Just some of the many things to do this weekend. What a great variety!

Coppola & Rubicon Wine Dinner-Fri, Jan. 14 at 6:30 pm

  • Handcrafted varieties fromSonoma’s Francis Ford Coppola Winery and Napa Valley’s Rubicon Estate pair with five course menu that includes lemongrass lobster poached in butter, New York Strip, dark chocolate cheesecake. Price: $100, inclusive. Phone: 813-874-9463 *

Bob Night-Fri, Jan. 14 at 7 pm

  • Local and regional artists present a night of non-stop Bob Dylan songs. The lineup includes: Have Gun Will Travel, Wendy and the Soul Shakers, Ronnie Elliot and Rebecca Pulley, Grant Peeples, Radio Free Carmela, Steve Arvey, Blind Buddy Moody, the Human Condition and Randy Judy. Each group will play three or four songs. The Wine Shop will hold a kick-off party from 4-6 p.m. with drink specials and live music by Cosmic Chameleon. Price: $10 at the door.  Phone: (850) 322-6917 *

Tampa Bay Lightning: New Jersey Devils at Lightning-Fri, Jan. 14  7:30 pm

Salvador Dali - Salvador Dali

Florida Orchestra Masterworks:Hello Dali-Fri,Jan. 14 at 8 pm

  • Celebrate the new Salvador Dalí Museum with a dose of eccentricity and fun: Beethoven’s Consecration of the House, Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein!! A Pan-Demonium for Chansonnier & Ensemble, Darius Milhaud’s Le boef sur le toit, Debussy’s orchestration of Eric Satie’s Gymnopedies, and Manuel de Falla’s Three-Cornered Hat, Suite No. 2. There will be a Pre-concert Conversation one hour before each Masterworks concert. Price: $20-$67 Phone: (727) 892-3337 also: Jan 15, 8 p.m.  Jan 16, 7:30 p.m.

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.-Fri, Jan. 14  9 pm

  • To celebrate 45 years of music and love, the founders of the 5th Dimension and six-time Grammy winners Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. present a performance of their greatest hits. You’ll know all the words to such hits as Up, Up and Away, One Less Bell to Answer and Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In. Price: $65. Phone: (888) 695-0888 *

Paradise Lost/Paradise Found & Disappearing Florida-Fri, Jan. 14 at 9 am.

  • Morean Arts Center
    719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • These two exhibitions are a hand-in-hand commentary on the condition of Florida. “Paradise Lost/Paradise Found” features artists’ expressions of our state now and in the past. Mermaids, alligators and neon motel signs are among the items represented. In “Disappearing Florida,” photographers capture Florida’s fragile and changing landscape. Member’s preview is Jan. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. Both exhibits run Jan. 14 to March 13. Price: Members free, non-members $5. Phone: (727) 822-7872 *

Patsy Cline & Don’t You Forget It! Friday, Jan. 14 at 7 pm

Festival of Chocolate-Sat, Jan. 15 at 9 am

Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks Art & Craft Festival-Sat, Jan. 15 at 10 am

  • 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs FL 34689
  • 5th annual event takes place along the streets of the Sponge Docks. Free. Also: Jan 16 & 17 10 am


Treasure Island Kite Festival-Sat, Jan 15  10 am

     Treasure Island

  • Gulf Boulevard and 104th Avenue, Treasure Island FL 33706
  • At this 14th annual kite festival, the largest in Florida, fliers from all over the world present kite routines set to music and compete for a spot in the Grand Nationals. Some will fly kites larger than a school bus. On Treasure Island Beach, near the Thunderbird Beach Resort at 10700 Gulf Blvd.  Free. Phone: (727) 422-5839  Also:Jan 16, 10 am

Dali Family Day-Sat, Jan.15 at 10:30am

     Dali Museum
    One Dali Blvd. (First Street SE and Fourth Avenue S), St. Petersburg FL 33701
  • A day full of family activities starts with a guided museum tour at 10:30 a.m., followed by a look at science in sound and music with performance artist Marcey Walsch. The afternoon ends with crafts, games and puzzles. Tour is included with cost of museum gallery admission; other two events are free to all on the first floor. Phone: (727) 823-3767 http://www.salvadordalimuseum.org/events/calendar.html

