CL's latest weekend roundup of food and drink events includes somewhere to indulge in sweets, and someplace to work 'em off later.
On Friday, start off the weekend with a beer at Brew Hub's First Friday Bottle Share. The new Urban Deli and Drafts-hosted event, which runs from 7 to 9 p.m., allows attendees to share their favorite bottled brews with fellow beer lovers. Those who purchase tickets get hooked up with a free meal and bottle of Brew Hub's Umatilla Coffee Barleywine. RSVP via the Facebook event page. $20. 2410 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 727-201-8157.
Take the whole family out for a day at the park between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Saturday. Live music, drinks and a giant shark waterslide are part of the excitement that is the Dunedin Orange Festival at Edgewater Park. Now in its eighth year, the fest is free to attend, but it's $20 to get into the on-site Craft Beer Brew Off. Tickets are available online. 51 Main St., Dunedin, 727-216-6322.
Vegans, rejoice! Saturday's Vegan Heat, a summer pop-up driven by sweets, is for you. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Roy Haynes Recreation Center, hungry guests nosh on meat- and dairy-free treats from Brown Bag Cookie Co., plus shop for vegan goods. Animal-friendly vendors and services are planned, too. Ticket sales end today, so snag one online while there's time. Free, money for goodies. 1902 S. Village Ave., Tampa, 813-903-3480.
Not vegan? Mac and cheese is in the spotlight from 1 to 8 p.m. during the Ybor City Mac & Cheese Fest, also scheduled for Saturday. Get a taste of the beloved comfort food from restaurants-on-wheels and other food vendors, including Got Lobstah?, Pipo's and Jimmy BoDean's Bar-B-Que and Catering. Live music, bounce houses and face painting, to name a few, keep mac fans entertained throughout the day. Free, money for goodies. 1913 N. Nebraska Ave., Tampa, 813-229-2214.
Grab a mat and head to the Pinellas taproom of Big Storm Brewing Co., where Yoga on Tap begins at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Instructor Chris Acosta from St. Petersburg Yoga leads this weekly class, and admission includes yoga and a cold brew. $10. 12707 49th St. N., Clearwater, 727-201-4186.