Things to do today
Someone Who'll Watch Over Me This play, written by Irish dramatist Frank McGuinness, focuses on the trials and tribulations of an Irishman, an Englishman and an American who are kidnapped and held hostage by Arabs in Lebanon. See it at 7 p.m. at Studio@620 in St. Petersburg. $15, $10 students/seniors. (727) 895-6620.
Vanishing Point: Pay what you can performance This musical fantasy brings together Agatha Christie, Aimee Semple McPherson and Amelia Earhart on a road trip through time and space. Seating is general admission for this performance and tickets are $15 advance online or pay what you can at the door. It's at 7:30 p.m. at American Stage Theatre Company in St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529.
Tropicana Field Ballpark Tours Take a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of the home of the Tampa Bay Rays. See the Rays' dugout, press box, Touch Tank, RaysVision control room, the Hitters Hall of Fame and more. Cameras are welcome. It's at 10 a.m. at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. $9, $8 ages 65 and older, $7 ages 3-14, 2 and younger free. 1-888-326-7297.
British Invasion! In their first U.S. tour in several years, Brit superstars Coldplay will fill the Tampa Bay Times Forum with anthem rock Thursday ($49.50-$97.50.) (813) 301-2500. On Friday — squeeeeee! — one of the hottest acts on the planet, British X Factor's One Direction, prove that boy bands are back. 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, Tampa; $29.50-$59.50; (813) 740-2446. On Sunday, Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band puts a few Beatles tunes in the mix at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater ($56-$153). (727) 791-7400).
St. Pete Pride Thousands in rainbow colors will crowd Central Avenue in St. Petersburg for the annual Promenade Parade and Street Festival, which kicks off Saturday morning. Headliners are singer-songwriter and actor Deborah Cox and comedian Christine O'Leary. After the parade, nearly 200 vendors from across the state will line Central Avenue between 21st and 28th streets. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free. stpetepride.com
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