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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 13

A Streetcar Named Desire: The Scottish Ballet presents a new take on the Tennessee Williams play, collaborating with theater and film director Nancy Meckler and international choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa to create a powerful infusion of drama and dance. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$75. (813) 229-7827.

Tampa Bay Boat Show: This three-day Tampa Bay boating show offers boats on display, boating and fishing supplies, and plenty of other seaside accessories. Gates open at 10 a.m. at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free. (727) 893-8523.

Chef Off at Seminole Heights Sunday Market: The Seminole Heights Sunday Morning Market kicks off its season with a Food Network Chopped-style competition, as Chef Lori Staczewilz of Mermaid Tavern and Chef Chad McColgm from Domani Bistro and Lounge use mystery ingredients and a team of helpers to create a dish. Judges include Mayor Bob Buckhorn. Proceeds of ticket sales benefit Meals on Wheels. It starts at 11 a.m. at Hillsborough High School, 5000 N Central Ave., Tampa. Free to watch, $10 sampling plate for People's Choice vote. (813) 276-5620.

H&R Train Show: The 65th installment of H&R Trains' judged layout competition features exhibits of every scale of model railroading, how-to classes, seminars, demonstrations, children's activities, a wooden derby race, train painting and door prizes. It starts at 10 a.m. at H&R Trains, 6901 U.S. Highway 19 N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 526-4682.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE The Walking Dead, 9 p.m., AMC The fourth season of this once-great zombiefest turns into a real hate-watcher as the combined colonies begin farming in the prison yard. 1) Who is mowing all the grass? 2) Who brought all the seeds? 3) Y'all know it's only a chain-link fence, right? And that there's a hole in the wall? Because that's not the only hole in this show.

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