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  1. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella

    Editor's pick

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

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music delights audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. It has it all-the pumpkin, the glass slipper, favorite songs including, In My Own Little Corner-plus surprising new twists.

    Price: $56-$82.

  2. RS:X Youth World Windsurfing Championships

    Editor's pick

    Pier 60

    Clearwater Beach : 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach, 33767

    Last year's competition, held in Italy, attracted  athletes from 17 nations on four continents. This is the first time this international event has been held in the U.S. and more than 100 domestic and international athletes are expected to compete. All of the competitors are 18 and under, a …

    Price: Free for spectators.

  3. Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market


    Gulfport : Beach Boulevard, Gulfport, 33707

    With live music, vegetables and fruit, baked goods, herbs, teas, plants and crafts.

    Price: Free.

  4. Tour of Ofrendas

    Casa Tina Gourmet Mexican & Vegetarian

    Dunedin : 365 Main St., Dunedin, 34698

    Take a self guided walk tour of the downtown shopping district and view Dia de los Muertos ofrendas (altars) created by area businesses. Traditionally, the altars are made from candles, flowers, leaves, photos and colorful paper as a dedication to lost relatives or pets. Merchants will have thei …

    Price: Free.

  5. 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 Smash Mouth.


  6. Halloween Costume Swap

    East Lake Community Library

    East Lake : 4125 East Lake Road, East Lake, 34685

    Parents don't have to buy their children a new costume every year. Just take them and their old costume to the library and trade it for a new one. Don't have a costume to trade? Make a $5 donation and your child can still take home a new costume. Takes place during library hours through Oct. 30. …

    Price: Free with costume, $5 without costume.

  7. Fit for the Cure

    International Plaza and Bay Street

    International Plaza District : 2223 N West Shore Blvd., Tampa, 33607

    For every woman getting a bra fitting at participating Dillard's locations, Wacoal will donate $2 to Susan G. Komen for breast cancer research. Also, they will donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal bra, shapeware piece or b.tempt'd bra purchased.

    Price: Free.

  8. Pumpkin Patch for Dogs

    Humane Society of Tampa Bay

    Tampa : 3607 N Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33607

    Bring your children and your pets for photos among thousands of pumpkins and gourds and festive Halloween decorations. Pick out a plump pumpkin or a painted jack-o-lantern to take home. Pumpkin sales benefit homeless pets.

    Price: Cost of pumpkins only.

  9. Garden Club of St. Petersburg: Gulf Restoration

    Garden Club of St. Petersburg

    St. Petersburg : 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg, 33707

    Club meets with programs to help home gardeners enhance their outdoor spaces and learn more about horticulture and plants.

    Gulf Restoration speaker talks about efforts to restore local waters at the Dracaena Circle of the Club.

    Price: Free.

  10. Meet Engine 2 Diet Author

    Whole Foods Market

    Stadium Area : 1548 N Dale Mabry, Tampa, 33607

    Meet Engine 2 Author: Rip Esselstyn, author of Engine 2 Diet and My Beef With Meat, shares his passion for eating a plant-strong diet.

    Price: Free, bur pre-registration required.

  11. Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium: Italian Flavors of Fall

    Rolling Pin Kitchen Emporium

    Brandon : 2080 Badlands Drive, Brandon, 33511

    Classes on a variety of culinary topics designed for the home cook. Call for other class topics.

    From potato truffle soup, to apple pie sticks with caramel sauce, menu explores autumn inspired recipes from Chef Cinzia Cripe. $50.


  12. Wine Madonna Tasting

    Wine Madonna

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Discount on featured bottles.

    Find a new favorite from among the seven varieties presented.

    Price: $10. Advance registration required. Sign up to be a Wine Madonna VIP and get in for $5.

  13. Wordier than Thou: Prose and Short Story Open Mic


    Downtown St. Petersburg : 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

    A unique open mic series focusing on storytelling. Poetry and musical performances are not allowed. Includes a performance by a featured reader followed by numerous 10-minute open mic slots.

    Price: $5.

  14. Bon Appetit Wine Tasting

    Bon Appetit Restaurant

    Dunedin : 148 Marina Plz, Dunedin, 34698

    Savor passed hors d 'oeuvres and cheeses, paired with wine selections.

    Price: $20 advance, $25 at door. Reservations preferred.

  15. Florida Herb Society: Herbal Rituals

    Moccasin Lake Nature Park

    Clearwater : 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, 33759

    Learn about the benefits of using herbs in culinary, medicinal, and decorative purposes; club meets every third Tuesday from Sept.-June; bring plants, cuttings for herbal swap.

    Learn how herbs are used in 'smudging' and blessing practices and rituals.

    Price: First meeting free, $25 yearly membership.

  16. Orange is the New Black

    Inkwood Books

    South Tampa : 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33609

    Explore the cookbook inspired by the television series at the cooking event with hooch cocktails and stories of spending time in a women's prison. Please bring paperback fiction and non-fiction book to donate to the Lowell Correctional Institution for women. Ticket includes admission for two and …

    Price: $30.

  17. ADHD Parent Support Network Seminar

    Tampa Day School

    Citrus Park : 1206 Henderson Road, Tampa, 33625

    Local professionals volunteer their time to discuss topics throughout the school year including, Kicking off the School Year on the Right Foot: Understanding the Skills ADHD Students Need Help With, How Parents Can Effectively Use Academic Coaching, Is There Something More Than ADHD Going on wit …

    Price: Free.

  18. Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

    Editor's pick

    Walt Disney World

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

    Dress up your little boos to collect candy around the Magic Kingdom. There's also Villains Mix and Mingles, Halloween dance parties, the Boo-to-You parade (8:15 and 10:30 p.m.) with an appearance by the Headless Horseman and the Happy HalloWishes fireworks show (9:30 p.m.).

    Price: $57-$77.

  19. Neapolitan Festival and Pagliacci

    Editor's pick

    Palladium Theater

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    The St. Petersburg Opera's ninth season opens with a pairing of the famous Leoncavallo opera about a clown with a re-creation of an Italian village fair complete with  Neapolitan folk songs, Italian arias and theatrical surprises.

    Price: $22-$67.

  20. A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Young Frankenstein (1974)

    Editor's pick

    Tampa Theatre

    Downtown Tampa : 711 Franklin St., Tampa, 33672

    A Halloween series featuring 15 nights of classic horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and bloodcurdling special guests. The concession stand even adds a holiday twist with Halloween themed craft beers including Rogue Dead Guy Ale, Newcastle Wer …

    In the Mel Brooks film Young Frankenstein, a young neurosurgeon uses his grandfather's diary to bring a monster back to life and unwittingly unleashes it on civilization. $10, $8 members.

    Price: Price varies by event. Neverending Nightmare Pass (all movies) $100.

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