1. Beginning Monday, Oct. 1 will welcome twelve important Dalí works on loan from the National Collection of Modern Art in Spain – Madrid’s Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. The exhibition begins with examples of Dalí’s precise technical skill in four paintings from 1918 to 1924 of pristine still lifes and nude studies demonstrating Dalí’s varied techniques and keen eye for realism in the face of the period’s predominant interest in abstraction.
2. In June, PSTA saw a 3 percent ridership increase over June 2011. “To endure a period of weather like Tropical Storm Debby and still show a ridership increase over last year is nothing short of amazing,” said PSTA spokesperson Bob Lasher in a news release. Last month the agency gave 1,131,217 rides, which is a 3% increase over June 2011 and just shy of the all time record for June set in 2010.
3. St. Petersburg Preservation continues its summer evening historic walking tour series with "Twilight on the Town" historic walking tours on July 25 and Aug. 22. Tours start at 7 p.m. (last 90 min) in front of Central Cafe & Organics, 243 Central Ave. Next to the historic Detroit Hotel. The July tour ends at Cha Cha Coconuts on top of the Pier while the August Tour will conclude in the Ale & Witch courtyard.
4. The Tampa Bay Rays will host their first-ever Bark in the Park event at Tropicana Field on Sunday, August 5 during the Rays-Orioles game at 1:40 p.m. A special seating area is reserved for dog owners and their pets, and the tbt* Party Deck will turn into the “Dog Zone,” with product samples, SPCA of Tampa Bay pet adoption booth and activities for both dogs and their owners.
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