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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, and if she wins everything she's up for the singer will become the most-honored female artist in the show's history. Swift was one of 10 nominees for artist of the year, and her "Blank Space" was nominated for song of the year. She was also nominated for collaboration of the year for her work on "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar and her blockbuster "1989" is competing for album of the year. The awards show will be held from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.  (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NYET211

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, Taylor Swift performs during the "1989" world tour at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Swift earned six American Music Awards nominations announced Tuesday, Oct. 13, and if she wins everything she's up for the singer will become the most-honored female artist in the show's history. Swift was one of 10 nominees for artist of the year, and her "Blank Space" was nominated for song of the year. She was also nominated for collaboration of the year for her work on "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar and her blockbuster "1989" is competing for album of the year. The awards show will be held from Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File) NYET211

Taylor Swift: Break out that red lipstick and short shorts as the Shake It Off pop star brings The 1989 World Tour to Tampa on Halloween night. Vance Joy and Shawn Mendes will open. 7 p.m., Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $65-$195.50. (813) 350-6500.

Chvrches: The Scottish indie-electro-pop outfit (pronounced "churches") are proving doubters wrong. No sophomore slump here as the elegant electro-pop tops the charts paired with Lauren Mayberry's sweet vocals and incisive lyrics. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $23. (727) 565-0550.

Battle Run: Heroes vs. Villains: Decide if your a hero or a villain and come up with a costume for this 1-mile or 5K run. All runners bolt up Memorial Causeway Bridge together, then branch off into two separate groups in an epic battle to the finish line. 7:30 a.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. $25-$35 day of. (727) 524-4464, ext. 1445.

World's Largest Food Truck Festival Ever! IV: Wear your costume for adult trick-or-treating as you hop among more than 100 trucks offering food and drink from around the world. Keep your eyes peeled for an expected flash mob dance between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 11 a.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $8 (early bird); $50 (VIP). (813) 562-9599.

Bethenny Frankel Meet-and-Greet: The Skinny Girl founder and Real Housewives of New York star will take part in a variety of fashion-focused activities. 1 p.m., Tampa Premium Outlets, 2398 Grand Cypress Drive, Lutz. Free.

Cantina Halloweena: Red Mesa combines Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos into one huge indoor and outdoor party with live music, food, two bars and costume contests with cash prize. 9 p.m. to 3 a.m., Red Mesa Cantina, 128 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. No cover. (727) 896-8226.

Spooky Boo!seum: Families can wear their Halloween costumes to Great Explorations for Halloween activities including candy crafts, spooky science and trick-or-treating. Everyone in costume get $2 off admission. 10 a.m., Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. $10, $9 seniors, one and younger free. (727) 821-8992.

Underachievers: The hip-hop duo return to Ybor City on Halloween night. 7:30 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $18-$75. (813) 248-9500; theualifestyle.com.

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. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Preview performances $21; $21-$48. (727) 498-5205.

Haunted Hotel: This "really spooky Halloween party" has a $2,000 cash prize for best costume, live music by the No Filter Band and 93.3 FLZ broadcasting live from the Wave with VJ Kidd Leow. 9 p.m., Shephard's Beach Resort, 619 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach. $10. (727) 442-5107.

American Horror Story Halloween Party: Check in at the "Hotel From Hell" for zombie dancing to haunted tunes by DJ Ace Vedo. Early arrival is recommended because the Tower of Terror's doors close when the building reaches capacity. 9 p.m., Liquid Tampa, 1502 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free, $5 after 10 p.m. (813) 248-6104.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Nick Jr. Play Date: Kids can play with their favorite characters from PAW Patrol, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Shimmer and Shine as they follow their Play Date Passport through activity stations. 10 a.m., Brandon Westfield Town Center Mall, 459 Brandon Town Center, Brandon. Free. (813) 661-5100.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE The Returned, 10 p.m., Sundance TV. Season 2 of the creepy-good French series finally brings us back to the small mountain town where residents who were presumed dead come back to life - without all the yucky zombie makeup.

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