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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Wednesday, Oct. 16

A sold-out Tampa show from comedian Anjelah Johnson, the Sacred Heart Fall Festival in Pinellas Park and a Tampa performance by singer Bea Miller.
Anjelah Johnson attends the launch event for Kevin Hart's new streaming video network, Laugh Out Loud, in 2017 in Beverly Hills, Calif. [DANNY MOLOSHOK | Invision/AP]
Published Oct. 15

Anjelah Johnson: This comedian known for her MadTV stint that spawned characters like the abrasive King Burger employee Bon Qui Qui, and numerous Netflix specials, presents a sold-out show. 8 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000. improvtampa.com.

Sacred Heart Fall Festival: Rides, live music, games and carnival-style food drives the popular festival, hosted annually. Benefits Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Free, $20 and up armbands. 6 p.m. Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 7809 46th St. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 541-4447.

Bea Miller: The 20-year-old pop singer has grown in stardom since getting her start at 13 as a contestant on the U.S. version of The X Factor. $17 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500. theorpheum.com.

Vietgone: Qui Nguyen’s biographical story about his parents meeting after tragedy as immigrants coming to America. Runs through Nov. 3. $44 and up. 7 p.m. American Stage Theatre Company, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

The Turn of the Screw: A new governess believes her children are under the influence of malevolent forces in this psychological ghost story. Runs through Oct. 27. $25 and up. 8 p.m. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205. freefalltheatre.com.

Fresh Start: Drag Showcase: This open-mic drag show welcomes all sorts of queer performance art. Sign up downstairs in the back. Seating is first come, first served. Hosted every Wednesday. No cover, food and drink additional. 9 p.m. SubCentral at Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-8753.

Jazz Wednesday: Enjoy some live jazz music with Scott Allan Hardy, plus Wayne Levy on keyboards. Hosted every Wednesday. No cover. 7 p.m. Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, Safety Harbor. (727) 726-1161.

Alien: Observe the 40th anniversary of the original sci-fi classic starring Sigourney Weaver. Also showing at Seminole’s Studio Movie Grill, Tampa’s Citrus Park 20, Pinellas Park’s Park Place Stadium 16, Oldsmar’s Woodlands Square 20 and Brandon’s Regency 20. $13.40 (price may vary by theater). 7 p.m. Studio Movie Grill 14, 12332 University Mall Court, Tampa. (813) 241-3800.

TO WATCH

Limetown, Facebook Watch: Jessica Biel stars in the eerie new drama. Based on the hit podcast of the same name, the series follows a radio journalist on her quest to unravel the mystery behind the disappearance of over 300 people at a neuroscience research community in Tennessee.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find date night ideas and things to do with kids at tampabay.com/events.

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