Top 15 Tampa Bay area events for the week of October 24-30 | Whuff News


Demi Lovato: The Grammy-nominated and award-winning musician, actor, advocate and New York Times bestselling author brings the “Holy Fvck Tour,” featuring the rock band Dead Sara. It starts at $75. 8 pm Oct. 28. Seminole Hard Rock, 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. 813-627-7625.

The Black Honkeys perform at Rocktoberfest in St.  Petersburg on Saturday.  Photo by Barry Lively
The Black Honkeys perform at Rocktoberfest in St. Petersburg on Saturday. Photo by Barry Lively [ Courtesy of Barry Lively ]

Rocktoberfest: A three-day Oktoberfest with heavy music and beer, family activities and a selection of German food fit for a king. Bands include Paisley Craze, Abraham/Billings Band and Soul Circus Cowboys (Friday); Kara Nally Band, Memphis Lightning, Igor and the Red Elvises, Black Honkeys Band and Goodbye June (Saturday); and Randy Stephens and the Groove Makers, Ronnie Dee and the Superstars and 22N (Sunday). This event is pet friendly. $5-$7. 4-10 pm October 28, 11 am-10 pm October 29-30. Williams Park, Fourth Street and First Avenue N, St. Petersburg. 941-487-8061.

Greta Van Fleet: The Grammy award-winning rock band is touring in support of their second album, “The Battle at Garden’s Gate,” which was released last year and became No. 1 Billboard. rok album. Starting at $45.75. 7 pm Oct. 26. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

Alaska 5000: The “Drag Race All-Stars” winner has a new album, “Red 4 Filth,” and a new drag show, as well as a podcast and book. $25-$95. 8 p.m. Oct. 26. Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. 813-241-8600.

Morning Coffee Course: Poetry in Music: When beautiful music says more than words can say. Featuring Debussy’s “Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun,” William Grant Still’s “Poem,” Liszt’s Symphonic Poem No. 3 and more. Stuart Malina is directing. $25-$47. 11 a.m. Oct. 27. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. St. Petersburg. 727-300-2000.

Country musician Travis Tritt performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday.
Country musician Travis Tritt performs at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Thursday. [ FRAZER HARRISON | Getty Images North America ]

Travis Tritt: Travis Tritt’s albums, seven of which have been certified platinum or better, have led him to two Grammy Awards, four CMA Awards, a Billboard Music Award and an invitation to participate in the Grand Ole Opry. $53.25-$128.75. 7 pm Oct. 27. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Nimesh Patel: Nimesh Patel is an actor and Emmy-nominated writer based in New York, where he has been creating comedy for over 10 years. He is currently a reporter on NBC’s late-night show “A Little Late with Lilly Singh.” $32. 7-8:30 pm and 9:30-11 pm Oct. 27. Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. 813-864-4000.

Real to Reel: The Unseen: The Jewish Federation of Florida’s Gulf Coast and Temple B’nai Israel have teamed up to present a film that tells the stories of four Jews who went underground, dyed their hair, got passports and Nazi resistance works to save themselves and others from destruction. Includes a complimentary dessert and a talkback after the show. $12. 7-9:30 pm Oct. 27. Studio Movie Grill Seminole, 7718 113th St. N, Seminole. 727-530-3223.

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An Evening with David Sedaris: The best comedian presents a selection of new readings and memories, as well as a Q&A session and book signing. $35-$55. 7:30 pm October 27. The Straz Center for Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-229-7827.

Horticulture: Learn about grass replacement alternatives for any area of ​​your yard. Take an in-depth look at our pollinators and find out which ones are best for pollinating in your area. Explore the mini-gardens that can be seen through the virtual tour. Then, go out and buy some plants. $20. 10 am-2 pm Oct. 28. Garden Club of St. Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive S, St. Petersburg. 727-215-6666.

The Drowsy Chaperone: In the story, a theater buff plays his favorite 1920’s musical record and makes funny comments. $27. 7:30 pm October 28; 2:30 and 7:30 pm October 29; 2:30 pm October 30. The Straz Center for Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. 813-386-6173.

Flower hedge: For the past 30 years, the band led by Jakob Dylan stood as one of the most powerful bands. $44.50-$79.50. 8 pm Oct. 28. Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. 727-791-7400.

Listen to German music while you eat bratwurst or hot dogs at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church's Oktoberfest Saturday.
Listen to German music while you eat bratwurst or hot dogs at Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Oktoberfest Saturday. [ MINDY SCHAUER | The Orange County Register ]

Oktoberfest: A celebration of all things fall including a German oompah band, a haunted house, haunted house, children’s games, a cake walk, paint raw, more than 20 customers, bratwurst ($10) or a hot dog ($8) entree and a commemorative plate. No cover (food/drink extra). 11am-5pm Oct. 29. Christ Redeemer Lutheran Church, 304 Druid Hills Road, Temple Terrace. 813-988-4025.

Romeo Santos: The “king of Bachata” and the world famous headliner of the first official and special concert of El Zol. $35 and up. 8 pm Oct. 29. Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. 813-301-6500.

St. Pete Shuffle: The historic playground is open to the public. The club’s volunteers will help you set up on the court and show you how to play while a fun music playlist enlivens you. You may pack a cooler of your own food and drink, but no glassware is allowed on the field. $10. 7-10 pm Oct. 28. Mirror Lake St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, 559 Mirror Lake Drive N, St. Petersburg. 727-822-2083.



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