Move over Taylor Swift, someone else is turning “22.” Sarasota-based Gecko’s Grill & Pub will throw a BBQ birthday bash as it celebrates its 22nd birthday this Friday. The pub, owned by best friends and business partners Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan, will party in style at The Landings location. Spoiler alert: there will be a Dunk Tank with celebrity dunk-ee’s Sheriff Tom Knight and Mike & Mike to help raise awareness for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch. “We are inviting our friends to come out so we can say ‘thank you,’ enjoy some BBQ and help us celebrate,” Quillen said in a statement.
6 p.m. Friday; Gecko’s Grill & Pub at The Landings, 4870 S. Tamiami Trial, Sarasota; 923-8896; geckosgrill.com