Barkarilla: The Pooch Parade-Sat, Jan. 15 at noon

 Dog pirates


  • Dress your four-legged friend like a pirate and bring him out for some dog-friendly Gasparilla fun. Barkarilla includes a costumed dog (and owner) parade down Seventh Avenue, prizes for best costumes, pooch owner look-a-like contest, pirate magic, pet photos, raffles and, of course, lots of grog. Benefits Animal Based Charities Inc.Price: $5, dogs free. Phone: (813) 468-9491 beg


Cake-Sat, Jan. 15 at 8 pm

     Jannus Live!
    16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707

  • Can you go ” the distance” and hang for an evening with these ’90s favorites? Cake comes round promoting their 6th album, Showroom of Compassion.Price: $35 in advance. Phone: (727) 565-0551  http://www.jannuslive.com/

MLK Salt N Pepper Celebration-Sat, Jan. 15  9 pm

  • State Theatre
    687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • Featuring local acts G-Breed the Legend, Heather Marie, Acafool, Fiya Marshall, Strizzo, Jason Marcus & more. The show’s “Salt N Pepper” title reflects black and white harmony, not the ’80s hip-hip group. Price: $15-$20. Phone: (727) 895-3045


Downtown Saturday Morning Market-Sat, Jan. 15 at 9 am

  • Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field
    180 Second Ave. SE , St. Petersburg FL 33707
  • More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce & gourmet foods. Also, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants.Phone: (727) 455-4921 4921     

Chili Cook Off-Sat, Jan. 15 at 10 am

  • Pinellas Pioneer Settlement
    2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg FL 33705
  • Enjoy some of the Bays best chili or compete for the title of Best Chili in Beef, Non-Beef and Vegetarian categories, with old fashioned games including sack races, checkers, can toss, bunny hunt, horse shoes, plus make and take crafts and tours of the General Store. Recipe books available.Price: Free, chili taste/judge $5 wristband. Phone: (727) 893-7326


Rebekah Pulley with the Reluctant Prophets at Florida Folk Concert Series-Sat, Jan. 15 at 2 pm

     St. Petersburg Museum of History
    335 Second Ave. NE , St. Petersburg FL 33707

  • Year long concert series celebrating the history, evolution &  impact of folk music on popular culture. Free. Phone: (727) 894-105

Zumbalicious Dance Party-Sat, Jan. 15 at 6 pm

     Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center
    400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo FL 33770

  • A team of instructors will lead an exciting, fun and easy-to-follow dance class set to Latin and international music. There will be healthy treats, raffle prizes, vendors and more. Wear comfortable clothing and dance shoes or sneakers.Price: $12 in advance; $15 at-the-door. Phone: (727) 518-3016 Sci-Fi and Sky Night-Sat, Jan. 15 at 6:30 pm
  •  Science Center of Pinellas County
    7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707

  • A fun science based event for students & families.This month’s event includes planetarium shows (6:30, 7, 7:30, 8 & 8:30 p.m.), a screening of the film “Ice Age, Dawn of the Dinosaur” in the courtyard at 7:40 p.m. (bring lawn chairs and blankets), telescope viewings (7:45-10:30 p.m.) and a lecture by NASA Speaker George Haddad (6:50 p.m.). Pizza, snacks & beverages available for purchase (7-8:30 p.m.). Price: $3 per person donation.

Interfaith Concert Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.-Sat, Jan. 15 at 7 pm

  • The Interfaith Concert honoring Dr. King will celebrate a variety of cultures and traditions and will be hosted by jazz musician and percussionist Fred Johnson, Cathy Costa and Barry Skeete. Other artists include Kevin Wilder on piano; Abasi Ote with musical meditations; and Katarah Robinson and Gayle Langstroth with expressive dance.Price: $10 donation at the door. Phone: (727) 531-7704

