Sunday, September 23, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 13

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: Funk, soul, Americana and collaborations galore hit the stage for the 37th annual festival featuring a line up of Kool and the Gang and the Commodores. 4:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $16 per day, $45 reserved, $170 VIP; $52 four day package. (727) 461-5200.

Sarah Lee Guthrie: The singer's lineage is undeniable as the daughter of iconic folk singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie and an integral part of the Guthrie Family Band. 8 p.m., Murray Theatre at the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $30. (727) 712-2706.

John Mayall: The singer and multi-instrumentalist was the founder of John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39-$49. (727) 791-7400.

Robert Kelly: The Comedy Central fixture has recurring roles of BamBam on Denis Leary's FX show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Louis C.K.'s brother Robbie on Louie, and has appeared on Nurse Jackie and Inside Amy Schumer. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

An Evening with Kathleen Parker: The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist takes a special look at the 2016 campaign. 5:30 p.m., Poynter Institute, 801 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $25, $75 with dinner. (888) 769-6837.

Movies in the Park: The Muppet Movie: Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic movie screening on the waterfront. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. This portion features music by the Charlie Morris Band followed by a screening of The Muppet Movie. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival: Sacred Heart's annual community event features 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) 541-4447.

Howl-O-Scream: The theme for this year's scare at Busch Gardens is "Evil Encore." There will be roaming creatures swarming the streets, a hall of demon dolls, thrill rides in the dark and numerous haunted houses. Includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. and remains open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $45 advance online. (888) 800-5447.

Lizzie: Preview Performance: Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the story of Lizzie Borden with gallows humor. 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.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Book Time at Brooker Creek: Program includes story related crafts, games and other hands-on activities. Best for ages 3 to 5. 10:30 a.m., Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free (registration required). (727) 453-6800.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE Falling Water, 10 p.m., USA. Three strangers find they are connected through mysterious circumstances and realize they are dreaming separate parts of the same dream.

MORE TO EXPLORE

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