1. Things to Do

14 things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 1

The Florida Orchestra. Photo by Matt Dine.
The Florida Orchestra. Photo by Matt Dine.
Published Sep. 29, 2017

The Florida Orchestra: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Relive the magic of the film in high definition on a 40-foot screen while the orchestra performs every note of John Williams' score live on stage while the film plays. 2 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45-$95. (813) 229-7827.

Haunted Pirate Ship: Board the Rum's Folly, a specially made shipwreck on the shores of Clearwater Beach, where you have a choice to join the tortured crew and weather the storm, or solve clues and puzzles to steal ruthless Captain RatBeard Tony's booty and escape. 9 a.m., Escape Room Clearwater Beach, 483 Mandalay Ave., Clearwater. $32. (727) 754-9752.

MegaCon Tampa: The multi-genre convention brings a lineup of celebrity guests and comic book creators; hundreds of vendors selling art, toys and memorabilia; and panels and paid photo-ops. 10 a.m., Tampa Convention Center, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $25-$40; $10 children age 6-12; 5 and younger free. (813) 274-8511.

Sunday Bicycle Rides: Meet at shelter 5 for a 24-mile ride on the Clearwater East/West bike trail. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 14 mph. Call (813) 254-8882. 8 a.m., Philippe Park, 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Free.

Harvest Moon Corn Maze: The five-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a petting farm. Runs through Nov. 5. 10 a.m., Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. $11.95, 2 and younger free. (800) 373-4811.

Yoga + Dali: The vinyasa/ashtanga-based classes are held in the Community Room or Avant-Garden with views of the waterfront. Bring a mat and a towel. 10:30 a.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. $15, $10 members. (727) 823-3767.

Viva Tampa Bay: Hispanic Heritage Festival: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at this family art and cultural festival with performances by Charlie Cruz and Plena Mar Latino, Latin food, dance exhibitions and recognition of influential area Hispanic leaders. 11 a.m., Centennial Park, 1800 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 484-3409.

The Steppin Stones: The nostalgic rock trio. Daniel Heitz Band opens. 5 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $7-$10. (813) 971-0666.

Mark Moultrup: The jazz pianist and stylistic vocalist will be joined by James Suggs, Dan Jordan, Mark Neuenschwander and Jean Bolduc. 6 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $23 advance, $28 day of show; $40 reserved. (727) 822-3590.

Halloween Horror Nights: Original mazes with vile vampires, sadistic scarecrows, disturbing demons and one angry voodoo queen. Costumes, make-up and masks are not allowed. Closing times vary. Check schedule when purchasing tickets. 6:30 p.m., Universal Orlando, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. $69.99-$80.99. Toll-free 1-888-467-7677.

Happy Cole: The comedian got his start in Tampa Bay and has been seen on Comic Strip Live, A&E's Evening at the Improv and Comedy Central's Premium Blend. 7 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The interaction meter goes off the chart this year with an Infected Ground Zero making guests a part of the story and challenging them to stay alive. Other attractions include Deadwoods, Bedlam 3D, Cursed Hayride and Blackpool Prison. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$39.95. (813) 452-5412;

Pinellas Park Civic Orchestra: Under the direction of Bob Boyd, the orchestra presents an evening of classics and show tunes. 7:30 p.m., Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Free. (727) 397-3832.


Disney on Ice: Frozen: The Amalie Arena once again transforms into an "Ice Palace," setting the scene for the winterly world of Arendelle with Anna, Elsa, Olaf and Kristoff. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $18-$123. (813) 301-2500.


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