10 things to do this weekend, including Chocolate Festival, Cirque du Chill and more
Looking for something to do this weekend?
Here are a few things taking place Feb. 19-21.
♦ Dave Matthews Band can’t resist Tampa. They’ll play the MidFlorida Amphitheatre for the 13th straight year on July 27 as part of their summer tour. Tickets, priced from $40.85 to $85, go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
♦ Country fans can also start buying 2016 Country Megaticket packages on Friday at 10 a.m. The eight-show packages feature the hottest contry acts on the MidFlorida Amphitheatre stage, including Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, newest star Chris Stapleton, and more. Packages range in price from $169 per person to $949 per person.
♦ The Real Music series is continuing at Busch Gardens this week with Strawberry Fields, a Beatles tribute band. The costumed performers begin their “Magical Mystery Tour” in 1964 with selections from the first four Beatles albums. They also visit the 1967 psychedelic era and end with songs from “The White Album,” “Abbey Road,” and “Let it Be.” Concerts take place through Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The series is free to attend with park admission, and show tickets can be picked up from a tent outside of the Stanleyville Theater.
♦ The 2016 Bay Area Renaissance Festival continues at MOSI on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. The theme for this weekend is Highland Fling and includes games, a Celtic village, a kilt competition, Irish dancers and more. Admission is $20.95 at the gate, $17.95 in advance for adults; $12.95 at the gate, $9.95 in advance for kids; $16.95 for seniors; and $10 for registered dogs.
♦ If you like golf and appreciate its history, check out the sixth annual Temple Terrace Hickory Heritage Golf Tournament at the Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club. Wear your 1920s golf gear and play in this amateur tournament on Saturday. Registration is at 11 a.m., and the four-person scramble begins at 12:45 p.m. The cost is $125 per player or $460 for a foursome. After the game, dress in your 1920s best for the Knickers Bash with cocktails at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7. Tickets are $35. The events benefit the Temple Terrace Preservation Society.
♦ Chocolate lovers, unite! The Ybor City Chocolate Festival will bring all sorts of unique, tasty treats to Centro Asturiano de Tampa on Saturday, noon-8 p.m. Local food trucks and vendors will offer chocolate desserts and entrees. Pets are welcome, admission is free, and parking will be available on site for $2. The event is being hosted by Generation Food Truck Inc. and Carlos Eats.
♦ Chill out Saturday at Straub Park, which is the location of the eighth annual Bert Smith Chillounge Night St. Petersburg. Cirque du Chill, a circus arts presentation, takes place 6-11 p.m. You’ll be entertained by acrobats, contortionists, a juggler and a daredevil. There will also be hundreds of daybeds, cabanas and outdoor furnishings to help you get your relax on. The event benefits Creative Clay and The Woodson Museum. General admission tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door. VIP tickets are also available for $120.
♦ The Tampa Indie Flea, a monthly makers market, is hosting its February Flea on Sunday, noon-4 p.m., at the Rialto Theatre in Tampa Heights. You’ll find more than 70 vendors offering locally-made and upcycled items, food and drink, vintage goods, plants and more.
♦ Tampa Theatre’s Best Picture Classics Series wraps up on Sunday at 3 p.m. with “Wings.” Two young men in love with the same woman become World War I fighter pilots in this 1927 silent film, which will be accompanied by theater organist Steven Ball. Tickets are $10.