Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Sunday, Oct. 14

A game host  demonstrates how to hold a stein for the beer stein holding competition at Oktoberfest Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park.
DANIEL WALLACE, Times (2012)
A game host demonstrates how to hold a stein for the beer stein holding competition at Oktoberfest Tampa at Curtis Hixon Park. DANIEL WALLACE, Times (2012)
Published October 12

Oktoberfest Tampa: Tampaís waterfront park transforms into a giant beer garden with traditional dancing, live music, Bavarian games, stein hoisting, keg stacking, tug of war, brat toss and carry the wench. 11 a.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, $25 weekend. (813) 397-8722; oktoberfesttampa.com.

Eddie Izzard: The iconic stand up, actor and "action transvestite" who broke the mold by performing in makeup and heels, brings his Believe Me tour, based on his best selling book of the same name. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The Florida Orchestra performs John Williamsí music from the entire third film live while it plays in HD on a 40-foot screen. 2 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $58.75-$98.75. (813) 229-7827; harrypotterinconcert.com.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair: Hyde Park Village hosts its signature art festival featuring more than 100 leading artists from across the country. 10 a.m., Hyde Park Village, 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. Free. (561) 746-6615; artfestival.com.

Heights Fall Festival: Bring non-perishable food items to this seasonal festival with a pumpkin patch, childrenís activities, games, Oktoberfest beer samples, live music, vendors, face painting and a food drive. 11 a.m., Tampa Armature Works, 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. No cover. (813) 250-3725.

The Fantasticks!: The worldís longest running musical features the classic song, Try to Remember. Through Oct. 21. 2 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $23-$50. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.

Between Riverside and Crazy: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play sees ex-cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington take matters into his own hands after things around him start falling apart, Through Nov. 4. 2 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54; a subscription-style $15 a month for people younger than 30 and free for people younger than 20. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Judgment at Nuremberg: The powerful story of Ernst Janning and other influential Nazi Party officials and high-ranking military officers that faced military tribunals held from 1945-1949. Through Oct. 14. 3 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 374-2416; stageworkstheatre.org.

Edgar and Emily: Jobsite Theaterís production sees the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe visit Emily Dickinson. Through Nov. 4. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. Start at $29.50. (813) 229-7827; jobsitetheater.org.

Scarehouse Pinellas: A 10,000-square-foot horror flick themed haunted house. Ages 12 and older only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay. 4 p.m., Scarehouse, 12461 Creekside Drive, Largo. $15. (727) 742-1432; scarehousepinellas.com.

Luis J. Gomez: Heís appeared on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Centralís Roast Battle and TruTVís Comedy Knockout. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $14-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Luenell: One of "Snoop Dogís Bad Girls of Comedy." . 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Haunted River Tours: A docent delivers spooky tales of ghosts as you glide along the Hillsborough River. Includes treats and a stop under the "bat bridge." Tours depart hourly. Through Oct. 28. 7-1-p.m., Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $25, $15 children. (813) 559-1804.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: Get spooked by six haunted houses and scare zones and the chance to ride coasters in the dark, sometimes with a zombie sitting next to you. Includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. and remains open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $39.99 and up. (813) 884-4386; howloscream.com/tampa.

Scream-A-Geddon: The interaction meter goes off the charts at this Halloween haunt this year with the addition of Rage 3D, Demonís Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault in which you literally hunt, shoot and kill zombies. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$39.95, $9.95-$19.95 paintball. (813) 452-5412; screamageddon.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic: A magician visits Sesame Street and Elmo wants to become part of the show, but he doesnít know how to do magic. So, he and some friends set out on a journey where they discover the "power of yet," that perserverance and practice do pay off. 10:30 a.m., Yuengling Center (formerly USF Sun Dome), 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. $15-$65..

A Night at the Museum: Families may run into pirates, explorers, Florida pioneers and even the Storm Troopers from Star Wars as they trick-or-treat among the hands-on exhibits. Thereís also a kidís silent disco, costume contest, crafts and games. This year brings two sessions to choose from. 1:30 and 4:30 p.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. $12, $10 children. (813) 228-0097; tampabayhistorycenter.org.

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SERIES PREMIERE Camping, 10 p.m., HBO: Jennifer Garner returns to series television in this offbeat comedy as an obsessive control freak who organizes a family-and-friends great outdoors trip for her husbandís (David Tennant) 45th birthday. Of course, things go hilariously awry.

SERIES PREMIERE Charmed, 9 p.m., CW: TVís reboot plague continues in this supernatural update. Three new witchy women ó Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffrey and Madeleine Mantock ó hope to cast a fresh spell on audiences.

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