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Top 14 events for the week of Oct. 4-10

Big-name bands like Kiss and Brooks and Dunn, as well as comedian Bob Saget, top this week’s events.
Gene Simmons and Kiss come to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday.
Gene Simmons and Kiss come to the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on Saturday.
Published Oct. 4

Kiss: Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley changed the world of rock with a makeup-heavy look and an extravagant live show full of pyrotechnics. A negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, or proof of COVID-19 vaccination, is required for the Tampa event. Mask wearing is encouraged. 7 p.m. Saturday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.

Bob Saget brings four shows to Tampa's Improv Friday and Saturday night. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Bob Saget brings four shows to Tampa's Improv Friday and Saturday night. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP) [ JORDAN STRAUSS | Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP ]

Bob Saget: The Grammy-nominated standup comedian and star of Full House and America’s Funniest Home Videos brings portions of his Bob Saget’s Here For You podcast to Tampa. $38-$53. 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday. Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-864-4000.

Brooks and Dunn: The American country music duo are known in the line dancing world for hits including My Maria and Boot Scootin’ Boogie. A negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours, or proof of COVID-19 vaccination, is required for this event. Mask wearing is encouraged. Starting at $29. 7 p.m. Friday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4801 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.

Harry Styles will bring his world tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa.
Harry Styles will bring his world tour to Amalie Arena in Tampa. [ Sony Music ]

Harry Styles: The former One Direction member is on a solo tour. Masks are required inside the venue, as is proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours of entry. $39.50-$149.50. 8 p.m. Sunday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 800-745-3000.

Legends of the Deep: This exhibit, which runs through Jan. 31, explores the creepy, prehistoric and mythical creatures that lurk beneath the surface of the oceans. Included with admission to the aquarium. For an added fee ($9.99), there is a virtual reality experience, “The Legend of Lusca,” that places visitors aboard a mini-submarine and on an action-packed undersea dive with a surprise or two along the way. $32.95, $30.95 seniors, $26.95 age 3-12. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. 727-441-1790.

Voices of Women Theatre Festival: From shorts to full-length plays, enjoy a diverse selection of comedies and dramas from female playwrights locally and from around North America in the theater and live-streamed on the virtual stage. After each matinee and evening production, the playwright, cast, crew and audience will meet for a Zoom talkback online or live from the theater. $15, $99 festival pass. 8-11 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 3-5 p.m. Sunday. Powerstories Theatre, 2105 W Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. 813-253-2000.

Tampa Bay Teen Lit Fest: Tampa Bay Teen Lit Fest brings critically acclaimed writers of Young Adult Fiction to one virtual space. Attendees get a chance to ask questions, hear stories and even win books from their favorite authors. For more information and to register for events, go to HCPLC.org/TeenLitFest. Free (but registration is required). 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday. Online virtual event. 813-273-6352.

Tour of Public and Private Gardens: Take a guided tour of the Florida Botanical Gardens before setting out to stroll select private gardens at your leisure. Maps provided at registration. $40, $25 members. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. 727-582-2100.

Start your garden tours at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo Sunday.
Start your garden tours at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo Sunday. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]

Pablo Cruise: Formed in 1973, the band released eight studio albums over the next decade, during which time multiple singles reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Multi-platinum and gold hits like “Whatcha Gonna Do?”, “Love Will Find a Way”, “A Place In The Sun”, “Cool Love”, “I Want You Tonight” and “I Go To Rio” were all popular tunes. $29-$55. 8 p.m. Saturday. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Spooky Train and Haunted Walk Thru: Ride a decorated train past and through Halloween venues. Then, walk through a 1/4-mile haunted trail where you will encounter frightening characters. No scare escorts available for younger guests. $8 each, $15 both, 2 and younger free. 6:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. The Concourse, 11919 Alric Pottberg Road, Shady Hills. 727-639-7639.

Brandon Blues and Barbecue: More than a dozen mouth-watering barbecue vendors serve up ribs, wings, pork, beef, gator and more at this festival with other assorted fair foods, a kids zone and live music by Memphis Lightning (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.), Jukebox Johnnies (1:30-3 p.m.), Dottie Kelly Band (3:30-5 p.m.) and Selwyn Birchwood (5:30-7:00 p.m.). $12-$20, 11 and younger free. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Westfield Brandon Town Center, 459 Brandon Town Center Drive, Brandon. 727-674-1464.

Selwyn Birchwood will perform at the Brandon Blues and Barbecue Festival Saturday.
Selwyn Birchwood will perform at the Brandon Blues and Barbecue Festival Saturday. [ Ivy Neville ]

Biking for Br”oo”s: Put on a costume and decorate your bike in a Halloween theme for this five-stop pub crawl-style ride with drink discounts and prizes for best costume and best decorated bike. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Rosie’s Tavern, 730 Broadway, Dunedin. 727-724-4209.

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Show: Features performances by comedians Cyrus Steele, Sheena Regan and Ryan Daniels. Benefits the Outreach Free Clinic and Resource Center. $75. 6-10 p.m. Friday. The Regent, 6437 Watson Road, Riverview. 813-654-1388.

Tampa Bay Lightning's Maxime Lagace (33) watches the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL pre season hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)
Tampa Bay Lightning's Maxime Lagace (33) watches the puck against the Carolina Hurricanes during the second period of an NHL pre season hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker) [ KARL B DEBLAKER | AP ]

Tampa Bay Lightning: The Stanley Cup champions take on their Florida rivals the Florida Panthers. Ticket prices vary. 7 p.m. Thursday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.