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The Psychedelic Furs: Led by vocalist and songwriter Richard Butler and his bass-wielding brother Tim, the rockers scored major hits with Love My Way, Pretty In Pink and Heaven. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $35-$65. (727) 822-3590.

Friends of the Library Book Sale: Find books in all sizes and genres at discount prices ranging from 25-cents to $2. 10 a.m., Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. Prices vary. (727) 446-3845.

Art in the PARC: The indoor event features artwork including paintings, jewelry, pottery and fabric sculpture by artists with developmental disabilities of the Inspired Artist Studios at PARC. Enjoy a performance by the Inspired Choir. Benefits PARC art programs and students. 3 p.m., Duke Energy, 299 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free (items individually priced). (727) 341-6931.

Movies in the Park: Planet of the Apes: Bring a picnic and enjoy a classic movie screening on the waterfront. Families are encouraged to ride their bicycles to the films. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. This portion features music by the Legendary Panama Red followed by a screening of the 1968 classic Planet of the Apes. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 463-4612.

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.

Tampa Bay Lightning: vs. Colorado Avelanche: 7:30 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Ticket prices vary by game. (813) 301-6600.

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.

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

Tony Rock: Brooklyn-bred Tony Rock is the younger brother of Chris Rock who has stepped into his own as an actor and comedian. He's the host of the newly revamped talent competition Apollo Live and a series regular on BET's Reed Between the Lines. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.

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

Beyond the Walls, midnight, stream on Shudder. The horror streaming service's first exclusive series. Lisa inherits a mysterious old house in France that was left to her in the will of its former owner. Well, that house is probably haunted.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find pumpkin patches and Halloween events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 18

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Nov. 16

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