Weekend Platter: A night of rosé, Learn to Homebrew Day and more

Get to Bar Wars (for drinks themed after you know what), Rosé & Bubbly night and other events.

Weekend Platter: A night of rosé, Learn to Homebrew Day and more
Angelina Bruno

From 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, drink for a good cause in a galaxy far, far away at Centre Club Tampa’s Bar Wars Charity Classic Fundraiser. Five local country and golf club bartenders will battle it out for the title of "Best Club Bartender" while guests enjoy Star Wars-themed drinks. Dressed in cocktail attire, crowd will also munch on tasty passed hors d'oeuvres, mini desserts, a raw bar and chef stations. Proceeds are set to benefit Augie’s Quest, ClubCorp and Instruments of Change. Each ticket includes a taste at each bar, appetizers and a voting token. Reservations can be made online. $40. 123 S. West Shore Blvd. #8, Tampa, 813-286-4040.

Clink glasses and learn about wine between 6 and 9 p.m. Friday at Winesmith in St. Pete. The shop plans to host a Rosé & Bubbly night, and guests will sip a variety of still and bubbly dry wines, including an Argentinian malbec-cabernet blend and California rosé. Wines by the glass will be available as well. $14. 1620 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-826-0791.

Spend Saturday celebrating the craft of at-home brewing. The American Homebrewers Association’s 18th annual Learn to Homebrew Day has at least two events planned for Tampa. The first kicks off as early as 9 a.m. at Lowry Parcade & Tavern, where Tampa Bay B.E.E.R.S. will demonstrate homebrewing techniques and a copies of Zymurgy: An Introduction to Homebrewing will be available for free. Later on, from noon to 5 p.m., Southern Brewing & Winemaking will hold a homebrewing and winemaking equipment sale and swap in honor of Homebrew Day. Here, an open-house brew and homebrew demo are also highlights. Free, money for goodies. Lowry Parcade: 1213 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, 813-915-9180. Southern Brewing: 4500 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-238-7800.

It’s about to get real cheesy in Palm Harbor. The Macaroni and Cheese Fall Festival, hosted from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Church, will showcase local food trucks batting it out for the title of "Best Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dish." Attendees can expect creative spins on the classic noodle dish, plus craft vendors, bounce houses, live music and more. Free, money for food. 455 Riviere Road, Palm Harbor.

Unwind with a brew at Palm Harbor’s Yoga and a Pint, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. An hour of restorative yoga, led by instructor Kelli Ann DeVoe, will be followed by a free pint of beer from de Bine Brewing Co.’s tasting room. Students should bring their own mats. $10. 993 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor, 727-233-7964.

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