Plan your weekend
The Lumineers Ho! Hey! The hipsters have hit it big and the group performs with Dr. Dog and Nathaniel Rateliff at 7:15 p.m. Saturday at the USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. Tickets are $25-$45. (813) 974-3004.
Tampa Bay Veg Fest This festival will, for the fourth year, bring omnivores and herbivores together to appreciate and learn more about a plant-based diet. The free festival is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, 601 Old Water St., Tampa. For details and a full schedule, see tampabayvegfest.org. The event had 3,000 attendees last year and is expecting an even bigger crowd this year
Clearwater Jazz Holiday Just in time, the weather turns a little cooler as notes float over Coachman Park during the Clearwater Jazz Holiday. The festival runs through Sunday at Coachman Park, 301 Drew St., Clearwater. Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday (Larry Carlton), and 1:30 p.m. Saturday (Average White Band, Tower of Power) and Sunday (Brandi Carlile), with fireworks and after-parties starting at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. General admission: $10 in advance, $20 at the gate. Reserved: Prices start at $30 and increase by $10 at gate. Children 12 and younger are free with a paying adult. (727) 461-5200.
Craft Beer Oktoberfest The Bucs are in Atlanta, so the Germans are taking over Raymond James Stadium. Craft Beer Oktoberfest will run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, with big tops in the parking lot for a day of football on the big screen, plus samples of more than 100 craft beers, food and live music. Pets are welcome. Tickets are $55, $75 VIP. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 350-6500, craftbeeroktoberfest.com.
Nightmare on Franklin Street Throughout its entire haunted history, Tampa Theatre never housed a creature feature collection like this. A Nightmare on Franklin Street is two weeks of daily terror starting tonight with J-horror and not letting up until John Carpenter's Halloween. Friday is vampire night, with a collision of Interview with the Vampire (7:30 p.m.) and the '80s touchstone The Lost Boys (10). Throughout the series, a separate ticket is required for each screening. Most sessions cost $12 for one movie, or $17.50 for a double-feature package. A child ticket price ($10) is offered on kid-friendly programs like Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Oct. 21), Casper (Oct. 26) and Paranorman (Oct. 27). Visit tampatheatre.org for information and tickets.
Florida Orchestra Last week was Beethoven. This week, it's the Beatles. Don't you just love what the Florida Orchestra can do? On Friday, its popular rock series resumes with the Classical Mystery Tour, a night of spot-on singers recreating 30 Beatles hits, including Penny Lane, Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, Hey Jude, Strawberry Fields Forever and I Saw Her Standing There. Fab costumes, too. It's 8 p.m. at the Mahaffey Theater in St. Petersburg; $35-$75; (727) 892-3337; floridaorchestra.org. But few things are more popular than the orchestra's free Pops in the Park concerts. Don't be surprised when your neighbor pulls out a white table cloth, foie gras and nice bottle of red. If you don't bring a picnic, you'll feel left out. Two performances: 7 p.m. Saturday at St. Petersburg's Vinoy Park and 7 p.m. Sunday at River Tower Park in Tampa.
— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]