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On your radar: Attend Day 1 of a Bowie tribute, wander around a gigantic home show or hear some mean blues slide guitar — but bring your appetite for gumbo

We Can Be Heroes: The first of a three-day tribute to David Bowie's 65th birthday is 7 p.m. at State Theatre in St. Petersburg. $15.

Florida's Largest Home Show: With more than 900 exhibits, you can fill out your honey-do list here. It opens at 11 a.m. at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa. $8, $7 seniors, 12 and younger free; www.bighomeshow.com.

Sauce Boss Bill Wharton: Now this is how music was meant to be enjoyed. Wharton plays a mean blues slide guitar while concocting a delish Cajun gumbo on stage. Free bowl of gumbo with admission at 6 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. $28.

Chris McCarty: The Gainesville acoustic rocker performs a free show in the courtyard of St. Petersburg's Jannus Live following MacDinton's Crazy Happy Hour from 6–8 p.m. next door.

Kids and family

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: This year's show, Dragons, pays tribute to the Year of the Dragon with Shaolin Kung Fu warriors as well as circus basics of clowns and animals at 7:30 p.m. at Tampa Bay Times Forum. $16–$85.

To watch

A Gifted Man, 8 p.m., CBS Patrick Wilson needs surgery. Quick! Someone call his dad!

More to explore

Find a restaurant for date night at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

Postponed

Due to illness, the New Century Opera production of Tristan and Isolda at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center has been postponed this weekend. The rescheduled dates have not been announced.

On your radar: Attend Day 1 of a Bowie tribute, wander around a gigantic home show or hear some mean blues slide guitar — but bring your appetite for gumbo 01/05/12 [Last modified: Friday, January 6, 2012 8:54am]

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