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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 11

Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Oct. 11, 2018. Photo: Jonathan Stewart
Mary Chapin Carpenter will perform at the Capitol Theatre in Clearwater on Oct. 11, 2018. Photo: Jonathan Stewart
Published Oct. 10, 2018

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Five-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee will perform in support of her latest album release Sometimes Just The Sky. 8 p.m., Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49-$69. (727) 791-7400.

The Naked Magicians: The R-rated magic show gives a new meaning to the phrase, "Now you see it." Age 18 and older only. 7:30 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $25 and up. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Bruce Katz: Renowned Hammond B-3 organist/keyboardist and four-time Blues Music award nominee and his band will perform on their Get Your Groove! Florida tour. 7 p.m., The Ale and The Witch, 111 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free. no cover. (727) 821-2533; thealeandthewitch.com.

Luenell: One of "Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy" has appeared on ComicView, Comedy Central, and Martin Lawrence Presents 1st Amendment Standup on Starz. 8 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Robert Kelly: The Comedy Central fixture had recurring roles of BamBam on Denis Leary's FX show, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll and Louis C.K.'s brother Robbie on Louie. 8:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Movies in the Park: This week features Clueless with music by Nichols and Hopper. Free and secure valet bicycle parking available. 6 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free (donations appreciated). (727) 824-7802; preservetheburg.org.

Poetry at the Dali: St. Petersburg Poet Laureate Helen Wallace is joined by selected poets to present "Things Are Not As They Seem." 6 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767; thedali.org.

The Fantasticks!: The world's longest running musical features the classic song, Try to Remember. Through Oct. 21. 7 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $23-$50. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.

Between Riverside and Crazy: The Pulitzer Prize-winning play sees ex-cop and recent widower Walter "Pops" Washington take matters into his own hands after things around him start falling apart, Through Nov. 4. 7 p.m., American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54; a subscription-style $15 a month for people younger than 30 and free for people younger than 20. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

Stanley Jordan: Jazz guitarist known for his innovative "tapping" style of performing the guitar will perform with special guest Raul Midon. 7:30 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. $24.50-$39.50, add $5 at the door. (727) 586-7415.

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The interaction meter goes off the charts at this Halloween haunt this year with the addition of Rage 3D, Demon's Revenge and Zombie Paintball Assault in which you literally hunt, shoot and kill zombies. 7:30 p.m., Scream-A-Geddon, 27839 Saint Joe Road, Dade City. $19.95-$39.95, $9.95-$19.95 paintball. (813) 452-5412; screamageddon.com.

Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens: Get spooked by six haunted houses and scare zones and the chance to ride coasters in the dark, sometimes with a zombie sitting next to you. New haunts this year are Insomnia, set in an asylum and Simon's Slaughterhouse. Includes early access to the park at 5 p.m. and remains open until 1 a.m. 7:30 p.m., Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. $39.99 and up. (813) 884-4386; howloscream.com/tampa.

Edgar and Emily: Preview: Jobsite Theater's production sees the ghost of Edgar Allan Poe visit Emily Dickinson. Through Nov. 4. $18. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. (813) 229-7827; jobsitetheater.org.


SEASON PREMIERE Flip or Flop Atlanta, 9 p.m., HGTV: Lackluster Southern homes get stunning makeovers as expert house flippers Ken and Anita Corsini return for Season 2. New episodes feature "supersized" projects in some of the city's worst properties. (9 p.m., HGTV).


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