Friday funday kicks off with First Friday downtown on Central Avenue between 2nd and 3rd street and Biff’s 1st Friday classic car show, biggie sized at the beginning of the month. If you love a garage sale, don’t miss the Belleair annual sale Saturday for sassy apparel and home goods.

Check out the Halloween and Oktoberfest fun around town in our guides.

Friday, October 4

American Stage: Inventive theater and lives reimagined mark the fall theater season in Tampa Bay, kicking off with the launch of the 2019-20 season, AN AMERICAN DREAMSCAPE. Don’t miss the  regional premiere of VIETGONE, directed by Brian Balcom and written by Qui Nguyen. This all-American hip-hop fairytale love story runs thru 11/3.

Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: Explore the Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay in this provocative exhibition at the Florida Holocaust Museum. From Ku Klux Klan uniforms to segregated doors at a doctor’s office, you’ll ask yourself how did they ever get away with such oppression.

Dance Hall Festival: Studio @620’s celebration of music and movement continues with the Dundu Dole African Ballet tonight. 

Betty Fox CD Debut: The Palladium hosts the acclaimed local blues legend’s album “Peace In Pieces,”  Fox’s roots in gospel and soul has garnered her many accolades including the International Blues Challenge finalist and two- time winner of Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Bay”.

Saturday, October 5

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Shop Indie Flea finds at Green Bench Brewing supports 

CASA and the CASA Mobile Boutique booth will be there, filled with gently used stylish apparel, furniture, accessories and other goods noon to 4 pm.

Green Thumbs: Sunken Garden hosts a veggie garden and seed sale 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Join Elise Pickett, owner of The Urban Harvest LLC, as she shares her tips for general veggie garden maintenance as well as seasonal considerations heading into winter.

Harbor Sounds Fall Fest: Safety Harbor host this autumn event featuring live music (Stormbringer, The Greg Billings Band, The Black Honkeys), a family fun field, arts & crafts, beer garden, contests (stein holding, pie eating) up and down picturesque Main Street where  you can explore restaurants and boutiques for the perfect holiday gift.

Hops for Hospice: Sip one of 100 brews at the 11th annual craft beer benefit for Suncoast Hospice Foundation, hosted by the Clearwater Threshers at Spectrum Field in Clearwater 4-8 pm.

Come Out St. Pete Parade: Come to the Grand Central District for one of the many festivities celebrating Come Out Week with a 10 am  parade that marches from 20th Street west along Central Avenue and 11 am – 5 pm festival. Other events are Thursday’s Taste of Grand Central, Friday’s Vogue Ball competition (VFW Post 39) and lip sync battle (Dog Bar) 

Beatles-Juice: Enjoy Raymond James Pops Revolution: The Music of The Beatles – A Symphonic Experience at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts – Mahaffey Theater 10/5 and Ruth Eckerd Hall 10/6. This magical, musical journey through the history of The Beatles, with hundreds of rare photos, video is arranged and conducted by Grammy-winner Jeff Tyzik from original Abbey Road recordings.

Sunday, October 6

The Brunch Bunch: Sunday brunch is back at Sea Salt St. Pete from 10:30-3 pm with a new menu, and Bloody Mary and Mimosa bars.

Vinyl & Vintage: It’s always a blast at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe’s themed events, so head over 11 am – 3pm for local makers selling handmade goods, vinyl, vintage finds and more, with raffle prizes and all donations going to Hurricane Dorian Relief. Stock up on unique beers and wines and sip a cold one on the patio or the living room.

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