Savor samplings from top bay area chefs and guest chefs including Joshua Adam Garcia, a.k.a. JAG of Food Network fame, at the Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa. Participating restaurants include 717 South, Bonefish Grill, Chez Bryce, Parkshore Grill and the Table. You'll also find premium wines from around the world and seminars such as Greenability, about the importance of focusing on local and seasonal foods. It's 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at 3400 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. $75 general admission, $100 VIP (includes early admission at noon). (727) 360-1881. unleashyourpalate.com. Benefits the Abilities Foundation and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
More wine events
It's "Ladies Night Out" on Corey with wine tastings, raffles, door prizes and live music by Key of Life. 5-8 p.m. today. Corey Avenue area in St. Pete Beach. Free. (727) 366-2003; www.coreyave.com
Wine Tasting Benefit
Tasting of various wines with a silent auction. 5:30 p.m. Sat. Wine Loft, 7813 Mitchell Blvd., Trinity. Benefit for Connections, a job development program in New Port Richey. Reservations suggested. $30, $45 per couple. (727) 849-4724; www.connectionspasco.org.
Forks & Corks Cirque Culinaire Dine, drink and dance in casual circus-themed event, with small plate culinary treats, open bar as part of Forks & Corks festival. 7 p.m. Fri. Ca d'Zan at Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. $60 online, $75 at door. freshoriginals.com/ forksandcorks.