Back Bay action, art, music and more this weekend

Slide1 (1)The Boca Grande Art Alliance invites everyone to come see the works of the Boca Grande Art Alliance members and students in the Member & Student Show that runs Friday, April 10, through Sunday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Everyone is invited, you can call 964-1700 for more information.


The Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum wraps up the Boca Grande winter season April 11 and 12 with the Whidden’s Back Bay Tournament.

The weekend kicks off at Whidden’s Marina on Saturday, April 11, with the Captain’s Party and Boca Grande’s first-ever Comfort Food Cook-Off. Beginning at 5 p.m. This event showcases island cooks and their finest “comfort food” dishes. Sample as much comfort food as you desire and vote for your favorite for the low cost of $10 for adults and $5 for children. Trophies will be awarded to the champions.

The second annual Whidden’s Horseshoe Tournament will provide a lively competition for anyone who wants to throw. The music of Mike Haymans will play as well.

The Whidden’s Back Bay Tournament takes place Sunday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This year, teams will be fishing for redfish, trout and snook. There is a $1,000 first place team prize and various awards for a variety of categories.

All proceeds from the first Comfort Food Cook-Off and Whidden’s Back Bay Tournament will benefit the Gasparilla Island Maritime Museum.

For more information, call Dave Arner at 964-0222.

The last Music at St. Andrew’s concert is Sunday, April 12, at 5 p.m. and features The Mongillo Brothers jazz quartet.

The Mongillo Brothers have performed together in a multitude of musical settings now spanning four decades, and they play everything from composers such as Ellington and Basie to rhythm and blues and contemporary jazz. Their current repertoire includes many of the great jazz standards as well as a variety of other styles.

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