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Demonic decorations herald the haunting season: Halloween will soon be upon us!

Bewitched and bedeviled, Pinellas residents busily prepare their costumes, stockpile sweets and seek out some of the area’s most terrifying Halloween happenings.

During this creepy season, communities throughout Pinellas and around the Tampa Bay area play host to horrifying haunted houses, fiendishly fun festivals and tantalizing trick-or-treating. With such a variety of activities, there’s plenty to do for the adult crowd as well as all the little ghouls and goblins.

Halloween costume swap

PALM HARBOR - East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, is offering a Halloween costume swap through Oct. 30. Families can bring new or gently used children’s costumes, sizes infant to teen, to the reference desk to swap for a different one. For those without a costume to swap, they can make a $5 donation for each costume. There is a limit of one costume per child. Proceeds will be used to purchase more costumes for next year’s swap as well as children’s programs and supplies. Costumes will be on display near the entrance to the Community Room. For more information, 773-2665.
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Fall festivals, Octoberfests, pumpkin patches and more. Florida may not have "colored leaves," but it celebrates the season between summer and winter regardless. These celebrations are a variety of fun with something for everyone to enjoy.

Pumpkin Patch

PALM HARBOR - East Lake United Methodist Church, located at 2801 East Lake Road in Palm Harbor, will host its annual Pumpkin Patch through Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For information, call 784-9250.
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TAMPA - From family thrills and spooky shrills, to best-of brews and handcrafted suds, visitors will have an abundance of options to experience all-around fun this fall in Tampa Bay.

Halloween Events

Busch Gardens is hosting its annual Howl-O-Scream event, which promises unexpected terrors around every corner, including new terrorizing experiences inside the garden and greenhouse of Dead Fall, new scare zones, a Cursed Front Gate Experience and live entertainment.
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LARGO - The 36th Annual Country Jubilee is bringing a variety of musical talents to Pinellas County’s Heritage Village on Saturday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each band will play 45-minute sets.

The Leigh and Steve Humes Duo, the Rose Island Band and The Shut Yer Trapp Family Band are back by popular demand. The Leigh and Steve Humes Duo have been performing together throughout Florida for over 20 years. They are respected singers-songwriters, and they play solo, duo and together with the Leigh Humes Band. The Rose Island Band plays electric Americana and folk rock music. The four-person band plays acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards/bass and drums while singing three-part harmonies. The Shut Yer Trapp Family Band is a Safety Harbor family band compromised of mom, dad and two sons playing pre-1900s songs.
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MADEIRA BEACH - Start with a smorgasbord of seafood, mix in some fishing and finish it with live music and entertainment. That’s the recipe for the 33rd annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, at John’s Pass Village.

Each year the event, hosted by The John’s Pass Village Association, looks to provide visitors with a weekend full of taste bud teasing, sight pleasing, and ear vibrating diversion. This year, organizers say the seafood selection has doubled, the entertainment schedule has been upgraded and the competition is heating up.
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ST. PETERSBURG - The 22nd annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading will be Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 140 Seventh Ave. S., at Bayboro Harbor, St. Petersburg

This free festival is a celebration of literacy featuring nationally renowned authors, book signings, panel discussions and a variety of entertainment. The USF St. Petersburg campus is located in downtown St. Petersburg, and attendees may utilize campus and downtown parking, giving easy access to all events throughout the day.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Creative Clay Inc. will host Folkfest St. Pete Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, a free folk art, music and craft beer festival, in the heart of the Edge District in front of its headquarters, on the 1100 block of Central Avenue.

Proceeds assist Creative Clay in serving hundreds of community members with a variety of obstacles to accessing the arts.

Folkfest St. Pete attracts professional folk artists from all over the Southeastern United States, including returning artists Missionary Mary Proctor, Katherine Michael, Jellykoe, Mr. B and Mojo Morris. More than 50 artists will exhibit this year, offering art, home décor items, garden accessories and jewelry.
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ST. PETERSBURG - St. Petersburg International Folk Fair Society and its ethnic member groups present the 40th annual International Festival Thursday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 2, at Vinoy Park.

In addition to ethnic foods and cultural displays, Folk Fair offers a multitude of special entertainment in the form of dancing, singing and drumming by more than thirty ethnic groups.

On the two school days (Oct. 30-31), Giving Tree Music will engage groups of students in drum circles, and various student groups will be performing on the main stage, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 1, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., the general public will enjoy music from Mongolia, featuring a beautiful instrument called Horse Head Violin (Morin Khuur), Polynesian dancers plus folk music and dancing from around the world.
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Entertainment Calender
• Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella,” Oct. 21-26, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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Storytelling open mic
ST. PETERSBURG – The Studio@620 welcomes Wordier Than Thou, an ongoing series of open mic events focused on prose, Tuesday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend and share their stories. This unique open mic series focuses on storytelling – no poetry or music.

