Just check out the Black Coffe Staged Reading of "I am Jacques Dutronc," written and directed by Jim Russell, on Saturday, Aug. 17.
For more details, read the Players' full event listing on Patch!
U.S. ROWING MASTERS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Enjoy a world-class rowing competition and scenic views at Sarasota's brand new Nathan Benderson Park rowing venue all weekend long, Aug. 15-18. More than 2,000 masters rowers from around the country will compete in 200 events on the 400-acre lake at 2500 N. Honore Ave., Sarasota. Races kick off at 8 a.m. each day and continue through the afternoon. It's free to attend. See more details on Sarasota Patch.
FLORIDA AVENUE ALE TASTING ROOM 1-YEAR BREWNIVERSARY PARTY: Like beer? Enjoy one of the Tampa area's best craft brews, Florida Avenue Ale, at this "party like a pirate" celebration at Cold Storage Craft Brewery, 4101 N. Florida Ave., in Tampa's Seminole Heights neighborhood. The tasting room will be open from 5-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 and from 1-11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. The $5 cover gets you in the door, plus a commemorative pint koozie and is good for the whole weekend; For $10, get the coozie, a take-home pint and a free beer. There will also be live music, prizes, raffles, games, food trucks and more. Check out the event listing on Seminole Heights Patch for more details.
TARPON SPRINGS HIPPIE FEST AND FOOD TRUCK RALLY: Break out your tie dye and have a groovy time beginning at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at the Sponge Docks in downtown Tarpon Springs. There will be a VW Bug show, hula hoop contest and live music, but it's not all about throwbacks — enjoy the latest food truck trend, plus other vendors and more. See the event listing on Tarpon Springs Patch for more details.
98 ROCK PRESENTS: BIG NIGHT OUT: Rock out with Fuel, Hoobastank, Alien Ant Farm and Local H starting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, at Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Drive NE, in St. Petersburg. Tickets start as low as 98 cents and go up to $29.50 for VIP reserved seating. The concert is a fundraiser for Historic St. Pete, a group trying to save St. Pete's historic YMCA. Visit 98rock.com for more details and ticket info.