TAMPA, Fla. — If you're looking for something fun to do this weekend (September 6-8), there's plenty of action happening around the Tampa Bay area.
Friday, September 6
When: September 6 - November 2
Where: Universal Studios Orlando at 6000 Universal Boulevard, Orlando
Info: Don't miss Florida's premier Halloween event! Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Orlando takes fear to the max. This year, the 80s return with a vengeance with 10 totally terrifying haunted houses, 5 pulse-pounding scare zones and outrageous live entertainment. From cinematic screams to the most horrifying cult classics, there’s no escape from the decade that just won’t die. Jordan Peele's US, Stranger Things, Universal Monsters, Ghostbusters and more.
When: 6 p.m.
Where: Capitol Theatre at 405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater
Cost: $5 General Admission
Info: Check out a screening of Quentin Tarantino's film 'Inglorious Basterds' at Capitol Theatre in Clearwater this weekend. General admission is $5 or you can enjoy unlimited popcorn and soda with a movie ticket for only $9.
When: 7:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays will host the Toronto Blue Jays for a weekend series at Tropicana Field starting Thursday.
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Mahaffey Theater at 400 1st Street South, St. Petersburg
Info: From the minds of improv and comedy legend Colin Mochrie and Master Hypnotist Asad Mecci comes a brand new, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping, side-splitting show. Hypnosis and Improv come together as two masters of their crafts unite for a totally unique comedy experience, HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis.
Saturday, September 7
When: 6 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Where: Julian B. Lane Riverfront Park at 1001 North Boulevard, Tampa
Info: The 8th Annual Chick-fil-A Fall Stampede benefitting the Children’s Cancer Center is held every September in acknowledgment of childhood cancer. The event includes a 5K Run, 1 Mile Family Fun Run/Walk, a Mascot Race, photo opportunities with the Chick-fil-A cows, and a post-race party in the Family Fun Zone including Chick-fil-A food, games, and great prizes.
When: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: Jannus Live at 200 1st Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Info: That ART Festival will feature a lot of local art, interactive pieces for guests to collaborate on, face painting, live DJ, ticket raffles and so much more. The best part? This family event is free and dog-friendly.
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre at 4802 US-301, Tampa
Info: After 53 years in the rock and roll business, musician Peter Frampton announced he's bringing his farewell tour to Tampa! See Peter Frampton play one last time alongside Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Experience this Saturday at the MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre.
Sunday, September 8
When: 4:25 p.m.
Where: Raymond James Stadium at 4201 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa
Info: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have announced that Tim McGraw will play a free concert at Raymond James Stadium prior to the Buccaneers’ season-opening game against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, September 8. The concert, which is free to all patrons with a ticket to the game, is part of the team’s NFL Fantennial Celebration commemorating 100 years of NFL football.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Straz Center for the Performing Arts at 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa
Info: Get your earholes ready for a Mythical evening of songification with your favorite lifelong best friends. Join Rhett & Link as they take you on a musical adventure from past to present and beyond. Whether it’s classic tunes you love to love, or a few new ditties they just thought of, you’re guaranteed to walk away with a smile on your face. Rhett & Link, best friends since the first grade, are a comedic duo known for hosting the most-watched daily show on the Internet, Good Mythical Morning.
When: 1:10 p.m.
Where: Tropicana Field at 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg
Info: The Tampa Bay Rays invite you and your puppy pal to Dog Day at the Rays at Tropicana Field when the Rays take on the Toronto Blue Jays! For just $30 ($40 value) this specially priced ticket package includes a seat for you and your best pal in the GTE Financial Party Deck and a Rays Dog Day themed item. Deadline to purchase tickets, using code DOG1, is September 6 at 11:59 p.m.