Top things to do this weekend, Feb. 22-24: Sea-Blues, Oscars at Tampa Theatre
The Clearwater Sea-Blues festival brings an eclectic lineup, celebrity chef Art Smith, Oscar parties and body art.
FESTIVAL: Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival
Get ready for an eclectic mix of music at the Clearwater Sea-Blues Festival, one of the best weekends of free music Tampa Bay has to offer. Saturday and Sunday will bring a mix of soul, blues, funk and Americana acts to Coachman Park in Clearwater. Topping the bill is a powerhouse soul combo of Vintage Trouble, Grammy-winning blues-folk artist Fantastic Negrito and funky alt-country act Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band on Saturday. Sunday brings a lil’ Allman Brothers Band family reunion with the Devon Allman Project, featuring Duane Betts and Devon Allman. General admission is free, or upgrade to reserved seating and other amenities for $25 and up. And you’ll have to buy your own seafood. It opens at noon Saturday and Sunday. 301 Drew St. myclearwaterevents.com.
OSCARS: Hollywood Awards Night 2019
Why should starlets have all the fun? Oscar parties abound in the Tampa Bay area. Now in its 20th year, Tampa Theatre’s most glamorous fundraiser is the Hollywood Awards Night Red Carpet Receptionunder the historic marquee. After a limo ride around the block, guests will walk the red carpet while drag queen “Roan Jivers” chats up guests and comments on the fashions. Inside the theater are games, prizes, free popcorn and soda, hair and makeup touchups with professional stylists, plus the Oscars on the big screen with a cash bar. 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 711 N Franklin St., Tampa. $20-$150. (813) 274-8286. tampatheatre.org.
Over in St. Petersburg, the Sunscreen Film Festival will throw a red carpet party that includes valet parking, awards viewing on indoor and pool-side screens, heavy appetizers, a cash bar and movie trivia. 7 p.m. Sunday at the Princess Martha, 411 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $40-$50. (727) 259-8417.
FOODIE: Celebrity chef Art Smith
There will be a meet and greet with celebrity chef and two-time James Beard award winner Art Smith at his latest collaboration at Splitsville Southern + Social at Sparkman Wharf in Tampa from 5-7 p.m. Friday. Smith, a sixth-generation Floridian, worked with the Splitsville owners on this reimagined entertainment complex with a menu drawing from his North Florida roots. His signature fried chicken, Southern spin on poutine, from-scratch cheddar biscuits, short rib sliders and creative flatbreads are hallmarks of the lineup at 615 Channelside Drive, Tampa.
BODY OF ART: Muse Art and Fashion Show
For its 11th year, the ARTpool Gallery’s annual Muse Art, Body Art and Fashion Show promises to knock your socks off (if you are wearing any). Male and female models will spend eight hours getting painted in preparation for the body art event. 8-11 p.m. Saturday. 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $20. (727) 324-3878. artpoolrules.com.
The Addison at Tampa Oaks is open from 10-5 on Saturday and 12-5 on Sunday. Call the office to schedule your tour today! https://www.theaddisonattampaoaks.com/