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 11


    Ghost: An elaborately costumed Swedish doom metal outfit formerly known as Ghost B.C. 8:30 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25.10. (813) 247-2555.

    Swedish band Ghost BC performs during the Rock-en-Seine music festival in Saint-Cloud near Paris on August 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / BERTRAND GUAY        (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
  2. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 10


    Greg Fitzsimmons: The comic and Emmy Award-winning writer has two Comedy Central specials, was a panelist on Best Week Ever, appeared on the Howard Stern Show more than 50 times, and is the host of The Greg Fitzsimmons Show on Sirius and the FitzDog Radio podcast, to name just a few of his credentials. …

    LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 12:  Comedian Greg Fitzsimmons hosts the 25th annual Adult Video News Awards Show at the Mandalay Bay Events Center January 12, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  3. Internet Cat Video Festival set for return to St. Petersburg park


    Saturday belongs to the dogs when the SPCA holds its annual PetWalk fundraiser in Vinoy Park, but Friday is for felines, with an outdoor screening of the wildly popular Internet Cat Video Festival in Vinoy Park.

    We don’t know if Cat Wearing a Shark Costume Cleans The Kitchen on a Roomba will be part of the festival, but we laugh at it every time.
  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 9


    Toro Y Moi: The indie-soul singer is one of the original icons of the chillwave music movement. 9 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18. (727) 895-3045.

    Toro y Moi. Credit: Andrew Paynter.
  5. Hernando chamber taps into craft beer and wine craze with inaugural festival


    BROOKSVILLE — Craft beer is a growing trend across the United States. Its popularity is huge in the Tampa Bay area, and Hernando County is no exception.

  6. Corn mazes, classical music and other Things to Do on the North Suncoast


    Art events

    Art on display: "What Lies Beneath," an art exhibit featuring the work of local artist and art educator Kurt Holyoke, will be on display through Oct. 28 at the Rao Musunuru M.D. Art Gallery in the Alric Pottberg Library at Pasco-Hernando State College's West Campus, 10230 Ridge Road, New …