Thursday, January 27, 2011

This (Pirated) Weekend: Jan 28th - 30th.

 It's that time of year again...I wonder what the Kumquat Festival is like...

Glorious Days and Nights, A Jazz Memoir. Herb Snitzer @ Tampa Museum of Art - One of St. Petersburg's living treasures, photographer Herb Snitzer, is showing work from his series on famous Jazz musicians, and new book, "A Jazz Memoir", at TMA. Reception on Sunday, 1/30, he will be on hand to sign copies of his book, 1:00 PM. Runs through May 15th. TMA, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 813.274.8130. Museum hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.; and Sat and Sun from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. $10 admission.

Sweet 16 Art Show @ The Bricks -  An "Alice in Wonderland" themed art party and show with 16 artists' works on display. The works are said to be on the large side. The Bricks, 1327 E. Seventh Ave, Ybor City. 813.247.1785. Starts @ 9:00 PM Friday, January 28th.

Meet The Artist: Ken Roberts @ Craftsman House - Roberts, who is from Kentucky, brings his sculptures to Craftsman House. Appetizers will be served, and he will talk and field questions. Free. 2-5PM Saturday, 1/29. 2955 Central Avenue. St Petersburg.

British Romantics to Moderns @ Museum of Fine Arts - Romantics to Moderns, British Watercolors and Drawings from the collection of BNY Mellon. Monday-Saturday, 10 AM - 5 PM. Sunday, Noon to 5 PM.255 Beach Drive, St Petersburg. Admission $17 for adults. $15 Seniors, $10 Students (bring student ID).

Floridiana Festival & Highwaymen Art Show @ Garden Club of St Petersburg - Kitsch, souvenirs, memorabilia, and yes, I wouldn't be listing this here if it wasn't for the fact that they're showing paintings by the Highwaymen, and some will be on hand, exhibiting and selling their works. They'll have Weeki Wachee Mermaids, too (!). Garden Club of St Petersburg, 500 Sunset Drive. 727.421.0441 10 AM - 5 PM Saturday, January 29th. Admission: $6. This caught my eye: $3 for kids under age three. 

Corey Area Art & Craft Festival - The 17th Show in a very attractive area of St. Petersburg Beach, with enough beachy restaurants and bars on the periphery for recovery. Free. Corey Avenue in downtown St Pete Beach.

Beth-El Art Festival - This is their 38th year, and it has stood the test of time by showing above-average art and being well-organized. I've been to this one several times and can assure you it is worth your time. It is set up inside the Beth-El Temple, so weather is never an issue (though parking can be).
Temple Beth-El, 400 Pasadena Ave, St Petersburg. Sunday, 1/30th, 11AM - 5 PM, Monday, 1/31st, 10 AM - 5 PM. Free.

There's a preview cocktail party on Saturday, 1/29th, 7 - 10 PM. Admission for that is $20 at the door.

FREE Day @ Children's Museum - Target foots the ticket bill for free entry to the museum on Tuesday, Feb 1st, from 4PM - 8PM. 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza.  Your children, including your inner ones, will thank you.

FREE Day @ Tampa Museum of Art - Hill Ward Henderson Law Firm makes this possible from 4-8 PM Fridays (including tomorrow, 1/29).  Another free opportunity to see some of the best art exhibits in the area. 120 Gasparilla Plaza. Talk about a cheap date. Go!

Theo Wujcik Transformations @ State College of Florida - Basically the Transformations show previously shown in St. Pete at the Morean and Mindy Solomon Gallery, but if you missed it or want to see it again, it's there. SCF Gallery Jan 28th to Feb 24th. Opening reception on Friday, 1/28 6- 8 PM. Hours Mon-Fri 10 AM - 3 PM. Gallery is in Building 11, next to the Neel Performing Arts Center at SCF Bradenton. 5840 26th Street West, Bradenton. 941.752.5225.

--- Luis

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