Friday, April 4, 2014 4:00pm Beach Goes Pops Pass-a-Grille Beach
107 16th Ave., St. Pete Beach
Bring a blanket or a chair to the annual festival featuring two days of free music, an arts and crafts show, food and drink from numerous area restaurants. This year’s bands include Tailspin and Incrisis (Friday); with C-Note and Late Night Brass (Saturday). Free.
Friday, April 4, 2014 5:30pm Downtown First Friday Music Series
Second Street N and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, Florida Music of The Tempests and food. Proceeds from beer and wine sales benefits area organizations. Free; refreshments extra.
Friday, April 4, 2014 7:10pm Tampa Bay Rays Vs. Texas Rangers
1 Tropicana Drive, St. Petersburg Go Rays!!
Friday, April 4, 2014 8:00pm Rowdies Kickoff Party
Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg, Florida
The Tampa Bay Rowdies invite fans to celebrate the opening of their season with a party featuring meet and greets with NASL Golden Ball winner Georgi Hristov, NASL Golden Boot winner Brian Shriver and newly acquired goalkeeper Matt Pickens, along with returning Head Coach Ricky Hill, General Manager Perry Van Der Beck and the club’s new owners. Includes music by DJ Fresh Events, complimentary beer, wine and appetizers. Free, $5 parking. (727) 893-7832
Friday, April 4, 2014 8:00pm Eliza Gilkyson
Palladium Theater 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg
The politically-minded folk singer-songwriter and daughter of Terry Gilkyson, has released 20 recordings and was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. $25. (727) 822-3590
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00am Chihuly Collection $1 Museum Admission
400 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg
In celebration of the grand opening of the new 2,500-square-foot gift shop, the Chihuly Museum slashes admission from the usual $14.95 to $1.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 10:00am Rowdies Fan Fest
Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, St Petersburg
Young Rowdies fans can run actual drills with Rowdies players and get autographs before playing soccer on a giant inflatable field. Areas of the stadium will be open for fans to make reserved seating selections for the season. Free.
Saturday, April 5, 2014 8:00pm Florida Orchestra Pops: A Tribute to Benny Goodman
Mahaffey Theater 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg $15-$45.