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The Rascals: The '60s pop-rock group behind Good Lovin', Groovin' and People Got to Be Free tours for the first time since 1970. 8 p.m. Thursday. $55-$125 general admission, $200 VIP. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Blast Friday: See the Fixx in concert at this family-friendly street celebration featuring vendors, food, family activities, contests and entertainment. 5:30-10 p.m. Friday. Free. Cleveland Street District, 433 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 464-7200.

Indigo Girls: You've probably heard the female folk duo from hits like Galileo and Closer To Fine, or maybe their collaboration with Pink, Dear Mr. President. But have you ever heard them with an orchestra? The group stops by Ruth Eckerd on a national symphony tour with a 32-piece orchestra. 8 p.m. Saturday. $39, $49, $59. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. (727) 791-7400; rutheckerdhall.com.

Events

Summer Luau and Open House: See what the Clearwater Community Sailing Center has to offer at this luau-themed event with sailboat and outrigger canoe rides, a silent auction, mixed vendors, food and music. Benefits the center's community programs. Noon-5 p.m. Saturday. $10, 12 and younger free. Clearwater Community Sailing Center, 1001 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater. (727) 517-7776.

Night in the Islands: Night in the Islands re-creates the atmosphere of the Greek islands with monthly outdoor dining on the Sponge Docks and live Greek music and dancing. This month features Ellada performing traditional nisiotika. 6-11 p.m. Saturday. Free. Tarpon Springs Sponge Docks, 20 Dodecanese Blvd., Tarpon Springs. (727) 942-5605; spongedocks.net.

ParrotHead Party: In the spirit of Jimmy Buffett, this tropical-themed party has a kids zone, art and craft vendors, contests for best island dress and Jimmy Buffett look-alike, rock wall climbing, games and dancing to music by the Caribbean Chillers and the Trop Rock Junkies. 2-10 p.m. Saturday. Free. Old Palm Harbor Main Street, 1190 Georgia Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 787-4700; ophmainst.com.

Wine/beer/spirits

Wine Tasting Benefit: The National Federation of Croatian Americans Cultural Foundation will host a wine tasting to benefit Croatian International Humanitarians that includes red and white Croatian wines and traditional Croatian food, music and dancing. Special guests include Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan and ambassadors to the United States from Croatia, Josko Paro, and from Bosnia, Jadranka Negodic. 7 p.m. Friday. $50 per person at the door. Croatian Club of Tampa Bay, 14414 66th St. N, Clearwater. (202) 643-6606.

Dunedin Brewery IPA Festival: The fifth annual IPA Festival at Florida's oldest craft brewery features hoppy beer, spicy food and funky jams by DOPAPOD. There will be more than 35 IPAs on draft and admission gets you a commemorative glass. 7-11 p.m. Saturday. $35-$45. Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 736-0606; dunedinbrewery.com.

Gardening

Intro to Plant Identification: Find out which flowers and ferns inhabit our area in hike with a Pinellas County Extension Service specialist to examine the basics of plant identification. Wear comfortable shoes. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Free (registration required). Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. (727) 453-6800; brookercreekpreserve.org.

Rain Harvesting: Learn how to collect rainwater in a recycled plastic rain barrel for your flower, herb or vegetable gardens while saving money on water bills. Registration required. Call or visit pce-lawnandgarden.eventbrite.com. 9-10:30 a.m. Saturday. Free class, optional rain barrel is $25. Pinellas County Extension Service, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. (727) 582-2108; pce-lawnand garden.eventbrite.com.

Things to do 05/28/13 [Last modified: Monday, May 27, 2013 8:16pm]
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