Labor Day: Sure hope you're not reading this at work. Instead head out to the festivities at Shephard's on Clearwater Beach, above, or take advantage of the ticket deal at the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa. For details and more events, go to tampabay.com/things-to-do.
Shooter Jennings: The wild child of Waylon has a new concept album with Stephen King (Black Ribbons). See him at 7 p.m. Tuesday at State Theatre in St. Petersburg. $18-$20. (727) 895-3045.
Out-of-this-world call: Hello? It's the International Space Station calling, and you can listen in at the Science Center of Pinellas County at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Some students have been selected to ask the astronauts questions live at 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, but the event is open to the public. Free. (727) 384-0027.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Kickoff Party: Party with the Bucs for free at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. The bash will feature players, coach Raheem Morris and cheerleaders, plus music from Paper Tongues and DJ Mix Master Mike. (727) 565-0551.
Remember 9/11: Freedom Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. Saturday to honor those lost in the terrorist attacks and all veterans. It's $5, with free ice cream, at Fred Ball Park in Sun City Center. (561) 846-0843. More: tampabay.com/things-to-do.
Kids and family
Jonas Brothers: Last year, 20,000 screaming tweeny-boppers; this year, discounted tickets to the Tampa show. Could it be the Bieber effect? The show is 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 1-800-Ask-Gary Amphitheatre. $49.85-$114.30. (813) 740-2446.
John Mayer: The popsmith and sometimes comedysmith hits Tampa with Owl City at 7 p.m. Friday at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre. $30-$63.50. (813) 740-2446.
Greg Behrendt: He's known for the line that stunned women everywhere: He's just not that into you. Bring a date and see what happens at shows Friday through Sunday at Improv Comedy Theater, Tampa. $20. (813) 864-4000.
more to explore
Fall movies are starting to show up in theaters, so keep an eye out for what's coming up at tampabay.com/things-to-do/movies.