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@ PCI Beach Bar

Be sure to check out the Cope Brothers as they make their first ever performance at the Beach Bar tonight from 6-10pm.  Jason Longoria opens up tomorrow from Noon to 4pm and Colt Clark is here Saturday evening. On Sunday there’s a DJ in the afternoon and Josh Magwood takes over at 4.

Glasstoberfest

Buy glasses and goblets hot off the pipe as you sample a selection of beers from The Independent and The Rex Hot Shop & Glass Studio at the Morean Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. www.moreanartscenter.org

Tangerine Blues Fest

Relax under the stars to the sounds of the Damon Fowler Group, Joel Sanders Band, Julie Black and the Deacon Blues Band and more! Antique cars, arts and crafts, kids’ activities. A wide variety of food vendors will be on hand for your dining pleasure. A portion of the proceeds benefits All Children’s Hospital and Co-sponsored by the city of St. Petersburg so you know it’s legit. 4 to 10 p.m. September 25 3rd Annual Tangerine Blues Fest 5022 Tangerine Ave. S., Gulfport (Tangerine Greenway)www.tangerinebluesfest.com

Industrial Strength chili cook-off

20 different entrants bring their best to this annual chili cookoff in Gulfport. Guests are free to sample the chili at their own riskThere will also be live music by Silk Heat This Saturday, September 25; 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Industrial Arts Center- 2902A Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport (in the Art Village Courtyard) www.industrialartscenter.org

Half-way to St. Patty’s Day

Because the Irish will make any excuse to drink, you can now celebrate the halfway mark to St. Patty’s Day, sort of, at Madeleina Cottage. Known for assorted cuisine from UK pub fare and elegant continental cuisine. Live Irish music by “Danny, Mac & Mary”, raffles, door prizes and maybe even some Irish drinking songs. 3-6 p.m. Madeleina Cottage- 357 Corey Avenue, Downtown St. Pete Beach

Avenue Gourmet (Free Cookies)

Visit any store on Corey Avenue on St. Pete Beach and receive a coupon redeemable for a free homemade cookie from Avenue Gourmet. It’s Bob Blatchford’s, owner of Avenue Gourmet, way of saying “thanks” for patronizing the wonderful merchants on Corey Avenue. Bob is also sweetening the deal of purchasing from his eatery: make any purchase and receive two free cookies. 338 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach. (727-498-6466)