The season for show houses and home tours is in bloom around the Tampa Bay area. Here are current and upcoming events.
• Jewels on the Bay Designer Showhouse, benefiting Boys and Girls Clubs, open through Feb. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, 1709 Cherokee Drive, Sarasota. Tickets $20 at the door, cash or check only. (941) 926-7794.
• Sarasota Orchestra Concert by the Sea Designer Showcase, through March 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays, 1660 Summerhouse Lane, Siesta Key. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door; www.sarasotaorchestra.org.
• Florida Orchestra Guild Designer's Showhouse, March 7-29, 116 Brightwaters Blvd. NE, St. Petersburg. Tickets $20; www.floridaorchestra.org.
• Gulfport Pink Flamingo Home Tour, March 7, starting at Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Ave. S. Tickets $12; www.GulfportChamberof Commerce.com.
• Historic Hyde Park Neighborhood Association Home Tour, March 7, starting at Kate Jackson Center, 821 S Rome Ave., Tampa. Tickets $20 in advance, $25 day of event; www.historichometour.com.
Times staff writer