The 15 best events in the Tampa Bay area for the week of September 20-26
Hall and Oates: The soulful blue-eyed duo, who are part of the Songwriters Hall of Fame and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and whose hits include Maneater and I can’t go for this, carry out. $ 22 and more. 7 p.m. on Monday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4801 US 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.
Eric Clapton: The three-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee known for his solo work and work as a member of the Yardbirds and Cream performs. $ 55.25 to $ 391.25. 8 p.m. Saturday. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.
Bordeaux 5: Maroon 5, whose hits include Moves like Jagger and Public telephone, carried out. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours is required for admission. $ 39 and more. 7 p.m. Friday. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheater, 4801 US 301 N, Tampa. 813-740-2446.
Clearwater Offshore Nationals: The event launch party includes live music, DJ dancing and drink specials. Covered. 8 p.m. Friday. Shephard Seaside Resort, Clearwater Beach. The action continues with the RWO trials in the Gulf of Mexico. 12 pm-4pm Saturday. To free. Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Sunsets at Pier 60 gets into the spirit of Offshore Nationals with vendors and shows. To free. 6 pm-9pm Saturday. Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. Sunday’s motorboat races will start at 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Pier 60, Clearwater Beach. There will also be a Post-Race Funday Sunday sponsored by the Clearwater Chamber of Commerce with live music, an NFL Watch Party, and free access to the beach and hotel bars. No cover. 4 p.m. Sunday. Shephard Seaside Resort, Clearwater Beach. 727-593-5536.
Hillsborough County Fair: This year brings an expanded carnival with halfway rides and new kiddie rides, as well as free entertainment and special events for motor enthusiasts, such as a demolition derby (October 3) and a pull-up. truck and tractor (October 1 and 2). This weekend includes a rodeo (7 p.m. Friday to Saturday). Find a schedule and tickets at hillsboroughcountyfair.com. $ 10, $ 7 for kindergarten to grade 12, $ 5 for seniors, ages 4 and under free. 5 pm-10pm Thursday, 5 pm-11pm Friday, 10 am-11pm Saturday, 10 am-8pm Sunday. Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover. 813-737-3247.
Oktoberfest 2021: This festival features imported German and domestic beers, traditional German cuisine, a barrel-striking ceremony, flag parade, mug-holding competition, vendors and traditional German music from the Manni Daum Trio. $ 10, 12 and under free. 5 pm-10pm from Friday to Saturday. German American Society of Pinellas County, 8098 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. 727-541-6782.
Howl-O-Scream: The annual Halloween event returns for 28 nights, featuring spooky areas and haunted houses. $ 29.99 to $ 44.99 (one night only). 7 p.m. from Friday to Sunday. Busch Gardens, 10165 N McKinley Drive, Tampa. 813-884-4386.
Birthday party: The Glazer Children’s Museum invites families to celebrate another year of play and discovery at this birthday party with special guests and activities. A sensory session will be held Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. To free. 10 am-3pm Saturday. Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. 813-443-3861.
Pumpkin Festival and Haunted Farm: You’ll find everything from traditional pumpkins to specialty and baking pumpkins at this festival featuring hay walks, a mini maze of cultures, a petting zoo, shows, a haunted maze and more. $ 12.50, 2 years and under free. 9 am-9pm Saturday, 9 am-7pm Sunday. Raprager family farm, 16907 Boy Scout Road, Odessa. 813-922-2799.
Tampa Bay stingrays: The Rays face the Blue Jays (Tuesday-Wednesday) and the Marlins (Friday-Sunday). All sections of the stadium are open except level 300. Ticket prices vary. 7.10 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, 3.10 p.m. Wednesday, 6.10 p.m. Saturday, 1.10 p.m. Sunday. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg. 888-326-7297.
The BurlyBandits: Popular local drag star Matt McGee serves as hostess Millie Crystal for a comedic slapstick show with music from the BurlyBandits. There will be two sets, with intermission, and the hall will be at 50 percent of capacity. $ 20 to $ 25. 7 p.m. Sunday. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-3590.
Double Header Theater: Open and Every Thing Shiny: Open is a queer love story told by an amateur magician. $ 15 to $ 30. 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Every shining thing is the story of suicide through the eyes of a 6 year old child. $ 15 to $ 30. 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. HCC Ybor Studio Theater, 1411 E 11th Ave., Ybor City. 813-556-8737, ext. 212.
Nurse Blake: The PTO Comedy Tour: The artist uses her experiences as a nurse to present a comedy that celebrates the work of health care providers. Proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of performance is required for entry. $ 35.50 – $ 59.50. 7:30 p.m. Sunday. David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.
Capture the ephemeral: Dance photographers capture moving bodies and fleeting moments. The dance photography exhibition is curated by renowned dancer, choreographer, teacher and award-winning artist Creative Pinellas Helen French. Photographers featured include John Pendygraft, Sorcha Augustine, Boyzell Hosey, Ricardo Romero, Erin Tindol, Denzel Johnson-Green, Tom Kramer, Martha Asencio-Rhine and Angel Marie Tisdale. To free. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday. Gallery at Creative Pinellas, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. 727-582-3600.
Dogs with jobs: Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit and Handlers Explain How Puppies Are Chosen To Be Police Dogs, Where They Come From, How They Are Trained, How They “Take A Bite From The Crime” And More . There will also be a K-9 demonstration. To free. 11:30 am-12:30pm Saturday. East Lake Community Library, 4125 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. 727-773-2665.