Thursday, December 14, 2017
Events

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 23

Toby Keith: The Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue and Beer For My Horses country singer embarks on the Interstates and Tailgates tour. 7 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25-$89. (813) 740-2446.

Bert Kreischer: The Tampa native and stand-up comedian is the host of the Travel Channel's Trip Flip. 12 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $22-$25. (813) 864-4000.

Celebrate Oktoberfest: "Tampa Bay's most authentic Oktoberfest" by the German American Society of Pinellas features live German oompah music, keg tappings, Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein Folk Dancers and more. 4 p.m., German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. $8; 12 and younger free. (727) 791-7218.

Bay of Blood: A horror film convention focusing on films from the 1970s and '80s includes special guest meet and greets, autograph and photo sessions, panel discussions and more. VIP ticket holders get one hour early admission each day. 5 p.m., Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 700 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa. $30 Friday, $35 Saturday, $30 Sunday, $60 weekend, $175 VIP. (813) 289-8200.

Bourbon, Beer and Bluegrass: The dinner and concert series features five dining stations, full bar, bourbon and beer flight sampling and live music. Series runs through Oct. 8. This portion features music by Wood and Wire. 6 p.m., Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $64. (727) 894-1000.

Tampa Bay Fashion Week: To make up for skipping last year's show, this year will be two days of fashion with local designers debuting their spring/summer 2017 collections along with an exclusive retailer showcase and a special student showcase from Sanford Brown IADT School of Design. 7 p.m., International Plaza and Bay Street, 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa. $35, free general admission standing room. (813) 342-3790.

The Mousetrap: Enjoy this Agatha Christie thriller. 7:30 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $20; $19 for group 10 or more; $18 members and students. (727) 942-5605.

Clean Comedy Night: Headliner Juanita Lolita closes out each show with her much anticipated "list of things she doesn't understand." Also on the bill are Vic Clevenger and 9-year-old Nicole Lauren. 7:30 p.m., Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. $18, $15 members advance; $25, $20 members day of show. (813) 645-7651.

Howl-O-Scream: Preview: The theme for this year's scare at Busch Gardens is "Evil Encore." There will be roaming creatures swarming the streets, a hall of demon dolls, thrill rides in the dark and numerous haunted houses. Includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. and remains open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $45 advance online. (888) 800-5447.

Scream-A-Geddon: Make your way through six haunted attractions. Runs select nights through Nov. 5. Open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$29.95. (813) 452-5412.

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway: This fast-paced, wildly entertaining show broke box office records on Broadway for its mind-blowing magic and stunts. Through Sept. 25. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$95. (813) 229-7827.

Star Chix: Trekkie Estrogen in Space: A musical tribute to sci-fi adventure with an all-female starship crew. Through Oct. 2. 8 p.m., St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $22, $15 students. (727) 866-1973.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane: An aging mother sets out to destroy her spinster daughters one last chance for love. Through Oct. 9. 8 p.m., West Coast Players Theatre, 21905 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. $19. (727) 437-2363.

Merchandise: The provocative art-rockers perform a hometown show in support of their new 4AD album A Corpse Wired for Sound. 8 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

$6 Admission Days: In celebration of the museum's sixth anniversary, everyone gets $6 admission through Sept. 30. 10 a.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. $6. (813) 443-3861.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE MacGyver, 8 p.m., CBS. Reboots and remakes are all the rage these days, so it should surprise no one that MacGyver is back. Lucas Till takes on the resourceful character who can wriggle out of a jam with little more than some bubble gum and a paper clip.

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