Abilities Wine and Food Festival - VIP reception, 6-7 p.m., followed by Grand Tasting, 7-9:30 p.m. Sat., Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. Annual event with food from area restaurants, wine tastings, silent auction and entertainment. VIP $150 advance, $175 door. Grand Tasting only, $65 advance, $75 door. 727 538-7370, ext. 345, or www.abilitiesfoundation.com
Hawaiian Fusion With Roy Yamaguchi - 5:30-10 p.m. Mon., Roy's, 4342 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa. Founding chef Yamaguchi presents five-course Hawaiian fusion menu; Landon Patterson of Sonoma's Chalk Hill winery pairs wines designed to complement each course. $95 plus tax and gratuity. RSVP required: (813) 873-7697.
Taste of Hope - 6-9 p.m. April 1, TECO Atrium, 702 N Franklin St., Tampa. Third annual benefit wine tasting for Everyday Blessings, child placement organization, features wines from around the world, plus hors d'oeuvres, live jazz, silent auction. $45 advance, $50 at door. (813) 417-9445.
Taste of Citrus Park - Noon-7 p.m. April 3, Sickles High School, 7950 Gunn Highway, Tampa. Family festival features tastes from area restaurants, cooking demonstrations, carnival, entertainment, more. Benefits Sickles High School. (813) 892-8744.