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On your radar: Wilson Phillips, a rodeo and up-and-coming musician Bruce Springsteen — and, of course, the Grand Prix is in town

Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg: Bring out the earplugs. The annual race weekend — with cars whipping through a 1.8-mile street course at 130 mph — has a full day of practice and qualifying runs starting at 8 a.m. in downtown St. Petersburg. $20–$125. (877) 283-5385; gpstpete.com.

Wilson Phillips: Thanks to their appearance in Bridesmaids, the female pop trio is having a resurgence of sorts. Listen for songs from their album due out in April, plus classics like '90s hit Hold On, at 7:30 p.m. at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. $49.

Tampa Bay Pro Rodeo: This full-blown professional rodeo featuring bull riding and steer wrestling kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at Expo Hall at the Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa. $15–$30. (813) 621-7821.

Police Unity Tour Benefit Concert: Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander joins local rock group the Greg Billings Band and Pitbull Toddler led by Cowhead from 102.5 FM in a concert honoring the city's fallen police officers. Proceeds from concessions benefit the Police Unity Tour cause. It's at 8 p.m. at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. Free.

Chasco Fiesta: Festival featuring a Native American Pow Wow, carnival midway, food, live music (singer/songwriter Mark Schultz tonight) and more at 5 p.m. at Sims Park, 6341 Bank St., New Port Richey. Free admission. (877) 424-2726.

Date night

Bruce Springsteen: The Boss brings his E Street Band — with nephew Jake Clemons filling in for the late Clarence Clemons on sax — to town for a foot-stomping night of songs from his latest album Wrecking Ball. Show is at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa. $47–$98. (813) 301-2500.

To watch

Kitchen Nightmares, 8 p.m., Fox: A restaurant in Philadelphia is coasting on its reputation from 30 years ago. That's okay, because the city is doing the exact same thing.

More to explore

Find plenty of free events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

On your radar: Wilson Phillips, a rodeo and up-and-coming musician Bruce Springsteen — and, of course, the Grand Prix is in town 03/22/12 [Last modified: Friday, March 23, 2012 7:51am]

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