Ghost Hunt Tag Along: Bring your own investigation equipment and join Robb Demarest and Paul Brandford of TV's Ghost Hunters for an exploration of the 1918 Italian Club at 8 p.m., Italian Club (Ybor), 1731 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. $79.95 (autographs additional). (407) 281-1005.
Tampa Bay Boat Show: Three days of boats, trailers, watercrafts and exhibits, showcasing area boat dealers and manufacturers, with the latest in boating, fishing supplies and accessories. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. Free. (727) 893-8523.
Oktoberfest Tampa: Tampa's waterfront park is transformed into a giant beer garden featuring traditional schuplatt dancing, stein hoisting, keg stack, tug-o-war, corn hole and keg tappings at 4 p.m., Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10, $25 weekend. (813) 397-8722.
Carlos Mencia: Born in Honduras as the 17th of 18 children, his comedy is often political and involves issues of race, culture, criminal justice and social class. He is best known as the host of the Comedy Central show Mind of Mencia. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000.
African-American Heritage Trail Opening: VIP Garden Reception: This three-day festival marks the opening of the path featuring more than 20 markers detailing history about people, places and events that made the 22nd Street S and Ninth Avenue neighborhood St. Petersburg's most vibrant African-American community. 6 p.m., Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum, 2240 Ninth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. No cover, food additional. (727) 488-3382.
KIDS AND FAMILY
USF Homecoming XVIII: Parade and After Party: The Running of the Bulls Night Parade starts on Holly Drive and ends in the Sycamore Drive lot. Expect to find food trucks, watch parties and other fun along the route. This year's after party in the Sun Dome parking lot stars T.I. and DJ TWRK. Starts at 7 p.m., University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 974-9047.
ZooBoo: The family-friendly Halloween event features haunted houses and trails, costumed characters, boo houses and seasonal lights for little ones. Also unlimited zoo rides in the dark. 7 p.m., Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa. $18, $14 ages 3-11, 2 and younger free (all other dates). (813) 935-8552.
SERIES PREMIERE Cristela, 8:30 p.m., ABC Another stand-up comic is thrust into the role of sitcom star: Cristela Alonzo as a law student struggling to reconcile her ambitions with the expectations of her Mexican-American family. It's got to be better than anything involving George Lopez.
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