Friday, January 19, 2018
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Top things to do this week in Tampa Bay: 'Rick and Morty' mobile, Wanderlust 108, Howl-O-Scream

WARP SPEED: Rick and Morty's Rickmobile

Adult Swim's Rick and Morty show is bringing the Rickmobile to Tampa on Sept. 27. The inter-dimensional Rick Sanchez-shaped truck is a traveling, belching, Plumbus-waggling promo for the animated show. If you're unfamiliar with the cult hit, it's a loose parody of Back to the Future's Doc Brown and Marty, but the mad scientist in this case is Rick, an ill-tempered genius who travels space and time with his skittish teenage grandson, Morty. The "Don't Even Trip Road Trip" lets you get exclusive collectibles — from hats and tees to pool floats and portal guns. It will roll into Lowry Parcade and Tavern from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at 1213 W Waters Ave., Tampa. According to the Rickmobile website, they will only accept debit and credit cards. Supplies are limited and the queue line may be capped.

MINDFULNESS: Wanderlust 108

The world's only "mindful triathlon," Wanderlust 108, returns to Tampa on Sunday. It's a 5K run (or walk, your choice), followed by 90 minutes of yoga and 30 minutes of guided meditation in the middle of Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park. What you should bring: a yoga mat and any props you need for yoga practice, photo ID, reusable water bottle to refill often, a dry shirt, sunscreen, sunglasses, money for snacks and a small backpack to carry everything. You can check your bag using your race tag number. Veterans say it's more fun to do in a group. It's also family friendly. With a festival ticket you are able to schedule three classes or activities like hula hooping. Some activities, like aerial yoga, are an additional cost. 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday. 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $21-$48, kids 13 and under are free. wanderlust.com.

What is it like? Read an account of last year's event at bit.ly/wanderlusttbt.

BOO: Howl-O-Scream, Scream-A-Geddon

As if we haven't been frightened enough the last two weeks, Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens opens for the scare season Friday-Saturday and Scream-A-Geddon returns weekends through Halloween to a horror park set up deep in rural Pasco County.

• Howl-O-Scream runs on select nights through Oct. 29 at the Tampa theme park. With seven haunted houses, five scare zones and the chance to ride coasters in the dark, it aims to test your nerves. Two new haunts this year are Undead Arena: Live, set in a post-apocalyptic world with Brain Eaters in the mix, and Demented Dimensions, where every room and hallway holds a door to a different universe. New scare zones (where the actors run around the guests) include Class Deceased with savage school kids in an abandoned schoolhouse-inspired area, and Carnie Camp, set in the backstage area of an old carnival. It opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, but a ticket includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $39.99 and up. Toll-free 1-888-800-5447. buschgardens.com.

• Scream-A-Geddon is set up at the end of a two-lane road where your car would definitely break down if this was a horror movie. It also adds the option of wearing a glow-stick necklace that lets the actors grab you. This year's Infected Ground Zero theme makes guests a part of the story and challenges them to stay alive. $19.95-$39.95. 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday. Runs through Nov. 4 at 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. (813) 452-5412.

   
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