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Best bets for the weekend
By WILMA NORTON
Published May 18, 2007
Our picks for weekend fun.
Everything Elvis visits Tampa
The King lives at the Elvis Festival today through Sunday in downtown Tampa. There's a concert in Lykes Gaslight Square Park at 11:30 a.m. today and Elvis tribute contests from 5 to 10 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday in the courtyard at Channelside Bay Plaza. Vendors of Elvis memorabilia will be there Saturday, too. The fest wraps up Sunday with the contest finals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Stumps Supper Club at Channelside ($25, including brunch). Everything else is free. (813) 223-5464.
Hamlisch has baton
Marvin Hamlisch is the guest conductor for pops concerts with the Florida Orchestra, featuring singer Lari White, at 8 tonight, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Tampa; 8 p.m. Saturday, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg; and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater. $17-$52.
Revel in food, wine
The first Tampa Bay Wine & Food Festival runs through Saturday at Don CeSar Beach Resort in St. Pete Beach. Highlights include seminars today and Saturday ($40) and a beach party Saturday night ($35). (727) 538-7370; tampa baywineandfoodfestival.com.
'Dark Side' of Floyd
Pink Floyd's Roger Waters performs the Dark Side of the Moon album and other favorites at 8 p.m. Saturday, Ford Amphitheatre, Interstate 4 at U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $25.25-$129.50. (813) 740-2446
Save some bucks
Pinellas and Hillsborough residents are admitted free Saturday at the Salvador Dali Museum, the Florida Holocaust Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of History, Great Explorations, Sunken Gardens and Pier Aquarium, all in St. Petersburg. (727) 893-4140; www.stpete.org.