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For music planner on 10/6/16: Handout photo of Needtobreathe, performing at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on 10/12/16. Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson.

For music planner on 10/6/16: Handout photo of Needtobreathe, performing at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa on 10/12/16. Credit: Eric Ryan Anderson.

Needtobreathe: The Christian rock stars have gained traction with mainstream audiences, and now reached arena-rock status in this tour with Mat Kearney, Parachute and Welshly Arms. 7 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $30.50-$50.50. (813) 974-3004.

Bad Religion and Against Me: The California punk legends and Gainesville agit-rockers team up for a tour. Philadelphia singer-songwriter Dave Hause of the Loved Ones opens. 6:30 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25.50. (727) 565-0550.

Coffee Talk: Heart of Africa: In a 30-minute presentation, artist in resident Nan Colton introduces great artists and historical figures. Included with museum admission. 10:30 a.m., Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $17, $15 seniors and military, $10 students with college ID, kids 6 and younger free. $5 after 5 p.m. Thursdays. (727) 896-2667.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival: Carnival rides, live bands, mixed entertainment, food, games and craft vendors. Benefits Sacred Heart Interparochial Catholic School. 6 p.m., Sacred Heart Interparochial School, 7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park. Free; $12-$20 (rides). (727) 541-444.

Astronautilis: The hip-hop artist entered the music scene over 15 years ago as a battle rapper. Tickets available through Ticketfly. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $12-$15. (813) 248-9500.

Second Screen Cult Cinema: The Thing: A monthly series presenting unconventional cult films. A cocktail reception begins at 6 p.m. 7 p.m., The Vault, 655 N Franklin St., Tampa. $5 suggested donation. (813) 382-2976.

Scream-A-Geddon: Make your way through six haunted attractions including the Cursed Hayride, Dead Woods and Blackpool Prison, where prisoners start a riot and you decide the level of character interaction. Runs select nights through Nov. 5. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$29.95. (813) 452-5412.

Lizzie: Preview Performance: Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the story of Lizzie Borden with gallows humor. The New York Times called the gothic rock opera "deliciously watchable." Through Nov. 6. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

The Chick Corea Elektric Band: The keyboard jazz great and his quintet combines jazz, rock, Latin and funk with sonic inventions that still sound futuristic. On their first tour in five years, they are joined by Grammy-winning vocalist Lalah Hathaway, who will be joining them for some Corea-penned tunes written specially for this tour. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $65-$85. (727) 791-7400.


The Exorcist File — Haunted Boy, 10 p.m., Destination America. Documentary filmmakers search for evidence of the Unholy Ghost, the scariest entity known to man. While filming in a haunted asylum, they come across a diary of the infamous 1949 exorcism of a 13-year-old boy, which later inspired The Exorcist.


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