Independent Bar-Clearwater Grand Opening Celebration Celebrate the new Independent with music from the Trail Dogs (bluegrass) on the patio 4:30-7 p.m. and the Cook Brothers Trio (gypsy jazz), 8-11 p.m., German food buffet, flights tasting of local brews from 7th Sun Brewery, Rapp Brewing, Barley Mow and Cigar City Brewery. Raffle Prize giveaways, beer and food specials are also featured for no cover charge. Sat., Aug. 10, 5 p.m. 904 N. McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. facebook.com/IndependentBarClearwater.
Art Open House Original Paintings, Giclees, jewelry and more by local and international artists. Sat., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. Augustine Ludovico Studio, 2851 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-322-0450. augustineludovico.com.
Brandon Marshall St. Petersburg local mixed media artist, Brandon Marshall, and the new Creative Soul Studio will be hosting a reception during St. Pete’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Free. Sat., Aug. 10, 5 p.m. Creative Soul Studio: Coffee, Wine, Art, 2425 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. 727-575-7977.
Dog Days of Summer Unleash and unwind with solo dog-themed artwork by St. Pete artist Robert Phelps. The event also takes place during St. Pete’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Aug. 9, 6 p.m. ARTicles Art Gallery & Custom Framing, 1445 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. articlesstpete.com.
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El Grito Mexican Independence Day Fiesta Casa Tina commemorates the shout that became a battle cry for Mexican Independence with live music, dancing and more on Sun., Sept. 15, 10 p.m. Pioneer Park and Casa Tina’s & Pan Y Vino, 365 Main St., Dunedin. facebook.com/casatinas.