Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Thursday, Oct. 24

Rapper Post Malone and comedian Carlos Mencia perform in Tampa, while the four-day Cooters Crab Fest kicks off in Clearwater Beach.
Post Malone performs during the Firefly Music Festival in June at the Woodlands in Dover, Del.
Post Malone performs during the Firefly Music Festival in June at the Woodlands in Dover, Del. [ OWEN SWEENEY | Invision/AP ]
Published Oct. 23, 2019

Post Malone: The face-tatted rapper and crossover star performs alongside Swae Lee and Tyla Yaweh. $49.75 and up. 8 p.m. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500.

Cooters Crab Fest: Now in its 26th year, this four-day party celebrates Florida stone crab season with claws of the prized seafood at wholesale prices, plus drink deals and live tunes. Dungeness, king and snow crab legs are also served. Runs through Sunday. Free, food and drink additional. 4 p.m. Cooters, 423 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater Beach. (727) 462-2668.

Carlos Mencia: His Comedy Central show, Mind of Mencia, had its moment. But the comedian still tours tirelessly and hosts his own podcast. $25 and up. 8:30 p.m. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Wynonna and the Big Noise: This Grammy-winning country music star takes the stage with her band. 8 p.m. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.

Pre-Post Party: Pregame for the Post Malone concert during this SoHo bash featuring exclusive merch, ticket giveaways and upgrades, prizes and beverage specials. Free. 3 p.m. MacDinton’s, 405 S Howard Ave., Tampa. (813) 251-8999.

American Racism and the Holocaust: Lawrence Powell shares insights from his book Troubled Memory: Anne Levy, the Holocaust, and David Duke’s Louisiana. It tells the story of the Holocaust survivor who transformed the horrors of her childhood into a mission to defeat Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Free. 6:30 p.m. The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 820-0100.

Trunk-or-Treat: Let your costumed kids trick-or-treat from spooky trunks, then stick around for the screening of a Halloween-themed family movie. Free. 5:30 p.m. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9245.

3 Strikes Pinball Tournament: All ages and skill levels are welcome at the inaugural pinball tournament that offers prizes to the top three players. Tickets include a free drink. $10. 6 p.m. 3 Daughters Brewing, 222 22nd St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 495-6002.

Craig Campbell: The series titled Boots on the WTR continues with this Georgia-born country singer. $10. 6 p.m. WTR, 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa. (813) 265-1234.

Knocked Loose: The Kentucky hardcore punk bad performs with Rotting Out, Candy and SeeYouSpaceCowboy. $23 and up. 7 p.m. The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave, Tampa. (813) 248-9500.

Al Romas: A versatile veteran comic who has done everything from host the ESPY Awards to perform on cruise ships. $10. 8 p.m. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. (813) 864-4000.

Darryl Lenox: This Vancouver comedian has his own comedy special, Starz’s Blind Ambition, and has also appeared on Conan. $20. 9:30 p.m. Coconuts Comedy Club, 5501 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

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Grateful Dead Nite: Uncle John’s Band keeps the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead alive. Hosted every Thursday. Free. 8 p.m. Skipper’s Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. (813) 971-0666.

Hillsborough County Fair: A traditional showcase of carnival eats and rides featuring a rodeo, tractor pulls and a demolition derby, to name a few. $7, $5 students, $4 seniors, 5 and younger free. 5 p.m. Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover. (813) 737-3247.

The Thanksgiving Play: In this satire, a group of “woke” teachers attempt to throw a pageant that honors the holiday and Native American Heritage Month. Held in the Shimberg Playhouse. Runs through Nov. 17. $18 and up. 8 p.m. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827.

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.


Evil, 10 p.m., CBS: Kristen and David are sent to assess an exorcism on Halloween night. But once they analyze the situation, they find themselves at odds while trying to determine whether it is a demonic possession, or severe mental disease escalated by physical and mental distress.


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