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

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    

St Pete Rowdies

St Pete Rowdies

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

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  

St Pete Rowdies team member

St Pete Rowdies team member

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.