Shane Hinton reads from Pinkies
Thurs. Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at Inkwood Books, 216 S. Armenia Ave., Tampa, 813-253-2638,
SHINE St. Petersburg Mural FestivalLast Sunday, Ya La’Ford played chicken with a late-afternoon thunderstorm — the kind that arrives in St. Petersburg like clockwork during August — daring the weather to keep her from finishing an 85-foot mural she calls The Sunnel. Her hustle stemmed from the return, then imminent, of the Tampa Bay Rays to battle the Minnesota Twins on home turf Tuesday. The vivid blue Sunnel, which stretches along the underground tunnel where Rays fans stroll to games from Ferg’s Sports Bar, was ahead of schedule for the SHINE St. Petersburg Mural Festival, but just in time for the team’s homecoming.
Sept. 1-12. Various locations in downtown St. Petersburg.
See shineonstpete.com for map. facebook.com/shineonstpete
Second Saturday Art Walk
Sat., Sept. 12, 5-9 p.m.
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