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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Oct. 12

Kid Rock performs on stage between games during the NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday (01/28/18). DIRK SHADD   |   Times
Kid Rock performs on stage between games during the NHL All-Star Game at Amalie Arena in Tampa Sunday (01/28/18). DIRK SHADD | Times
Published Oct. 11, 2018

Kid Rock: The rock superstar teams up with Brantley Gilbert and Wheeler Walker Jr. for the Red Blooded Rock and Roll Redneck Extravanganza tour. 6:30 p.m., MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $39.50-$129.50. (813) 740-2446.

Oktoberfest Tampa: Tampa's waterfront park transforms into a giant beer garden with traditional dancing, live music, Bavarian games, stein hoisting, keg stacking, tug of war, brat toss and carry the wench. 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, $25 weekend. (813) 397-8722; oktoberfesttampa.com.

Romeo Santos: Global superstar, singer, songwriter, producer, actor and "King of Bachata" will perform on his Golden Tour. 8 p.m., Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $35.75-$125.75. (813) 301-2500; amaliearena.com.

Benise: Fuego!: Roni Benise describes his style as "nouveau flamenco" and his new production Fuego! on PBS is followed by a national tour. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $27.50-$120. (727) 893-7832; mahaffeytheater.com.

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

Collin Raye: Country music singer and 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee. 8 p.m., Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo. $34.50 - $49.50 add $5 at the door. (727) 586-7415.

Mike Yung: Viral New York subway singer who appeared on America's Got Talent will perform. 10 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $15-$35. (813) 241-8600; crowbarybor.com.

Luenell: One of "Snoop Dog's Bad Girls of Comedy." 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Brews By the Bay: Dive in to the beer and food festival as it overflows with endless beer and food from area restaurants, live entertainment by the Spazmatics, a silent disco and aquarium exhibits on display. Benefits the aquarium's education, animal rescue and rehabilitation programs. 8 p.m., Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $65. (813) 273-4000; flaquarium.org.

Peter Bradley Adams: Folk-pop Americana singer-songwriter will perform a concert for adults ages 21 and over. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $15-$25. (828) 773-9481; theatticybor.com.

Haunted River Tours: A docent delivers spooky tales of ghosts as you glide along the Hillsborough River. Tours depart hourly. Through Oct. 28. 7-10 p.m., Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $25, $15 children. (813) 559-1804.

Scarehouse Pinellas: A 10,000-square-foot horror flick themed haunted house. Ages 12 and older only. Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay. 7 p.m., Scarehouse, 12461 Creekside Drive, Largo. $15. (727) 742-1432; scarehousepinellas.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. 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.

I-4's Premier Fear Park: Three dark, intense walking trails in a wooded forest. 7:30 p.m., Sir Henry's Haunted Trail, 2837 S Frontage Road, Plant City. $30, $45 VIP. (863) 944-0748; sirhenryshauntedtrail.com.

Scream-A-Geddon: Brace yourself for this one. The interaction meter goes off the charts at this Halloween haunt this year. 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.

Judgment at Nuremberg: The powerful story of influential Nazi Party officials who faced military tribunals held from 1945-1949. Through Oct. 14. 8 p.m., Stageworks Theatre, 1120 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. $30-$35. (813) 374-2416; stageworkstheatre.org.

The Fantasticks!: The world's longest running musical features the classic song, Try to Remember. Through Oct. 21. 8 p.m., Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $23-$50. (727) 498-5205; freefalltheatre.com.

Between Riverside and Crazy: Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Through Nov. 4. 8 p.m., American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. $44-$54. (727) 823-7529; americanstage.org.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sesame Street Live: Make Your Magic: A magician visits Sesame Street and Elmo wants to become part of the show, but he doesn't know how to do magic. So, he and some friends set out on a journey where they discover the "power of yet," that perserverance and practice do pay off. 6 p.m., Yuengling Center (formerly USF Sun Dome), 4202 E Fowler Ave, Tampa. $15-$65.

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Ghostbusters (1984) on a jumbo sized screen. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk. 7:30 p.m., Pier 60, 10 Pier 60 Drive, Clearwater Beach. Free. (727) 449-1036; sunsetsatpier60.com.

Creatures of the Night: The Halloween event with activities for all ages includes trick or treating, night time animal encounters and a ghoulish dance party. Included with admission. Also, $24.95 after 4 p.m., 2 and younger free. Runs through Oct. 27. 4 p.m., ZooTampa at Lowry Park, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. Zoo admission: $34.95, $25.95 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free. (813) 935-8552.

Pawtography Party: Meet more than 100 dogs featured in the new book, Dogs Having a Ball. Stamp pads will be available to get "pawtographs" from the stars. 4 p.m., Bark Life Market, 11220 Park Blvd., Seminole. No cover. (727) 399-3647.

TO WATCH

SERIES PREMIERE The Romanoffs, Amazon Prime: The latest project from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner is a star-studded, contemporary anthology series with each episode tied to a character claiming to be descendants of the famous Russian dynasty. (Amazon Prime).

SEASON PREMIERE Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, 9 p.m., The CW: The comedy's final season opens with Rebecca confronting the consequences of her guilty plea. (9 p.m., The CW).

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