Saturday, February 24, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 4

Stampede Comedy Show: The annual comedy show is part of USF's homecoming week festivities and features headliner Brent Morin (Undateable), Ted Alexandro and USF alumna Jessica Michelle Singleton. 8 p.m., University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 974-3004.

Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market: With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas and more. 9 a.m., Gulfport, along Beach Boulevard, Gulfport. Free. (727) 902-2326.

Footgolf : Join players at Largo Golf course to start a league in this game that combines soccer skills with golf course challenges 1 p.m., Largo Golf Course, 12500 Vonn Road, Largo. $15 per 18 hole round. (727) 518-3024.

Skinned Alive: This horror-themed escape room is set as serial killer who has abducted you with a plan to steal the skin off your face. See if you can solve clues and escape the room before he returns with his tools of the trade. Runs daily through Oct. 31. 1 p.m., Escape Thrill, 29261 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $28. (727) 223-5983.

Foreign Film Series: This portion of the independent film series features the South Korean film Sea Fog, in which a captain discovers his boat has been sold, leaving his crew in danger of losing their livelihood. Filmed in Korean with English subtitles. Free popcorn available. 4 p.m., Gulf Beaches Public Library, 200 Municipal Drive, Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 391-2828.

Rae Sremmurd: The popular oddball rap duo released the album, SremmLife 2 featuring the hit singles, Set the Roof and Look Alive. Lil Yachty opens. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $35. (727) 565-0550; jannuslive.com.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: Heartland: A series of films with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender interest or subject matters. Runs through Oct. 8 at several venues. Ticket packages range from $50-$5,000. See tiglff.com for lineup. 7 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $15; free for 25 and younger for age-appropriate films. (813) 274-8982.

Ghost Tours (Tampa): A costumed walking tour to discover the haunted past of the city once described as "the damnedest town this side of Hell." 8 p.m., The Franklin, 510 N Franklin St., Tampa. $15, $10 ages 4-12. (727) 398-5200.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE No Tomorrow, 9 p.m., CW. In the fun new dramedy a shy wallflower (Tori Anderson) falls for a free-spirited hunk (Joshua Sasse) who wants her to live life to the fullest because he thinks the world will soon end. Is he bonkers? Does it matter?

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