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Get your grog, and get your groove on, at these Gasparilla hot spots

Yo ho, yo ho, it's a pirate's life for us. With the Gasparilla buccaneers parading through the streets, it's time to party, and many local clubs are getting out their eye patches for this weekend of revelry. Here's a sampling. Robbyn Mitchell, Times staff writer

FRIDAY

The Gasparilla Warm-Up Show: Things kick off at the Orpheum in Ybor City at 7:30 p.m. with this pre-Gasparilla party. DJ Fader will helm the turntables as partygoers watch performances by Eyeznpowa, Mike Mass, Malibu, BC, C-Rena, Jinx and Temp. Advance tickets are $10 and door tickets are $12. Visit theorpheum.com.

Tropics Boat Tour: The ship docked at Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi will host a preparty aboard the vessel featuring the rock band Drive. Tickets are $35 and sailors will climb aboard behind Jackson's, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd., at 8 p.m. Tickets include unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks and vodka punch. Go to boozecruisetickets.com.

SATURDAY

Saturday Morning Invasion: Booze cruisers can sail into Tampa at 8:30 a.m. with Tropic Boat Tours in the annual invasion flotilla. The ride includes a catered lunch buffet, beads and swag to throw, two cash bars, a live DJ and an unlimited mimosa and Bloody Mary bar and costs $140 per person. Admission also gets cruisers into an after-party behind Jackson's Bistro Bar & Sushi, 601 S Harbour Island Blvd. Visit boozecruisetickets.com.

Gasparilla Invasion Brunch Cruise: Parents searching for a tamer voyage can embark on this Yacht StarShip Cruise. Pirates cast off at 10 a.m. and return at 1 p.m. Adult tickets are $119.95 before taxes, and kids sail for $89.95 before taxes. The ship will host a DJ and brunch buffet. Call (813) 223-7999.

Keg & Eggs Parties: Early risers have a few options for how to kick off their day. At the top of the parade route, Wings Gone Wild at 3114 W Bay to Bay Blvd. will have its Keg & Eggs party at 6 a.m. On Davis Islands, the Anchor Bar at 304 E Davis Blvd. opens its doors at 8 a.m. to serve free breakfast (eggs, sausage, bacon, etc.) and give out 200 free T-shirts at its fourth annual Kegs & Eggs Party. Drink specials abound.

Gasparilla Block Party: Starting at 11 a.m., Groove Entertainment will kick off its 15th annual Gasparilla Block Party at Wings Gone Wild. Two separate stages, one for electronic dance music and one for hip-hop, offer live music for whatever moves you. Tickets are $25 in advance plus fees and include four draft beers and one plate of food. Visit 2013gasparillablockparty.eventbrite.com for information.

Project X: Aaarrrghhh Edition: More than 10 DJs are featured entertainment for this Gasparilla block party at 4005 Bayshore Blvd. The 21 and up bash charges $85.13 for men and $73.78 for women. Admission includes an all-you-can-eat buffet, complimentary cocktails/beer, a bounce house and unlimited re-entry in case you want to run out and snag some beads for yourself. See wantickets.com/gasparilladoco.

Hattricks: With pulled pork sandwiches and drink specials, a live DJ will take over the outer bar from noon until midnight at 107 S Franklin St. It opens at 10 a.m. with a $5 cover. At 5 p.m., local band Full Fledged Unit will take the indoor stage to play original music as well as their unique take on Top 40 hits.

Four Green Fields: Looking to inject a little green into swashbuckling? Four Green Fields Irish Pub at 205 W Platt St. opens at 8 a.m., and Pat Dunlea and Friends will take the stage at 1 p.m. There is a $10 cover charge.

MacDinton's: Rocktopus and Charlie Hotel will take the stage at MacDinton's Irish Pub & Restaurant, 405 S Howard Ave., at its annual Gasparilla after-party. The party starts at 5 p.m. and the cover is $10. Tequila aficionados may enjoy $5 Herradura drinks.

Get your grog, and get your groove on, at these Gasparilla hot spots 01/23/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 23, 2013 7:29am]
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