Thursday, April 26, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 17

Nightmare on Franklin Street: The fifteen-day film festival kicks off with a double feature of The Ring and Ringu, the Japanese film that inspired the 2002 blockbuster starring Naomi Watts. Ringu starts at 7:30 followed by The Ring at 10 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $12 individual tickets; $17.50 for both. (813) 274-8982.

Radley Haunted House: Now in its seventh year, this elaborate haunted house that opens tonight focuses on the cursed Radley family and a tragedy in an orphanage. Doors open at 8 p.m. at 3900 19th St. N, St. Petersburg. $4 suggested donation. (727) 420-5593.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The 34th annual four-day event in Coachman Park opens with performances by Lisa Casalino, the Ries Brothers and headliners Chicago. Gates open at 4 p.m. at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $10 in advance. (727) 461-5200.

Music and Movies in the Park: Bring a picnic and enjoy the water view before a screening of The Blues Brothers with music by T.C. Carr's Bolts of Blue Band and Josh Nelms starting at 6 p.m. in North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 824-7802.

Art Advances Fashion Forward: Art, fashion and photography combine in this event with runway models, jewelry, fashion accessories and a photo display. It starts at 5 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $10, $15 VIP. (727) 896-266.

TO WATCH

Parks and Recreation, 8 p.m., NBC: Tom Haverford has a new girlfriend, so it's time to start your betting pool on how many episodes Tatiana Maslany lasts. The over/under is sitting at five right now.

Season finale — Project Runway, 9 p.m., Lifetime: Even with Kerry Washington judging, who cares who wins this week? We're still reeling from Tim Gunn telling In Touch Weekly he wants to slap Miley Cyrus.

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Jobsite Theater wants to challenge audiences with an adaptation of ‘1984’

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for April 26

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Published: 04/25/18
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