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  1. 10 For 10: September Savings

    Editor's pick

    Lowry Park Zoo

    Seminole Heights : 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa, 33604

    For 10 days this month, Florida residents can enjoy discounted admission to enjoy all of the zoo's attractions, animals and exhibits.

    Price: $10.

  2. Bluesapalooza

    Editor's pick

    Hernando Park

    Brooksville / East Hernando : 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, 34601

    This year's outdoor music festival includes continuous music throughout the day. There will be a variety of food and other vendors on hand. Bring chairs and blankets. No outside food or drinks. No pets. Musical highlights include the Black Swans at 2 p.m., Steve Arvey and the Delta Swamp Rats at …

    Price: Admission $5 for adults and teens, $1 for ages 6-12; 5 and younger free.

  3. Skipper's is 34

    Skipper's Smokehouse

    Tampa : 910 Skipper Road, Tampa, 33613

    Twelve hours of free music featuring a variety of genres and bands including, Galbraith Group, Come Back Alice, Mitch Lind and the Lagerheads, Uncle John's Band, Impulse, Southern Train, The Mud Flappers, TC Carr and All Star Bolts of Blue, Delta Swamp Rats and more.

    Price: Free.

  4. Chillin' Music Fest

    Editor's pick

    Curtis Hixon Park

    Downtown Tampa : 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602

    Michael Franti and Spearhead, Stephen Marley and the Expendables lead the initial line-up for this inaugural roots-pop and reggae-rock festival. Chillyaka 1, Creole Hunters, UNRB and Hor!zen will also play, as well as DJs Pat Premier and Dave Russell. In all, there will be 12 acts on multiple st …

    Price: $40-$45 early bird, $60 at the gate.

  5. St. Pete Oktoberfest

    Editor's pick

    Grand Central District

    Grand Central District : 2429 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33713

    This annual event returns to the Grand Central District, this year it's one day and family friendly, featuring Oktoberfest themed games and contests, beer, food, live music, yodeling, a kids' area and arts and crafts vendors.

    Price: Free.

  6. Humane Society Fur Ball

    Editor's pick

    Silverthorn Country Club

    Spring Hill / West Hernando : 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill, 34609

    To celebrate the shelter's 50th anniversary, this year's event theme is "FURever '50s Paw Hop.' Includes a silent auction, dinner, and oldies music provided by "Marvelous Marvin' of Hits 106. Guests will have opportunities to commemorate the evening with a 1950s-themed photo shoot or posed next  …

    Price: $75; tickets must be purchased by Sept. 13.

  7. Water Ski Show

    Tower Lake

    Oldsmar : 130 Burbank Road , Oldsmar, 34677

    Skiers ages 6-60 perform theatrical water shows similar to those seen at Cypress Gardens. All performances include barefoot, jump, ballet, adagio and pyramid acts.

    Rock the '80s is the theme this week.

    Price: Free.

  8. Alesana

    The Orpheum

    Ybor City : 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City, 33605

    The Raleigh, North Carolina rock band celebrates a decade of performances with their most recent release, a new song entitled, Double or Nothing, off The Decade EP. Megosh, The Funeral Portrait and The Things They Carried will also perform.

    Price: $15.

  9. Halloween Horror Nights

    Editor's pick

    Universal Orlando

    Orlando : 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, 32819

    On select nights through November, Universal Studios is transformed into a "Cabin in the Woods" themed nightmarish labyrinth of haunted houses. Rumor has it, 2013 brings another haunted house based on The Walking Dead season 3's prison setting. Costumes, make-up and masks are NOT allow …

    Remains open until midnight.

    Price: $95.99 general, $41.99-$72.99 add on to daily admission ticket, $45.99-72.99 Florida resident.

  10. The Hope Revolution Tour

    The Brass Mug

    Tampa : 1450 Skipper Road, Tampa, 33613

    The venue is hosting a mainstream show presented by the anti-depression nonprofit To Write Love on Her Arms featuring Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, New Empire, Famous Last Words, the Ongoing Concept and Everybody Run.

    Price: $15-$22.

  11. Jay Mohr

    Editor's pick

    Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The comedian, actor, radio host and best-selling author has been performing stand-up comedy since he was 16. He landed a role on Saturday Night Live in the '90s, followed by a break-out movie role in Jerry Maguire with Tom Cruise and his career continued to flourish from there.

    Price: $36.50.

  12. Duncan Sheik

    Largo Cultural Center

    Largo : 105 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771

    This Grammy nominated artist for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance is most notable for his 1996 debut single, Barely Breathing, which topped the Adult Top 40 charts and remained on the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-setting 55 straight weeks.

    Price: $19.50-$34.50.

  13. Jenny McCarthy

    Editor's pick

    Capitol Theatre

    Downtown Clearwater : 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater, 33755

    With a hilarious, all-female cast of comedians, this show called Dirty, Sexy Funny takes an outrageous look contemporary women's lives, from single motherhood to casual sex. The show features Justine Marino, Tammy Pescatelli, Lynne Koplitz, Paul Bel and Tiffany Haddish as well as a series of ske …

    Price: $62.75-$103.75.

  14. Experience Hendrix Tour

    Editor's pick

    Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

    This tribute band has been paying homage to the musical genius for more than a decade, bringing together guitarists including, multiple Grammy-winning Kennedy Center honoree Buddy Guy, Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Black Label Society's Zakk Wylde.

    Price: $49.50-$125.

  15. Festival of Flight

    Tampa North Aeropark

    Lutz : 4241 Birdsong Blvd., Lutz, 33559

    The Aeropark hosts this annual event with hot air balloon launches, kite and bubble demos, cadet performances, hot air balloon tether rides, a car show, live music and a night glow.

    Price: Free, parking $2, rides additional.

  16. Get Your Rear In Gear

    Al Lopez Park

    Tampa : 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa, 33614

    The inaugural 5K run or walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Tampa Bay Area includes refreshments, T-shirts and medals for age group winners.

    Price: $15-$35.

  17. Granny's Attic Community Yard Sale

    Pinellas Pioneer Settlement

    St. Petersburg : 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Find new or used treasures while exploring the historic buildings and living history at Pinellas Pioneer Settlement; food and beverages available for sale.

    Price: Free to shop, $5 to sell.

  18. Women's Health and Wellness Day


    Wesley Chapel : 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, 33543

    The second annual educational and inspiring event features breakout sessions on a variety of women's health topics, health screenings, pampering, giveaways and continental breakfast and lunch. Pre-registration is required.

    Price: Free.

  19. Denium and Dresses Second Chance Treasure Sale

    PACE Center for Girls

    Pinellas Park : 4000 Gateway Centre Blvd, Pinellas Park, 33782

    Gently used gowns, dresses and jeans will be sold at deep discount prices to benefit outreach programs for girls through PACE Pinellas.

    Price: $20 gowns, $10 dresses, $5 jeans.

  20. USTA Tennis Play Events

    Henry L. McMullen Tennis Complex

    Clearwater : 1000 Edenville Ave. , Clearwater, 33764

    During National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, the USTA and the tennis industry are hosting tennis play events at a number of clubs around the Tampa Bay Area to allow families to share their love of tennis, while being active.

    Price: Free.

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