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Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten performs in concert during "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour 2015" at The Sands Event Center on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) PAOS104

Singer-songwriter Rachel Platten performs in concert during "The Girls Night Out, Boys Can Come Too Tour 2015" at The Sands Event Center on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Bethlehem, Pa. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP) PAOS104

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Vs. OTT: Fan Appreciation Night. Singer/songwriter Rachel Platten performs at the post game concert. 7:30 p.m., Al Lang Stadium, 230 First St. SE, St. Petersburg. $17-$40. Toll-free 1-877-769-3437.

Zine Fest: The 600 block will be filled with indie magazines, magazine related items and books along with free beer and food trucks on site. Noon, Daddy Kool, 666 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 822-5665.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: The Innocents (1961): A Halloween series featuring 10 nights of classic horror films, family-friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and other surprises. 2 p.m., Beetlejuice will play at 4:45 p.m. and The Conjuring will play at 7:30 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.

Metro Station: The pop-punk rockers. Tickets available through Ticketfly. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $17-$30. (813) 248-9500.

Mat Zo: The Grammy-nominated British DJ. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

St. Petersburg Science Festival: Held in conjunction with MarineQuest, this annual festival allows families to explore hands-on science. 10 a.m., USF St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 803-9799, ext. 203.

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    TAMPA — Charles Gounod's Faust sets the table early. The world-weary philosopher immortalized in a dramatic poem by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is in his study, lamenting his state of affairs. He's willing to give away everything he has to be young again, even his soul.

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  4. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 22

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    Clearwater Jazz Holiday: The Avett Brothers: The Avett Brothers, with their blend of folk, bluegrass and rock, lead the lineup. 1:30 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $16 per day, $45 reserved, $170 VIP. (727) 461-5200.

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  5. Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 21

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    Conor Oberst: The Bright Eyes mastermind will be joined by opener, the Felice Brothers. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $30.50-$36. (727) 791-7400.

    Handout photo of Conor Oberst, performing Oct. 21 at the State Theatre in St. Petersburg. Credit: Grandstand Media