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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 16

Amy Schumer,  stand-up comedian and Comedy Central star.  Emily Shur/The New York Times

Amy Schumer, stand-up comedian and Comedy Central star. Emily Shur/The New York Times

Amy Schumer: The Emmy-winning writer and star of the Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer was the first solo female comic to sell out Madison Square Garden. 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $32.25-$105.25. (813) 301-2500.

Hawthorne Heights: The Ohio is for Lovers emo-rockers released their debut album, The Silence in Black in 2004. In Her Own Words opens. Tickets available through Ticketfly. 6 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 258-4829.

Pumpkin Festival: Something for everyone in the family at this fall themed festival with more than 75 craft booths, live country music, pumpkin games, a pioneer trades village, corn maze, hayrides, pony rides, chainsaw sculpting, scarecrow displays, petting zoo, playground, zip line and a frog jumping championship. Additional charge for some games and activities. 9 a.m., Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton. $10, 12 and younger free; parking $5. (941) 322-2168.

I Am My Brother's Keeper: Opening day for the exhibit subtitled "A Tribute to the Righteous Among the Nations." It tells the story of the men and women who defied the Nazis and save the lives of Jews during the Holocaust. Remains on display through Jan. 15. Included with admission. 10 a.m., Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. $16 adults, $14 seniors, $8 students under 18. Free for military, USF students with ID and children 6 and under. (727) 820-0100.

Harvest Moon Corn Maze: The five-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a petting farm, pony rides, games and a pumpkin patch. Honoring this year's "Great Pumpkin" theme, play interactive bingo for a chance to win a trip for four people to Knotts Berry Farm in California, where the Peanuts characters are the theme park's mascots. Runs through Nov. 6. 10 a.m., Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. $11.95, 2 and younger free. Toll-free 1-800-373-4811.

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. 12 p.m., Sacred Heart Interparochial School, 7951 46th Way N, Pinellas Park. Free; $12-$20 (rides). (727) 541-4447.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: Grace Potter was named headliner for Sunday replacing Gregg Allman who canceled due to health concerns. 1:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $16 per day, $45 reserved, $170 VIP; $52 four day package. (727) 461-5200.

Il Trovatore: Verdi's tale of family, love, revenge and death is sung in Italian with English subtitles. 2 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22-$67. (727) 822-3590.

USF Faculty/Guest Artist Recital: The Blood of a Poet: A multimedia recital inspired by Jean Cocteau's film Le Sang d'un Poète . Music by Satie, Cage, Stravinsky, Barber, Scriabin, and Cowell. 4 p.m., University of South Florida Barness Recital Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. $15, $10 students/senior/military. (813) 974-2311.

Lizzie: 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. 4 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

Soul Circus Cowboys: The Brandon-based country and Southern rock band will be perform alongside The Bearded Brothers. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.

Florida Orchestra: Pops in the Park Concert: Picnic under the stars while enjoying a mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites. Be sure to bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest's annual food drive. 7 p.m., River Tower Park, 401 E Bird St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-3337.

Heather McDonald: Although perhaps best known for her roundtable appearances on Chelsea Lately. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail: Two dark, intense walking trails in a wooded forest. 7:30 p.m., Sir Henry's Haunted Trail, 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. $10 one, $20 two. (863) 944-0748.

Haunted Angelus House: Situated on 25 acres of land, the PG-13 rated haunt features an all ages haunted house and haunted hay ride. 7:30 p.m., The Angelus, 12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson. $15, $8 ages 5-10, 4 and younger free. (727) 364-2868.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Jurassic Quest: Walk among more than 50 life-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Kids can also ride dinosaurs, dig for bones, run in inflatable mazes and jump in a "dino bounce." 9 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $20, $18 seniors/military, $15 ages 2-12. (936) 588-3332.

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