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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 25

Ricky Martin in New York, Oct. 8, 2015. ?I?m obsessed with performing,? Martin told the audience at his first show in Madison Square Garden in eight years, one of the stops on his ?One World? international tour.  (Chad Batka for The New York Times) XNYT116

Ricky Martin in New York, Oct. 8, 2015. ?I?m obsessed with performing,? Martin told the audience at his first show in Madison Square Garden in eight years, one of the stops on his ?One World? international tour. (Chad Batka for The New York Times) XNYT116

Ricky Martin: The Grammy Award-winning Latin pop star is touring in support of his new album, A Quien Quiera Escuchar. 7:30 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W Church St., Orlando. $24-$126. (407) 440-7000.

New Hollow: The emerging rock 'n' roll band has already shared the stage with Fall Out Boy, Train, A Great Big World, MKTO, Fifth Harmony, Meghan Trainor and more. 8 p.m., St. Petersburg College Music Center, 6605 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 341-7984.

Tour de Shine: Take a guided bicycle tour of the Shine On St. Pete murals throughout downtown St. Petersburg. Stick around for an after party at The Amsterdam. 10 a.m. and noon, St. Petersburg Bicycle Cooperative, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. $10..

Local Loop: Hop on the brew bus for a tour of area brew pubs noon, Tampa Bay Brewing Co., 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10. Toll-free 1-888-945-2739.

Broadway Brunch: Enjoy a buffet brunch menu then settle in for an hour-long Broadway-style cabaret show. Two showings at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Nathan Daugherty featuring Francesca Jay. 12:30 p.m., Alvin's Lounge, 119 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22. (727) 421-1557.

Dracula: The vampire strikes back again in this British-style Panto production with music. Audience is encouraged to wear costumes. 2 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $15, $10 students, children 12 and younger, one free with each paid adult. (727) 866-1973.

Masquerade Ball: Cocktail or formal attire is required for this ball with a bachelor and bachelorette auction, buffet dinner, cocktails and a comedy show. Benefits the Chase Zen Foundation tutoring program. 5 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $35. (813) 479-7975.

Soulfly: The late '90s metal band embarks on the We Sold Our Souls to Metal tour with, Soilwork, Decapitated and Shattered Sun. 5 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $26. (727) 895-3045.

The Importance of Being Earnest with Zombies: Oscar Wilde's classic satire on conventions and propriety is even more biting when played against the zombie apocalypse. Through Nov. 1. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Preview performances $21; $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Rocky Horror Picture Show: A Halloween series featuring 9 nights of classic horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and bloodcurdling special guests. $15, $13 members. 11 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.


Former Mermaids Perform: A flashback performance by the "Legendary Sirens," featuring retired mermaids from the '50s to the '70s. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Weeki Wachee. $13, $8 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (352) 592-5656;


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