Here's a plan. Spend Saturday afternoon checking out the boats and bikini contest at Centennial Park during the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix and then work up a mighty appetite during the mile walk over to The Blue Rooster for its debut Pig Pickin’ Porch Party. The restaurant and live music venue specializing in Dixie comfort foods and sounds is offering a Southern-style buffet that will include unlimited roast pig and all the fixings for $23.50 ($12 for children 12 and younger).
As for the pickin', singer-songwriter Callie Chappell's trio will perform 4-7 p.m. inside the Blue Rooster while the pig roast and picnic take place outside. The Billy Seward Band featuring blues-rock guitar ace Greg Poulos follows with a show from 9 p.m. to midnight. Need an incentive to leave the bikini contest a little early? The first 100 guests at Blue Rooster to purchase a buffet ticket will get their choice of one complimentary Pabst Blue Ribbon or domestic draft beer.
4 p.m. Saturday; The Blue Rooster, 1525 Fourth St., 388-7539; $5 cover starting at 9 p.m.; blueroostersrq.com.