Plan your weekend
Sleigh Bells Frontwoman Alexis Krauss — with her pumps and basketball jerseys — possesses an arresting stage presence trumped only by the bravado of guitarist (and Florida native) Derek Miller. Sleigh Bells are guaranteed to make you rethink that decision to leave the earplugs at home, thanks in part to piercing riffs delivered through a mountain of Marshall amps. The band has a brand new album, Bitter Rivals, and they've moved back into smaller digs, so expect a bit more intimacy and intensity at this one. They play with Doldrums Friday at 8 p.m, State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $22-$25. (727) 895-3045.
Born To Ride Jam Attention Sons of Anarchy fans, this biker-themed music festival suitably features guest appearances by SoA stars Katey Sagal (Gemma), Theo Rossi (Juice) and Kim Coates (Tig), and musical performances by Paul Rodgers, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Blackberry Smoke, Foghat, Molly Hatchet, David Allen Coe, Soul Circus Cowboys, Mojo Gurus, The Stone City, Bobby Lee Rodgers and The Sting Police. $20-$250. England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. Toll-free 1-877-987-6487. 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.
Michael Bublé The Canadian Haven't Met You Yet singer is handsome, rich and could sing the Yellow Pages with his whiskey-cured Rat-Pack-ready vocal. It's easy to dislike Bublé. Then you watch him rework Ray Charles' You Don't Know Me, or hear his cocktail-classic take on The Way You Look Tonight, and the guy pulls you back in: a wink, a smirk, a song — annoying but irresistible. Bublé performs at 8 p.m. Friday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. $54.50-$115. (813) 301-2500.
Picnic in the Park with Opera Tampa This outdoor concert features a selection of music from opera and Broadway performed by the Opera Tampa Singers. Bring picnic baskets, lawn chairs or a blanket for seating. Food trucks will be on site with a variety of cuisines. Free. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. operatampa.org. 4 p.m. Sunday.
Mamma Mia! The Broadway musical is sweetly described as an "enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship." Yeah, yeah ... it's really just a good excuse to sing and dance along to ABBA's greatest hits, like Dancing Queen, S.O.S. and Take A Chance on Me. Shows are 5 and 9 p.m. Friday and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35-$75. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.
— Sharon Kennedy Wynne [email protected]