1. Things to Do

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 29

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Hocus Pocus: A Halloween series featuring horror films, family friendly spooky movies, creepy cult favorites, ghastly ghost tours and other surprises. Hocus Pocus shows at 2 p.m., Attack of the 50 Foot Woman shows at 5:30 p.m. and Spirits of the Bay shows at 7:30 p.m. $10 each. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.

Hillsborough County Fair: Midway rides, carnival-style foods, pumpkin painting, a gospel jam, coloring contest, demolition derby and a plant sale. 10 a.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $7, $5 students, $4 seniors, 5 and younger free. (813) 737-3247.

Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach: Browse the weekly market with more than 60 local vendors offering farm fresh produce, specialty and ready-to-eat foods, plants, handcrafted items, live music, then stop in for breakfast or lunch at the nearby restaurants. 10 a.m., Along Corey Avenue, 155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. (813) 481-8805.

Haunted Beach Brunch: A cast of ghosts, ghouls and goblins whip up bubbling potions and a haunted feast on the beach. Wear a costume or disguise for a special gift. 10 a.m., Ocean Hai at Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach, 100 Coronado Drive, Clearwater. $35, $15 ages 5-11, 4 and younger free. (727) 281-9544.

Fall-O-Ween Fun Fair: This festival celebrates the cooler weather and Halloween with a haunted house, carnival games, amusement rides, market, silent auction and food. 12 p.m., St. Patrick Catholic School, 1507 Trotter Road, Largo. Free, $20-$60 (ride wristbands). (727) 581-4865.

War of the Worlds: A live staged reading of the Orson Welles radio classic. 2 p.m., Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. $12-$18. (813) 922-8167.

On Your Feet: The Broadway musical follows the true story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan's journey as Cuban immigrants coming to America to becoming pop-crossover sensation Miami Sound Machine. 2 and 7:30 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $45 and up. (813) 229-7827.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture: The slow build in this classic favorite pays off big with celebratory cannons and chimes. Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2, as well as the other works on the program, draws inspiration from folk melodies. 2 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $15-$45. (727) 892-3337.

Ruthie Foster: The award winning blues, Americana singer-songwriter draws influence from acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin. 6 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $27.50, $45 reserved. (727) 822-3590.

Haunted Warehouse: Your worse nightmares come to life in a real life warehouse full of forensic supplies. Follow the maze through this "Mortuary Gone Bad" themed haunt with live mortuary functions taking place. Benefits Christmas gifts for abused and abandoned children at Everyday Blessings group home. 6 p.m., Forensic Technology, 7975 114th Ave. N, Largo. $6. (727) 826-7235.

Hicks House of Horror: Like werewolf transformation, the caring medical center by day turns into a deranged hospital of horrors after the sun sets. Benefits Sun Coast Hospice. 6 p.m., West Coast Family Medical Care, 3165 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Donations appreciated. (727) 787-3911.

The Toadies: The '90s rockers head out on tour with Local H. 7 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $21.50. (813) 247-2555.

Damian Marley: Nicknamed "Jr. Gong," the youngest son of Bob Marley presents original reggae tunes as well as songs from his father's legacy. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $32.50-$35. (727) 565-0550.

Bebe Rexha: Best known for her guest vocals on Me, Myself and I with G-Eazy, she will be joined by Marc E. Bassy, who also worked with G-Eazy on his hit You & Me. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $25-$225 for VIP meet and greet. (813) 248-9500.

Open Streets St. Pete: For five hours, Central Avenue will be closed to cars between Ninth Street and 22nd Street to allow the public to freely bike, stroll or roll skateboards in a protected environment. Free parking in the Tropicana Field lot. You can find a map and list of activities at 11 a.m., Anytime Fitness, 900 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 599-4427.

Randall Bramblett: After enjoying a multi-decade career, the blues, folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist continues to tour. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20-$30. (828) 773-9481.

So You Think You Can Dance?: The top ten finalists from Season 14 of the hit television show will perform favorite numbers. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $45-$165. (727) 791-7400.

Sir Henry's Haunted Trail: Two dark, intense walking trails. 7:30 p.m., Sir Henry's Haunted Trail, 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. $12. (863) 944-0748.

Living Colour: The Cult of Personality rockers. 8 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25 and up. (727) 895-3045.


Winter's Trick or Tweet: Dress your kids ages 12 and younger in their Halloween costume and they get into the aquarium for $9.99 to enjoy a party with fog machine fun, mask making, coloring stations and "under the sea" decor. Regular admission applies for everyone else. 10 a.m., Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage, Clearwater. $22.95, $20.95 ages 60-older, $17.95 ages 3-12, 2 and younger free. (727) 441-1790.


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