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October 12 Friday 10 a.m.


  • Through the month of October, buy one ticket to the Morean Arts Center, Center for Clay, Glass Studio & Hot Shop or the Chihuly Collection and … Price: Buy one ticket, get one free. Morean Arts Center
    719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701
  • October 12 Friday noon

Halloween Costume Swap

If you’ve still got your child’s Halloween costume from last year, bring it to the children’s room and trade it for a … Price: Free; $5 without a costume. Palm Harbor Library
2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor, 34683

October 12 Friday 5:30 p.m.

Dunedin Wine and Art Walk

Celebrate the second Friday of the month at event with more than 35 merchants offering art exhibits, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and merchant specials. Music in the Park (5:30-8 p.m.) by Paul Kinas, with film The Wizard of Oz beginning after drawing at 8 p.m. Price: $10 wristbands. Pioneer Park
Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin, 34698

October 12 Friday 6 p.m.

Oktoberfest at Pier 22

Pier 22’s annual Oktoberfest celebration features a German feast fit for a king, stein holding contest, live entertainment, dancing, traditional Bavarian decor, prizes for … Price: $19.95, $12.95 ages 12 and younger. Pier 22 Restaurant
1200 First Ave. W, Bradenton, 34205

October 12 Friday 7:30 p.m.

Journey with Pat Benatar, Loverboy

A combined concert of ’80s greats provides plenty of “I remember” moments. Though Steve Perry has been replaced as lead singer by the likable Arnel … Price: $32-$133. 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre
4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa, 33610

October 12 Friday 8 p.m.

Brews By the Bay

This brew and craft beer celebration has food from local restaurants and more than 85 craft beers to sample. As you’re sampling, you can … Price: $50 advance, $60 day of event. Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive, Tampa, 33602


October 13 Saturday 9 a.m.

Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze

Something for everyone in the family at this Fall themed festival with more than 100 craft booths, live country music, pumpkin games, a pioneer trades … Price: $8, 12 and younger free; $5 parking. Hunsader Farms
5500 County Road 675, Bradenton, 34211

October 13 Saturday 10 a.m.

Fall Plant Festival

Find orchids, bougainvillea, begonias, African violets, tropical plants, garden accessories, decor and more from 60 vendors and plant clubs, stroll through the scarecrow display; plus … Price: $5, kids under 12 and members free. University of South Florida Botanical Gardens
12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, 33620

October 13 Saturday 3 p.m.

SoHo Zombie Pub Crawl

Dress like a zombie and stumble from one South Tampa pub or restaurant to another to benefit Make a Wish Central and North Florida. To … Price: $25, $120 six. Hyde Park Village
1621 W Snow Circle, Tampa, 33606

October 13 Saturday 5 p.m.

Dr. Seuss Exhibit Opening Reception

In celebration of the Independent Book Publisher’s 2011 award-winning book, Dr. Seuss’s Secrets of the Deep: The Lost, Forgotten, and Hidden Works of … Price: Free. Syd Entel Galleries
247 Main St., Safety Harbor, 34695

October 13 Saturday 8 p.m.

Abnormal Formal

ARTpool hosts this freaky Halloween-themed party with killer music, food and works of art. There will also be a costume contest, a pumpkin carving contest … Price: $15 advance, $20 at the door. ARTpool Gallery
2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33712

October 13 Saturday 8 p.m.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven to Bernstein

Pianist Sara Davis Buechner explores a kaleidoscope of moods from pensive to spirited jazz-laced motifs in Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety … Price: $15-$45. Mahaffey Theater
400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, 33701

October 13 Saturday 10 p.m.

Pink Party

Plus sized women and big handsome men should dress to impress or put on their best pink outfits for a party with dancing to mixed … Price: $5, $10 after 11 p.m. Club Plush
4350 W Waters Ave., Tampa, 33614


October 14 Sunday 7:30 a.m.

Pretty in Pink

Formerly the Ace of Hearts, this 5K or 15K race celebrates pink month, October, with prizes for dressing in pink and a post-race party with … Price: $20 5K, $30 15K. Del Oro Park
401 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

October 14 Sunday 10 a.m.

Nature Coast All Veterans Reunion 2012 Memorials and Displays: Escort the Vietnam Traveling Wall

Includes the Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, Purple Heart Mural Memorial, Korean War Memorial, the Moving Tribute, military vendors and military displays. There will be live … All vehicles (motorcycles, cars and trucks) are invited to travel from the fairgrounds to the Holcim Corp property on U.S. 19 north of Crystal … Price: Free. Citrus County Fairgrounds
3600 S Florida Ave., Inverness, 34450

October 14 Sunday 1 p.m.

Scott’s Fall Corn Maze

Journey through seven acres of live field corn with miles of paths where you find pictures, clues and games to make learning fun. The farm … Price: $11, $9 ages 3-16, 2 and younger free. Long and Scott’s Farms
26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora, 32757

October 14 Sunday 1 p.m.

Artists’ Market

At this annual market, browse through original artwork including wearable art, paintings, prints and more, while supporting participating local artists and the education mission of … Price: Free, museum admission also free both days. Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs, 34683

October 14 Sunday 2 p.m.

Sweeney Todd

The musical about Sweeney Todd, a barber who slits the throats of his enemies, and his partner in crime, Mrs. Lovett, who helps dispose of … Price: $15. Stage West Community Playhouse
8390 Forest Oaks Blvd. , Spring Hill, 34606

October 14 Sunday 6:30 p.m.

Haunted Angelus House

Situated on 25-acres of land, the PG-13 rated, handicapped accessible haunt features a 40-foot pirate ship and pirate haunt with realistic hangings, hayrides, a monster … Price: $12 one haunt, $16 two haunts, $18 three haunts, $25 one night unlimited. The Angelus
12413 Hudson Ave., Hudson, 34669

October 14 Sunday 8 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues

Eve Ensler’s whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, from that of a young girl to a … Price: $15 advance, pay what you can at the door. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater
163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

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