Monday, January 22, 2018
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 11

The Summer Set: The Arizona pop-rockers embark on the Made For You tour. Tickets available online through Ticketmaster. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17. (813) 248-9500.

Korn: The horror-heavy nu-metal heroes are embarking this fall on a co-headlining tour with fellow active rockers Breaking Benjamin. 6 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $29.50-$69.50. (813) 740-2446.

Footgolf : Join players at Largo Golf course to start a league in this game that combines soccer skills with golf course challenges 1 p.m., Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. $15 per 18 hole round. (727) 518-3024.

Skinned Alive: This horror-themed escape room is set as serial killer who has abducted you with a plan to steal the skin off your face. See if you can solve clues and escape the room before he returns with his tools of the trade. Runs daily through Oct. 31. 1 p.m., Escape Thrill, 29261 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $28. (727) 223-5983.

Popcorn and Politics: Chamber members will have a face-to-face interview with the candidates running for Congressional District 13, House District 69 and County Commission District 3, and representatives on either side of Amendment 1 and 2. 5:30 p.m., St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 821-4069.

Florida Conversations Lecture Series: Author and Tampa Bay Times environmental reporter Craig Pittman will discuss some of the perils and puns related to the State of Florida. 6:30 p.m., Tampa Bay History Center, 801 Old Water St., Tampa. Free. (813) 228-0097.

Natural History Speaker Series: A Year's Worth of Florida Butterflies: Learn about a different topic in nature each month. Hear stories from local photographers about their year of tracking and photographing butterflies. 7:30 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-7326.

Ghost Tours (Tampa): A costumed walking tour to discover the haunted past of the city once described as "the damnedest town this side of Hell." 8 p.m., The Franklin, 510 N Franklin St., Tampa. $15, $10 ages 4-12. (727) 398-5200.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE American Housewife, 8:30 p.m., ABC. Mother of three Katie Otto (Katy Mixon) just doesn't fit in with her flawed family and curvy body in the "perfect town" of Westport, Conn.

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