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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. Duncan Sheik: Master Class

    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.

    Discuss Sheik's career and his experience in the Broadway musical Spring Awakening, see a live performance of a few of his songs and a Q & A session.  

    Price: $19.50-$34.50.

  3. What A Feeling!

    Ruth Eckerd Hall

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

    Their ninth annual gala will be inspired by the Broadway smash, Flashdance-The Musical, transforming the Hall into a nightclub in steel town, where guests will enjoy cocktails, a silent auction, a performance by the students from the Marcia P. Hoffman School of the Arts and dinner catered by Caf …

    Price: $250-$350 individual tickets.

  4. 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.

  5. Wildlife Hike

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    Bring binoculars, cameras for a naturalist-led hike to discover wildlife that inhabits the preserve.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  6. Costume Swap

    All Person's Park

    Brandon : 800 S Parsons Ave, Brandon, 33511

    Get your kids a new Halloween costume for free. Just bring a uses, un-torn, unstained costume to Playtime (6124 N U.S. 41, Apollo Beach) or Revolution Ice Cream (220 W Brandon Blvd., Brandon) during business hours through Sept. 19 and receive a ticket to pick out a new costume at the park from 3 …

    Price: Free.

  7. Masters World Ball Hockey Championship

    All Sports Arena

    West Pasco : 7716 Rutillio Court, New Port Richey, 34653

    A world class event featuring men age 37 and older and women age 35 and older who have played ball hockey most of their lives. Qualifying teams come from the Czech Republic, Greece, India, Austria, Slovakia, Bermuda, Canada, District of Columbia and USA.

    Price: $5-$20.

  8. EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival 2014

    Epcot at Walt Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista : 1515 N Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, 32830

    From Sept. 19 through Nov. 10, take your taste buds on a trip around the world to sample tapas-sized treats, learn culinary secrets and sip exotic beverages while touring World Showcase. Other events include Food and Wine pairing dinners, Wine "Schools'', the Eat to the Beat Concert series  …

    Today's Eat to the Beat concert features Jo Dee Messina.


  9. Earthdance Florida

    Maddox Ranch

    Lakeland : 2505 W. Bella Vista St., Lakeland, 33810

    This global art, music and energy festival will take you on an ancient mythological journey with meditations, yoga and live performances. The art line-up includes Artescape, Adam Scott Miller, Max Pressman and more, while the electronic music line-up features DJs and jam bands including, Random  …

    Price: $84.50.

  10. Remembering Florsheim

    Polk Museum of Art

    Lakeland : 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland, 33801

    In 2004, the Richard Florsheim Art Fund donated 60 original works by the printmaker, painter and sculptor to the Permanent Collection at the museum. This exhibition will include a majority of those works and will mark the first time in a decade that they  have been on public display. On dis …

    Price: $5, $4 seniors, free members and students.

  11. Tampa African Violet Society

    Seffner-Mango Branch Library

    Seffner : 410 N Kingsway Road, Seffner, 33584

    Growing tips and plant raffles are offered.

    Lynne Wilson shows why African violets are 'The World's Most Popular Flowering Houseplant', at this month's meeting.

    Price: Free.

  12. Fun Cruise

    7 Arches Art Gallery & Boutique

    Dunedin : 1248 County Road 1, Dunedin, 34698

    Fine framed artwork is for sale as artists are on hand to entertain guests at an even with a Captain's Table, food and prizes.

    Price: Free.

  13. Writing and Publishing Seminar

    SouthShore Regional Library

    Ruskin : 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin, 33573

    Join Penny Fletcher, author of Trial by Fire, as she discusses the ins and outs of the writing and publishing process. Penny has been a reporter, columnist and Bureau Editor in Hillsborough County for over 35 years.

    Price: Free.

  14. Sunset Market

    Largo Central Park

    Largo : 101 Central Park Drive, Largo, 33771

    Community shopping for farm fresh produce, local packaged foods and fresh prepared meals in an open air atmosphere.

    Price: Free (items individually priced).

  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. Wine Down the Weekend

    Whole Foods Market Carrollwood

    Tampa : 3802 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, 33624

    Unwind on the weekend as certified sommelier offers wine and beers for sampling, along with cheeses, each Friday.

    Price: Free.

  17. Talk Like A Pirate Day

    Editor's pick

    The Getaway

    Gateway : 13090 Gandy Blvd. N, St. Petersburg, 33702

    Ahoy Matey! Wear ye finest pirate gear and join other pirate wanna-bes for this party with live music by Impulse, rum specials, food and pirate contests. Benefits Hospice and the Tampa Bay Hospice Cup.

    Price: $15.

  18. Booze Cruise

    The Bricks

    Ybor City : 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Skaters, grab your cruiser board and join this five-stop skateboarding pub crawl through Ybor and surrounding areas. Stops include Bro Bowl, Hooters and The Hub with a start and finish at the Bricks. Adults only.

    Price: Free (food and drink additional).

  19. Art Inspired

    Duncan McClellan Gallery

    St. Petersburg : 550 24th St. S, St. Petersburg, 33712

    An exclusive look at works by local artists. Takes place in part of St. Pete Art and Fashion Week. Advance tickets must be purchased online at stpeteartandfashionweek.com by Sept. 18.

    Price: $15 advance, $20 at the door.

  20. Music and Movies

    South Florida Museum

    Bradenton : 201 10th St. W, Bradenton, 34205

    Weekly music related documentaries (7 p.m.) preceded by live concerts (6 p.m.).

    This week features a performance by Intuit followed by a screening of the 1988 film Thelonius Monk: Straight, No Chaser.

    Price: $5, $3 members.

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