Tampa Bay Blues Festival: Downtown St. Pete's Vinoy Park gets this annual music gathering started at 12:30 p.m. with sexy, slow-burning blues with headliners Bettye Lavette, above, and Jimmie Vaughan. Single-day tickets are $30; three-day passes, $75. Opener Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials will be at the after party at NOVA 535 (535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Pete), where you can enjoy the artists in a more intimate atmosphere starting about 10 p.m. ($20). tampabaybluesfest.com.
Dunedin Wine and Art Walk: A $10 wrist band gets you wine tastings, art, food and entertainment by Paul Kinas. A movie in the park (The Road to Morocco) starts at 8 p.m. at Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue in Dunedin. It runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. See 2ndFridayDunedin.com.
Memories of Gold: The defining girl group, The Crystals (Then He Kissed Me), will perform with pop vocal act Jay and the Americans (Come a Little Bit Closer) and the Coasters (Yakety Yak, the ultimate do-your-chores anthem) at 8 p.m. at Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. $29-$79. (727) 892-5767.
kids and family
Movie Under the Stars: Be warned parents, the free movie in Seminole City Park today is the PG-13-rated Land of the Lost, a Will Ferrell flick that has salty language, characters getting stoned and lots of dinosaur poop jokes. Bring lawn chairs and blankets; food available for purchase at the park, 7464 Ridge Road in Seminole. Starts at 8 p.m.
(SERIES PREMIERE) Private Chefs of Beverly Hills, 10 p.m., Food Network: Or, as a TV blogger in Minnesota put it, "Food Network wants you to watch rich people eat."
American Loggers, 10 p.m., Discovery: Heavy rains prompt an episode titled "Man vs. Mud." Come on, mud!
more to explore
Looking for something to occupy the kiddies this weekend? We've got lots of ideas, including a child-friendly rock show and five events under $5. Check tampabay.com/thingstodo.