The Eve of Jackie (Wilson): Broadway veteran Chester Gregory will perform the music of the iconic R&B singer's final performance when he collapsed onstage in 1984, including Lonely Teardrops and Your Love Keeps Lifting Me. It's at 8 p.m. at Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $22.50-$38.50. (727) 822-3590.
Emery: The Christian metalcore outfit will perform a special acoustic set, with fellow metalcore band Norma Jean joining at 6 p.m. at State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $18. (727) 895-3045.
Hermione Celebration: Celebrating the completion of the tall ship The Hermione, a full-sized replica of the original ship used by the Marquis de Lafayette, this party includes music by Bobby Tess, dancing, cocktails, door prizes and a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. at St. Petersburg Nights, 6800 Sunset Way, St. Pete Beach. $40. (727) 224-8731.
Jon Bellion: See the singer-songwriter behind Eminem and Rihanna's smash hit The Monster at 7 p.m. at the Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $12. (727) 258-4829.
Transnational Fusion Dance: Donna Mejia, a transnational fusion dance artist specializing in North African and Arab dance forms mixed with hip-hop and electronica, will give a lecture and demonstration at noon at University of South Florida Barness Recital Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2301.
USF Homecoming XVIII: Stampede Comedy Show: The free show for USF students features Jo Koy with James Ponce at 7 p.m. at University of South Florida Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-9047.
KIDS AND FAMILY
World Space Week: Celebrate all things "space" with solar scopes, a special planetarium show, Mission Moonbase astronaut experience and the Hidden Universe IMAX film. It's at 10 a.m. at Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $22.95, $20.95 seniors, $18.95 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free. (813) 987-6000.
SERIES PREMIERE The Flash, 8 p.m., CW The fastest man alive returns to the small screen; fans of Arrow first met Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) last season before he gained his superpowers thanks to an accident involving a particle accelerator.
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Into the Woods: Proving fairy tale reimaginings are very in, St. Petersburg's Freefall Theatre presents the Tony-winning play where fairy tale characters go into the woods seeking their hearts' desires. Previews ($21) start Friday, show opens Saturday . $36-$48. (727) 498-5205.
Brews by the Bay: The other thing very in right now: craft beer fests. This one's at the Florida Aquarium on Friday night with more than 100 beers, local food, aquarium exhibits on display and live entertainment. $50 advance, $60 day of, $75 VIP. (813) 273-4000.
Pumpkin Patch for Dogs (and kids): Photo op! Kids and pooches can roam among thousands of pumpkins and gourds starting Thursday and running through Oct. 31 at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, and sales benefit homeless pets. Free admission. (813) 876-4150.