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Things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 20

Miranda Lambert: The reigning CMA female vocalist of the year is joined by Dierks Bentley for one of the biggest country shows of the fall. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $38.25-$67. (813) 740-2446 .

Russell Brand: The British comedian from Forgetting Sarah Marshall and Get Him To The Greek brings his politically incorrect tour The Messiah Complex to the Straz Center at 8 p.m. in Ferguson Hall, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$67. (813) 229-7827.

Halloween Horror Nights: Universal Studios is transformed into a nightmarish labyrinth of haunted houses starting tonight. This year there is a park-wide Walking Dead theme and new houses based on An American Werewolf in London and Evil Dead. Costumes, makeup and masks are not allowed. Check schedule when purchasing tickets. Park opens at 6:30 p.m. at Universal Studios, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, Orlando. $42.99-$69.99 Florida residents, $91.99 general. Toll-free 1-888-467-7677.

Fashion Week: Karma: Pop-Up Shop Unveiling: The Shops at Channelside host a pop-up fashion shop for Fashion Week with more than a dozen retailers and designers selling handbags, jewelry and clothes. It starts at 10 a.m. at Channelside Bay Plaza, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 675-9274.

Yo Gotti: The Tennessee rapper will perform with YG and Ca$h Out. Concert starts at 7 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 565-0550.


SEASON PREMIERE The Neighbors, 8:30 p.m., ABC People who like this suburban-alien sitcom say it picked up steam during its first season. That's how the aliens get you — they sneak in, THEN assimilate.

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