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Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5.

Five children standing on porch, wearing Halloween costumes, portrait. Thinkstock

Five children standing on porch, wearing Halloween costumes, portrait. Thinkstock

Halloween: Tuesday's the big day and there's still time to celebrate. Kids may enjoy the free Boo Bash with trick-or-treating Tuesday at Clearwater's Spectrum Field. Or scare yourself at the TASCO Field of Screams: Carnival of Chaos in Boyd Hill today and Tuesday. Not suitable for kids. $10 advance, $15 at gate. stpeteparksrec.org.

Two-Headed Calf Fest: Celebrate weirdness Friday at the St. Petersburg History Museum's "Alligators and Oddities" exhibit highlighted by a nearly 100-year-old two-headed calf. Enjoy live music, food trucks, sideshow oddities, costume contest, craft beer and museum admission ($30-$40). spmoh.com.

Date night

Music: The Who frontman Roger Daltrey rocks Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall ($63.50-$128.25) tonight. Friday, the Last Damn Show returns to Tampa's Amalie Arena, with headliners Chance the Rapper and Migos ($50-$110). Saturday, Ja Rule and Ashanti headline Beats by the Bay at St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park ($49-$250), while rapper Lil Peep hits the Orpheum in Ybor City ($18). Sunday, emo punkers Fall Out Boy take Amalie Arena ($30.50-$70.50), while rapper Curren$y plays the Orpheum ($25-$50).

John Cleese: Watch Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the comedy legend Thursday at Tampa's Straz Center ($55-$111). strazcenter .org.

Comedy: On Sunday, SNL alum and 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan performs at St. Petersburg's Mahaffey Theater ($39-$69), while Late Night with Conan O'Brien writer Demetri Martin takes the Straz ($38.50).

Asian Lantern Festival: Food trucks gather Friday at St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Park amid 200 giant lanterns. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-5715.

Kids and family

Greater Pinellas Country Fair: A country-themed fair comes to the England Brothers Bandshell Park in Pinellas Park this week, with Herrmann's Royal Lipizzan Stallions, pig racing, petting zoo, animal exhibits, arts and crafts, midway rides and carnival games. Free with non-perishable food donation Thursday; $5, 5 and under free Friday-Sunday. pinellasfair.org.

Repticon: All things scaly are on display at the Florida State Fairgrounds on Saturday-Sunday. Vendors will be on hand with reptile pets and everything related to reptiles, amphibians, exotic animals, as well as seminars and children's activities. $10, $5 ages 5-12, 4 and under free. repticon.com.

Top things to do in Tampa Bay for the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5. 10/29/17 [Last modified: Sunday, October 29, 2017 6:27pm]
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