Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 20

Nightmare on Franklin Street: Spend the day with Hitchcock during this triple feature at the historic theater where they will be screening Hitchcock at 3 p.m., The Birds at 6:30 and Psycho at 10. It all happens at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $12 individual tickets; $24 triple feature. (813) 274-8982

Hellview Haunted Cemetery: Hellview's evil spills out into Northeast St. Petersburg with a maze of fog, lasers, special effects and strobes. Suggested for ages 10 and older. Donations benefit the Child's Play Charity. It opens at 7 p.m. at Hellview Cemetery, 510 49th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 525-2139.

Dean Edwards: As a cast member on Saturday Night Live for two years, Edwards appeared in sketches impersonating Academy Award winner Denzel Washington, actor/comedian Chris Tucker and Secretary of State Colin Powell. See him at 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

Fiddler on the Roof: The classic Broadway musical featuring songs like Tradition, If I Were a Rich Man, and Matchmaker, Matchmaker is reimagined for the stage with puppetry accompanying a traditional cast. Show begins at 2 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

ZooBoo: Lowry Park Zoo's family-friendly Halloween event features haunted houses and trails for older zoo-goers and costumed characters, boo houses and seasonal lights for little ones. It starts at 7 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $12 ages 3 and older; $18, $14 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (all other nights). (813) 935-8552.

TO WATCH

Guy's Grocery Games, 8 p.m., Food Guy Fieri hosts a reality show in which normal people have to complete cooking challenges. Ironically, Guy Fieri looks exactly like the kind of guy we would avoid in a grocery store.

Queer Eye Reunion: 10 Years Later, 9 p.m., Bravo It's a cast reunion for the 10th anniversary of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Or as we like to call it, The Year Bravo Started Showing Nothing But Reality Programming.

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