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  1. Plan your weekend Oct. 3-5

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Concert

    One Direction They were the biggest boy band on the planet when tickets went on sale almost a year ago. Now there's argument to made that Friday's show opener, the Aussie cuties in 5 Seconds of Summer, are the buzzier hunks. There's a power shift going on for sure, and yet …

  2. Review: 'Gone Girl' lives up to the book

    Movies

    Gillian Flynn's twisty novel Gone Girl was a movie waiting to happen, practically smelling of popcorn with each compulsively turned page. It's less of a whodunit than a whodunwhat that's easier to spoil than egg salad at a picnic, so we'll tread lightly.

    Ben Affleck in a scene from “Gone Girl, a thriller that also stars Rosamund Pike.
  3. SoundCheck: Peter Frampton among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Peter Frampton

    Details: Friday 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$150. (727) 791-7400.

    Kishi Bashi will play in Ybor City on Saturday as part of the Plan B Block Party.
  4. Make time for these can't-miss art events in Tampa Bay

    Visual Arts

    Arts people, the coming two weeks will be the most packed with things to do and see in my memory: five new exhibitions and several events that range from north Tampa through Pinellas County. Here's what's happening in the next week. Look for more in the Oct. 9 issue of Weekend. You can also find it all at …

    Blue Dome, single strength plate glass, cut, drilled and fired with glass enamels, then hung by steel wire onto a steel form, 1995. Entry is encouraged.
  5. Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival celebrates 25 years

    Movies

    The past 25 years brought an abundance of change for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities worldwide. Yet in Tampa Bay one thing remained constant: A celebration of cinema reflecting LGBT lives, dreams and desires, a quarter century of pride through projector lenses.

    Admission is free for the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s opener, Blackbird, with Mo’Nique and Julian Walker.
  6. Bollywood openings: 'Bang Bang' and 'Haider' come to Tampa

    Movies

    Much to the confusion of fans everywhere, Bollywood apparently had the same titling idea as Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj and Jessie J.

    Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif are featured in Bang Bang, which features some daring action scenes.
  7. Plan your weekend Sept. 26-28

    Events

    Plan your weekend

    Halloween

    Howl-O-Scream Busch Gardens kicks off the scare season with a "Freaky Preview" at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. New haunted houses include Deadfall, set in a ghostly Victorian landscape (the word they're using for this one is intense), and Zombie Containment Unit …

  8. Universal's Halloween scares so good, now crowds are the horror

    Florida

    Universal's Halloween Horror Nights is now in its 24th year of its ever-expanding, top-notch scare fest, but the huge crowds could end up being the biggest horror.

    photos from Universal's Halloween Horror Nights

Universal Orlando Resort unleashes the horror of some of the most terrifying names in entertainment with Halloween Horror Nights 24. This yearÕs event features eight all-new, disturbingly real haunted houses based on some of the most recognizable names in horror, including AMCÕs  ÒThe Walking Dead,Ó John CarpenterÕs ÒHalloweenÓ and sci-fi franchise Alien vs. Predator. Consistently ranked as the nationÕs best Halloween event, Universal OrlandoÕs Halloween Horror Nights takes place select nights now until Nov. 1.
  9. SoundCheck: David Gray, Reggae Rise Up Festival among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    David Gray

    Details: Monday 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $43.25-$125. (727) 791-7400.

    David Gray will perform Monday at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater.
  10. 'Eyesplice Collective' at Morean features 12 emerging female artists

    Visual Arts

    The term "emerging artist" is perplexing. It implies youthful talent that is still developing and the absence of significant professional exposure. Given the number of exhibitions I've seen featuring emerging artists, I find the label all over the map and misleading. After all, talent should never cease …

    Chair Dance II is a short video  by Sara Holwerda in which a woman struggles with a chair in a dance between victim and victimizer.