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Plan your weekend: St. Pete Pride, Hall and Oates, Pixies, Logic, comics Jay Pharoah and Bobby Bones

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Pride weekend: One of the largest Pride celebration in the Southeast happens this weekend in St. Petersburg, bringing a rainbow of activities. Things set off on Friday with the free SP2 Concert at North Straub Park, hosted by Coco Montrese of RuPaul's Drag Race and featuring the Spazmatics. The Block Party and Night Parade starts at 2 p.m. Saturday along the waterfront at North Straub Park a 155-unit parade followed by fireworks. On Sunday, the party continues with the St. Pete Pride Festival in the Grand Central District, with more than 350 vendors, multiple stages, live music, art and food.


All stars: There's lots of great music and concert choices this weekend. Daryl Hall and John Oates co-headline with Train at Tampa's Amalie Arena on Friday ($45.75-$125). Logic, the Grammy-nominated rapper takes the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on Friday ($25-$69.50). Saturday, country star and American Idol judge Luke Bryan plays Raymond James Stadium ($36-$143), while alt-rockers Pixies and Weezer co-headline at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre ($20-$117).

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Date night

Comedy: Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah performs his perfected impressions, including a chilly Ice Cube and a better Obama than Obama, as well as Will Smith and Kanye West. He performs today through Saturday at the Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $25. (813) 864-4000. A huge force in country radio as a top DJ, Bobby Bones regularly sells out comedy tour stops, so don't be surprised if tickets to Friday's Red Hoodie Comedy Tour show at the Straz Center's Morsani Hall are going fast. He sold out the big room when he was here in 2016. He's a best-selling author, a chart-topping recording artist of silly songs , a television personality and philanthropist, not to mention hosting the largest nationally syndicated morning show in country radio. 8 p.m. Friday. 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $34.25, $84.25 VIP. (813) 229-7827.


Chismis & Co.: Have you been to the Heights Public Market at the 73,000-square-foot Armature Works yet? It's the buzzy food market in Tampa Heights with more than a dozen vendors offering up everything from rolled ice cream to Cuban sandwiches. Every four months, a fresh vendor is planned for the market's rotating stall. First up: Chismis & Co. is now open daily. This Filipino concept's goal is to bring in a largely unrepresented cuisine in these parts. Chef Ron Vicencio has selected a handful of Filipino greatest hits: the national dish chicken adobo (chicken braised in garlic, vinegar, oil and soy sauce), chicken wings (with calamansi caramel), lumpia (fried pork spring rolls) and a unique version of the dessert turon (banana, jackfruit, guava). 1910 N Ola Ave., Tampa. (813) 250-3725.

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Musical of Musicals — The Musical: This whimsical revue re-creates the plots of legendary Broadway shows. Composers and scenarios include Rodgers and Hammerstein (set in Kansas, in August); Stephen Sondheim (starring a tortured artistic genius with homicidal tendencies); and Andrew Lloyd Webber (a rock musical set in Chicago). Runs Saturday through July 15 at Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $50, $47 students, seniors, active military, $25 age 18 and younger. (727) 498-5205.


Rays vs. Yankees: Even if summer thunderstorms move in, there will be no power outages at the Trop this weekend as some of the game's top sluggers come to town. First up, it's the Yankees. The Bronx Bombers' lineup includes Aaron Judge, top (we once dubbed him "The Big Gavel"), Giancarlo Stanton, Didi Gregorius and Gary Sanchez, followed by the Nationals Monday and Tuesday. The Yankees are here Friday (7:10 p.m.), Saturday (4:10 p.m., free Rays reversible jersey) and Sunday (1:10 p.m., Family Fun Day, kids 14 and younger get a free Chris Archer snapback cap). For information on promotions, check out

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Summer Plant Festival: If you think you can't get anything to thrive in Florida's brutal summers, check out the vendors with fruit trees and advice on how to grow them, along with hundreds of blooming butterfly plants, herbs and tropical and exotic plants. Talks include Native Plants (11 a.m. Saturday ), Butterfly Gardening with tour (noon Saturday) and Beekeeping Basics with an apiary tour (noon Sunday ). Bring a decorated pepper to the Pepper Beauty Contest Sunday for one free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. University of South Florida Botanical Gardens, 12210 USF Pine Drive, Tampa. $5, ages 12 and younger free. (813) 974-2329.