Saturday, May 18, 2013
The inaugural culinary arts festival will take place Nov. 15-17.
World renowned chefs such as Masaharu Morimoto, Duff Goldman, and Scott Conant are bring their culinary talents to St. Petersburg in November for the inaugural E.A.T. St. Pete food, art and wine festival. The festival, which will take place at a variety of locations, will happen Nov. 15 – 17. Tickets go on sale June. 24. Details of E.A.T. St. Pete were announced Friday at the Mahaffey Theater by Bill Edwards, HSN marketing officer Bill Brand, director of Visit St. Pete Clearwater DT Minich and Mayor Bill Foster. “It’s been an exciting year of planning and getting this thing off the ground,” Minich said. “ This area is known for world-class beaches, world-class art (and) with this here, we’ll be known as a world-class culinary destination…
Friday, May 17, 2013
What are you doing, St. Pete?
1. Toast to the Pier Party LocalShops1 and St. Pete Patch will be taking over the roof of the St. Petersburg Pier Saturday for the Raise a Toast to the Pier Party. The day's events start at noon and include an art show, live music, water ski show and cocktail party. At 5:30 p.m., Cha Cha Coconuts Tropical Bar & Grill, Fresco's Waterfront Bistro, and Jonny Reno's Waterfront Restaurant & Watering Hole will battle it out in the Ultimate Pier Cocktail competition. The event is free and is from noon - 9 p.m. 2. Ferg's Fundraiser for Family Help some of St. Pete's own Saturday at Ferg's Sports bar on Central Avenue. The local pub will be hosting a fundraiser at 7 p.m. Saturday to raise money for Renee Mott and her son Dylan. The Mott family …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Thursday Ceviche hosts 'A Night of Music, Flavor and Art.' The entire block of Beach Drive and Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete will be red-carpeted. The event complete with tapas and live music, benefits the Museum of Fine Art.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The American Stage in the Park presents the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee through May 26. It is "a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime."
Friday, May 10, 2013
The Historic YMCA said they believe the term 'Historic YMCA' is fair use.
A group seeking to save the Historic YMCA building in downtown St. Petersburg faces a lawsuit from the YMCA for using its name in marketing and fundraising materials. Tom Nestor, the man leading the charge to save the Historic YMCA and turn it into the St. Petersburg Rock and Roll Museum, told Patch that his group intends to fight the suit because they believe the term 'Historic YMCA' is fair use. Since the name of the building itself is registered with the city as the Historic YMCA, Nestor asked if the YMCA would then sue the city, media and public officials who call it the Historic YMCA as well. "We reached out to them and their response was to file (suit)," Nestor said of his contact with the YMCA. "There was no desire to meet with us…
What are you doing this weekend, St. Pete?
1. Kenny Loggins at the Rays Are you a fan of the 80s? After Saturday's Tampa Bay Rays game against the San Diego Padres 80s music star Kenny Loggins will be performing as part of the Rays Summer Concert Series. Loggins is known for writing the hit theme songs for Caddyshack, Top Gun and Footloose. All Rays postgame concerts are free with the purchase of a game ticket. The game begins at 6:10 p.m. 2. Second Saturday Art Walk The 2nd Saturday Art Walk / Gallery Walk is Saturday evening. Participating Galleries open their doors for extended hours on the second Saturday evening of every month. A full list of participating galleries can be found online. The walk is free and is from 6 - 9 p.m. 3. Pet Pal's Puppy Love Fundraiser Pet Pal Animal …
Monday, May 6, 2013
“This is an exciting time for the Grand Central District, and we are thrilled to once again receive National Main Street Accreditation,” says Lauren Ruiz, Executive Director/Main Street Manager for the Grand Central District, in a news release.
Last week, according to the Grand Central District Association, the Grand Central District has been has been designated as an accredited National Main Street Program. “This is an exciting time for the Grand Central District, and we are thrilled to once again receive National Main Street Accreditation,” says Lauren Ruiz, Executive Director/Main Street Manager for the Grand Central District in a news release. “It is a testimony to the dedication our business owners and volunteers have to the District’s continued revitalization. "That dedication has led to several new businesses moving into Grand Central this year, leading to both new construction and the rehabilitation of existing buildings," Ruiz added. "From St. Petersburg’s first Net Zero…
Friday, May 3, 2013
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs through May 26 at Demens Landing.
Sing and spell along with your favorite group of school-age nerds at American Stage Theater's presentation of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Once a year American Stage sets up shop in Demens Landing for theater in the park and this year they are presenting the Tony Award-winning musical through May 26. "Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser," American Stage describes the musical. "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a…
What are you doing this weekend, St. Pete?
1. Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge The 2013 Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge Eastern Regional will be taking over Spa Beach Park Friday and Saturday, May 3-4. According to the city, this annual competition involves 70 dogs competing in five categories (agility, Frisbee, diving dock dogs, Jack Russell hurdle racing, and a dual weave course racing. While most of the dogs are invited, there is an opportunity for the public to bring man's best friend to strut his stuff in the Frisbee and diving dog categories. 2. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee American Stage Theater once again takes over Demens Landing for its annual theater in the park performances. This year, the award-winning theater will be presenting the …
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Duncan McClellan Gallery hosts an opening reception May 11 of the work of five amazing glass artists from the Washington Glass Studio and School.