Tuesday, October 16, 2018
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Top things to do this weekend: Two-Headed Calf Fest, Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan

ODDITIES:

Two-Headed Calf Fest

After two cancellations for hurricanes, the Two-Headed Calf Fest at the St. Petersburg Museum of History finally lets us celebrate the weirdness of St. Petersburg. The craft beer party will celebrate the museum’s Alligators and Oddities exhibit, highlighted by a nearly 100-year-old two-headed calf. The freaky creature was born in Safety Harbor in 1925 with two heads, six legs and two tails. It was stuffed and donated to the museum after its short, six-week life, and it has long been a popular exhibit. In keeping with the oddities theme, there will be live mermaids and alligators, carnival side-show oddities, a costume contest, live music, food trucks, museum admission and a special craft brew by Flying Boat called Two Headed Calf Beer. The party is 6 to 10 p.m. Friday. St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE. $30-40. (727) 894-1052. spmoh.com.

COMEDY: Demetri Martin, Tracy Morgan, My Favorite Murder

Multitalented Demetri Martin, who has been branching out into directing, brings his lauded standup comedy to Ferguson Hall at Tampa’s Straz Center at 8 p.m. Sunday. $37.50. strazcenter.org.

Saturday Night Live legend and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan returns to St. Petersburg’s Mahaffey Theater at 7 p.m. Sunday. After a nearly fatal car crash in 2014, Morgan rallied and in 2016 brought his "Picking Up the Pieces" to the Mahaffey. He kicked off his latest comedy tour with a new Netflix special, Staying Alive. 400 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $39-$69. mahaffeytheater.com.

The hosts of the hit true-crime comedy podcast My Favorite Murder (yes there is such a thing as true-crime comedy) take the stage at Tampa Theatre on Friday. Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark marry the morbid and the mirthful each week when they pick a different murder to dissect and debate. 8 p.m. Friday. 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $38.50-$48.50. (813) 274-8982.

FOOD TRUCKS:

Asian Lantern Festival

There will some special mood lighting added to this month’s food truck rally in downtown St. Petersburg. More than 200 giant lanterns will be strung among the trees in Albert Whitted Park (but not released to the sky) for the Asian Lantern Festival. The food truck lineup includes I Wanna Wok, Smokin’ Bowls, Flip’n Tasty Filipino Food Truck, Empamamas, the Twisted Indian, BBQ, Maggie on the Move and Surf and Turf Truck. 6-9 p.m. Friday. 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free admission.

     
 
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