Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Events

Top things to do Oct. 25

Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading: The annual book festival celebrates its 22nd year with a roster of more than 40 authors, including R.L. Stine, Carl Hiaasen, Lisa Unger and The Daily Show's Aasif Mandvi, starting at 10 a.m., University of South Florida St. Petersburg Campus, 140 Seventh Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 893-8435. See festivalofreading.com for a full lineup.

Bill Maher: The Politically Incorrect comedian returns to Clearwater (hopefully to comment on Fangate) with his notoriously candid stand-up comedy at 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $50.75-$89.75. (727) 791-7400.

Coral Skies Music Festival: The indie rock goes on all day long on two music stages with craft beers, a "food trucktopia" and art vendors. Cage The Elephant, City and Colour, Manchester Orchestra and Bombay Bicycle Club headline, starting at noon, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $45-$150. (813) 740-2446.

Guavaween: This year's festival takes on a voodoo carnival theme with a funhouse street festival, sideshow theater, a dance club, lounge, live concerts headlined by the Mojo Gurus and a $1,000 costume contest; 21 and older only. 6 p.m., Cuban Club, 2010 N Avenida Republica De Cuba, Tampa. $18-$30 general; $80-$125 VIP. Toll-free 1-877-987-6487.

John's Pass Seafood Festival: Fishing Tournament: The festival's first Battle in the Gulf Fishing Tournament kicks off as the sun rises. Festival goers can enjoy seafood and craft beer while watching the anglers starting at 10 a.m., John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. Free. (727) 322-5217.

Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella: The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical puts a contemporary spin on the classic tale, with a more active heroine and new songs. Catch it at 2 and 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $56-$82. (813) 229-7827.

Chris D'Elia: This comic is known to TV viewers as Whitney Cummings' boyfriend on Whitney and one of the leads in the NBC sitcom Undateable. Catch his stand-up at 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $27.50-$35. (813) 229-7827.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Brickworld Tampa: See 40,000 square feet of creations all built from Lego bricks by local Lego enthusiasts, and little ones can enjoy a Lego and Duplo play area, games, fighting robots and Lego sets for sale at 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds Special Events Center, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $11, $8 military, 3 and younger free. (317) 572-5346.

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