The Improvised Shakespeare Company-Sat, Jan. 15 at 8 pm

A Bobby Short CelebrationWilborn and Blue Roses-Sat, Jan. 15 at 8:30 pm

Breakfast Italiano-Sat, Jan. 15 at 9 am

North by Old Northeast Tour-Sat, Jan. 15 at 10 am

  • Tour takes a look at historic downtown and the waterfront district, stops for a peek at a fully restored historic home and ends at the Renaissance Vinoy Hotel.Price: Free ($5 donation appreciated). Phone: (727) 824-7802  http://www.stpetepreservation.org,  Feb 19,Marr 19,Apr 16

Nature Walk-Sat, Jan. 15 at 10:30 am

  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve
    1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg FL 33705
  • Take a leisurely walk through the preserve and learn about Florida’s animals and wildlife habitats.Price: $3, $1.50 children Phone: (727) 893-7326


Super Saturday Family Day-Sat, Jan. 15 at 11 am

     Museum of Fine Arts
    255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg FL 33707

  • Events geared for family enjoyment, starting at 11 a. m. with Discovery Hour, a treasure hunt of the MFA collection & a chance to handle related, contemporary touchable objects. Nan Colton’s “Encore” is next at 11:30; at 1:30 p.m. it’s “MFA Hands-On!.” create art in the Museum’s classroom, inspired by works in the collection & special exhibitions.
     Price: Included with Museum admission. Phone: (727) 896-2667

Sunken Gardens Workshops:Efficient Irrigation-Sat, Jan. 15 at 11:30 am

Cupcake Mania-Sat, Jan. 15 at 2:30 pm


  • Foodies
    2312 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33705
  • Cupcake session in two classes at 2:30 and 5 p.m. make red velvet cupcakes for Valentine’s Day, strawberry surprise cupcakes, lemon cream with meringue cupcakes, mascarpone with marsala cupcakes.Price: $40 per person, per session, or $75 for both classes. Phone: (727) 209-1418


Finnish-American Yooper Dinner & Program-Sat, Jan. 15 at 5 pm

     Finnish American Club
    6016 Delaware Ave., New Port Richey FL 34653

  • The Finnish-American Club hosts a “Yooper” dinner and prgroam. Features entertainment by Noodleman. Call for reservations.Price: $10. Phone: (727) 846-0749

Operafest Florida-Sat, Jan. 15 at 7:30 pm

  • Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center
    4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park FL 33781
  • “An Extravaganza of Song” features classically trained local singers performing arias, duets, songs and scenes from operas.Price: $10, $8 students/seniors. Phone: (727) 547-0396 Jan 16, 2:30 p.m.

…And the Pursuit of Happiness-Sat, Jan15 at 8 pm

     The L Train
    900 Central Ave. Suite 25B, St. Petersburg FL 33705
  • In a story about gay life during the past 40 years, playwright James Edwin Parker tells the story of one simple, kind, decent man trying to find his way in a world that is variously hostile and strange and enticing and wonderful. Staged by Gypsy Productions, “the Theatrical Alternative,” directed by Trevor Keller.Price: Individual ticket $20, Thursdays are two for the price of one. Phone: (727) 644-7077  http://gypsyproductions.org/   check for more dates

Patty Larkin-Sun, Jan. 16 at 6 pm

     Craftsman House
    2955 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33713

    Patty Larkin is part of the urban folk/pop music phenomenon that spun off the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion. Her guitar style has been compared to that off Bonnie Raitt.Price: $30. Phone: (727) 323-2787 Trick Daddy-Sun, Jan. 16 at 8 pm

  • Empire
    1902 E Seventh Ave., Tampa FL 33605
  • Miami-born rapper Trick Daddy is known for his rousing beats and rowdy lyrics. He performs with the Dunk Ryders at at a Club Empire birthday celebration. Price: $20. Phone: (813) 247-2582 behttp://www.empirelive.com/

MLK Drum Major for Justice Battle of the Bands & Drum Line Extravaganza-Sun, Jan. 16 at 4 pm   

  • Performances by some of the hottest, high stepping style marching bands and drum lines from Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Louisiana and Florida. They swing, dance, skip and run. This is drum corps style marching with a kiss of Southern flair.Price: $10 advance, $12 day of, $15 VIP. Phone: (727) 327-0085  http://www.mlknationalparade.org