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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. 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 Rick Springfield.


  3. Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours

    Tropicana Field

    St. Petersburg : 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Take a 90 minute, wheelchair-accessible, behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays' dugout, Press Box, Touch Tank, 162 Landing, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Still and video cameras welcome.

    Price: $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free.

  4. Brewery Oktoberfest

    Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room

    Tampa : 3924 W Spruce St., Tampa, 33607

    Cigar City turns the tasting room into a semi-traditional bier hall with 10 German style beers on tap and a limited supply of 1-liter Oktoberfest steins. Closes at 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 1 a.m. Friday through Saturday.

    Price: No cover.

  5. CRAFT: Cultural Meetups 3

    Dunedin Fine Art Center

    Dunedin : 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, 34698

    This networking series open to artists, performers and cultural organizations of all types will begin with a tour through participating Pinellas County art venue followed by a trip to the Dunedin Brewery for drinks and conversation. Guests are invited to bring business cards or event flyers to s …

    Price: Free.

  6. There's No Place Like Home: Opening Reception

    St. Petersburg College Clearwater Campus Crossroads Art Gallery

    Clearwater : 2465 Drew St., Clearwater, 33755

    A photography exhibition by Jennifer Greenwell and Chris Otten that intersects everyday life with the unusual. Greenwell takes an investigate approach to her pieces, while Otten lends a sense of nostalgia. Through October 9.

    Price: Free.

  7. Teach and Taste

    Dash of Salt n Pepper

    Tampa : 10353 Cross Creek Blvd., Suite G/H, Tampa, 33647

    Passport to Argentina pairs wines with appetizers provided by Chef Ghada Jadallah, with a presentation on cruising to Argentina with Celebrity Cruise Line. Must be 21 or older. Limited seating, registration required. Email to

    Price: $15.

  8. Sunsets at Selby

    Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

    Sarasota : 811 S Palm Ave., Sarasota, 34236

    The Gardens stay open for extended hours with craft beer tastings, wine walks, tapas samples, entertainment and live music.

    Price: $12, $10 members, 12 and younger free.

  9. Joyce Manor

    Epic Problem

    Tampa : 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa, 33605

    Since forming six years ago, the California punk-rock band is still going strong with a tour that stops at the Tampa venue with Des Ark and The Exquisites.

    Price: $12.

  10. Author Ben Montgomery

    Tampa Preparatory High School

    Tampa : 727 West Cass St., Tampa, 33606

    Tampa Prep will welcome Tampa's own Ben Montgomery, author of Grandma Gatewood's Walk, an awe-inspiring tale of one incredibly brave and tenacious woman.

    Price: Free.

  11. Growing the Wine Bar

    Stirling Tropical Wines & Gifts

    Dunedin : 461 Main St., Dunedin, 34698

    Help choose new varieties to add to the Wine Bar's growing list of wines by the glass.

    Price: $15 for four wine samplings.

  12. Crash Mitchell & Ronny Elliott

    New World Brewery

    Ybor City : 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    The Tampa musicians will perform acoustic sets during BBQ Wednesday.

    Price: Free, $5 BBQ plate.

  13. Dames at Sea

    Manatee Performing Arts Center

    Bradenton : 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, 34205

    Featuring dazzling tap dancing, love at first sight and a belly-full of laughs, this musical extravaganza  is a celebration of the golden age of movie musicals. Two actors from Hometown, U.S.A. head to Broadway and become smash hits on the deck of a battleship that just happens to be passin …

    Price: $13-$37.

  14. Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

    Freefall Theatre

    St. Petersburg : 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    This year's festival includes numerous feature length films and shorts that explore the love, lust and partnerships in the gay and lesbian lifestyles.

    The second of two festival kick-off weeks features a screening of The Dog, an intimate portrait of John Wojtowicz, the inspiration behind Al Pacino's character in Dog Day Afternoon. $12.

    Price: $12 single-film passes; multi-film passes $60-$500.

  15. Jackson's Cocktail Dinner

    Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi

    Tampa : 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., Tampa, 33602

    Learn how to create craft style cocktails from martinis to mules, at autumn-inspired, four course dinner that includes veal chop with 'drunk' fruit chutney, ribeye filet, fig sorbet with rum reduction. Limited seating, call to reserve.

    Price: $100 general admission, $95 for VIP members.

  16. Mornings at Seven

    Manatee Performing Arts Center

    Bradenton : 502 3rd Ave W, Bradenton, 34205

    In this portrait of small town America, a young woman tricks her forever boyfriend into popping the question.

    Price: $26.

  17. Buns and Bowties

    NOVA 535

    St. Petersburg : 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg, 33707

    Magic Mike brings his beefcake show to Nova 535 with food available by Maggie on the Move.

    Price: $17 advance, $25 at the door.

  18. The Chosen

    American Stage Theatre Co. at Raymond James Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    In 1944 Brooklyn, two Jewish boys grow up five blocks and a world apart until Reuven and Danny play a heated game of baseball between rival yeshivas … and one is badly hurt. Through Sept. 28.

    Price: $39.

  19. Michael Mack

    Improv Comedy Theater

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    The comedy musician does impersonations from Queen to Michael Jackson to Whitney Houston and throws in parodies and mime to keep up the fun.

    Price: $10.

  20. Comedy in the Raw Open Mic

    Improv Comedy Theater

    Ybor City : 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa, 33605

    Sign up begins at 9:30 p.m., and space is limited to 15-20 comedians, each of whom is given up to five minutes of stage time.

    Price: Free.

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