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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Oct. 10

Motown legend Smokey Robinson plays the Hard Rock, ‘And Then There Were None’ opens at Ruth Eckerd and rockers Adelitas Way hit the Orpheum.
Smokey Robinson will visit the new Hard Rock Event Center at Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Thursday. [Courtesy of Mahaffey Theater]
Published Oct. 9

Smokey Robinson: The legendary Motown singer performs to a sold-out crowd at the new Hard Rock Event Center. 8 p.m. Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625.

And Then There Were None: One of Agatha Christie’s darkest tales that follows 10 strangers who are summoned to a remote island. It plays out onstage in this Hat Trick Theatre production. Runs through Oct. 20. $24 7:30 p.m. Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Adelitas Way: The Las Vegas hard rock group performs alongside Arizona rockers the Black Moods and South Dakota alt rock/hip-hop duo Blacklite District. $17 and up. 6:30 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

Halloween Paper Masks: Kids use library supplies to make their own spooky paper Halloween masks this season. Free. 4 p.m. SouthShore Regional Library, 15816 Beth Shields Way, Ruskin. (813) 273-3652.

Hedwig and the Angry Inch: As part of its LGBTQ Film Series, the Gulfport Public Library shows this cult classic adapted from the celebrated musical of the same name. Free. 7 p.m. 5501 28th Ave. S. (727) 893-1074.

Hocus Pocus: Dress like your favorite character for a screening of the Disney movie fit for Halloween. Prizes go to best costume. In addition, “witches brew” drinks and a “cauldron of soup and hot sandwich” are on the menu. Free, food and drink additional. 8 p.m. Caddy’s, 3128 Beach Blvd. S, Gulfport. (727) 592-2842.

Dan Cummins: This comic, who has several comedy specials on Comedy Central and Amazon, hosts the podcast Timesuck. $20 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Larry Myles: From Boston, the comedian has appeared on MTV and NBC’s Law & Order. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Dance Hall Festival: A month-long celebration showcasing dance through demonstrations, lectures, performances and workshops. Today brings New Mexico-based troupe Theater Grottesco, presented by St. Petersburg Performs. $15 in advance, $20 at doors. 7:30 p.m. The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.

Story Days in Tampa Bay: Stories, Poetry, Motion and More: The series continues with an evening that explores love through song, dance, theater, poetry and comedy. Free. 5 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive NE. (727) 432-1602.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Broadway show based on Roald Dahl’s classic book features tunes from the 1971 film as well as a new score by the songwriters of Hairspray. Runs through Sunday. $41 and up. 7:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.


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  1. Alison Krauss will perform at the Clearwater Jazz Holiday on Oct. 20. Capitol Records
    The Clearwater Jazz Holiday returns with a strong music lineup, Zac Brown Band plays Tampa and Barry Bostwick will be here to screen ‘Rocky Horror.'
  2. On Sunday, Wayne Brady will perform at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg. Courtesy of Mahaffey Theater
    Wayne Brady performs at the Mahaffey, St. Petersburg hosts the UpDog Triple Crown Challenge and Taking Back Sunday stops by Jannus Live.
  3. J.B. Smoove will perform at the Straz Center in Tampa on Saturday. RICHARD SHOTWELL  |  Invision/AP
    J.B. Smoove takes the Straz Center stage, plus Roboticon Tampa Bay at the Yuengling Center and the St. Pete Side Lot hosts the Guerilla Art Market.
  4. On Friday, Chris Stapleton will take over Tampa's MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre for a performance. Courtesy of Andy Barron
    Chris Stapleton appears at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, Oktoberfest Tampa begins and Jeanne Robertson stops by the Capitol Theatre.
  5. Lizzo is scheduled to perform during this year's Jingle Ball at Tampa venue Amalie Arena. ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times
    Jingle Ball, which will feature acts like Lizzo and Sam Smith, leads the lineup, along with the Turtles and Kris Kristofferson.
  6. This artful Jack-O-Lantern bandleader on Main Street, U.S.A. in the Magic Kingdom,is part of the decorations in place for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party held annually at the theme park. A separate ticket is required to attend for the event running through Nov. 2. Associated Press
    Find a pumpkin, a party or a haunted house this weekend.
  7. Smokey Robinson will visit the new Hard Rock Event Center at Tampa's Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino on Thursday. Courtesy of Mahaffey Theater
    Motown legend Smokey Robinson plays the Hard Rock, ‘And Then There Were None’ opens at Ruth Eckerd and rockers Adelitas Way hit the Orpheum.
  8. For Creatures of the Night, the Halloween event being held weekends at ZooTampa at Lowry Park, there are activities for all ages includes scare zones, nighttime animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party. Courtesy of ZooTampa at Lowry Park
    As we head into Halloween season there’s lots of both scary and kid-friendly choices to get into the Halloween spirit this week.
  9. Students from across Florida will show off their "Star Wars"-themed creations at Tampa's Yuengling Center on Sunday. Courtesy of Terri Willingham
    See student creations at Roboticon, find music and movies (and the Rays baseball game) in the park or check out Saturn’s rings at MOSI.
  10. USF walk-on receiver Bryce Miller (19) celebrates with guard William Atterbury (78) after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter at Tampa's Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 28. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
    It’s homecoming for the Bulls, and the Bucs and Bolts go international.