Weekend best bets

Published November 10, 2006

Smokin' hot weekend on the waterfront

The grills and smokers are fired up for Ribfest, the annual tribute to meat and music on the St. Petersburg waterfront. Headliners include Cheap Trick tonight; Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Marshall Tucker Band and the Guess Who on Saturday; and the Family Stone Experience and Toto on Sunday. Gates open at 11 a.m. today through Sunday in Vinoy Park, downtown St. Petersburg. Admission is $10. (727) 528-3828, www.ribfest.org.


Kid rock

The rock stars for the preschool set, including Lazytown, Buck Howdy and Milkshake, come to town for the Jamarama Live! Kidsfest, Nick. Jr.'s touring music festival, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $17-$27. (727) 791-7400, www.rutheckerdhall.com.



Around the world

For fun with an ethnic flavor, check out India Festival, 1 to 10 p.m. Sat., USF Sun Dome, 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. $7, $4 kids. (813) 974-3002, www.gujaratisamaj.org. Korean Festival, family day at St. Petersburg's Museum of Fine Arts in connection with its exhibit of contemporary Korean ceramics, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 255 Beach Drive NE. Included in museum admission; one free child admission with paid adult. (727) 896-2667, www.fine-arts.org. Conga Caliente, with national and local performers, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Al Lopez Park, 4810 N Himes Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8615.


Array of art

Gala Corina Esperanza, the annual collaboration of artists, architects, musicians, poets and other artists, kicks off tonight in Ybor City's old Gulf Millwork & Fixture warehouse, 1925 E Second Ave. The opening party starts at 6:30 p.m. Other activities and the exhibition continue through Nov. 17. Free. www.galacorina.org.


More music

Brooks & Dunn ruled the Country Music Association awards this week. They perform with Sugarland and Jack Ingram at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ford Amphitheatre, Tampa. $26-$53. (813) 740-2446. Other music highlights: Riverhawk Music Festival, today through Sunday, Sertoma Youth Ranch, near Brooksville. $15-$120. (863) 984-8445. James Crumbly, 7 tonight, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa. $15. (813) 229-7827. Trick Pony, 7 tonight, Dallas Bull, Tampa. $15. (813) 621-4803. Hellogoodbye with Reggie and the Full Effect and David Melillo, 6 p.m. Sunday, Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg. $15. (727) 896-2276.

Wilma Norton, Times staff writer