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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 29

Owl-o-ween: Celebrate Halloween among McGough Nature Park's nocturnal friends while you trick-or-treat along a haunted nature trail, learn about creepy critters, play games and roast marshmallows around a campfire. It starts at 6 p.m. at 11901 146th St. N in Largo. $3, 2 and younger free (registration recommended). (727) 518-3047.

WWE Smackdown: The professional wrestling program comes to Tampa for a live show, with appearances by WWE superstars and divas including Randy Orton, the Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Alberto del Rio, Mark Henry, the Shield and more. It starts at 7 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $20–$95. (813) 301-2500.

Nightmare on Franklin Street: Tampa Ghost Stories: The theater hosts this series of horror films and events to countdown to Halloween. Tonight, author Deborah Frethem talks about bay area ghost stories and supernatural tales from her new book, Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay. There will also be a book signing. It starts at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $12–$17. (813) 274-8982.


MOSI Half Price Fall Special: Get half price general admission and viewing of a standard IMAX film after 2 p.m. Mondays–Fridays through Dec. 31. Special events, Sky Trail Ropes Course and Zip Line not included, at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Regular admission: $21.95, $17.95 children (2-12), $19.95 seniors (60+). (813) 987-6000.


Season premiere — Little People, Big World, 9 p.m., TLC: Matt and Amy are planning to expand the family business, so it's a good thing the kids are home for the summer. There's nothing like free labor to exploit to help your bottom line.

Miniseries premiere — Naked Vegas, 10 p.m., SyFy: This six-part series follows a team of body painters in Las Vegas who do things like paint an entire wedding party like zombies. These must be the people who don't have the sculpting skills for Face Off.


Halloween: The goblins come out Thursday for more events than we can print. Halloween Spree at the Glazer Children's Museum in Tampa offers trick-or-treating and a costume contest ($5); Ron White does scary good comedy at Novaween at NOVA 535 in St. Petersburg ($18.50); Fantasma Fest's Halloween Ball comes to the Castle in Ybor City ($8). For more events:

Selena Gomez: This former Disney starlet refuses to go naughty, even as she's hyping a new LP, Stars Dance, and a new tour, which comes to the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa on Wednesday. $26–$66. (813) 301-2500.


Michael Bublé: The Canadian crooner brings his five-piece band and eight-piece horn section to perform his own songs as well as classic covers Friday at the Times Forum in Tampa. $54.50–$115. (813) 301-2500.

Mamma Mia! With ABBA's greatest hits — Dancing Queen, S.O.S., Take A Chance on Me — we're feeling happy already. Four shows Friday and Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater. $35–$75. (727) 791-7400.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 29 10/28/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:09am]
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