Tuesday, May 22, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Sept. 25

Tampa Bay Lightning Fan Fest: The Tampa Bay Lightning welcomes back fans and kicks off the hockey season with this free event including player autograph sessions, team scrimmages, selfie stations with players, high school hockey shoot out, food and beverage discounts, merchandise specials, hockey equipment sale and activities in the Lightning Kids Zone. 11 a.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Free, but tickets are required. (813) 301-2500.

Oktoberfest: Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn taps the first keg kicking off the festival with special release beers including Oktoberfest, Hefeweizen, Pilsner, Ligero Black Lager, Gose and Berliner Weisse and German food. 11 a.m., Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room, 3924 W Spruce St., Tampa. Free (food/drink additional). (813) 348-6363.

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. 11 a.m., Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore, 700 N West Shore Blvd, Tampa. $30 Sunday $175 VIP. (813) 289-8200.

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

Ally Venable Band: The 17 year old, Houston, Texas based blues singer and guitarist tours in support of her album, No Glass Shoes. Rock 'n' roll band, The Rad Trads open. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.

This Wild Life: The acoustic pop-punk duo perform alongside Have Mercy, Movements and Many Rooms. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $15-$25. (813) 248-9500.

Matt Hires: The alternative singer-songwriter performs in support of his third album, American Wilderness. Volunteer, Fistful and Kristopher James open. 7 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $10-$12. (813) 248-4969.

Stick To Your Guns: More than a decade after the hardcore band's formation, they are still touring, joined by openers, Stray From the Path, Expire and Knocked Loose. 7 p.m., The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $16. (727) 258-4829.

Capone: The former host of Harlem's Amateur Night at the Apollo is one of the N.Y. Kings of Comedy. 7 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.

Superwoman Died Tonight: The one-woman show written and performed by Lori D. Shannon is based on her life experiences and explores the myth of the "strong black woman." 7:30 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $5, free for Jobsite Rock Stars and season ticket holders. (813) 229-7827.

Unelectable You: The Second City and Slate present their "completely unbiased political revue," a 90 minute, fast-paced blend of sketch, improv, music and multi media. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $35-$45. (813) 229-7827.

About Life Presents: Gifted: The spoken word event features artists, Taalem Acey, Sunni Patterson, 13 of Nazareth and Masterpiece. 9:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20 advance, $30 at the door. (813) 864-4000.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Birthday Bash: The museum celebrates its sixth birthday with a particle party inspired by their favorite atom, number 6 and free admission all day long. 1 p.m., Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. Free. (813) 443-3861.

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