Music at the Swig (PCI Beach Bar)

Lori Cherry and the jokers Friday evening and on Saturday, check out Dos Locos. That is “Hurricane Johnny” on vocals and guitar, “Conga Mark” on harmony vocals and congas and other hand percussion.

Retro-Rama Antiques & Collectibles Show

One man’s junk is another man’s 1963, Chicago-made Schwinn Typhoon Cruiser. One of the coolest events to hit the area is this Retro-Rama show. Wall to wall vintage ephemera, from postcards and pinups to furniture and fashion, as well as a cash bar to assist in making those tough purchasing decisions. Also on display will be original artwork from the legendary Florida Highwaymen painters (this alone making it worth the trip). The show runs from 10am to 5pm Saturday at the befitting Gulfport Casino, just a short drive inland from St. Pete Beach.

St Pete Christmas Tree Lighting

On Friday at 7pm, see St. Pete Mayor Rick Baker flip the switch to light the city’s holiday tree and decorations on the waterfront at Straub Park. Miracle on 34th Street will be shown after the lighting and its all on the city’s tab.

5th Annual Grand Central Chili Cookoff

Historic Grand Central district near Downtown St. Pete hosts their annual chili cookoff this weekend and looking at the forecast, its perfect timing. Live Entertainment, vendors, and a chance to weigh in on the contestants’ concoctions for the “People’s Choice” award. Saturday, 11am-4pm.

Toys for Tots Corn Toss Tourney
Huge prizes, 50/50 raffle, and much much more for those willing to aid Toys for Tots Pinellas by participation in the competition. Saturday at Mulligan’s Beach Bar starting at 1pm Go to www.BagBrothersCornToss.com for registration info.