Wednesday, November 14, 2018
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Top things to do in Tampa Bay on Oct. 19

The Florida Orchestra: Music of Queen: Fronted by a full rock band and vocalist Brody Dolyniuk, the orchestra performs the legendary bandís greatest hits with power and grandeur. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $35 and up. themahaffey.com.

The Play That Goes Wrong: This comedy produced by J.J. Abrams on Broadway, won the Tony for its intricate set design. Part of the Straz Broadway series. 8 p.m., Carol Morsani Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $51 and up. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Clearwater Jazz Holiday: A night celebrating Prince, led by proteges Sheila E. and Morris Day and the Time, will be among the highlights of this yearís celebration. 2:15 p.m., Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Two-day package $35-$90. Singe day $20. Reserved $50. VIP $170/$200. (727) 461-5200; clearwaterjazz.com.

Clearwater Beach Chalk Art Festival: More than 35 chalk artists adorn the sidewalks and promenades with creative works of art as they compete for prizes and awards. Also, a kidís zone, arts and crafts vendors and music. 9 a.m., Beach Walk, 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. Free. (727) 447-7600.

Mike Shinoda: Musician, singer, producer and rapper best known as a co-founding member of Linkin Park. Don Broco will open the show. 6:30 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $30.50. (813) 247-2555; ritzybor.com.

Sawyer Frederick: The Voice winner will perform. 7 p.m., The Attic, 1510 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25-$40. (828) 773-9481; theatticybor.com.

Brian Kilmeade: The Fox and Friends co-host and author presents humorous commentary on todayís hottest political topics. 7:30 p.m., Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $63. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.

Pepe Romero Classical Guitar Concert: World renowned classical guitarist. 7:30 p.m., Centro Asturiano, 1913 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa. $37-$104. (813) 229-2214; centroasturianotampa.org.

Tarpon Springs Oktoberfest: A German biergarten will be surrounded by food vendors, arts and crafts, continuous music, dancing, games, keg tappings and contests. 10 a.m., Downtown Tarpon Springs, Orange Street Between Safford and N Pinellas Avenues, Tarpon Springs. Free. (727) 946-5610.

A Nightmare on Franklin Street: Pause-O-Ween: This Halloween series of horror films, ghastly ghost tours and other surprises tonight brings in Dr. Paul Bearer to host a special Halloween themed happy hour under the marquee with free shots, seasonal drink specials and discounted popcorn. No cover. 4:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.

Upper Tampa Bay Chamber Oktoberfest: The large annual Oktoberfest celebration includes music, dancing, German style food, festival foods, beer, a midway carnival and games for kids and competitions including stein holding, log sawing and keg tossing. 5 p.m., Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa. $5, 12 and younger/verterans free. (813) 855-4233; oktoberfesttampabay.com.

Rally Around Town: This monthís food truck rally brings zombie-themed menus with a Thriller dance flash mob by Thrill St. Pete. 6 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Menu prices vary. (727) 892-5715.

Mindgame: When a true crime writer tries to get an interview with a notorious serial killer, things take a wrong turn, in this thriller. Through Oct. 28. 7:30 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall Murray Studio Theater, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $24. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

St. Petersburg Opera: Don Giovanni: Mozartís popular opera follows the alleged ladiesí man as he gets his just desserts. Sung in Italian with English supertitles. 7:30 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20-$75. (727) 822-3590; stpeteopera.org.

Dead Prez: Renowned hip-hop veterans will perform. 8 p.m., Fubar, 658 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $22-$200. (727) 424-1809.

Felipe Esparza: The 2010 winner of NBCís Last Comic Standing is best known for his irreverent on-stage persona, wild hair and his catchphrase "Whatís up, fool?" 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $17-$20. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.

Novaween 12: This yearís 21 and older only themed Halloween party has multiple liquor bars, photo booth, go-go dancers, tarot card readings, fire art and a costume contest. The party rolls on until 3 a.m. 9 p.m., NOVA 535, 535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. $21. (727) 821-6682; nova535.com.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Hotel Transylvania 2 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.

Hillsborough County Fair: A harvest of midway rides, carnival-style foods, pumpkin patch, haunted hayride, demolition derby and a rodeo. 5 p.m., Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, Corner of Sydney Washer Road and Hwy 60, Brandon. $7, $5 students, $4 seniors, 4 and younger free. (813) 737-3247; hillsboroughcountyfair.com.

Howl-O-Fest: This two-day family friendly event includes inflatable games, arts and crafts, hay rides, temporary tattoos, the "No Way Out" maze, cake walks, fire shows and trick-or-treat cabins. 6 p.m., Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $5, $1 hay ride, $2 spooky trail/maze. (727) 893-7813.

TO WATCH

SEASON PREMIERE Marvelís Daredevil, Netflix: When we last saw Matt Murdock in The Defenders, a skyscraper had collapsed on him. Letís hope he can make a quick recovery and get back in the game when he returns today in Season 3 of Marvelís Daredevil.

Hellís Kitchen, 9 p.m., Fox: Tonight the contestants compete in a sled race. Yeah, that should really determine who the best chefs are.

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