Blast Friday: With the Edgar Winter Band

Friday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m.

      Cleveland Street District, 433 Cleveland St., Clearwater FL  Family-friendly street celebration features entertainment, unique vendors, fun foods, family activities, contests and  music by the Edgar Winter Band.

Fourth Friday Food Truck Festival

Friday, May 25 at 5:30 p.m.

    Corey Avenue Area,  155 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach FL   food trucks of different cuisines, live music by the Joel and Dakota Band and local merchants open during festival hours.

Artbook 2 Electric Boogaloo

Friday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

    Jonny Reno’s,  The Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg FL   In March, an iPad app was launched called Artbook Tampa Bay, a digital coffee table book of more than 100 artists from around the area. This will do it again with the work of more than 70 artists available as a digital download or a  free “lite” version that gives you a taste of what’s in this. Option to buy each volume of the book for $4.99. Live art, live music and food at the launch party.   Free.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: vs. Minnesota Stars

 Friday, May 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field   180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg FL   http://www.rowdiessoccer.com/

John Prine

Friday, May 25 at 8 p.m.

    Mahaffey Theater,  400 First St. S, St. Petersburg FL  Country-folk singer-songwriter John Prine performs. Famous for “Illegal Smile”, “Dear Abby”, “Angel from Montgomery” and many more.. He lives in Nashville but owns a home here in Pinellas County too. $37-$59.

Memorial Day Weekend at the Florida Aquarium

Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m.

    Florida Aquarium, 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL  All weekend all active duty, retired or drilling reservist or National Guard members can get two free tickets to the aquarium. Additional family members (up to 4 people) can receive $10 admission.

97X Backyard BBQ

Saturday, May 26 at 11 a.m.

Vinoy Park,  501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg FL   day of bands, beer and barbeque, volleyball and corn toss tournaments. Bands includes: the Used, Civil Twilight, Middle Class Rut, Falling in Reverse, Foxy Shazam and Imagine Dragons.  Free shuttle service 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. from: Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field Parking Lot; BayWalk Parking Garage; Renaissance Vinoy Resort. Free admission-ticket is required.

Downtown Saturday Morning Market

Saturday, May 26 at 9 a.m.

    Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field,  180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg FL   fresh produce, gourmet foods, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, flowers and plants, live music by the Urban Gypsies.

Paddle Against Cancer

Saturday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m.

    The Club at Treasure Island ,   400 Treasure Island Causeway , Treasure Island FL   three-mile and a seven-mile paddles with a pool party, silent auction, live music, free paddle boarding demos and a cash bar. Proceeds benefit cancer research, education and patient care at Moffitt Cancer Center. $25 minimum donation.

Bands on the Sand

Saturday, May 26 at noon

    Bilmar Beach Resort,  10650  Gulf Blvd., Treasure Island FL   Fourth annual Memorial Day weekend beach concert and family events, arts and crafts, food and beverages and live music. Bands: Cope, Steve Arvey Horn Band, Funky Seeds, Have Gun Will Travel, Human Condition, Sunza Beaches, Sarah Mac Band, Hubb Tones, Sound Parlor, Jubal’s Kin, the Exchange and Shoeless Soul.  fireworks at 8:50 p.m.  Free.

Memorial Day Sand Bar Concert

Sunday, May 27 at 1 p.m.

      Weedon Island Preserve,  1800 Weedon Drive NE, St. Petersburg FL  Anchor on the sandbar near the cut bridge off Weedon Island Preserve or wade from shore to a floating concert on a party barge featuring music by the Cross Creek Blues Band and other guest musicians. Viewing is from the water only, so wear your bathing suit and bring chairs or floats to sit in the water. Pets and coolers welcome.

Van Wilson

Saturday, May 26 at 7 p.m.

    State Theatre,  687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL   Van Halen cover band Van Wilson plays at this benefit concert for Paws for Patriots. The three brothers — TV reporter Mark Wilson, Hollywood actor Patrick Wilson and local advertiser Paul Wilson — return to the bay area after their concert at the Local 662 in 2010. Comedian Tim Wilkins serves as master of ceremonies.

Florida Orchestra Masterworks: Beethoven’s Eroica

Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m.

Mahaffey Theater,  400 First St. S, St. Petersburg FL   Pianist Martina Filjak performs Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major, a mix of jazz motifs, Chabrier’s Habanera and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Eroica.$15-$45.

Live From Loews Concert Series: With Jason Reeves

Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m.

    Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa,  3400 Gulf Blvd. , St. Pete Beach FL   Tickets: $25, includes parking and two drink tickets. $45 VIP tickets, include parking,  four drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres and pre-show artist meet and greet from 6-7 p.m.

Memorial Day at the Zoo

Monday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.

      Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa FL   Free admission for active duty or retired military personnel with photo ID. Also good for free admission for up to three direct dependents.

Memorial Day on the American Victory Ship

Monday, May 28 at noon

    SS American Victory,  705 Channelside Drive, Tampa FL   All active military and veterans can tour the Am Vic at no charge today.

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