Do This: This weekend's best (*weather permitting)

Rain or shine — it's a big event weekend with Big Guava Fest, Cinco de Mayo, Free Comic Book Day, May the Fourth Be With You parties and more.

Posted by Julie Garisto on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 3:30 PM

THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE: Expect costumed revelers at the Bricks' May the Fourth Be With You Party. - DRUNKCAMERAGUY
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  • THE FORCE IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE: Expect costumed revelers at the Bricks' May the Fourth Be With You Party.

The Weather Channel's forecast warns of thunderstorms this afternoon/evening and showers with a possible thunderstorms Saturday morning. Things will lighten up later with variable clouds during the afternoon but there's still a chance of showers. Sunday should be mostly sunny. More details here. Plan accordingly. Some events have been canceled, such as the Friday Extra Concert Series at Lowry Park. Palm Harbor/Tarpon Springs' Relay for Life has been rescheduled for May 9. 

The following events are still ago, but we'll keep you posted if there are any changes.

Big Guava Fest The big music and fun fest is finally here. Outkast, Cake and Sleigh Bells headline tonight. Read CL Music Editor Leilani Polk's Big Guava picks with a handy Spotify playlist too.

Bookending a super geekend: Free Comic Book Day Saturday (with after party at the Castle) and May the Fourth Be With You Star Wars parties at the Bricks of Ybor and Fubar

I Love the Burg started as a little blog 5 years ago but has grown into widely used, extensive resource for St. Pete dwellers and visitors. Celebrate their special milestone at commemorative events throughout the month, starting with Tap ‘Dat ‘Burg at Green Bench Brewing, 7 p.m. on Fri., May 2. More at downtownstpete.ilovetheburg.com.
MASK MAN: Art by Denis Gaston.
  • MASK MAN: Art by Denis Gaston.


Attention hamburger lovers: The Burger Showdown has chefs from Danny's All American Diner, Ferg's, Eats American Grill and others competing in a grill-tastic fest at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park today. The event is taking place rain or shine and will be relocated to Gasparilla Plaza in case there's more inclement weather (let's hope not). Read here for more details.

Cinco de Mayo is Monday. Local events celebrate the minor Mexican holiday in a major way all weekend long. Click here for some of our top picks

Sunscreen Film Festival continues in St. Petersburg. Read what Joe Bardi has to say about the fest. Also in St. Pete,  Broken Lives Illustrated features artist Jake Troyli and filmmaker Nick Brengle's chronicles of homeless people through art and film. At Studio@620.  Read here for details.

freeFall Theatre's manly Mikado is a big hit. Read Mark E. Leib's four-star review here.

Not usually a big weekend for art. (That's next weekend with gallery walks in St. Pete and Dunedin), but tonight's the Seminole Heights First Fridays with some great Tampa galleries open late for pop-ins. In St. Pete, Denis Gaston: New Works will open with a reception at Lance Rodger's Five Deuces Galeria. 

Organizers of Fun 'n' Sun Clearwater Fest are monitoring the forecast and looking out for showers, but so far the Laughs and Draughts Comedy Beer Tasting is still scheduled for the event at Coachman Park tomorrow afternoon. Click here for a Q&A with headliner Shawn Wayans. Christopher Titus is headlining The Tampa Improv too. Check out more stand-up shows in Michael Murillo's Laugh Tract.

Need more laughs? Local scribes are paying homage to literature's best comedic females Sunday evening at Broad Comedy: A Tribute to Women Humorists.

We're sad to see one of our favorite local bands call it quits. Catch Feral Babies final show at New World Brewery Saturday night. The top-shelf local show offers includes Radarmen, Station Cases and Awkward Age. 





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