The Pirates are Coming!

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

Tampa Convention Center 333 S Franklin St., Tampa FL  See the Gasparilla Invasion. Enjoy a breakfast buffet and entertainment as you await the arrival of the Jose Gasparilla. In addition to a breakfast smorgasbord, the brunch includes a cash bar with beer, wine and spirits

Gasparilla Pirate Fest Street Festival

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest Stage, Ashley Drive and Kennedy Boulevard, Tampa FL  The captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla and his band of marauding buccaneers celebrate their successful invasion with a Pirate Street Festival near Curtis Hixon Park.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 9 a.m.

Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg FL. More than 100 local vendors including farmers, growers with fresh produce and gourmet foods.

Greyhound Meet and Greet

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

Petco 9638 US Highway 19, Port Richey FL, Come learn about these calm, friendly, affectionate dogs.

Pinellas Folk Festival

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 10 a.m.

Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo FL,  Annual event with traditional folk, gospel, country and bluegrass music. Also includes old-time games, storytelling, traditional craft demonstrations and fiber arts show, antique cars and “Fleece to Shawl” activities. The Village’s historic structures will be open. $5 suggested donation, 11 and younger free.

Mazzaro’s Sampling

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.

Mazzaro’s Italian Market, 2909 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL. Weekly tasting of wines from Italy and around the world.

Gasparilla Pirate Fest Invasion

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11:30 a.m.

Tampa Convention Center 333 S Franklin St., Tampa FL Watch as fully-rigged pirate ship Jose Gasparilla sails into the south end of Hillsborough Bay with hundreds of pirates aboard, cannons booming and a massive flotilla of pleasure boats accompanying it. The ship docks at the Tampa Convention Center around 1 p.m., where the mayor will surrender the key to the city into the hands of the captain of Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla.

UniverSoul Circus

Saturday, Jan. 28 at noon

Raymond James Stadium 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL , Circus with soul and hip-hop music as well as performers from around the world. Caribbean dance, acrobatic and aerial contortionists from Ethiopia and Mongolia, Kung Fu warriors from China, comedy and animals including elephants, tigers and dogs. Join in dancing in the aisles with the ringmaster. Raymond James Stadium parking lot.$15-$28

Art Festival Beth-El: Preview cocktail reception

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

Temple Beth-El 400 Pasadena Ave. S, St. Petersburg FL, fine art exhibit and sale features more than 150 local and international award-winning artists.  $25.

Zac Brown Band

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.

1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa FL, Grammy Award-winning Southern rock/country-folk group performs in Tampa. $31.50-$57.

Les Ballets Trockadero

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 8 p.m.

Ruth Eckerd Hall 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater FL, The Monte Carlo Dance Company (all male) presents an entertaining view of classical ballet. $35-$50.

Forbidden Tampa Bay

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 p.m.

American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL  This new comedy show is all about the weird things we love and hate about living in Tampa Bay. Pay what you can at the door, $15 advance.

TCA Toy Train Show

Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m.

Minnreg Building  6340 126th Ave. N, Largo FL   New and antique trains for sale, a large operating LEGO layout, displays. $5, Children 12 and under are free with an adult admission.

Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts,  1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa FL Cavalleria Rusticana, a one-act verismo opera based in Sicily, tells the tale of a soldier who returns from war to find that he’s lost his fiancée to another man. Tickets start at $19.50.

Roberta Flack

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m.

Mahaffey Theater  The Grammy-winning soul singer of Where Is the Love and other romantic notions at the Mahaffey Theater. $30-$65.

Old Salt Johnny Kellar Inshore Fishing Tournament

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 a.m.

Bay Pines Marina, 5000 92nd St. N, St. Petersburg FL  An inshore fishing tournament for redfish, black drum, flounder, trout and sheepshead with a guaranteed payout of $3,500 cash. $35, $25 Old Salt Members.

Floridiana Festival and Highwaymen Art Show

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.

Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg FL  old Florida souvenirs and memorabilia from alligator ashtrays to serious vintage tropical furnishings. $6, $3 child under age 3.


Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

St. Petersburg City Theatre 4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg FL  Tony Award-winning musical deals with racial and social attitudes in 1960s Baltimore amid segregation on an afternoon TV show. Through Feb. 5. $24, $10 students.

Tea Party and Fashion Show

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m.

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First St. S, St. Petersburg FL  An assortment of finger foods, desserts and teas with a fashion show featuring  clothing from White House Black Market and Chico’s for the ladies and Old Navy for children. Proceeds from the event fund the Junior League’s many community projects. $40 for adults, $20 for children 14 and under.

Sunday Market St. Pete Beach

Sunday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.

St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park,  7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach FL