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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.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 17 10/16/13 [Last modified: Thursday, October 17, 2013 7:57am]
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