Longtime Gainesville residents Ken Block and Andrew Copeland, of Sister Hazel fame, perform Saturday at the Attic, aka Rock Brothers Brewing, 1510 E. 8th Avenue in Ybor City. Showtime is 9 p.m. and seating is limited to spaced tables – info and tickets are here.
Not surprisingly, the weekend’s biggest event is also in Hillsborough County, with the Super Bowl buzz bouncing off every nook, cranny and wall. That would be the return of Amalie Arena, in a limited seating arrangement, of course. Comedian Mike Epps is doing a standup date there Saturday – shows at 7 and 11 p.m., along with Michael Blackson, Kountry Wayne, Karlous Miller and a guest. Details are here.
The 2021 Tampa Bay Blues Festival, scheduled for April in Vinoy Park, has been canceled. The 5th annual Pasco Blues Festival, with Damon Fowler, Sean Chambers and others, happens from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday in Land O’Lakes Heritage Park. Details and tickets here.
Catch singer/songwriter and piano-man extraordinaire Dan Orlando Saturday night at the Hideaway Cafe. Here’s our story from earlier this week, with all the Dan-O news you need (it involves a pretty amazing turn of events).
Friday’s “Super Bowl of Rock,” with Everclear, Fastball and others at Ferg’s Sports Bar on Central, has been moved to April, and will henceforth be known as the “Spring Break of Rock.”
And the long-awaited Floridian Social Club makes its debut Friday, with an 8 p.m. performance by St. Pete rock ‘n’ soul band the Black Honkeys. Admission is free, but capacity is limited due to you-know-what. Doors open at 7.
Just shy of 20 regional artists have been curated for the Gulfport Merchants Chamber’s First Friday Art Walk, Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. on Beach Boulevard. Among these is Creative Pinellas Emerging Artist grant winner Patricia Kluwe Derderian, who happens to be February’s Artist of the Month at Brenda McMahon Gallery. And next weekend, Feb. 13 and 14, brings the annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival to the city’s downtown.
At freeFall Theatre, cars have been lining up for the current “drive-in” show, Scott and Patti: Get a Real Job! Tickets are here. Watch this space Friday for a revealing conversation with Matthew (Patti) McGee.