Thursday, October 20, 2011

This Kerouac Weekend: Oct 21st-23rd

Jack Kerouac Night @ Flamingo Sports Bar - Celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Kerouac's passing at the bar where he took his last drink. Free concert at 8:00 PM Friday Oct 21st., with Ronny Elliott, Grove Scrivenor, Valerie Wisecracker, Rebecca Pulley, Dog Peter Pat, The Spark Notes, and Wendy Barmore. They will be serving "Jack Kerouac Specials" (shot w/ beer chaser). 1230 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr St. North. St Pete.727.510.5474. Free.

Art and Antiques bicycle Tour @ Phoenix Glass w/ Bicycle Energy - A two-wheeled romp through Seminole Heights, with stops at several venues: Phoenix Glass Studio, Charlie Parkhill Gallery, Tempus Projects, D&D Antiques, Kaleidoscope, and Sherry's Yesterdaze. The tour begins at Susan Gott's Phoenix Glass Studio, at 9:00 AM (yes, AM), and you must get there earlier, to sign in and also fill out the waiver. It continues until 1:00 PM, ends at Phoenix Glass. There at 5:00 PM there will be demonstrations, refreshments and partying. Free, but you must sign up. Motorists are encouraged to participate as well, Saturday, Oct 22nd.  Please take time to make sure your bike is lubed and its tires pumped up. Phoenix Glass, 811 E. Knollwood St. Tampa.

Glass Blowing Workshop, make your own pumpkin @ Phoenix Glass Studio - A glass blower walks you through the process to making your own pumpkin. Noon to 5 PM. 811 E. Knollwood St. Tampa. $ 65 per pumpkin.

Abnormal Formal @ Artpool - Costume party at Marina Williams' Artpool. $15 advance, $20 day of show. 919 First Ave. North St. Pete. Saturday, Oct 22nd. 8:00 PM Saturday, Oct 22nd. These are great parties. 727.324.3878

Contradictions @ Mindy Solomon Gallery - A must-see show that was reviewed here [Link]. Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 Second Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. Through Nov 5th. Gallery hours: 11 AM - 5 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Free.

2-4-2 @ The Bricks - Art by RJ Runas and Andrew Cosson. Music by Raguckas and Flat Stanley featured at this classic hipster hangout. 1327 E. Seventh Avenue, Ybor City (Tampa). 8:00 PM Saturday, Oct 22nd. 813.247.1785  Free.

Boxed and Bound @ 620 - From the workshop of Hank Hine, Director of the Dali, hand-printed books. Live readings, spoken word, etc. Runs through Nov 7th.  Studio @ 620, 620 1st Ave. South, St. Petersburg. Opens 6-9 PM Friday, Oct Oct 21st. Free.

Blowing Glass for Women Only @ Industrial Arts Center - $30-$65 fee. Choose and make glass pieces yourself. Industrial Arts Center, Gufport. 2902-A, Beach Blvd, Gulfport. 6-10 PM Friday, Oct 21st. 727.289.9365

Scott Tuason @ Scarfone Hartley/UT - Photographer presents his work, consisting of landscapes and underwater scenes. Runs through Nov 30th. $8 admission to opening. Free the rest of the time. 310 N. Boulevard, Tampa. 11:00 AM, Saturday, Oct. 22nd.

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