Monday, January 22, 2018
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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 31

Halloween: There are too many Halloween events to print, so head to tampabay.com/things-to-do for a complete list. At Novaween VII, there's a costume contest judged by special guest comedian Ron White, plus bars, food and a photo booth. Must be 21 or older. The party starts at 9:30 p.m. at NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $18.50. (727) 821-6682. If you have kids in tow, check out Halloween Spree at the Glazer Children's Museum, where there will be trick-or-treating, a costume contest, pumpkin carving and a visit from Sid the Science Kid from PBS Kids. It starts at 4:30 p.m. at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza in Tampa. $5. (813) 443-3861.

Fiddler on the Roof: The classic musical is reimagined with puppetry accompanying a traditional cast. Show starts at 7 p.m. at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20-$44. (727) 498-5205.

Music and Movies in the Park: Pack a picnic and enjoy music by Lounge Cat before a screening of Young Frankenstein. Music starts at 6 p.m. in North Straub Park in St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 824-7802.

TO WATCH

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, 8 p.m., ABC Ah, it's the annual retelling of this family classic, which for decades has taught children the futility of hoping their dreams can come true.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 22-28

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Jan. 22-28

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