Plan your weekend
One Direction They were the biggest boy band on the planet when tickets went on sale almost a year ago. Now there's argument to made that Friday's show opener, the Aussie cuties in 5 Seconds of Summer, are the buzzier hunks. There's a power shift going on for sure, and yet this bill has turned out to be fortuitous: Sure, one band is coming, one is cooling off a little — but all those girls caught in the middle are going to scream their lungs out for one or the other or both. The screeching starts Friday at 7 p.m. at Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $19.50-$99.50. (813) 350-6500.
Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival The 25th annual festival runs Friday through Oct. 11 at Tampa Theatre and various locations around the Tampa Bay area and it kicks things off Saturday with filmmaker John Waters appearance at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St. Tickets are $33-$63. See tiglff.com for tickets and a festival schedule.
Funny time There are big comedy shows on both sides of Tampa Bay on Saturday. In Tampa, Mo'Nique, Gary Owen, Tommy Davidson and Michael Blackson headline Shaquille O'Neal's All Star Comedy Jam at the USF Sun Dome. Tickets are $39-$85. (813) 974-3004. sundomearena.com. And in Clearwater, King of Queens funnyman Kevin James headlines Ruth Eckerd Hall on Saturday; tickets are $46.50-$75. (727) 791-7400.
Peter Frampton Peter Frampton more than knew about Hummingbird In A Box when he made a May 2013 stop at Ruth Eckerd Hall. The 62-year-old debuted the mini-album's music just a month before, when the Cincinnati Ballet utilized it in their spring production. You read that correctly: Peter Frampton wrote music for the ballet. He called it "A wonderfully freeing experience, there were no boundaries." The title track is a carefully picked, spry acoustic offering complete with our hero's distinct vocals. The show is Friday a 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $39.50-$150. (727) 791-7400.
Green markets open Put your dog in a stroller and head out this weekend for the return of the open-air fresh markets, including the street party that has become St. Petersburg's Saturday Morning Market. The Urban Gypsies will be performing at the market that sets up Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Al Lang Stadium parking lot, 180 Second Ave. SE, downtown St. Petersburg. Also opening this weekend is the Fresh Market at Hyde Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday and the Corey Avenue Sunday Market on St. Pete Beach, which has been injected with new life thanks to Tampa Bay Markets, operators of seven fresh markets in the area, who have signed up 63 vendors. The market on Corey Avenue opens from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. this Sunday through the end of May. For more markets in the area, check tampabay.com/things-to-do.
Take the kids
Replay Amusement Museum Calling all pinball wizards! The Replay Amusement Museum is opening this weekend in Tarpon Springs, bringing a retro entertainment space with more than 100 vintage pinball and video arcades. And no need to stuff your Jordache jeans with quarters. With $13 admission, $7 ages 6-12, 5 and younger free, there's unlimited play. The Replay Amusement Museum, 119 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs will be open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday. Starting next week regular hours will be: Closed Mondays and Tuesdays; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday; 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. (727) 233-8490.
Tampa Bay International Curry Festival Cooks from all around the world will prepare curry dishes and drinks popular to their area in hopes of winning $10,000 in cash prizes at the Tampa Bay International Curry Festival. The event also includes live music, children's activities, bounce houses, food preparation workshops and seminars. It's noon to 8 p.m. Saturday; tickets are $10 advance, $12 day of, 5 and younger free. Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7441.
An Evening with George Takei The Star Trek legend will take questions in a 90-minute moderated conversation followed by a reception. Topics include social media, his life in Hollywood and, of course, Star Trek. Includes valet parking, cash bar, red carpet arrival, appetizers and DJ music. $25. Sullivan Productions, 11286 47th St. N, Clearwater. (727) 464-7200. 7 p.m. Saturday.
Make it Pink party All month, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino will celebrate "Pinktober" to raise money for breast cancer research. Pink merchandise and memorabilia will be on sale in the hotel's gift shop, and at 9 p.m. Friday, they'll host a Make It Pink Party at the Hard Rock Cafe with pink lighting, "Pinktini" cocktails and live music by Mek. There's no cover for the party at 5223 Orient Road, Tampa. Call (866) 502-7529