A featured reader will kick off the night, followed by open mic slots. Readers get 10 minutes – enough time for a short story or an excerpt from a longer piece. This month’s featured reader is Lorin Oberwerger.  

Donations will be accepted at the door and refreshments will be available.  

Future dates are Feb. 11, March 11, April 8 and May 13.  

The Studio@620 is a nonprofit arts venue located at 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.  

Visit www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 for more information.
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• Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
Girls Night: The Musical
Girls Night: The Musical; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22-23, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
Los Lonely Boys
Los Lonely Boys, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $31.75. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.

The Los Lonely Boys’ performance will highlight tracks from their new album “Revelation,” combining elements of the bluesy rock ‘n’ roll and soul that are so integral to the structure of the band, like their hit “Heaven,” with the conjunto feel of “Blame It On Love,” the reggae groove of “Give A Little More,” the rustic acoustic notes of “It’s Just My Heart Talkin’” and the baroque pop influences of “There’s Always Tomorrow.”

Henry, Jojo, and Ringo are brothers and have been writing and performing their own material as a trio since the 1990s. After a prominent guest appearance on Santana’s 2005 album “All That I Am,” Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with Grammy nominations and have earned a reputation as a powerful live act.
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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella,” Oct. 21-26, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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• Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
Girls Night: The Musical
Girls Night: The Musical; Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22-23, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $24.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
Hamlet
“Hamlet,” by Shakespeare, Oct. 10 through Nov. 2, at New Stage Theatre and Conservatory, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. Performances will be Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 3 p.m.

Tickets are $30. Call 813-817-2585 or visit newstagelargo.org.

Starring Chris Jackson as Hamlet, New Stage Theatre and Conservatory’s production of one of theater’s most iconic works – “Hamlet” – will be presented through an adaption inspired from Laurence Olivier’s famous film, and will feature seven transformational actors.
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Jorma Kaukonen
Jorma Kaukonen, Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $28. Call 791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.

Kaukonen is an inventive player whether he is pickin’ the blues on guitar or singing a song. A pioneering architect of rock, he created psychedelic sound and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his days founding the band Jefferson Airplane.

Kaukonen is well known for his own music and is also one of the most respected interpreters of American roots music; his shows usually include songs from throughout history.

All of Kaukonen’s shows include Barry Mitterhoff on a variety of instruments although his primary instrument in the mandolin. Mitterhoff is fully adept at performing a multitude of musical styles on various stringed instruments, perfect for accompanying whatever songs Kaukonen pulls out of his hat, like this rendition of Barbeque King.
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Ringo Starr And His All Star Band
Ringo Starr And His All Star Band, Thursday, Oct. 23, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $56. Call 791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.

The same All Starr lineup returns with Richard Page, Todd Rundgren, Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie and Gregg Bissonette. New to the lineup is Warren Ham. As always fans can expect to hear a jukebox worth of Ringo’s classics such as “It Don’t Come Easy,” “Photograph,” “A Little Help From My Friends” and “Yellow Submarine” plus songs from his most recent self-titled release. All Starr’s hits include “Rosanna,” “Broken Wings,” “Hello It’s Me” and “Black Magic Woman.”
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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella,” Oct. 21-26, at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Performances are Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045, or visit www.strazcenter.org.
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• Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Andy McKee with special guest Mark Kroos
Andy McKee with special guest Mark Kroos, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.

McKee's style of playing and compositions have earned him an international fanbase.

Mark Kroos is a rising star in the guitar world that simultaneously utilizes two necks of his double neck guitar to create his unique sound. This is a not to be missed show of world-class guitar talent.
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Arrival: The Music of ABBA
Arrival: The Music of ABBA, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com.

The band will play hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Does Your Mother Know,” “Take A Chance,” “SOS,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Super Trouper,” “Money Money Money,” “Waterloo,” “Honey Honey,” “Fernando,” “I Do I Do I Do,” “Chiquitita,” “Knowing Me Knowing You,” “Summer Night City,” “Thank You For The Music,” “Lay All Your Love On Me,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more delivered with such accuracy that it’s hard to believe that it’s not the real ABBA on stage.

 
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Chalk Art Festival
Third annual Chalk Art Festival, Oct. 24-26, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Beach Walk, 333 S. Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. For information, visit www.clearwaterbeachchalkwalk.com.
Dracula: The Vampire Strikes Back
“Dracula: The Vampire Strikes Back,” by Thomas Ribbits and Tim Saward; Oct. 24 through Nov. 2, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. Children age 11 and younger are free with each adult ticket.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Call 866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org.
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Erica DiCeglie and the Holy Jazz
Erica DiCeglie and the Holy Jazz will perform Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S., St. Petersburg. Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 347-3215.

This concert is a fundraiser for the Amigos Center (an outreach for farm workers) in Immokalee. Erica DiCeglie is a local recording artist. She has cut two albums and currently has a song at No. 4 on the Reverbnation website. Holy Jazz is a fantastic musical journey into the heart of the Gospels combining music, words, and imagery.
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