This Week in Tampa (10.26-29.15)


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Halloween Rugby 7s Elite Invitational @ Al Lang Stadium (Oct. 31 & Nov. 1)

International rugby arrives in Tampa Bay at Al Lang Stadium for two days this Halloween Weekend! Don’t miss your chance to see future Olympic stars battle it out for $10K and the title of Halloween Rugby 7s Elite International Invitational! CLICK HERE for tickets. Al Lang Stadium, 230 1st Street South. 

 

 

 
Monday, 10/26
 
FREE weekly full-body cardio and conditioning every Monday at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park downtown. This class takes a different spin on things by incorporating drumsticks into the exercise. 6-7pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
 
Bring your family in for the dog friendly festival! Pick out a plump pumkin and make sure Fido gets his picture taken. Pumpkin sales benefit homeless pets. 12pm. The Humane Society of Tampa Bay, 3607 North Armenia Avenue.
 
Tampa Theatre Presents: An American Werewolf in London
"David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne), two American college students, are backpacking through Britain when a large wolf attacks them. David survives with a bite, but Jack is brutally killed. As David heals in the hospital, he's plagued by violent nightmares of his mutilated friend, who warns David that he is becoming a werewolf. When David discovers the horrible truth, he contemplates committing suicide before the next full moon causes him to transform from man to murderous beast." Screens at 7:30pm. Tickets for “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” classic films are $10 for general admission and $8 for Tampa Theatre Members available at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, or online at TampaTheatre.org (service fees apply). 
 
 
 
 
Tuesday, 10/27
 
Get a great work out with FREE Zumba every Tuesday at the Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park. 6-7pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive
 
Emeritus Associate Professor of History at the University of Florida will discuss the subject of the persecution of homosexuals during the Nazi regine. Free to the public. 5:30pm.  4242 East Fowler Avenue.
 
Award winning blues-rock vocalist, songwriter, and producer is coming to Skipper's Smokehouse. 8pm. Tickets are $7. Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road.
 
Haunted Tampa: Spirits Of The Bay at Tampa Theatre
Local author and storyteller Deborah Frethem takes to Tampa Theatre’s historic stage for an intimate evening of Bay-area ghost stories and supernatural tales from her new book, Haunted Ybor City.  Following the performance, Frethem will sign copies of all three of her books, including Ghost Stories of St. Petersburgand Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay, with sales benefitting Tampa Theatre’s ongoing restoration efforts. Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets for this special “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” live event are $10 for all admissions available at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, or online at TampaTheatre.org (service fees apply).
 
 
 
 
Wednesday, 10/28
 
Book Signing – Markus Zusak
Get your copy of The Book Thief, I am the Messenger, and Underdog  signed! 7pm.  Tampa Prepatory School, 727 West Cass Street
 
A FREE open house offering a Halloween festival with costumed trick-or-treating, a haunted hospital room, games, prizes and refreshments. 5-8pm. Keiser University, 5002 West Waters Avenue
 
Tampa Theatre Presents: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
This year’s fan favorite pick for the “Silent Scream” Film depicts scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll (John Barrymore) as intelligent and diligent, but also uptight and extremely serious about his work. When his friend, Sir George Carew (Brandon Hurst), takes him to a show featuring the sensual Miss Gina (Nita Naldi), an aroused Jekyll sets out on a quest to separate man's saintly and sinful sides. His experiments succeed, and his evil alter ego, Mr. Hyde, is created. As the doctor uncontrollably alternates between Jekyll and Hyde, danger looms. This silent film will be accompanied live by renowned theatrical organist Dr. Steven Ball on Tampa Theatre’s original 1926 Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ. Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets for this special “A Nightmare on Franklin Street” live event are $12 for general admission and $10 for Tampa Theatre Members available at the box office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, or online at TampaTheatre.org (service fees apply).
 
 
 
 
Thursday, 10/29
 
New Belgium Brewery is coming to Curtis Hixon Park for a beer and film festival. Tampa is just one of their 20 stops across the country and will offer, food, contest, outdoor screenings of short films made by beer fans. Benefits Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful. 7:30pm. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive.
 
First of all, if you haven’t seen this Netflix documentary, Unguarded – go watch it now. Former NBA basketball legend will share his story of drug addiction and the struggle of saving his life. 7pm. Tampa Prepatory School, 727 West Cass Street.
 
It’s a battle of best pumpkin carver – and you’re the judge. Pumpkins will be on display in the Epicurean Hotel lobby. $5 to vote. 8am. Epicurean Hotel, 1207 South Howard Avenue.
 
This week the Bolts take on the Avalanche right here in Tampa! Tickets are still available starting at about $18. 7:30pm. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive.
 
Cocktails by the Bay Speaker Series with Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn and Bill Edwards
Come hear from Tampa’s 58th Mayor as he discusses international business relations that are expanding Tampa Bay’s footprint. He will also talk about the growing relationship between him and St. Pete Mayor, Rick Kriseman, that is strengthening the two cities’ future together. Special Introduction by Club Owner and President, Bill Edwards. 6:30pm reception. 7pm Program followed by Q&A. Tickets are just $10 for non-members. Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway, Treasure Island, FL
 
Live Discussion with Linda Blair & Screening of The Exorcist at Tampa Theatre
Watch The Exorcist on a huge movie screen the way it was meant to be seen. Immediately following the film will be a moderated discussion and audience Q&A with Linda where she will share behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of this classic, worldwide phenomenon. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Linda Blair WorldHeart Foundation. Doors open at 6:30pm. Begins at 7:30pm. Tickets are  $43 and a limited number of VIP Meet & Greet tickets at $103.50, plus applicable fees. Tampa Theatre, 711 North Franklin Street. 
 
 
 
Friday, 10/30
 
Halloween at the Bass Pro Shop – Family Friendly
Give your kids a free, safe and fun Halloween experience with creep crafts, trick-or-treating through the store, and a costume parade. 4-8pm. Bass Pro Shop, 10501 Palm River Road.
 
This is perfect for anyone who wants to learn more about their Android Smartphone device. All participants receive a free touchscreen stylus pen. 11am, 1:30pm-4pm. Event takes place at 2902 West Bears Avenue.
 
 
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Written by Dex Fabian

Dex Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. He is also a RealtorĀ® at Smith and Associates Real Estate. A marketing expert by trade, Dex has been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation.