It’s Thursday, and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend.
Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new bars/restaurants/shops to explore.
WHERE/WHEN: The community is invited to attend the "Keep Our Angel Home" Fundraiser for the Bloomingdale Library attack victim Saturday, July 30 at E.G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. N.W., in Ruskin from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHY GO: There will be barbecue, live music, a bake sale, silent auction, kids' games, raffles and other activities. The cost is $8 per event ticket with a $2 entrance fee to the park. Kids under age 12 are admitted free. To purchase tickets in advance, call 813-956-3822.
WHERE/WHEN: It's the last Friday of the month. That means there will be guitar playing, banjo playing and singing at The Farm USA, 7818 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, Lithia.
WHY GO: Held in a large horse barn, residents are invited to bring their guitars, banjos, fiddles or other acoustic instruments and join the fun with other musicians. Nashville recording artists have been known to drop in from time to time. This month's event will be webcast live starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs and beverage at 6:30 p.m. The event is free but donations are accepted.
WHERE/WHEN: The Park Square Friday night concert series continues at FishHawk Ranch this Friday at 7 p.m. with entertainment by The Go Daddies, a current rock and dance band.
WHY GO: Featuring three-part harmonies, the Go Daddies play current tunes with just the right amount of classics thrown in. This event is free but residents are asked to bring a donation of a canned food for Feeding America Tampa Bay.
WHERE/WHEN: Rick Bourbon will perform at J.F. Kicks Neighborhood Bar & Grill, 3345 Lithia-Pinecrest Road, Valrico, July 30 from 6 to 11 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy the musical stylings or Rick Bourbon while munching on J.F. Kicks appetizers like Bleu Chips, spicy buffalo chips with a bleu cheese sauce sprinkled with mozzarella and bleu cheese crumbles.
WHERE/WHEN: S.A.R. will perform at The Green Iguana, 6264 Winthrop Town Center Drive, Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
WHY GO: Enjoy the music while taking advantage of drink specials or dipping into a plate of Drunken Shrimp, large shrimp peeled and sauteed in spiced Caribbean butter with garlic, green onion and Corona beer.