Phil Stacey: The former American Idol hopeful performs a show to benefit Emergency Care Help Organization at 7 p.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church of Brandon, 121 N Knights Ave. $20, $50 for VIP meet and greet with Stacey. (813) 689-4161.
Crayfish Party: Ikea celebrates the traditional Swedish crayfish party (who knew?) with a smorgasbord that includes other Swedish treats as well. Starts at 6 p.m. Friday at Ikea, 1103 N 22nd St., Tampa. $9.99 adults, $2.49 kids.
Skyway Cat Club Cat Show: You'll see pretty kitties in all breeds each day with judges from across the country. There will also be cats for adoption and product vendors. It runs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Boys and Girls Club, 7790 61st St. N, Pinellas Park. $6, $3 children, 5 and younger no fee. (727) 867-7328.
Summer movies: Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach is the perfect setting for Johnny Depp and Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl at 8 p.m. Friday. Free; concessions for sale. Then, frankly my dear, it's the epic Gone With the Wind (1939) with Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Tampa Theatre. $9; $7 for members.
Demetri Martin: With a quirky act that includes skits, artwork and music, Martin crafts comedy about palindromes, anagrams and visual perspective, often with the help of an oversized notepad. His show is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Straz Center in Tampa. Tickets start at $35. (813) 229-7827.
Kids and Family
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Head over to Inkwood Books for free ice cream treats in purple, the color of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, the fifth book in the popular series due out Nov. 9. You can also get a deal on prepaid book orders, naturally. It's 4 p.m. Thursday at 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. (813) 253-2638
All About Kids Back to School Bash: Get bike helmets, samples of healthy lunch box suggestions, bounce houses, haircuts, petting zoo and more starting at 10 a.m. Saturday and noon Sunday at the Tampa Convention Center. $9, 12 and younger free. (813) 920-7100.
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