Ribfest: Bret Michaels: This music and food fest by the bay will feature classic rock with Bret Michaels and up-and-coming country singers. And, of course delicious ribs and carnival cuisine. 11 a.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $16-$20. (727) 528-3828.
A Conversation with David Axelrod: The author and political consultant best known as the chief strategist for Barack Obama's presidential campaigns takes part in the Poynter Institute's 40th Anniversary Speaker Series. 5:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Yacht Club, 11 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $40, $100 includes reception and dinner. (727) 553-4676.
Zac Brown Band: The Georgia country-rockers who burst onto the scene with Chicken Fried have gone less country and more alt rock with latest album Jekyll + Hyde, but they still but on a high-energy live show. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $32.50-$82.50. (813) 740-2446.
Joel and Victoria Osteen: The pastors of America's largest church and one of the most diverse, the 52,000 strong Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas host, A Night of Hope. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $15. (813) 301-2500.
Tampa Am: Considered the premiere amateur event in skateboarding, the Skatepark of Tampa's annual contest is the place some of the world's best street skateboarders were first brought into the spotlight. 9 a.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $10 daily, $25 weekend. (813) 621-6793.
Art in the PARC: The indoor event features more than 1,000 pieces of jewelry and artwork by PARC artists with developmental disabilities. Benefits PARC art programs and students. 3 p.m., Duke Energy, 299 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 341-6931.
Festival Of Lights: Celebrate Diwali at the riverside park while enjoying entertainment. Lamps, sparklers and food trucks available for purchase. 6 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8615.
Deana Carter : The country-pop singer of Strawberry Wine and Did I Shave My Legs for This? fame. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $30. (727) 791-7400.
Hollywood Undead: The Los Angeles-based band bring a blend of hip-hop, rock and metal. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$30. (727) 895-3045.
Badfish: The Sublime tribute band return to the courtyard venue. Reggae-rockers, Sun Dried Vibes open. 8 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 565-0550.
Blue Oyster Cult: The Long Island band gained fame by producing rock and heavy metal hits including (Don't Fear) the Reaper, Godzilla and Burnin' For you. 8 p.m., Ferg's Sports Bar & Grill, 1320 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $19.99-$$49.95. (727) 822-4562.
For Colored Girls...: Seven women's love, loss, struggle and empowerment are explored in a combination of poetry, drama, music and dance. Through Nov. 22. 8 p.m., The Space, 2106 W Main St., Tampa. $20, $15 students and seniors with ID.
Adrian Legg and David Lindley: Both the guitarist and multi-instrumentalist blend electronic and acoustic sounds, while Lindley also incorporates folk and blues. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49. (727) 822-3590.
Sommore: Appeared on Def Comedy Jam, and the films Friday After Next and Soul Plane. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Family Camp Out: Bring a tent to camp out on the baseball field and enjoy games, dinner, breakfast and a screening of Tomorrowland. 5 p.m., Forbes Recreation Center, 6401 94th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. $15. (727) 369-5684.
The Knick, 10 p.m., Cinemax. Could things get even more frenetic and gruesome? A subway explosion leads to a huge influx of patients at the cash-strapped, circa-1901 hospital.
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