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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 9

The Birds: Based on the short story that inspired the Alfred Hitchcock film, Irish playwright Conor McPherson adapts the story about a town that is under attack by birds. (Read our review.) See it at 8 p.m. at American Stage Theatre in St. Petersburg. $29–$49. (727) 823-7529.

Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes: Byron Hurt, an activist, writer and documentary filmmaker, will discuss issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today's hip-hop culture. Talk starts at 7:30 p.m. at Eckerd College in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 864-7979.

Treasure Chests 5K Registration Deadline: It's the last day to register for this 5K hosted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that ends inside the stadium before their game against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The first 500 to register get to participate in the half-time show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. $25–$85. (813) 350-6500.

TO WATCH

Seaqson premiere — American Horror Story: Coven, 10 p.m., FX: Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett join an already impressive returning cast led by Jessica Lange when the story moves to New Orleans and focuses on a witch coven.

Season premiere — Arrow, 8 p.m., CW: Oliver heads back to Starling City to find out things have gotten worse. The folks at Marvel have their own TV show now, really stacking the odds against DC.

COMING UP

SPCA Pet Walk and Pet-A-Palooza: The 23rd annual 3K walk along St. Petersburg's waterfront Saturday includes a best-dressed pet contest, Twig and Chili the skateboarding shelties, food trucks and vendors. Walk is $25 (donations through sponsorship appreciated); Pet-A-Palooza free. (727) 586-3591.

A different Streetcar: With ballerinas, an original jazz-inspired score and no dialogue, the Scottish Ballet's version of A Streetcar Named Desire will be nothing like the play or movie. See it Sunday at the Straz Center in Tampa. $35–$75. (813) 229-7827.

Comedy: Larry the Cable Guy (a.k.a. Daniel Whitney from Nebraska, which is not the South) has two shows Saturday to "Git-R-Done!" at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $49.75–$100. (727) 791-7400. If you prefer comedy from the dark side, standup Anthony Jeselnik hits the Straz Center in Tampa with his pitch-black subject matter like rape and suicide. $27.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 9 10/08/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 7:31am]
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