Wild n’ Wicked Nights: The mild-mannered mermaid park turns into a spooky haunt themed as Stranger Springs with an underwater mermaid show (8, 9 and 10 p.m.), a Weeki Lab escape room, two mazes, light zone, bounce houses, the woods, a haunted boat ride and a costume contest. $10, 5 and younger free, $5 haunted boat ride. 7-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. 352-592-5656.
Field of Screams: TASCO teen program’s 16th annual Beyond the Bayou theme haunt that takes you into the swamps where whispers of rituals and spirits linger. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails and intense scare zones. Not suitable for young children. $10-$15. 7 p.m.-midnight Friday-Sunday). Pinellas Pioneer Settlement, 2900 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. 727-892-5060.
Streetcar Live: Gasparilla Music Fest is a partner in the ongoing series of live music with a free show on the TECO Streetcar in downtown Tampa. Free. 6-8 p.m. Friday. Centro Ybor, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-242-4660.
Dave Chappelle: The 2019 recipient of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor brings his stand-up comedy show to Tampa. $55.75-$275.75. 7 p.m. Sunday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. (813) 301-6500.
An Evening With John Legend: The multi-platinum, 12-time Grammy winner brings a special solo performance featuring intimate reimaginings of his greatest hits. Starting at $275. 8 p.m. Sunday. Seminole Hard Rock, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625.
Halloween on Central: Nearly 2 miles of Central Avenue will be shut down to traffic to allow a family-style costumed stroll with entertainment, candy stations and a new four-block Voodoo Vendor Village, between 16th and 20th streets on Central. There will also be live performances, dog- and family-friendly activities (including a wiener dog race) and, of course, plenty of candy for trick-or-treaters of all ages. Free. Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 1600 to 2400 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.
Tunnel of Terror Car Wash: Guests can get their cars cleaned while being spooked by ghouls and goblins as they drive through the haunted car wash. 7-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Tommy’s Express Car Wash, 7600 U.S. 19 N., Pinellas Park. 727-371-2113; Also taking place at Tommy’s Express in Spring Hill. $20 (Pinellas Park), $25 (Spring Hill).
Beetlejuice: Based on Tim Burton’s iconic film, the musical tells the story of unusual teenager Lydia Deetz, whose life is upended by a recently deceased couple and an irreverent demon. Starting at $55. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday; 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.
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Florida Orchestra: Masterworks Concert: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring Daugherty’s Metropolis Symphony. Michael Francis conducts. Yulianna Avdeeva on piano. $23-$75 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 300-2000. floridaorchestra.org
Sammy Hagar: Performs with George Thorogood. $39-$114 7 p.m. Saturday. The Sound at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. (727) 791-7400.
Haunted Carnival: The weekend-long Pied Piper production will have a Ferris wheel, costume contests, a kids zone and a concert lineup that features Quavo, Diplo, British EDM trio Above & Beyond and more. Concert tickets include carnival admission at piedpiperproductions.com. Carnival tickets $5-$15; concerts $45-$55. 4-11 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Armature Works, 1910 N. Ola Ave., Tampa. 813-816-1234.
Chico Bean: Chico contributed to the long-running sketch-variety television show “Wild N’Out” hosted by Nick Cannon and helped catapult the show to high viewership. Other credits include the “Freestyle Funny Comedy Show” and MTV 2′s “Guy Court.” $42-$52. 7:45 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 7 and 9:45 p.m. Saturday; 7 p.m. Sunday. Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-864-4000.
Shimmering Lights Fall Edition: A ⅓-mile walking trail through a pirate-themed light display with moving props, music, activities, outdoor movies, a light maze, scavenger hunt, face painting and foam (on select nights). $8-$9, 2 and younger free. 7-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Sun Kissed Acres, 2302 N. Dover Road, Dover. 813-510-7553.
Movies in the Park: Preserve the Burg brings back the popular outdoor movie screenings with a premovie concert. This week features Doug South playing music before a screening of “The Addams Family.” Free. 5:30 p.m. Thursday. North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. 727-824-7802.
Wizard Fest: The wizarding world takes over downtown Zephyrhills for this festival with a family-friendly haunted forest, vendors and entertainment. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Main Street Zephyrhills, 5335 Eighth St., Zephyrhills. 813-780-1414.
Creepshow 7 Music Festival: The annual fall/Halloween/horror-themed underground hip-hop music festival features performances by DEAN, D-Murder, Jonathon Hellhouse (of Oh! The Horror), The God Mummra, L-Roy, TJ, Trainwreck, Dead Body Corp, Midnyte, Mister Wickedsoul, Countretto and more. Also includes games, prizes and costume contests. $15-$35. 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday. Pegasus Lounge, 10008 N. 30th St., Tampa. 727-692-0081.
BLP Kosher: The Jewish rapper from Broward County presents The Dreidel That Never Stopped Spinning tour. 6 p.m. Saturday. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-565-0550.
MercyMe: The Grammy nominated band has been touring across the U.S. in support of their latest best-selling project, “Always Only Jesus,” which feature’s the No. 1 hit “Then Christ Came” and their new single, “To Not Worship You.” Starting at $25. 7 p.m. Saturday. Yuengling Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-3111.
Riverwalk Trick or Treat: Costumed kids can trick or treat at more than 50 treat stations along the Riverwalk from Water Works Park to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. Free. 4-7 p.m. Saturday . Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa.
Haunted Wharf: Sparkman Wharf transforms into a haunted pirate shipwreck with silly spooks for the kids and scary fun for the adults. Evenings include DJ dancing, Halloween-themed entertainment and photo props. Free. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Sparkman Wharf, 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-345-5881.