Gang of Four: In February, the late '70s English post punk band released their latest album since the departure of previous vocalist, Jon King. It was appropriately titled, What Happens Next. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 895-3045.
Chris Porter: He was a finalist in season four of Last Comic Standing and has his own Comedy Central Presents special. The comic is a favorite on the college and standup circuit for his smart observations of everyday weirdness. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$17. (813) 864-4000.
Kim Russo: The medium and host of LMN's The Haunting Of... and Psychic Intervention will discuss her gift and how it works, and will go into the audience to see if she can pick up any feelings. 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., Jaeb Theater at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $39-$49; additional $75 for post show meet and greet. (813) 229-7827.
Kansas: The radio hitmakers of Dust in the Wind and Carry On Wayward Son play an intimate set at the Capitol for the first time. 7:30 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $39.50-$49.50. (727) 791-7400.
Big Pre-Fest in Little Ybor: The two-day, multi-venue prelude to Gainesville's punk festival Fest returns with acts like Desaparecidos, Lagwagon, The Menzingers, Teenage Bottlerocket and more. 5:30 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $70 advance, $80 day of. (813) 248-9500.
Sapphire and Diamonds Surreal Soiree: Dress in sapphire hues for this party with all the galleries open, cash bar, appetizers and desserts. Benefits Junior League of St. Petersburg. 7 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $35, $50 VIP. (727) 895-5018.
Author Markus Zusak: Meet the author of The Book Thief, I Am The Messenger and the Underdog series. Bring your copies to get signed, or purchase one at the event. 7 p.m., Tampa Preparatory High School, 727 West Cass St., Tampa. Free. (813) 251-8481.
A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: A Halloween series featuring 9 nights of classic horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and bloodcurdling special guests. The concession stand even adds a holiday twist with Halloween themed Harpoon UFO Pumpkin Ale. This silent film about a doctor with a split personality is accompanied by Steven Ball on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. $12, $10 members. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Trick or Treat with the Greeks: Elementary school aged children can trick-or-treat in USF's Greek Village at this festival with glow stick balloons, ring the pumpkin and mummy wrapping. Costumes recommended. 5:30 p.m., USF Greek Village, between USF Maple Drive and E Fletcher Avenue, Tampa. Free. (813) 974-9186.
Black-ish, 9:31 p.m., ABC. Looks like Halloween could be more trick than treat for Dre (Anthony Anderson). His big, buffed-up cousin (guest star Michael Strahan), who used to torment him as a kid, makes a surprise visit.
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