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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4

Oddball Comedy Festival: Get ready to laugh as Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer headline the long, long bill Saturday at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. $22.75-$92.75. (813) 740-2446.

Molly Ringwald: Rewind to the '80s on Saturday as the Brat Pack Princess herself brings a 30th anniversary screening of The Breakfast Club to the Capitol Theatre, followed by a discussion in which Ringwald reveals stories from the filming. $60-$75. (727) 791-7400.

Vault of Souls: The new reservations-only haunted attraction at the Vault in downtown Tampa makes you a character in the show as you explore room by room. It opens Friday, with slots open 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. every Friday and Saturday in October. $100 and up. (813) 494-6868.


Music: '90s alt-rockers Collective Soul hit the Capitol Theatre on Wednesday ($35.50-$47.50). It's Never Too Late to see Three Days Grace on Thursday at Jannus Live ($31). Bob Marley's the Wailers come Thursday to the Capitol Theatre ($28-$35). And country star Brad Paisley returns Friday to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre to keep on Crushin' It ($13.50-$54.75).

Florida Orchestra: The season and the Tampa Bay Times Masterworks series open with new music director Michael Francis leading the orchestra in Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring pianist Valentina Lisitsa. Performances are Friday at the Straz Center, Saturday at the Mahaffey Theater and Sunday at Ruth Eckerd Hall. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

The Importance of Being Earnest With Zombies: Yes, you read that right. ZOMBIES. The brain-eating fiends lend extra bite to Oscar Wilde's classic satire at St. Petersburg's FreeFall Theatre running Saturday through Nov. 1. $20-$48. (727) 498-5205.


Tampa Bay Kids Expo: Kids take over the Florida State Fairgrounds on Saturday, with health screenings, bounce houses, face painting, twisted balloon art, stage performances and crafts. Free. (803) 271-0393.

Fox Squirrel Corn Maze: The maze in Plant City opens for the season Saturday with 1.5 miles of paths cut through a 5-acre cornfield. Plus, there are hay rides, a pumpkin patch, games, food, arts and crafts. $11, $10 children. (770) 862-0655.

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Top things to do in Tampa Bay the week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4 09/27/15 [Last modified: Sunday, September 27, 2015 6:58pm]
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