Weekend Platter: Crab Night, St. Pete Beer & Bacon Festival and more

Five events to help you plan your weekend because, yeah, you're gonna need a drink.

click to enlarge Weekend Platter: Crab Night, St. Pete Beer & Bacon Festival and more
Angelina Bruno

Five events to help you plan your weekend because, yeah, you're gonna need a drink.

Feeling crabby? Get to Friday Crab Night at Tampa’s SeaScapes Beach House, where fresh seafood and beverage deals are planned. Guests will nosh on buckets of snow crab legs, shrimp and sides while sipping on $5 beer pitchers. The special runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Free, money for food. 9951 Marina Bay Drive #682, Tampa, 813-840-1451.

Join the 4th Annual Booze Cruise on a skateboard or a bike. Kicking off at 6 p.m. Friday at downtown St. Pete’s Local 662, the ride will take participants to The Bends, Fubar, The Blue Goose, Mastry’s Bar and other stops, like Burrito Border, for discounted drinks and food. Free, money for food and drinks. 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-235-0970.

From noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, enjoy bacon-laden dishes from area restaurants and food trucks alongside more than 80 craft beers — with local and national ties — at the St. Pete Beer & Bacon Fest. Festgoers will feast on items like duck bacon, beer cheese mac and waffle burgers at Vinoy Park, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pet Pal Animal Shelter. Tickets are available online. $15-$75. 701 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

Celebrate the grand opening of the new Brasserie Saint Somewhere in Tarpon Springs, from 2 p.m. Saturday to 10 p.m. Sunday, with a number of special guest taps, in addition to a lineup of Saint Somewhere Brewing Company drafts. Live music and food trucks are also in store, but check out the preliminary beer list before heading over. Free, money for beer and food. 312 E. Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs, 727-935-5988.

At Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, learn more about gluten-free eating from Tiki Camunas, the Tampa farm’s education apprentice. The Gluten-Free Flour and Fritters Cooking Demo, hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, will also teach participants how to make gluten-free flour, which can be used to whip up a tasty appetizers featuring Sweetwater produce. Donations are welcome. Free. 6942 W Comanche Ave, Tampa. 813-887-4066.

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