Saturday, December 16, 2017
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 9-15

Shine Mural Festival: The walls and streets of St. Petersburg are transforming into works of art this week when 16 local, national and international artists make their marks on the city. The festival ends Saturday with an "Outside In" art exhibition in the Warehouse Arts District. To catch some of the muralists in action, visit shineonstpete.com to find a map and more information on "Outside In."

Oktoberfest Tampa: Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park goes German Friday-Sunday, transforming into a giant beer garden with traditional dancing, keg tappings, games, stein hoisting, keg stacking, tug of war, brat toss and carry the wench. $10, $25 weekend. oktoberfesttampa .com.

Date night

Music: Wednesday, Grammy Award-winning mandolin virtuoso and host of A Prairie Home Companion Chris Thile plays Tampa's Straz Center ($35.50 and up), while rock icons Yes reunite at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($73.75-$128.75). Thursday, former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde brings his cover project Zakk Sabbath to Jannus Live in St. Petersburg ($26). Friday, country/rock/hip-hop blenders Florida Georgia Line take the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa ($25-$65.75). Saturday, country star Lorrie Morgan celebrates the 25th anniversary of her album Watch Me at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater ($29-$55). Disappointing metal fans, the Scorpions canceled their show set for Sunday at Tampa's Amalie Arena, and the rest of their U.S. tour, saying singer Klaus Meine has "severe laryngitis."

USF Homecoming Week: Students get treated to a variety of entertainment, including Tuesday's Stampede Comedy Show featuring Judah Friedlander from 30 Rock (free) and a concert on Thursday headlined by rapper D.R.A.M., who is joined by singer Kiiara (Linkin Park's Heavy) and rapper Angel Haze ($25; $15 alumni, faculty; free for students). homecoming.usf.edu.

Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival: The film series with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender interest or subject matters continues all week through Saturday at various locations around the bay area. $15, $75 for six tickets; a few are free. tiglff.com.

Hyde Park Village Art Fair: The Tampa shopping destination hosts its signature art festival on Saturday and Sunday, featuring more than 150 leading artists from across the country. 1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa. Free. artfestival .com.

Kids and Family

Shopkins Live!: The show based on the hugely popular Shopkins toy line brings Jessicake, Bubbleisha, Peppa-Mint and friends to Ruth Eckerd Hall on Friday ($33.25-$43.25). rutheckerdhall .com.

More to explore

Plenty of Halloween events continue this week, scary and otherwise. Find them at tampabay.com/holiday.

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