Another Weekend Of “Weather Permitting”

It’s like going to a theme park. Take your poncho whether you think you’ll need it or not. Downpour after downpour, but there are still plenty you can do inside. Just count on the umbrella for the trek from the car.

Friday, it’s the return after a two-year absence for the annual fund raiser for the Florida Aquarium with Rhythm and Brews By The Bay from 7-11 pm. The VIP tickets are sold out, but general admission are still available by checking here. Plenty of delightful craft brews, little nibble and live entertainment from the Gin Blossoms and Ken Block and Drew Copeland of Sister Hazel. We had a visit from out friends at the Aquarium that brought along a sleepy sloth we all just fell in love. Thanks to Dale Wolbrink - Senior Director of Integrated Marketing, and Camryn Ritter - Biologist who was our handler. Support the important work of the Aquarium and enjoy the evening.

Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band kick off the weekend Friday at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall. Along for the ride with Ringo are Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette! Ticket information is right here.

The Fixx is in the house Friday at the Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre in downtown Clearwater, with tickets still available for the 8 pm show here.

Saturday is Free Museum Day courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine, and this is an incredibly popular event. Which means reserves your tickets now for participating museums around the Bay area. I have a list of those right here, and each ticket is good for two people.

Need a good scare? Scream-A-Geddon is back in Dade City, with the added thrill of the Zombie Paintball Assault (separate ticket). Hours are 7 pm.-1 am Friday through Oct. 31. If you’d like to save $5 order tickets online at

Disney’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party is underway starting at 7 pm through midnight Tuesday and Friday in the Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World. This is an extra ticket running $99-$199, and you can enter as early as 4 pm.

Up the road at Universal Orlando, it’s time for Halloween Horror Nights, and the theme this year is “Monsters: Legends Collide.” It might be a little intense for younger kids. but I’ll give my personal review when I head over for a live broadcast Friday, Sept 23rd. I think the people-watching is epic, but keep in mind no costumes or masks allowed. Closing times may vary, so check ahead when buying tickets. They will cost you $73.99.,6:30 pm. Friday-Sunday.

And finally, please don’t take chances wherever you travel with possibly heavy downpours into the weekend. Track the storm with help from our friends at 10 Tampa Bay, and keep an eye on the Dove Hurricane Guide as well. Plan with ponchos!

Ann Kelly

Ann Kelly

Hello, I am Ann Kelly! I was born in Garfield Heights, Ohio (which is a suburb of Cleveland) as one of five children!

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