Top things to do this week: Halloween scares creep out, Disney Junior Dance Party, Pete Rose

Published October 3 2018
Updated October 3 2018

HALLOWEEN: Creatures of the Night and more

It’s officially October, so Halloween events are jumping out at us left and right this week.

ZooTampa at Lowry Park opens its Creatures of the Night, a party running weekends through Oct. 27. There’s trick or treating, animal shows and a ghoulish dance party. New this year is the Medusa’s Stone Cold Cave scare zone and the Fairy Frightful Forest diversion for older kids and adults. Included with admission ($34.95, $25.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free). There is also $24.95 admission after 4 p.m. 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. (813) 935-8552.

Also starting this week, Pirate Taxi is bringing back Haunted River Tours, pictured above, where a ghoul delivers spooky tales of ghosts as you glide along the Hillsborough River. Departs hourly 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $25, $15 children. (813) 559-1804.

This weekend also brings the premiere of the I-4 Fear Park, with three dark, intense walking trails in a wooded forest in Plant City. New this year is a daytime event with a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, face painting, games and friendly monsters. Benefits K9’s for Warriors. Runs through Oct. 28. 7:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. $30, $45 VIP. (863) 944-0748.

Find more Halloween haunts and fall festivals on Pages 9-10.

KIDDIE RAVE: Disney Junior Dance Party

Cable network Disney Junior is bringing its high-energy live music and dance show to the Straz Center’s Carol Morsani Hall. The 90-minute Disney Junior Dance Party caters to kids and families, starring characters such as Mickey and Minnie, Goofy, Sofia the First and Puppy Dog Pals via interactive on-screen moments. A giant Mickey-shaped DJ booth, 4D special effects and LED technology accompany the dancers who perform in character. 3:30 p.m. Sunday. 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $34.50-$49.50. (813) 229-7827.

BASEBALL: An Evening With Pete Rose

Baseball’s hit king will share stories of his past in a Broadway style theatrical event for An Evening With Pete Rose at Clearwater’s Capitol Theatre. Storytelling, enhanced with visuals, takes you inside the game of baseball with "Charlie Hustle" using high-tech multimedia to create a game-day atmosphere. 7 p.m. Sunday. 405 Cleveland St. $29.50-$39.50. (727) 791-7400.

ROCK ON: A Tribute to the Last Waltz

Rockers will be raising money for the Florida Holocaust Museum on Saturday in a special concert called A Tribute to the Last Waltz. On Nov. 25, 1976, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, the subject of an exhibit currently at the Holocaust Museum, presented the Band in the final performance of their career, known as the Last Waltz. They were joined by Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Ronnie Wood and Muddy Waters, among others, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco. At St. Petersburg’s Palladium Theater on Saturday, Americana roots rockers Have Gun, Will Travel and special guests will perform the entire set list from the Band’s iconic final concert. 8 p.m. 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$45. (727) 822-3590. The exhibition, Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution, runs through Feb. 10 at the Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg.