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Opera On Tap

September 10th, 2017 Sunday
475 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Beneath the world famous Iberian Rooster is a cozy speakeasy called "Subcentral" that hosts some of the most eclectic and fun events in the Tampa area! On the second Sunday of every month, a bunch of crazy opera singers get together and have a party singing, enjoying cocktails, with you. Come join in the fun!

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SPF 17 Pop-up Performances

SPF 17 Pop-up Performances

September 14th, 2017 Thursday
The Hangar at Albert Whitted Airport 400 Beach Seafood & Taphouse on Beach Drive Parkshore Grill on

Artists spontaneously performing in 17 St. Petersburg restaurants! Watch for fun surprises popping up in selected venues around town – 7:30-8:45 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, September 14-16. Performing artists of all ages and genres will pop up and perform in area restaurants and public places over the Performing Arts weekend of the SPFestival. Artists include: Students from Arts Conservatory for Teens Fran Snyder – Acoustic singer-songwriter Henry Ashworth, Jr. – Jazz Sax Sierra Davis – Vocals Synia Carrol – Jazz Vocalist Russell C. Andrade – Opera/Musical Vocals Johanna Fincher – Opera/Musical vocals Colleen Cherry – Vocals James Suggs & John Lamb – Jazz trumpet & bass Stephanie McCrainie – Opera/Musical vocals

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Webb’s City – The Musical

Webb’s City – The Musical

September 14th, 2017 Thursday
The Palladium - 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg

The hit musical written and directed by Bill Leavengood with music, lyrics and musical direction by Lee Ahlin about St. Pete’s famous drug store returns to the Palladium in a concert format. Webb's City is a partnership with Bill Leavengood, American Stage Theatre Company & The Palladium Theatre of SP College.

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St. Pete Arts & Fashion Week - Annual Designer Runway Show Benefiting the Warehouse Arts District

St. Pete Arts & Fashion Week - Annual Designer Runway Show Benefiting the Warehouse Arts District

September 16th, 2017 Saturday
One Progress Plaza - 200 Central Ave., St. Petersburg

The main event of St. Pete Fashion Week and runway fashion show featuring 8 Florida designers, select artists, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.

Art Fashion

Arts Alive! Free Museum Day

September 23rd, 2017 Saturday
Various, St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg celebrates the Arts! Visit 9 museums for free! Contact each museum for more information: ? Chihuly Collection (Admission $1:00) 720 Central Ave. (727) 896-4527 – http://www.moreanartscenter.org/chihuly/ ? Creative Clay Cultural Arts Center 1846 First Ave South 727-825-0515 – www.creativeclay.org ? Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum 2240 Ninth Ave. S 727-323-1104 - www.woodsonmuseum.org ? Florida CraftArt 501 Central Ave 727-821-7391 – www.floridacraftart.org ? Florida Holocaust Museum 55 Fifth Street S 727-820-0100 - www.flholocaustmuseum.org ? Morean Arts Center 719 Central Ave 727-822-7872 – www.moreanartscenter.org ? Morean Center for Clay 420 22nd St. S 727-821-7162 – www.moreanartscenter.org ? Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr. NE 727-896-2667 - www.mfastpete.org ? The Dali 1 Dali Blvd (Pinellas County residents only) 727-823-37- www.thedali.org Admission: Free for Pinellas County residents

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Florida Björkestra:  BUFFYFEST

Florida Björkestra: BUFFYFEST

September 23rd, 2017 Saturday
The Palladium - 253 5th Ave N, St. Petersburg

Expect to be immersed in full Buffydom mood, myth and experience when the entirety of the Palladium will be transformed by not only 12 band members and 8 vocalists of the massively talented, all-star Florida Björkestra, but also visual and spoken word artists, stage and interior scenic, and other iconic elements from the show. BUFFYFEST is an inspired multimedia event with musicians, artists, makers and cosplayers all cleverly rallying around the iconic Buffy The Vampire Slayer theme.

