Halloweenies! The Boo Bash at Bright House Field takes place 5:30-8:30 p.m. and provides around 35 candy stations on the ballpark's concourse. Games, a hayride, spook house, inflatables and other interactive activities can be enjoyed. Click here for more information. Many more parties for grown-ups, such as the Monster Mash at the Local 662, Zappaween, Jobsite's entertaining Silence! The Musical, Vault of Souls and Scream-a-Geddon can be found in the CL Halloween Events Guide.
Hippie-ween: If you've endured candy corn overload, take part in some non-Halloween fests this Saturday. The 44th Annual Circus McGurkis takes over Lake Vista Park 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Founded during the Vietnam War by peace activists, the peace-and-love fair features artisans, vendors, nonprofits and WMNF Community Radio. 1401 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
The world takes over Vinoy Park Saturday and Sunday ... sort of: SPIFFS International Folk Fair sets up again by St. Pete's bayfront. Experience folk dancing and foods from other countries and browse their goods too, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. More info here.
Free movie, eh: The International Film Series at Eckerd College shows free movies from around the world on select Friday nights, but this week's installment just ventured up a country to Canada for the 2015 Guy Madden Halloween-friendly The Forbidden Room. The freaky story follows a mysterious woodsman and a submarine isn't for everyone. Filled with flash cuts and blurry images, the film has the dubious honor of having the biggest walkout in Sundance history. Filmed in English; 7 p.m., Oct. 30, in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. Next Friday's movie is Einstein in Guanajuato and the Friday after that, The Assassin.
Nom, nom, vroom, vroom: The World's Largest Food Truck Rally 4 feeds your face several different ways and hopes once again to break the Guinness World Record for most food trucks in one place. The event features a kids zone, pet costume contest and more. Benefits CASA St. Pete. $10, 14 and younger get in free. Albert Whitted Airport, 107 Eighth Ave. S.E., St. Petersburg. Click here for updates.
Park it downtown: You can't do much better for a free outdoor event than Straz Live! in the Park. Broadway performers will belt out tunes from The Lion King and Newsies; the Opera Tampa singers celebrate National Opera Week by lending their talents; food trucks will be onsite, and local award-winning visual artists will be displaying their works. Takes place noon-6 p.m. Sunday. strazcenter.org.
Pop/Indie headliners for all ages: Great concerts galore, including SubPop band Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, Taylor Swift, Boz Scaggs and Chvurchs. Read Ear Buds to find about show details.
Comedy's cuddliest stoner: The Tampa Improv welcomes back Doug Benson, regular guest on Comedy Central's @midnight and star of the documentary spoof Super High Me, who may slur his speech time to time and seem a little out of it, but that's just an act ... depending on his last smoke. Benson is clever, prolific writer, so you can't go wrong with one of his shows. Be sure to catch a filming of his podcast Doug Loves Movies at 4:20 p.m. (snicker). Other showtimes are Friday 8 and 10:30, Saturday 7:30 and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m. improvtampa.com.
They oughta be in pictures: Improv duo and masters Hawk and Wayne create a documentary on the spot for their new monthly show The Mockumentary at the American Stage lobby performing space, 7 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 in advance or pay what you can at the door. americanstage.org.
Next to Normal: MAD Theatre puts on emotionally charged rock opera that takes us into the lives of a family dealing with mental illness. Excellent vocals and live accompaniment. Fri. and Sat. 8 p.m., Sun. at 1 p.m., Straz Center's Shimberg Playhouse, madtheatre.com.