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If you sleep with the lights on... then this is probably a safe bet. Part-time talk show host (filling in for Regis Philbin) and young pop-opera star, Josh Groban is looking to bring the lights down low and sing into the audience's soul. Hop off at the HSBC station, if you plan on taking the TECO Line Streetcar. The show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Looking for some laughs instead of some shrieks? Check out one of the original Latin Kings of Comedy, along with George Lopez. Arrive to the Improv in style with the TECO Line Streetcar, get off at the Tampa Bay Federal Credit Union Station for the Improv and Centro Ybor.
Shows are 21 and up only. Except Friday at 10:30 p.m. which is 18 and up.
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Time isn't an issue as streetcar service ends at 2:00 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. During the week, games also aren't a problem as streetcar service is extended during regular season Lightning games. More information can be found here.
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If you like to pay to get the ____________ scared out of you, Busch Gardens' Howl O' Scream is probably you're best bet (without driving to the land of Mickey and Potter). It's the last weekend for the annual event with tons of haunted houses, scare zones, roller coasters in the dark and spooky live shows. The theme this year is "The Dark Side of the Gardens: Zombies Live Here.".
Don't bring the little ones, it's obviously too intense for scaredy-cat adults who'll probably be at the Josh Groban concert or Tampa Bay Lightning game. The park stays open until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Visit www.howloscream.com for ticket and attraction information.
Ghost Tour Tampa
Didn't know Tampa has a dark-side? Take a candlelit walking through through Tampa to discover it's haunted and secret past. The tour has multiple stops and include ghost stories, visits to haunted houses and tales of restless spirits and supernatural oddities.
Visit www.ghosttour.net/tampa.html for ticket and attraction information.
Not so scary... minus some of the scandalous costumes you'll see people wearing. Let your inner zombie go wild with this Tampa tradition. The roughly 20-year-old festival began as a big Halloween party between local Ybor residents and now has morphed into one of the area's biggest annual celebrations. We actually wrote a whole write up on Guavaween, which you can find here. Basically, festivities begin at 3 p.m. and are expected to end early the next morning. Admission is $12 in advance and can be purchased online from the Ybor Chamber's website. Tickets are $17 at the gate.
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Enjoy your weekend! There is plenty to make it Spooktacular!