Bob Dylan: The Americanarama Festival at 5:30 p.m. Thursday features three of the biggest names in Americana-inspired rock with Dylan, Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir also will play an acoustic set at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa. $25-$89. (813) 740-2446.
Loud and proud: Saturday's St. Pete Pride Promenade Parade and Street Festival will once again draw thousands, including Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn for a parade first, as more than 100 floats are decked out in rainbow colors starting at 9 a.m. in downtown St. Petersburg. This year includes a stop by the Faces of HIV mobile art exhibit and a Friday Pride Carnivale concert featuring Uh Huh Her, led by The L Word's Leisha Hailey. The parade is free; the concert is $25 in advance, $35 at door at the State Theatre.
Awesome Day: Who doesn't want to celebrate that? The Tampa Museum of Art and Curtis Hixon Park will lead the way Thursday when they throw an Awesome Day Celebration with free admission to the museum from 5 to 7 p.m. and park activities. It's to highlight past winners of the Awesome Tampa Bay microgrants and to join other similar organizations around the world for Awesome Day in the World.
From Russia with Love: If you think Sean Connery was the best 007, then this 1963 classic James Bond flick is a must-see Sunday at 3 p.m. at at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. $9; $7 members.
Daniel Tosh: The comic rocketed to fame thanks to his Web video-fueled Comedy Central Series Tosh.0 and the occasional Twitter fury inspired by the UCF alum's edgy humor. He performs at the Straz Center in Tampa at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday. $59.50-$75. strazcenter.org.
Concerts: Two of the hottest pop stars, Pitbull and Ke$ha, travel to the MidFlorida Amp at 7:30 p.m. Friday; $31-$105.50 at livenation.com. Cheap Trick's lead singer when the Robin Zander Band plays the Blast Friday street party in Clearwater. The free event starts at 5:30 p.m. Latin Grammy winner Juanes performs at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in Carol Morsani Hall at Tampa's Straz Center; $49.50-$65.50, strazcenter.org.
Summer Safari Night at the Zoo: Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa stays open late Saturday with free unlimited rides after 5 p.m., animal encounters, Radio Disney and a special ladybug release. Included in zoo admission: $24.95, $19.95 for kids, 2 and younger free.
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