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St. Petersburg Jazz Experience 2017

September 23rd, 2017 Saturday
Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr NE, Saint Petersburg

Billed as the #1 Jazz Festival in Tampa Bay, this event provides a platform for our city's aspiring musicians who may not have the means or opportunity to showcase their talent to larger audiences. It is their sincere hope that by creating such an avenue for our youth, they can open pathways for greater opportunities locally, nationally and internationally. The international aspect allows them to showcase talents from various countries, working along with tourism departments from various countries, highlighting the cultural impact on or community. This project provides scholarship funding to our youth art programs for equipment, books, upgrades on facilities and travel when necessary.

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The Florida Orchestra Sampler

The Florida Orchestra Sampler

September 24th, 2017 Sunday
Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg

A Family Concert of two short programs: Horn Quintet–The Science of Sound, plus a String Quartet

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Conversations in Art+Innovations with Nobuho Nagasawa:                         - Nobuho Nagasawa Pre

Conversations in Art+Innovations with Nobuho Nagasawa: - Nobuho Nagasawa Pre

September 7th, 2017 Thursday
Pinellas Park Auditorium (7690 59th St N)

Creative Pinellas presents conversations in Art+Innovations -- An opportunity to explore the ideas of the most forward thinking and creative people working today. Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Clearwater Arts Alliance, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts and the Morean Arts Center. This event will create a dialogue on the newest ideas and most compelling expressions between art + place + people. The Thursday night event is a formal presentation and talk. The Saturday early evening event is a more informal <> meet and greet. Based in New York City since 2001, Nobuho Nagasawa was born in Tokyo, and raised in Europe and Japan, and received her MFA at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She came to the United States as a visiting scholar through the invitation of California Institute of the Arts in 1986, where she studied visual art, critical theory and music. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose site-specific work explores the places, politics, ecology and psychological dimensions of space and people. Her work involves in-depth research into the cultural history and memory, and extensive community participation.

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Second Saturday ArtWalk

Second Saturday ArtWalk

September 9th, 2017 Saturday
Various, St. Petersburg

Meet the artists and gallery owners during this casual, festive evening as over 40 studios and galleries in the Waterfront Arts, Central, EDGE, Grand Central and Warehouse Arts Districts come together as one arts destination. ArtWalk is Opening Night where many galleries and studios premiere new works. It's impossible to take in the entire ArtWalk in one night! Plan to drive, walk, or take the free trolleys to visit the districts of your choice.

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Conversations in Art+Innovations with Nobuho Nagasawa:                         - Nobuho Nagasawa Pre

Conversations in Art+Innovations with Nobuho Nagasawa: - Nobuho Nagasawa Pre

September 9th, 2017 Saturday
Morean Art Gallery (719 Central Ave.)

Creative Pinellas presents conversations in Art+Innovations -- An opportunity to explore the ideas of the most forward thinking and creative people working today. Sponsored by the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance, Clearwater Arts Alliance, Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts and the Morean Arts Center. This event will create a dialogue on the newest ideas and most compelling expressions between art + place + people. The Thursday night event is a formal presentation and talk. The Saturday early evening event is a more informal <> meet and greet. Based in New York City since 2001, Nobuho Nagasawa was born in Tokyo, and raised in Europe and Japan, and received her MFA at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She came to the United States as a visiting scholar through the invitation of California Institute of the Arts in 1986, where she studied visual art, critical theory and music. She is an interdisciplinary artist whose site-specific work explores the places, politics, ecology and psychological dimensions of space and people. Her work involves in-depth research into the cultural history and memory, and extensive community participation.

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Art of Remembrance - Day of Service Honoring 9/11

September 9th, 2017 Saturday
6798 Crosswinds Dr. North, B106, St. Petersburg

This year, AARP Tampa Bay is making its Day of Service an event to honor veterans and first responders. By working with the Veteran’s Art Center of Tampa Bay (VACTB) and other community partners, AARP hopes to bring awareness to the effectiveness of art therapy. Saturday’s events will focus on music therapy and fine arts therapy and a very special Trolley Art Unveiling! At 4 pm, AARP will unveil the award-winning work of Kenny Maguire, a new artist to the growing St. Pete arts scene and a Marine Corps veteran. His artwork was selected from a countywide competition, and it will now be seen by thousands as it is transferred to the side of a Trolley!

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About SPFestival

Experience the Arts and Culture of St. Petersburg, FL during the St. Petersburg Festival of the Arts. Discover artistic creators and creations at dozens o​​f events and venues around St. Pete over three weekends in September 2017.

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