Things to Do in South Pinellas Sept. 22-29


Toast Oktoberfest with liter mugs at Gulfport Brewery
Gulfport Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest.
Paige Walensky

Thursday, 09/22 – Saturday, 24.9

Artist’s workbench: ceramics Florida CraftArt’s Artists’ Workbench series continues. Each week, a different artist transforms Florida CraftArt into his studio, giving visitors a rare glimpse into their process in this interactive exhibit. This week, Florida CraftArt welcomes three ceramic artists: Sue Shapiro, September 22; Tyler Jones, September 23; and Kimberli Cummings, September 24. St. Pete artist Sue Shapiro creates both functional and decorative pottery using hand building techniques that give her vases an aesthetically pleasing asymmetry. Tyler Jones, on the other hand, uses a potter’s wheel to create perfectly symmetrical, functional pottery. Tampa ceramic artist Kimberli Cummings is an expert in majolica glazing, a technique developed in the Middle East to mimic Chinese porcelain. Together they show you a variety of ways contemporary ceramic artists work today. Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg. 11am-4pm floridacraftart.org, 727-821-7391.


Thursday, 09/22

calendar girl Still not sure what the coastal granny trend is all about? Find out at Gulfport Senior Center’s inaugural Calendar Girl Fashion Show. The show showcases styles for each month of the year with clothing provided by local boutiques and shops. But more than just fashion, a ticket to the Gulfport Senior Center’s Calendar Girl Fashion Show includes finger food, shopping and a chance to win prizes. The money from the ticket sales goes into the construction budget of the senior center. Get tickets online, at the Senior Center, at BoTiki, Susan Mango or Zaiya. Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. 2 p.m. $10. calendargirlfashion.eventbrite.com, 727-893-1231.

Wine Veritas “In the wine lies the truth.” Trish Parry, Andrew Hughes, Larry Bukovey and Tracy Reynolds star in this dark comedy about the dangers of honesty, written by David MacGregor and directed by Stephen Ray. The play begins with two couples drinking wine together on Halloween night. But this is no ordinary wine. This ceremonial blue wine is made from the skin of blue tree dart frogs and works as a truth serum. Studio Grand Central, 2260 1st Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Through Oct. 9: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. $25-35. studiograndcentral.com, 727-202-7019.

Brittany Baldwin at The Salty Nun Every fourth Thursday, The Salty Nun hosts vocal powerhouse Brittany Baldwin. Ask them to play Get Low. The Salty Nun, 2501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 6:30-9:30 p.m. 727-329-9994.


Friday, 09/23

Eat out for the story Bring some loose change, and Jax In and Out brings the food—mojo pork, black beans and rice, and Cuban bread—at this fundraising dinner in support of the Gulfport Historical Society’s arts and history programs. Reserve your tickets in advance at the museum or online via the GHS website. Gulfport Historical Museum, 5301 28th Avenue S., Gulfport. 19 o’clock; Doors, 6:30 p.m. $10; $12, non-members. Gulfporthistoricalsosociety.org 727-201-8687.


Saturday, 09/24

Gulfport Brewery Oktoberfest Gulfport Brewery celebrates Oktoberfest with live music throughout the day, German band Nu Sounds Orchestra from 6pm to 9pm, a mug-holding competition and beer puppeteers (YouTube it). Break out the dirndls and lederhosen as this German-themed event features costume contests for both humans and pets. See Facebook for the full schedule of events. Gulfport Brewery, 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. Gulfport-Brewing.com, 727-954-4109.

Elvis in Gulfport Elvis tribute artist Fred Wolfe performs classic Elvis hits with fellow musicians Jay Miah, DeLaran, Emanuel and Chris Flanders in this benefit concert for Unity of Gulfport. Catherine A. Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. 7 p.m. $25-75. unityofgulfport.com, 727-893-1070.

Bangs in the park The Florida Orchestra returns to the St. Pete shore for its annual Pops in the Park, featuring film scores, Broadway hits and symphonic favorites. Vinoy Park, 701 Bayshore Dr. NE, St Petersburg. 7:30 p.m. floridaorchestra.org, 727-892-3337.

Vintage Florida In this 1950’s themed edition of Cocktails on the Courts, the St. Petersburg Museum of History celebrates old Florida with live music from The Black Honkeys, dancing, unlimited Florida cuisine and cocktails, a 1950’s fashion show, special appearances by celebrities of the 50’s, and shuffleboard. St. Pete Shuffle, 559 Mirror Lake Dr. N., St. Petersburg. 7 p.m. $100. spmoh.com, 727-894-1052.

Gator watch Football is more fun when you watch it with other people, preferably with people who support the same team as you. Caddy’s Gulfport invites Gator fans to watch the games, drink cheap beer and join the Pinellas County Gator Club to cheer for this football season. Specialty drinks include $15 Miller Lite buckets; $20 White Claw bucket; $3 Twisted Tea, Dos Equis and Miller Lite. This week, the Gators take on the Tennessee Volunteers in Knoxville. Caddies Gulfport, 3128 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. 5 p.m. cli.re/21188-gator-watch-party, 727-592-2842.

Fresh Harvest Market Eat Be Grow is hosting a local fresh harvest growers market at Red Feather Studios featuring fruit trees, native plants and vegetable starter plants. Red Feather Studios, 1301 49th St. S., Gulfport. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. eatbegrow.com, 727-560-0608.


Tuesday, 09/27

Tuesday Run Club Need runner motivation? Gulfport Brewery + Eatery hosts a running club every Tuesday. Finish your run with Buy One, Get One Brews afterwards. Gulfport Brewery + Restaurant, 3007 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport. 6:30 p.m. Gulfport-Brewing.com 727-954-4109.


Wednesday, 09/28

Florida woman Learn Florida history through the stories of Florida’s most influential women. Elizabeth Britt shares stories about the influence of women in Florida on fashion, the environment, legislation, aviation, civil rights and more at this St. Pete Beach Library event. St. Pete Beach Library, 365 73rd Ave, St. Pete Beach. 4 p.m. spblibrary.com 727-363-9238


Thursday, 09/29

autumn festival Gulfport Senior Center hosts the second annual Community Fall Festival and Senior Resource Expo. The event combines free health checkups with games, door prizes and swag so you can take care of your health while having fun. Gulfport Senior Center, 5501 27th Avenue S, Gulfport. 14 o’clock Gulfportseniorfoundation.org, 727-893-1231.

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