CREATURES OF THE NIGHT
Eerie family frights every Friday & Saturday from 4-10pm at Zoo Tampa. The Zoo transforms into an eerie and immersive Halloween adventure for the whole family. Creatures emerge at dusk with surprises around every corner. No horror, no gore, just fun frights for all! Zootampa.org
THE FLORIDA ORCHESTRA: REVOLUTION - THE BEATLES
Oct. 6, 7:30pm at Ruth Eckerd Hall. Listen to The Beatles as told through their hits and Grammy winner Jeff Tyzik’s orchestral arrangements using the original Abbey Road recordings. Featuring hundreds of rare photos and video along with top vocalists. rutheckerdhall.com
ROALD DAHL’S CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Oct. 8-13 at the Straz Center. Includes songs from the original film, including “Pure Imagination” alongside a toe-tapping new score from the songwriters of Hairspray. (813) 229-7827 strazcenter.org
Oct. 11-13 at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in Tampa. Dust off your lederhosen and get ready for daily keg tappings, Bavarian games, Beard & Mustache competition, music, dancers and more! Oktoberfesttampa.com
HEIGHTS FALL FESTIVAL
Oct. 12 & 13, 10am-5pm at Armature Works. Family-friendly pumpkin patch, food drive, kids activities, craft beer & live music. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to Metropolitan Ministries. Free to enter.
TAMPA BAY BURGER WEEK 2019
Oct. 17-27. Participating restaurants will offer exclusive burger specials for $10 and under. Stop in a participating restaurant and ask for the Tampa Bay Burger Week Special. Tampabayburgerweek.com sponsored by Creative Loafing Tampa.
A NIGHTMARE ON FRANKLIN STREET
Tampa Theatre is Tampa’s most historic – and most haunted – movie palace presenting 14 nights of petrifying movies from Oct. 18-31 for everyone from hard-core horror fans to the gentlest ghosts & goblins. (813) 274-8286 tampatheatre.org
TAMPA PIG JIG
Oct. 19, 1-10pm, an annual fundraiser event benefiting NephCure Kidney International. Located at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park featuring live music, great food, a corporate BBQ competition, drinks and games. FB@TampaPigJig for ticket info.
RIVERWALK TRICK OR TREAT
Oct. 26, 4-7pm. Kids in costume along with their families can Trick or Treat along a 2.5 mile stretch from Water Works Park to Tampa Bay History Center. 50+ locations will be handing out candy and/or treats to children in costume. End with a free family-friendly Halloween movie in Water Works Park. thetampariverwalk.com
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: AXEL
Oct. 31-Nov. 3 at Amalie Arena. A new electrifying experience fusing world-class ice skating with breathtaking acrobatics. Box office (813) 301-2500 amaliearena.com