Friday, May 25, 2018
Events

North Pinellas Things To Do for Wednesday, Nov. 13

Events

Tarpon Springs Greek Food and Wine Festival: Hosted by St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral, celebrate three days of Greek foods, dancing, music and heritage with more than a dozen Greek wines and beers available for purchase, a Greek bazaar, music featuring Odyssey Greek band, DJ, dance troupes and kid's zone with bounce house and games. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. Free admission, charge for food and drink. Downtown Tarpon Springs (along Tarpon Avenue). (727) 937-3540.

Fall Beer Olympics: Teams can compete for prizes in cornhole, flip cup, beer pong, and other beer-worthy contests or just enjoy the show while enjoying brews from local establishments. Registration starts at 6 p.m. Saturday in front of boxcar off Main St. for competitions from 7-10 p.m. Wristbands: $20 advance, $25 day of event. Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. (727) 238-7384; dunedinwaterside.com/ai1ec_event/fall-beer-olympics-2013-2/?instance_id=2448862.

Vintage Bicycle Ride: Bring your vintage bicycle and join Rat Riders for a cruise down the Pinellas Trail. 3 p.m. Saturday. Free. Pioneer Park, Main Street and Douglas Avenue, Dunedin. (513) 827-1330.

Pets

Skyway Cat Club Cat Show and Rescue Expo: Judges from across the country evaluate all breeds of cats; rescued cats will be on site and available for adoption. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. $6, $3 children, free for ages 5 and younger. Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. (727) 289-1989; skywaycatclub.com.

Arts & crafts

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: This annual juried outdoor festival returns with original handmade crafts and affordable gift items. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Free. Main Street Dunedin, 271 Main St., Dunedin. (561) 746-6615; artfestival.com.

Fun for kids

International Game Day: Kids ages 8 and older can participate in a world wide simultaneous game event by playing board games, parlor games, card games, role play games, video games and more. 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday. Free. Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. (727) 784-3332; and Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater. (727) 562-4970; myclearwater.com/cpl.

Theater

Sugar Babies: This nostalgic burlesque musical features chorus girls, tap dancing, fan dancing, humor, songs and a very patriotic red, white and blue finale. Tickets available online. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $26 adults; $13 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360; franciswilsonplayhouse.org.

La Cage Aux Folles: This musical comedy classic tells the story of George and his partner, Albin. When George's son brings his fiancee's conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test. 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. $25.50; $23 group; $12.50 student 19 and younger. Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 587-6793; largoarts.com.

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