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.
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.
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