Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Evening at Bach's Coffeehouse: This TFO's strings program is led by renowned conductor and harpsichord soloist Jeannette Sorrell. 8 p.m., Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $18-$48. (813) 229-7827; strazcenter.org.
March of the Pumpkin King: File in behind the Pumpkin King as he leads themed floats on this costumed "people's parade" down Seventh Avenue. Participation ticket includes admission to post-parade party and costume contest. 7 p.m., Downtown Ybor City, E Seventh Avenue and N 14th Street, Tampa. $35-$50 to participate. Free to watch. (813) 748-0069; eventbrite.com.
Hanson String Theory: The pop star brothers Zac, Taylor and Isaac collaborated with Oscar-winning composer David Campbell to put together orchestral arrangements of their biggest songs like MmmBop and This Time Around, as well as new tracks. 8 p.m., Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $39.50-$89.50. (727) 893-7832; mahaffeytheater.com.
Michael Franti and Spearhead : Musician and singer-songwriter will perform on his Stay Human tour. 7 p.m., Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $30-$35. (727) 565-0550; jannuslive.com.
PVMNTS: Musical band will perform their latest hits and more such as, Standing, Jumping Stairsets, Chemical Trails and more alongside a performances from WSTR and special guest Hold Close. 7 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $13.50. $99 VIP. (813) 241-8600; crowbarybor.com.
A Nightmare on Franklin Street: This portion of the Halloween celebration features a screening of the 1927 black and white silent film The Cat and the Canary with Steven Ball providing accompaniment on the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. $13, $10 members. 7:30 p.m., Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. Price varies by event. (813) 274-8982.
Field of Screams Festival: Celebrate Halloween with an evening of activities featuring trick-or-treating, bounce houses, kiddie train, photo zones and a costume contest . 6 p.m., Seminole Recreation Center, 9100 113th St. N, Seminole. Free, $5 bounce house wrist band. (727) 391-8345; myseminole.com.
Spook-tacular: Two scare levels for you to choose from. Ages 12 and younger can stroll through a "Hocus Pocus" themed trail. Or, braver souls can take a "Jeepers Creepers" themed haunted hay ride and try their chances in the Indian Corn Maze. 6 p.m., Pioneer Florida Museum, 15602 Pioneer Museum Road, Dade City. $5. (352) 567-0262; pioneerfloridamuseum.org.
Haunted Happenings: Dress your little boos ages 12 and younger for age appropriate costume contests with a spooky walking path, bounce houses and "Zip and Repel" programs. 6 p.m., Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve North, 423 Lafayette Blvd., Oldsmar. Free, $10 zip and repel. (813) 749-1152.
Owl-o-ween: Stroll along the haunted trail in search of nocturnal creatures and ghosts before enjoying crafts, games and scary stories around a campfire. 6 p.m., McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. $5, 2 and younger free. (727) 518-3047.
Halloween in the Park: The state park takes on a spooky look for this Halloween party with a scary trail through the woods. There's also a "not so scary" child friendly area. $10 per carload (includes 10 game tickets). 6 p.m., Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. $10 per carload (includes 10 game tickets). (727) 469-5942;
TASCO Field of Screams: This 13th annual event, Quarantine, challenges you to escape from a decontamination tent in hopes of finding safety. Participants are exposed to darkness, loud noises, bright lights, wooded trails and intense scare zones. Not suitable for children. 7 p.m., Boyd Hill Environmental Studies Area, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. $10 advance, $15 day of. (727) 893-7813; stpeteparksrec.org.
Scarehouse Pinellas: A 10,000-square-foot horror flick themed haunted house. Ages 12 and older only. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Benefits SPCA Tampa Bay. 7 p.m., Scarehouse, 12461 Creekside Drive, Largo. $15. (727) 742-1432; scarehousepinellas.com.
Haunted River Tours: A docent delivers spooky tales of ghosts as you glide along the Hillsborough River. Includes treats and a stop under the "bat bridge." Tours depart hourly. Through Oct. 28. 7 p.m., Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S Franklin St., Tampa. $25, $15 children. (813) 390-3711.
Chase Atlantic: Australian alternative pop band will perform. 7 p.m., The Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. (813) 248-9500; theorpheum.com.
Mindgame: When a true crime writer tries to get an interview with a notorious serial killer, things take a wrong trun, 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.
Last Fri: Improv troupe Dear Aunt Gertrude performs. boximprov.com. 7:30 p.m., The Box Theater at University Square Mall, 2200 E Fowler Avenue, Tampa. $5. (813) 400-0269.
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; www.sirhenryshauntedtrail.com.
Shakespeare in the City: The St. Petersburg Shakespeare Festival presents A Midsummer Night's Dream. Through Nov. 11. 7:30 p.m., Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.
Arnez J: He hosted two seasons of BET's Comic View, appeared on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam and has a Comedy Central special and his own Comic View Grandstand Hour Special. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000; improvtampa.com.
As If: American Stage's improv festival features Hawk and Wayne as well as troupes from near and far. 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $20 advance, $25 at the door. (727) 518-5142; mypalladium.org.
Between Riverside and Crazy: Pulitzer Prize-winning play. 8 p.m., American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 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.
Samuel J. Comroe: With an act that focuses on him dealing with Tourettes Syndrome, he made his TV debut on Conan and appeared on America's Got Talent. 8 and 10:15 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $16-$18. (813) 960-1197; sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Tyler Farr: Country music singer will perform. 9 p.m., The Dallas Bull, 3322 U.S. 301, Tampa. $20 Advance Purchase. $30 Day of Event. (813) 987-2855; dallasbull.com.
KIDS AND FAMILY
Hillsborough County Fair: 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.
Downtown Trick or Treating: Children can safely trick or treat from shop to shop along Main Street and Broadway Avenue. Also a Halloween exhibit, and costume contest at the Historical Museum at 5:45 p.m. 5 p.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free. (727) 298-3201.
Halloween Spooktacular and Fall Festival: With a costume contest, inflatable games, moon walks, train rides, stilt walker, moon walks, haunted house and food available. 6 p.m., Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd., Treasure Island. Free, $1-$3 some activities. (727) 360-6062.
Creatures of the Night: The Halloween event with activities for all ages. 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.
John's Pass Seafood Festival: The 37th annual event with more than 100 seafood options, a Halloween block party, 5K run, attempt to set the World Record Bloody Mary Toast and a fishing tournament. 10 a.m., John's Pass Village and Boardwalk, 150 John's Pass Boardwalk, Madeira Beach. Free (food/drink additional). Toll-free 1-877-412-2675; johnspassseafoodfestival.com.
Sunset Cinema at Pier 60: Bring blankets or low lawn chairs to watch Monsters Inc. 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; www.sunsetsatpier60.com.
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