Thursday, August 16, 2012

This Casablanca Weekend, August 17th - 19th

Art Taco Photo
August 18 (Saturday) *
Taste of the Cuban Sandwich
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free
HCC YBOR, Ybor City Phone 813-248-2954
Food fest featuring traditional Tampa cuisine, featuring winners of the Cuban Sandwich Festival held in Ybor in May, plus Cuban sandwiches from numerous local restaurants; plus roast pork, deviled crabs, empanadas, flan. Live music by Ray Viladonga and Dreamboat, and a special performance of I Am a Cuban Sandwich, a one-man performance by Richard DiPietra is scheduled.

August 19 (Sunday) *
BBQ Block Party and Chicken Parade and Rooster Promenade
2 p.m.-7 p.m. Free
Big Al’s BBQ, Gaspar’s Grotto, Dirty Shame, Ybor City
Lots of BBQ and drinks, live music, and a costume parade open to everybody: children, dogs, pirates, hipsters, and, of course, fowl of all feathers. Bring costumes, do-da hats, wagon floats and umbrellas as we celebrate the life and alas, demise of James E. Rooster, a famous feathered citizen of Ybor City. Parade begins around 6 p.m. Wear sunscreen and comfy shoes. Beads optional. [<--- No Beads!]


Hawaiian Luau @ 7 Arches Gallery & Boutique - A Luau, open-air art demo, and a chance to greet the artists. Friday, Aug. 17th and Sat. Aug. 18th. From 12:30-2:30 PM. 1248 County Line Road 1, Dunedin.

Picture this Photography Exhibit @ Artpool - Marina Williams is a photographer, so this should be really good. The usual fashion show/Music/Video Art/Cam-Lamps/ plus lots of photos. All on Saturday, Aug. 18th, 2030 Central Ave. St Pete. $20 admission. Starts @ 8 PM.

Silverfish Revolution @ Tempus Projects - Mitzi Gordon's Bluebird Bus along with Experimental Skeleton and Tempus Projects puts together a collaborative political collage on panels which may be broken up into signs for protesters when the RNC arrives. 5132 N. Florida Ave. Tampa
 Sat. 18th, 7-10 PM


The Impossible Photographers @ Eve N Odd Gallery -  When Polaroid went under, devotees of the SX-70 type film mobilized and managed to resurrect the film. It was appropriately dubbed  "The Impossible Project", and they pulled it off. Michael and Cherry Collins are photographers who seized this unique opportunity to work with the film. Their efforts will be shown @ Jenifer Kosharek's Eve N Odd gallery. Runs through August 31. Eve N Odd Gallery, 645 Central Avenue (in the Crislip Arcade) St. Petersburg. Free admission.

Archie Boston: Memories @ ARTicles - At Leslie Curran's Gallery. Nostalgic paintings of a bygone era. Runs through Aug. 31. 1445 Central Ave. St. Pete

The Cuban Sandwich Show @ HCC Ybor - A must-see show themed around Ybor/Tampa culture. All at HCC Ybor Fine Arts Gallery.

Wicked Games @ C. Emerson Fine Arts - Resurfacing after its yearly aestivation, CEFA is having a group show with a conceptual interpretation of the theme. The following artists will be shown: Douglas Bosley, Carolina Cleere, Neverne Covington, Wendy Dickinson, Ron Francis, Donna Haynes, Doreen Horn, Betsy Lester, ras+e, Saori and Allison Sommers. 909 Central Ave. St Pete. Free admission.

CW Art of War
Photo Courtesy of FMoPA

America's Civil War @ FMoPA - The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is showing photographs from the esteemed Drapkin Collection from the Civil War.  Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa. $10 admission for non-members.


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