To do today
Joshua James The indie folk singer plays at 7 tonight at the Orpheum, 1902 Republica de Cuba Ave., Ybor City. $10. (813) 248-9500.
Girls Night Out It's a free wine tasting and food from Pacific Wave at VINO 100 in St. Petersburg starting at 5 tonight. There's also free massages to work out those stress points before the weekend arrives. It's at 5056 Fourth St. N, (727) 522-8466.
Eric Darius CD Release Party It's a free concert and party with one of the most promising jazz artists in the area. He was called a sax prodigy in 2004 when, at 21, his Night on the Town CD drew critical acclaim. See him on the main stage at The Venue, 2675 Ulmerton Road in Clearwater, tonight starting at 7:30 with a live broadcast from WSJT-FM 94.1's Alicia Kaye. Dress to impress.
Taste of Pride wine tasting Part of Gay Pride week, this wine-tasting benefit at Nova 535 is from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Food by Cafe Alma. NOVA 535, located at 535 Martin Luther King Blvd. in St. Petersburg, will have live jazz, light hors d' oeuvres and a selection of wines. Ticket prices are $30.
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