Plan your weekend
Panic! At The Disco If you can't wait to see Panic! At The Disco open for Fall Out Boy on Sept. 29 at the USF Sun Dome, then alt-rock station 97X has you covered. The popular emo-pop-punk group will headline the free 97X Shindig on Saturday at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg. While there's no charge for admission, the Shock Top-sponsored 21-and-up show does require a ticket for entry — and you can get them at a number of ticket drop locations, or by listening to the station. Go to 97xonline.com/s/shindig2013/ for ticket locations. Doors open at 7 p.m. Saturday at 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
Mario Lopez appearance Have you seen photos of Mario Lopez lately? The actor and entertainment host is in fabulous form for the Hot Summer Nights Poolside Party. No shirt required, Mario! The 21-and-older only party has music by HOT 101.5 and guest DJs, a full bar and complimentary liquor sponsor samples for the first 500 guests starting at 9 p.m. Friday at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road, Tampa. (813) 627-7625. Free admission.
Steven Hytner The actor is best known as comedian Kenny Bania on Seinfeld. Does his real act include an Ovaltine bit? Head to Side Splitters to find out. Hytner will perform at 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 6, 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday; and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.
Adam Ant Revitalized '80s icon Adam Ant brings his latest comeback tour to St. Pete on Friday. After a foray into acting and a struggle with mental illness, Ant got away from the music that made him an '80s icon. Before a short club tour of the U.S. last year, fans had begun to wonder if they'd ever see the dandy highwayman in person again. But now Ant has a new album, Adam Ant Is the Blueblack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter, and he performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $25-$145. (727) 822-3590.
Take the kids
Meteor Shower Midnight Madness Family Camp-In It's a starry sleepover with planetarium viewings, meteorite games and a view of the Perseids meteor shower, which started in mid July and peaks in activity between Friday and Wednesday. The sleepover includes dinner and breakfast. $105 parent/child team, $60 additional child; $79 parent/child team, $45 additional child members. 5 p.m. Saturday. Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 987-6000.
Back to School Fair It's only $5 to visit the Glazer Children's Museum on Saturday, where they will help you prepare for the school year with tips on health, wellness and safety, along with games, arts and crafts, face painting, balloon artists, informative speakers, karaoke and workshops. The first 150 kids get a free goodie bag filled with school supplies. It starts at 9 a.m. at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa.
Author talk Novelist Patricia Engel will discuss and sign her novel, It's Not Love, It's Just Paris, at Inkwood Books at 7 p.m. Friday. The novel, about a young American woman staying in a Parisian boardinghouse who falls for the quiet son of an infamous politician, made the recommended summer reading guides of the Los Angeles Times, Time Out New York and Flavorwire. The South Tampa bookstore is at 216 S Armenia Ave.
— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]