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10 Today

Wine Weekend St. Pete 2013: Over-the-top weekend for wine lovers with premium food, vintners and auctions, to benefit the Margaret Acheson Stuart Society of the Museum of fine Arts and its programs. Bountiful brunch with libations, wine and champagne tastings, culinary temptations, local artists and live music wraps up the Wine Weekend. Ticket: $100. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 753-9463. wineweekendstpete.org.

Antiques and Art Auction: Bid on European and Asian art from the collection of late philanthropist and Dixie Cup inventor Cesare Barbieri. Noon. Myers Auction Gallery, 1600 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3249.

An Empty Plate in the Cafe du Grand Boeuf: When Victor, the owner and sole patron of the finest restaurant in Paris, announces that he wishes to die of starvation, the staff proposes a compromise: They will cook one final meal and leave it in the kitchen, describing each course over a series of empty plates. Through Feb. 17. 2 p.m. $37-$44. Freefall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 498-5205. freefalltheatre.com.

The King of Instruments: Organist Brent Douglas showcases the organ at Saint Mary's with a concert featuring music by Bach, Pachelbel, and Handel. 3 p.m. Free. St. Mary Our Lady of Grace, 515 Fourth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 896-2191, ext 208.

The Piano Lesson: After arriving in Pittsburgh from the South, Boy Willie decides to sell an old piano that has been in his family for generations. 3 p.m. $29 Wednesday matinees; $39 Tuesday-Thursday nights and Saturday-Sunday matinees; $49 Friday-Saturday nights; $20 student advance, $10 student rush. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Ennis Concert: The Ennis Sisters, Maureen and Karen Ennis, are a JUNO award-winning group with a unique contemporary voice, flavored by deep roots and Celtic traditional Newfoundland influences. 4 p.m. $20. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. spcollege.edu/palladium.

My Black is Beautiful Pageant: In celebration of Black History Month, this pageant shows youth ages 7 to 18 the activities and opportunities available to them at the theater and gives them the opportunity to showcase their talents in an effort to win the title. 4 p.m. $20. St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S. (727) 768-1654. splt.org.

Artist Talk With Mario Garcia Joya: Cuban cinematographer Mario Garcia Joya will discuss "Filming Difficult Scenes." A question and answer session follows. Held in conjunction with his exhibition of still photography. 4-6 p.m. Free. Feathered Serpent Gallery, 1018 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 824-8877.

St. Petersburg Festival Chorus and Orchestra: The St. Petersburg Festival Chorus and Orchestra present the music of Francis Poulenc. Featuring a performances of his celebrated Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani with Dr. Susan Robinson, guest conductor, and Dwight Thomas, organist. 5 p.m. Free. St. Peter's Episcopal Cathedral, 140 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-4173.

11 Monday

Opportunities and Challenges of Offshore Wind Energy: Walt Musial, manager of offshore wind and ocean power systems for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, will discuss renewable carbon-free energy sources and the socio-economic and engineering challenges. 7:30 p.m. Free. Eckerd College Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 867-1166.

12 Tuesday

Yarn Spinning: Classes will be held for the art of spinning yarn from fiber during the Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market. Sessions are one-on-one and one-hour long. Registration required. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $15. Gulfport Art Village Courtyard, corner of Beach Boulevard and 29th Avenue S. (813) 428-2484.

Clothing Swap: Bring up to five used garments to exchange for vouchers to use on garments from other participants. Vouchers may be purchased for $3 each. Takes place in the courtyard next to the Peninsula Inn. Extra clothing and proceeds benefit CASA, or Community Action Stops Abuse. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Free with items to swap, $3 without. Peninsula Inn and Spa, 2937 Beach Blvd., Gulfport. (727) 366-4086.

Gentle Yoga: Learn a relaxing way to improve flexibility and balance, tone muscles, and enhance your overall physical and mental well-being. 4-5:15 p.m. $10. St. Pete Beach Community Center and Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive. (727) 363-9245.

The Meeting: The story unfolds when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. decides to take a meeting with Malcolm X. 7 p.m. Pay what you can; $15 advance. American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. americanstage.org.

Butterfly Gardening: Learn the butterfly life cycle, the plants that will attract butterflies to your garden and some designs for planting a garden. 7:30 p.m. Free. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

10 Today

2Cool Art Show: This annual show is a juried fine art and craft show hosted by the Professional Association of Visual Artists. Forty local and statewide artists will present works in paint, wood, ceramics, photography, metal, glass, mixed media and jewelry. Shown is a watercolor by Linda Smith. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. (727) 916-0105.

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