The William and Nancy Oliver Gallery at USF presents an ambitious project designed to draw from all aspects of wood and metal — but in clay. Garabeli has carved a full-sized tribute to the 1970 VW Beetle from hand-pressed bricks that are fired in a gas kiln. The inspiration for this creation began with memories of her childhood in Brazil in the 1970s. FREEhttp://art.arts.usf.edu/content/templates/?a=1309&z=12
Celebrate businesses, orgs and individuals who’ve made contributions to St. Petersburg by being good ‘burgers at this awards party. A burger bar with all the fixin’s and live performances by musicians like Freelow and Brielle Carter will be featured. Guests who pre-purchase tickets will receive one free drink, but a cash bar will also be available. $15 for Chamber of Commerce members, $20 for non-membershttp://StPete.com/GoodBurger
Sola is an evening of solo dances choreographed for and by women. Curated by University of South Florida professor Andee Scott, the performance showcases the work of choreographers from around the country, including includes Amy Chavasse (MI), Tzveta Kassabova (VT), Pam Pietro (NY), Mary Williford-Shade (TX) and USF’s Bliss Kohlmyer and Andee Scott. After the performance premiere in Tampa, then Sola will tour to New York, Michigan, Texas, and Vermont throughout 2014-15.
End of summer/labor day happy hour party. Live entertainment, indoor in our bar/lounge, outdoor on our beach terrace. $3 off all drinks, food specials. No cover, waterfront free
Stetson University College of Law will host an information session about the admissions process for part-time law school applicants. Students interested in the full-time program are also invited to attend. Stetson enrolls new law students every fall. FREEhttp://www.stetson.edu/law/admissions/jd/part-time-program.php
Yes, Farsad discusses plenty of politics and current events as part of her show. But there's some traditional comedy, too, and she has an ability to take serious topics and weave them together with humorous observations. The following night she'll host a showing of "The Muslims Are Coming!" which she produced. $15 ($5 for students)
Kelly's becoming more familiar to television audiences and podcast listeners as time goes by. And on stage, the comedy vet doesn't pull many punches. His material is often adult-oriented, sometimes abrasive and usually witty. But it's also his no-nonsense demeanor that keeps audiences entertained. $10-$16http://sidesplitterscomedy.com
Howard's been doing comedy longer than many of his audience members have been alive. After so many decades in the business he might have forgotten more jokes than some comedians have written, but he still remembers how to keep audiences laughing. $15
Every Thursday Come enjoy Beach Songs with the Beach Bum Pirate ~ Don't forget to ask the Pirate how you can get a FREE DRINK!! FREEhttp://www.2palmsbarandbistro.com
Brick by brick is a ambitious project destined to draw from all aspects of my experience in wood and metal, but primarily designed to celebrate my enthusiasm for clay. I am determined to carve a full sized tribute to the 1970 VW Beetle from hand-pressed bricks that are fired in a gas kiln. The inspiration for this creation began with memories of my childhood in Brazil in the 1970’s—memories of family trips and personal faux pas that revolved around my father’s beloved Beetle. FREE
You’ll feel like you’ve journeyed to Spain when you dine at Florida’s favorite Spanish restaurant while listening to the acoustic sounds of the flamenco guitar! Tantalize your taste buds with the authentic flavor of homemade Sangria, paella and over 100 different tapas.
Enjoy a LIVE FLAMENCO SHOW with no cover charge!
Don't forget to join us for Tapas Tuesdays, Wine Wednesdays, Happy Hour and Drink Specials. Awaken your senses. Never a cover. ¡Ole! Free
See works by three prominent contemporary artists, Emily Miller, Princess Smith, and Sarah Rupp, who delve into themes revolving around womanhood. Freehttp://www.casscontemporary.com
Quaid presents a solo exhibition of new work by Monica Perez, which features visually rich collages and large scale cutouts that explore and react to our fascination with flora and questions what is considered valuable. Opening reception is Sat., Aug 9, at 7 p.m. After party at the Mermaid Tavern. FREEhttp://quaidgallery.com
This August, Island Gallery West will feature the photography and Gyotaku (fish printing) art of Brenda Alcorn in an exhibit entitled "The Tranquility of Nature." Ms. Alcorn has enjoyed a successful career teaching, for 30 years teaching English locally, and now conducting art classes at the AMI Art League. The exhibit will run through August 30. Regular gallery hours are 10 AM-5 PM, Mon.-Sat. Please visit www.islandgallerywest.com, Facebook or call 941-778-6648 for gallery updates. Freehttp://www.islandgallerywest.com
Remington College invites parents to bring their kids in for free back-to-school haircuts during its sixth annual Cuts for Kids event. Throughout the month of August, Remington College cosmetology programs will provide FREE haircuts to kids 17 and under. freehttp://remingtoncosmo.com/