A free reception will be held before the showcase.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
The council is now accepting applications through Aug. 16.
Nonprofit groups that support the arts and culture in Hillsborough County may be eligible for financial assistance. The Arts Council of Hillsborough County is accepting applications for its 2013-14 Cultural Development Grants for nonprofit organizations that provide arts and cultural programs in Hillsborough County. Last year, the council awarded $190,000 to 22 organizations. See who received grants last year. Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 16. For more details, click here. Got an announcement of your own? Post word of it for free in the South Tampa Patch announcements. ______________ South Tampa Patch is an interactive community site, and we want you to get involved. Post a comment at the bottom of any story. Upload your photos to …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Upload your best photos here — yours might be picked to be South Tampa Patch's Facebook cover photo next month!
Got a cool photo to share? Upload it here, and maybe it'll be chosen as South Tampa Patch's Facebook cover photo! That's right, simply add your photo to this gallery, and one lucky winner will have his or her shot chosen to be put on display at the top of our Facebook page for the next month. You can enter as many photos as you want from now until 5 p.m. on Friday, May 31. We'll choose one random winner, who will also receive a nifty Patch magnet for the fridge! Just add your photos by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button in green. Here's your chance to show off your photogarphy skills and your best images of our town. Let's see what you've got! Open to legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia who are 18 …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The session runs from May 21 until June 27.
Hyde Park Art Studio is offering cartooning and painting art classes for kids aged 7-12. The session runs from May 21 until June 27 at the studio, 702 S. Albany, with instructor Tim Gibbons. Cartooning for Kids is from 4 p.m. until 5 p.m., and allows kids to learn the basics of cartooning, from facial expression to story boarding. Supplies are included, and the cost is $60 for a six-week session. Painting for Kids is from 5:15 p.m. until 6:15 p.m., and will show kids how to have fun with watercolor and acrylics. Supplies are included, and the cost is $60 for a six-week session. For more information or to sign up, call 813-259-1687.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Artist Scott LoBaido will begin work on the mural Monday, May 6 on the north side of the Tampa Firefighters Museum.
World-renowned patriotic artist Scott LoBaido is creating a giant "thank you" to Tampa Bay for its support of wounded warrior and South Tampa resident Sgt. Mike Nicholson. LoBaido is painting an 80- by 30-foot American flag mural to serve as a constant reminder and "thank you" to the Tampa Bay area for supporting Nicholson and the military community. On July 6, 2011, Nicholson, 22, was on combat foot patrol in Afghanistan when an improvised explosive device exploded in his path. Although Nicholson survived, both legs and his left arm had to be amputated. In addition, he suffered a brain injury. LoBaido will begin work on the mural on the north side of the Tampa Firefighters Museum, 720 E. Zack St., in downtown Tampa, Monday, May 6 at 9 a.m…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Tiffani Barner, of Temple Terrace, wrote ‘I Am,’ which touches on rape culture.
“I Am” By Tiffani Barner Before I was able to walk again I had to crawl out of this ratchet thing you inducted me into See I was already aware of its initiation process because a friend of the family took it upon himself to quote unquote “school” me during my elementary years. I was told I had to give my sweet body to one after the other so I could graduate into this thing called Life if I were to be popular. I had managed to avoid the unwanted pregnancies and demonstrative jeers but how could I defend my young life from this burglar? I found it unbearable the activity so many overlooked, supported or even approved. I had been given all the wrong lessons in this growing curriculum of rape culture. I innocently danced eagerly to Too Live …
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The festival will be held at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park in downtown Tampa.
Margarita fans, unite. The inaugural Tampa Bay Margarita Festival is headed to Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park from 2 p.m. until 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 25. In addition to top shelf margaritas, attendees can expect a fireworks show, beach volleyball and the sounds of four local bands. Admission is $10, but goes up to $15 on May 10. Margaritas range in price from $6 to $8. A portion of proceeds benefits a University of South Florida nonprofit called Students in Free Enterprise, said Monica Varner, who is helping organize the festival. Fresh lime juice, tequila and fresh agave nectar are some of the ingredients included in the margaritas. No mixes allowed. Varner, who is working with business partner Ferdian Jap on the margarita festival, has …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Cafe is at 516 N. Tampa Street. The show is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7.
If you're an art fan, mark your calendars: On Tuesday, May 7, Tim Gibbons, Susan McKay and Lorraine Potocki will showcase their watercolor, pastels and acrylic paintings at Bamboozle Cafe, 516 N. Tampa Street. The event is from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The show runs through Saturday, June 1. Light refreshments will be served. Also, beer, wine and tea will be available for purchase. Free on-street parking is available after 6 p.m.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Tickets go on sale on Saturday, April 20 for the singer's solo venture.
Multi-platinum singer Selena Gomez is making a tour stop in Tampa Bay in October as part of a 56-city world tour backing her upcoming album, according to a news release from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The tour begins on Aug. 14 and heads to Tampa at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30. Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. Tickets are available at the McDonald's Ticket Office at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Ticketmaster outlets, Livenation.com and at Ticketmaster.com. For more information on ordering tickets by phone call, 1-800-745-3000. Do you plan to go to the concert? Tell us in the comments.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The mixer will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, and attendees are being asked to wear neckties.
This just in from Vjollca Hysenlika: In response to Enterprise Florida's new marketing logo featuring a necktie - which has raised objections from professional women throughout the state - Femfessionals Tampa Bay is inviting its April 18 all-female event attendees to wear neckties. The "Fem-style Fashion Mixer" is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 at Fresh Threads Designer Consignment Boutique on 1543 S. Dale Mabry Highway in Tampa. The event will feature style expert Wendi Braswell giving professional fashion tips, networking, shopping and light food and beverages. Attendees are invited to wear neckties, and Femfessionals will have ties on-hand to lend to willing participants, as well. Several weeks ago, Enterprise Florida, the …