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Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler & Kathy Najimy in Disney's Hocus Pocus.

Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler & Kathy Najimy in Disney's Hocus Pocus.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Hocus Pocus (1993): 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., Psycho plays at 4:30 p.m., Scream plays at 7 p.m and Halloween plays at 10 p.m.. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.

Diplo: The formerly Florida-based producer behind Major Lazer (Lean On) and hits by Justin Bieber (Where Are U Now) and M.I.A. (Paper Planes) headlines an outdoor concert. 2 p.m., Beach Bar, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. Start at $35. (813) 281-8900.

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.

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival: People's Choice Award: More than 40 chalk artists adorn the sidewalks and promenades with creative works of art. The "People's Choice Award" will be announced at 1:30 p.m. today 9 a.m., Beach Walk, 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. Free. (727) 447-7600.

Hillsborough County Fair: Get ready for the fun when the Hillsborough County Fair brings all its harvest of midway rides, carnival-style foods, truck and tractor pulls, bull riding, barrel racing, demolition derby and more. 10 a.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $7, $5 students, $4 seniors, five and younger free. (813) 737-3247.

Tarpon Springs Greek Food and Wine Festival: Celebrate three days of Greek foods, folk dancing, music, wine and beer. 11 a.m., St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral Community Center, 348 N Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs. $2, 12 and younger free. (727) 937-3540.

Rise Up Sunday Sessions: Collie Buddz : A reggae and reggae-rock series. 6 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12-$20. (727) 565-0550.

WMNF Presents Gringo Star: The indie-rockers music includes doo-wop inflected indie gems, psychedelic garage bangers and gritty R&B shuffles. FayRoy and The Jackettes open. 7 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$13. (813) 971-0666.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks Series: Jeremy Denk Plays Mozart: The MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship winner and pianist will perform Mozart's Concerto No. 20 in a night all about storytelling. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $15-$45. (727) 791-7400.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sesame Street Safari of Fun Halloween: Count Weekend: Kids can join the fun of this Sesame Street themed party with trick-or-treat candy stations, arts and crafts, a hay bale maze, dancing to kid friendly music, animal encounters, hourly parades and appearances by Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, Bert and Ernie in Halloween costumes. Included with admission. Join Count von Count for holiday cookies and a "batty" scavenger hunt. Noon, Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $99, $79 for ages 3-9. (888) 800-5447.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 23 10/21/16 [Last modified: Friday, October 21, 2016 12:59pm]
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