Ribfest: With a lineup of bands like Styx and Asia, this year's Ribfest in St. Petersburg might consider renaming its "Retrofest." The annual congregation of barbecue worshippers reconvenes Nov. 14-16 at Vinoy Park. The fundraising event spotlights smoked food from around the world, along with a full agenda of classic rocks acts. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Here's a quick rundown of the headlining performers: Styx (Friday, Nov. 14); The Doobie Brothers, Gator Country (Saturday, Nov. 15); and Asia (Sunday, Nov. 16).
Dali Concert Series: Rebekah Pulley may have just released her latest album, but tonight she channels Lou Reed and Nico as Venus In Furs, the all-female tribute to the Velvet Underground, performs at the final special event of the exhibit Women: Dali's View. If you want to blend in with the crowd, be sure to wear extremely large sunglasses and as much black as possible. 8 p.m. Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. $10, $8 seniors/students, $5 Dali members. (727) 823-3767.
USF Bulls vs. Kansas Jayhawks: Sure USF-Kansas is a huge game. But bigger than USC-Ohio State? That's what the folks at the Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award (for best quarterback) believe, as they've designated Friday's Bulls-Jayhawks showdown as their "Marquee Matchup" for this weekend. Junior quarterbacks Matt Grothe and Todd Reesing are both O'Brien candidates, and the winner will have a head start in the Heisman race. Can't get a ticket? Stop by for some good times tailgating and cheering on the Bulls. 8 p.m. Raymond James Stadium, 4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$40.
Green Room Volume 4 CD Release Party: The latest edition of alternative rock station 97X's all-acoustic compilation disc, Green Room Volume 4, will drop tonight and the station is giving away more than 100 free copies. The Green Room hosts intimate one-on-one interviews and performances in the 97X studio by some of the hottest bands. Volume 4 features performances from Rise Against, Fall Out Boy, Coheed & Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Paramore and more.
WOW, WE'RE HAPPENING: Get your weekend started off right with one of the 150 other events going on today. Find all the details at entertainment.tampabay.com.
Rock the Reception: 10:30 p.m., TLC. This show about couples getting married trying to learn complicated, show-stopping dance routines would be much better if they'll all just learned the zombie dance from the Thriller video.
Don't Forget the Lyrics!: 9 p.m., Fox (season premiere). Because watching people forget the words to the songs they're singing simply isn't maddening enough when they're the passengers in your car.
• Beach Theatre is having a special showing of Woodstock at 8 p.m. today and CSNY Deja Vu at 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday. Information in Thursday's Weekend section is incorrect.
• A tasting of wines from Strong Tower Vineyard & Winery will be held 4:30-7:30 p.m. today at Willow Bend Liquors, 23044 State Road 54, at Willow Bend Shopping Center, Lutz. Wednesday's Taste section listed another location.