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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Tuesday, Oct. 22

Celebrate the Halloween season with Winter in Clearwater, plus St. Petersburg mural fest Shine continues and there’s Spooky Bingo in Tampa.
Winter the dolphin, shown here in 2010, calls the Clearwater Marine Aquarium home. [Times (2010)]
Winter the dolphin, shown here in 2010, calls the Clearwater Marine Aquarium home. [Times (2010)]
Published Oct. 21
Updated Oct. 22

Winter’s Trick or Tweet: The third-floor classrooms offer fun activities like crafts, a slime station and games. You also get to meet rescued bats and all sorts of other critters. On select nights, hop aboard a boat for the Boo Cruise with on-board trick or treating. Included with admission. Runs through Nov. 3. $19.95 and up. 10 a.m. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage. (727) 441-1790.

Shine Mural Festival: Muralists descend upon St. Petersburg to pull off art in public spaces during this annual showcase. Find the lineup of talks and parties at, plus maps at EDGE District hangouts Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails (1111 Baum Ave.) and Baum Ave Market (1113 Baum Ave.). Runs through Saturday. Free. 9 a.m. (727) 485-8755.

Spooky Bingo: Host Stephanie Shippae presents 10 rounds of thrilling bingo. Bring your own dish to share. Extra bingo cards are $5 each. Benefits Centro Asturiano de Tampa Building Restoration Fund. $20. 7 p.m. Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. (813) 476-5565.

Ghosts of Tampa Theatre Tour: Learn spooky secrets and stories during the “balcony to backstage” stroll. $15, members free. 3 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 N Franklin St. (813) 274-8286.

Alter Bridge and Skillet: A pair of alt-rock titans touring together in support of their two new albums, Walk the Sky and Victorious, with Los Angeles rockers Dirty Honey. $38.50. 6 p.m. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550.

Aaron Tippin: Born in Florida, this hit ’90s country star is known for singles like There Ain’t Nothing Wrong with the Radio and You’ve Got to Stand for Something. $25 and up. 7:30 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (800) 955-1045.

Cat and Nat: #Momtruths Live: Catherin Belknap and Natalie Telfer found online success with videos and podcasts about the issues moms face and the idea that they’re doing the best they can. $28 and up. 7 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Badflower: The Los Angeles alt-rock band hits the stage, in addition to Weathers and Dead Poets Society. $18 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. (813) 248-9500.


World Series, 8 p.m. ET, Fox: Break out the peanuts and Cracker Jack. The 115th edition begins tonight as the American League and National League champions square off to determine who gets to soak their clubhouse in Champagne.

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, 8 p.m., ABC: Will this be the year poor Linus finally receives a visit from his Halloween hero? We can still hold out hope, can’t we?

SERIES PREMIERE Fixer to Fabulous, 9 p.m., HGTV: Home renovators Dave and Jenny Marrs bring worn-out houses back to life in the new series. In each episode, the husband-wife team overhauls some of Northwest Arkansas’ oldest homes, from rickety Victorian estates to crumbling Colonials, all while raising four young children and managing their family farm.


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  1. Busch Gardens released this rendering of a new hybrid wooden and steel coaster coming to the Tampa theme park in 2020. Construction has already begun on the coaster that will become North America's tallest hybrid, and also the fastest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world. [Courtesy of Busch Gardens]
    Deck the halls and the roller coasters. There’s a tree atop the Iron Gwazi, the hybrid steel and wooden roller coaster now under construction.
  2. Vendors at a previous Indie Noir Market, which will return on Dec. 14. [Courtesy of Camille Washington]
    Plus, the St. Petersburg Pier Marketplace vendors have been selected.
  3. The Boley Centers' annual Jingle Bell Run will return to Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg on Dec. 13. [Tampa Bay Times (2017)]
    CeeLo Green headlines the Winter Wonder Ride, plus holiday-themed runs and parades fill the calendar.
  4. Lighted boats cruise along Boca Ciega Bay in South Pasadena in 2015. [Tampa Bay Times (2015)]
    More boat parades, prancing horses, a fashion show and free fitness classes provide free and cheap fun.
  5. Alligator Attraction started offering sloth yoga classes in November. []
    Sloth yoga and other sloth activities are becoming more popular around the Tampa Bay area, but some say it puts the animals in peril.
  6. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform during their 2019 tour, which will return to Amalie Arena in Tampa on Dec. 15. [Courtesy of Jason McEachern]
    The Trans-Siberian Orchestra makes a local stop, as do John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John for Meet 'n' Grease. Plus, more boat and holiday parades are planned.
  7. Chewbacca stands in front of the Millennium Falcon at the Black Spire Outpost at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. Now that Rise of the Resistance is complete, the 14-acre land is complete. [ALLIE GOULDING  |  Times]
    Now that Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is finally complete at Hollywood Studios, we have some tips on when to go and how to make the most of your time.
  8. Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a Star Wars hotel coming to Walt Disney World, will open in 2021. Guests will feel as if they are aboard the Halcyon, a starcruiser. This is an artist's rendition of the ship’s main deck atrium. [DISNEY/LUCASFILM  |  Disney/Lucasfilm]
    Disney has revealed details on Epcot films, a Star Wars hotel, a new Mickey ride and more.
  9. From left: Kelvin Harrison Jr., Taylor Russell, Sterling K. Brown and Renée Elise Goldsberry in "Waves." [Courtesy of A24]
    It is the third time production company A24 has shot here.
  10. A sign outside the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge shows the virtual queue closed on opening day, Dec. 5. [Luis Santana]
    Disney’s newest ‘Star Wars’-themed ride saw its virtual queue filled by 8:30 a.m. on opening day, with no other ride options available. The park’s scheduled open time was 9 a.m.