Thursday, August 30, 2012

This Lawless Weekend, August 31-Sept 2

Things will be settling down this weekend. The RNC circus tents are coming down and the carnies, hucksters, performers etc. are moving on. Maybe the fences and barriers will start coming down in the "City Without Walls".

Gecko Fest @ Gulfport - It is almost a fairy-tale location. The Florida of our dreams exists, and it owns this weekend. Gulfport is the way Florida used to be, with beach cottages, laid-back beach bars and no condos. That's correct: No condos.. This weekend it celebrates life there and the Geckos that run wild through it.  
The parade stages at the Casino and begins at 6:00 PM.
At 6:30, the costume contest.
8:00 PM Street Dance with the Urban Gypsies.
Saturday, Sept 1.

Common Sense at West Tampa Center for the Arts extended - I got this from WTCA...

"Due to overwhelming demand, Common Sense has been extended and will culminate with a Closing Reception from 6 - 10 PM on Saturday, September 8th

Public visiting hours:

Tuesday - Thursday (September 4-6) 3 PM - 8 PM
Saturday (September 8th) 10 AM - 1 PM and 6 PM - 10 PM"

I've seen the show, am in the process of reviewing it, and can recommend it.

Portraits of Power @ Florida Museum of Phtographic Arts - Photographer Platon's quick portraits of world leaders at a UN meeting three years ago are unusual and powerful. All at FMoPA, 400 N. Ashley Drive. through Nov 11th. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM  - 5 PM. Admission $10.00. 

Cary Leibowitz on Warhol at Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) USF - Talk is 6-7, the show at 7-9 PM on Friday, Aug 31. 3821 Holly Dr. on USF campus. Free, parking is $5.

Three as One @ Bamboozle - Tm Gibbons, Debra Radke and Marty Kledzik exhibit at 516 N. Tampa St. Tampa. Opens 6-9 PM Tuesday, Sept 4th.

St. Pete Indie Market - Art, crafts, music and more. Saturday, Sept 1st. On the sidewalks of the 600 block of Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 12 noon to 6 PM.

Taking Place: Drawings by Josette Urso @ Gallery 221 @ HCC Dale Mabry - Drawings and watercolors. Open through  Sept 27th.

Artist's Talk & Presentation, Wed. Sept 5th, 3:00-4:00 PM.
Sept 27th.

Artist's talk and presentation: Wed. Sept 5th, 3:00-4:00PM, Classroom L-106. Free admission.

Closing Reception, CL/Tempus Elephant in the Room - A very good show closes tonight. Make time to see this and take in (or participate) in the collage at the back left corner of the room. In Ybor Square, in the CL SPace, on the floor above the Spaghetti Warehouse. 1911 N. 13th St. Ybor, Suite W200. Free admission.

Post! @ Cafe Hey - This cafe was as close as one got to freedom near the Convention Militarized Zone. The kindness of the owner and workers will long be remembered. They added a protester meal to their menu, a huge bowl of rice and black beans, complete with a chunk of Cuban bread and a coffee to wash it down, for $3.95. Enough food for three people. Bless their kind and generous hearts. Hey also has a great exhibit of political posters -- including many from other countries. 1540 N. Franklin St.

Morean Arts Center, Members' Show and Marjorie-Dean Andruk, "Metamorphosis" -  Marjorie was a beloved artist and teacher at the Morean for many years. Her footprint in the local arts scene was considerable and her influence continue to this day. Opens Friday, August 31st, 5:30 - 8 PM. Free admission.



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