'SURVIVORMAN' LES STROUD: Off the beaten path
The Discovery Channel star of Survivorman, Les Stroud, will show a different side while performing in Tampa Bay this weekend. When he's not eating bugs, grubs and berries he can find in the bushes, the survival expert plays a mean blues harmonica. His show Saturday at Ruth Eckerd Hall's Murray Theatre will have a full band combined with survival stories set to Survivorman footage. $35, $75 VIP. 8 p.m. Saturday at 1111 N McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400. rutheckerdhall.com.
RICH CULTURE: India Festival, Bombay Jayashri
In the week following Diwali, India's biggest holiday season also known as the festival of lights, one of India's most renowned singers will perform in Brandon and the 29th annual India Festival returns to the Florida State Fairgrounds.
Friday brings singer Bombay Jayashri, left, who was nominated for an Oscar for the song Pi's Lullaby, the lovely ode to innocence and childish wonder that opened Ang Lee's film Life of Pi. She will perform at Hillsborough Community College's Brandon campus, 10414 E Columbus Drive. $50-$100 at eventbrite.com for the 6:30 p.m. show. (813) 352-4347.
Then the India Festival offers a glimpse of the real hustle and bustle of India with about 150 food, clothing and jewelry vendors packed into the state fairgrounds' expo hall, plus dance performances, a fashion show and ethnic folk dancing competitions from noon to 9 p.m. Saturday. $9, $5 ages 10 and younger. Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. indiafestivaltampabay.com.
PLAY CATCH: All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience
Bucs defensive tackle Clinton McDonald will be among the dads having a day of play with their kids in Raymond James Stadium on Saturday for the All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience. On-field games will be mixed with practical fatherhood tips sponsored by Tony Dungy's charity All Pro Dad. The ex-Bucs coach often swings by his favorite charity's play day, and he pulls strings in his football circle to get athletes to join in. $25 per family at allprodad.com/events. The event runs 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa.