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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for Oct. 30

The bronze "Honeymoon at Crow Fair," by John Coleman, is one of the first pieces seen when entering The James Museum of Western & Wildlife Art . DIRK SHADD | Times
Published Oct. 29, 2018

$10 Tuesdays: The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art museum is open until 8 p.m. every Tuesday, featuring $10 admission all day. Find happy hour specials in the Canyon Cafe from 5-8 p.m. Opens at 10 a.m. at 150 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 892-4200.

PipeScreams: Bay area organists will present spooky pieces on the church's Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ. Also includes pumpkin carols, costume parade and contest. 6:30 p.m., Christ United Methodist Church, 467 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 822-3343.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: The Halloween series continues today with a ghost tour at 3 p.m. ($12, $10 ages 2-12, members free.), a screening of the horror It at 6 p.m. and The Shining at 9:30 p.m. $10, $7 members. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. (813) 274-8982.

Hicks House of Horror: The nurturing medical office by day, turns into an eerie haunted house by night. Benefits Suncoast Hospice. 6 p.m., West Coast Family Medical Care, 3165 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $5. (727) 787-3911.

Rev. B's Ghost Tour: Climb aboard a van for a two hour tour of the "Sunshine City's Dark Side." 7 p.m., Swah-Rey, 2105 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25. (727) 551-4800;

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The Halloween haunt this year adds 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;

Al Hixon Jazz: Jazz musicians such as the legendary John Lamb on bass, Billy Marcus from Miami on keys, Jim Wellen on tenor sax, jazz vocalist Synia Carroll sings, with Al Hixon on drums come together for a special performance. 7:30 p.m., Firehouse Cultural Center, 101 First Ave. NE, Ruskin. $23-$28. (813) 645-7651;

Cruisin' Tuesday: Show off your hot rod, classic car, sport bike, cruiser, or cafe racer, and get $1 off draft beers from 5-10 p.m. 5 p.m., Mastry's Brewing Co., 7701 Blind Pass Road, St. Pete Beach. Beer prices vary. (727) 202-8045;

Discounted Museum Admission: Get half price admission to the museum when you make a donation for relief to Hurricane Michael victims. Needed personal care items include diapers, diaper wipes, toiletries, paper goods and cleaning supplies. Offer good through Nov. 30. 10 a.m., Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. $16, $14 seniors, $8 ages 7-17, military/USF students/ages 6 and younger free. (727) 820-0100;


St. Pete Votes: Take the family out for a night of shuffleboard with music, hotdogs and popcorn to celebrate our right to vote. 4 p.m., Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 896-5197;

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, glitter tattoo stations and "under the sea" decor. 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.


black-ish 9 p.m., ABC: Dre and Bow go overboard trying to impress Jack and Diane's seventh-grade classmates by hosting an elaborate haunted house.


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  1. Suzanne Natzke, an artist and teacher with the Pasco Fine Arts Council, arranges her watercolor paintings for an upcoming exhibit, 'Moments in Time.' The exhibit will be held through Oct. 21 at the council's new gallery at Avalon Park West in Wesley Chapel. MICHELE MILLER  |  Michele Miller
    The countywide Council will exhibit work at the Avalon Park West community.
  2. The Tampa Bay Lightning has tapped Cigar City Brewing to bring its Jai Alai, Guayabera, and Florida Cracker beers to Amalie Arena as the team’s official craft beer partner. (Photo via Tampa Bay Lightning) Tampa Bay Lightning
    Cigar City also will move its popular annual Hunahpu’s Beer Festival to Amalie Arena starting next March.
  3. Pinellas County resident and bestselling author Lisa Unger. Courtesy of Jay Nolan
    Plus, Tampa’s Sulphur Springs Museum will host Raymond Arsenault for a discussion about ‘Arthur Ashe: A Life.’
  4. Cyclists make their way north at Main Street in Dunedin along the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The trail runs from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs. There are several options for food and drinks along the trail. CHRIS URSO   |   TIMES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    From the breweries of Dunedin to the Tampa Riverwalk, these rides show off Tampa Bay’s character
  5. Local favorites, the Bearded Brothers, will once again perform at the 15th-annual Music & Motorcycles in downtown Zephyrhills. Ghaith Khder
    The one-day festival brings thousands to the historic downtown area
  6. Humorist Dave Barry's new book, "Lessons From Lucy." is about what he's learned from his dog. Jeffrey Salter
    It’s a power-packed lineup for the area’s signature book event.
  7. South Florida Bulls during a game against the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday October 6, 2018 at McGuirk Stadium in Amherst, MA. TRAVIS PENDERGRASS  |  South Florida
    The Bulls tackle a ranked foe at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium on Friday.
  8. Patrons are silhouetted against the entrance to The Hub. The iconic Tampa bar is celebrating its 70th year.
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    Patrons’ memories of the bar, and a definitive history, remain elusive.