Monday, September 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 11

Yes: The reunited rock icons will officially be known as, YES featuring Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman. 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $73.75-$128.75. (727) 791-7400.

Haunted Pirate Ship: Join the tortured crew and weather the storm or solve clues and puzzles to steal ruthless Captain RatBeard Tony's booty and escape. 9 a.m., Escape Room Clearwater Beach, 483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. $32. (727) 754-9752.

White Fang: Based on the book by Jack London, a young girl whose tribe has been massacred wanders the deep forests of the Yukon Territory, where she befriends an abandoned wolf. Through Oct. 22. 2 and 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25-$50. (727) 498-5205.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival: Features carnival rides, live bands, mixed entertainment, food, games and craft vendors. 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Interparochial School, 7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park. Free; $12-$20 (rides). (727) 541-4447.

Halloween Horror Nights: The park brings iconic horrors from The Shining, Saw, American Horror Story, Trick r' Treat and films from the Blumhouse studio. 6:30 p.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $69.99-$80.99. Toll-free 1-888-467-7677.

Restaurant to Revisit: How Bob Heilman's Beachcomber stayed relevant since 1948

Chris Thile: The Grammy Award-winning mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist is a member of Nickel Creek and Punch Brothers. 7 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35.50 and up. (813) 229-7827.

The Royale: An African American boxer in the Jim Crow era vies for a spot in the ring with the white heavyweight champion, but the country might not be ready. Through Oct. 22. 7 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $29-$49; prices vary by day. (727) 823-7529.

Judah and the Lion: The folk-hop four-piece band embarks on a tour. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $23 advance, $25 day of show. (727) 565-0550.

Concerts: Browse hundreds of upcoming concerts in the Tampa Bay area

J Roddy Walston And The Business : See the soulful rock 'n' roll outfit during their fall tour. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $17. (813) 241-8600.

Ybor Ghost Tour: Hear the tales of ghosts that haunt Ybor and area clubs. Tour strictly draws from the drama of actual history. Not recommended for young children. 8 p.m., King Corona Cigars Cafe & Bar, 1523 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $25, $10 ages 8-12. (813) 386-3905.

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KIDS AND FAMILY

Winter and Hope's Bubble Birthday Party: Winter turns 12 and Hope turns 7 at this birthday party hula hooping, music and Pin the Tail on Winter games. Kids ages 12 and younger bringing a birthday card get in for $9.99. Regular admission for all others. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $21.95, $19.95 ages 60-older, $16.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free (includes admission to Winter's Dolphin Tale Adventure). (727) 441-1790.

TO WATCH

Season premiere: Riverdale, 8 p.m., CW: Fred's life hangs in the balance after the shooting at Pop's Diner, leaving Archie to wonder if he could have done more to help his father.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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