Look's like we have a Friday full of fright with Halloween falling on a Friday this year!!!  Dig out your costumes, the Halloween events continue through the weekend as well as many other events in Tampa Bay offering you a special taste of authentic West Tampa Cuisine to Opera music on the lawn... this weekend's full of treats, no tricks!

Friday, October 31 Happy HALLOWEEN!

The Monster’s Ball | Hard Rock Café Tampa| 10 p.m. - 4 a.m
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa will once again host the Monster’s Ball on Halloween night. Kaya Jones, formerly of the Pussycat Dolls, will be performing live and there will be a $1,000 costume contest (no masks or full facial make-up allowed). For more info or to purchase tickets visit: http://rocktampa.com/

Monster Splash | Epicurean Hotel | 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Come chill poolside (in costume of course) and enjoy crafty cocktails mixed by Mr. Dean Hurst, the Epicurean’s director of spirits, a live DJ, Ghoulish surprises and a cash bar.  Admission is $15 for more information visit: http://epicureanhotel.com/

ZooBoo |Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo | Friday & Saturday nights | 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
You'll find a "Ghoulish Good Time" at ZooBoo, the largest family Halloween event in Tampa Bay, Friday and Saturday nights in October at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
For more information visit: http://www.visittampabay.com/tampa-events/halloween-events-in-tampa-bay/zooboo/

Howl-O-Scream | Busch Gardens Tampa | Thursday – Saturday nights | 7:30 p.m. 1 a.m.
Survive the curse this fall as Howl-O-Scream returns to Busch Gardens for another pulse pounding year. Experience unexpected terrors around every corner, including new terrorizing experiences inside the garden and greenhouse of Dead Fall, new scare zones, a Cursed Front Gate Experience and live entertainment.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Ghost Ship Party | Yacht StarShip
Party like a “Yacht Star” on this 21+ floating Halloween party! Tickets are $30 and event starts at 8:30 p.m. to midnight. For more info visit: http://www.yachtstarship.com/

Streetcar Live | TECO Line Streetcar | 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Hop on the TECO Line Streetcar and cruise through downtown and Ybor City. Enjoy a free show by indie folk acts Will Quinlan and Mountain Holler perform this monthly rolling concert series hand selected by the folks at the Gasparilla Music Festival.  For more info visit: www.tecolinestreetcar.org

Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Washington Capitals | Amalie Arena | 7 p.m.
Saturday night be sure to come cheer on the Tampa Bay Lightning as they take on the Washington Capitals.  Special guest (eheeem. that's me) will be the social media captain of the game.  So come say hey- shoot me a few tweets and let's cheer on our Bolts for victory! For ticket info visit: http://lightning.nhl.com/

Sunday, Nov. 2

Opera Tampa’s Picnic in the Park | Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park | 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Pack your wine and your blanket and relax with a lively concert of familiar arias and show tunes by the Opera Tampa Singers.  The event is FREE, but you can purchase specialty ticket packages.  For more information visit: http://www.strazcenter.org/Events/1415_Opera/Picnic_in_the_Park.aspx

Conga Caliente | Al Lopez Park | 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tampa’s premiere Hispanic event Celebrate its 10th Annual Festival! FREE Admission & FREE Parking; Performances by National Acts;  Youth Area;  Traditional Ethnic Foods;  Health Village;  Corporate Village; Artistic Displays;  Educational Displays;  Beer Garden;  Cigar & Domino Tournament. Join the Celebration of Hispanic Arts and Culture!For more information visit: http://www.visittampabay.com/events/details/conga-caliente-2014/4231/

America’s Got Talent Season 10 Auditions | Tampa Convention Center
Think you have what it takes to be on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent? Does your talent deserve to be seen on the most surprising, modern, variety show in the world?! If the answer is YES, be sure to try out this Sunday!
For more info check out our blog from earlier this week: http://www.visittampabay.com/events/details/zoofari/3785/

Coming up…

Target Tuesday | Glazer Children’s Museum | Tuesday, Nov. 4
FREE admission to the Glazer Children’s Museum thanks to Target from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Junior League of Tampa Holiday Gift Market | Nov. 7, 8 ,9 | FL State Fairgrounds
Tampa’s largest holiday shopping event is back for an 11th year! If you missed the blog from earlier this week be sure to check it out here: http://bit.ly/1vaCgWe

Zoofari | Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo | Saturday, Nov. 8
For 27 years, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo has served up one of the biggest, tastiest and “wildest” all-inclusivefood festivals in the Bay area known as Zoofari. Bring your biggest appetite to this annual fundraising feast, only at the Zoo. For one ticket price, guests can go on a sampling safari of the Bay area’s best restaurants, enjoy open bars, browse the “Art Safari” art auction, and dance to live music on multiple stages. The Rhino Club includes early entry and exclusive use of the beautiful Safari Lodge and outdoor plaza.  For more info visit: http://www.visittampabay.com/events/details/zoofari/3785/
*Stay tuned next week for your chance to WIN (2) FREE tickets to Zoofari!!!!

Flavor of West Tampa | Macfarlane Park | Saturday, Nov. 8 | 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This annual, family-friendly event celebrates the rich, diverse culture of the West Tampa district through activities, entertainment and of course, food! This food fundraiser benefits the Judeo Christian Health Clinic.  Event is FREE to attend, but be sure to bring extra cash to sample all the authentic West Tampa cuisine! For more info visit: http://www.flavorofwesttampa.com