Howl-O-Scream: Freaky Preview: There will be roaming creatures swarming the streets, thrill rides in the dark and seven haunted houses. All the event elements will be available on these preview nights. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa. $45-$70 advance online. (888) 800-5447.
Celebrate Oktoberfest: Features live German oompah music, Gulf Coast Enzianer Schuhplattler Verein Folk Dancers, a variety of imported beers, homemade cuisine and German vendors. 4 p.m., German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. $6; children 12 and under free. (727) 238-8201.
Arts on Tap: Enjoy craft beer, live art demos from Zen Glass and live music by Infinite Groove Orchestra at this fundraiser to benefit the ArtsXchange. 7 p.m., ArtsXchange, 515 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. $60 individual, $110 pair. (727) 826-7211.
MarchFourth: Twenty musicians, dancers and artisans donning colorful costumes with a cirque du soleil feel, make-up this marching band who was featured on America's Got Talent. UNRB opens. 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $17 advance, $20 day of show. (727) 895-3045.
Imagination: After Party: The party moves outside for anyone to join in the park for dancing to live music, open bar, snacks, birthday cake and fireworks. Benefits the Glazer Children's Museum. 9 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $75. (813) 443-3861.
April Macie: A favorite in the bay area, she was a 2006 Last Comic Standing finalist. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Music in the Park: Voices of Jazz: Bring your blankets and chairs for a free night of music in the park. 7 p.m., Seminole City Park, 7464 Ridge Road, Seminole. Free. (727) 391-8345.
SEASON PREMIERE Blue Bloods, 10 p.m., CBS. Frank (Tom Selleck) grows concerned that a major threat to New York City may be imminent after a terrorist attack in the Middle East.
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