St. Pete Pier showcases small businesses

By: Margie Manning Seventeen local small businesses will be spotlighted in The Marketplace, one of the first areas visitors will see at the new St. Pete Pier. The small businesses will occupy seven kiosks and 10 tents under a solar roof structure that provides shade just a few feet away from the Pier entrance. Each […]

Mask Up – The St. Pete Way

Local gallery general manager, Matthew Shapiro of Shapiro’s Gallery as well as owner 1771 Designs has jumped into the mask design game, bringing a little bit of local love to a tough time. “It’s Florida, it’s humid, it’s 95 degrees outside,” he said. “But if we have to wear them, let’s try to have some […]

PetWorks Opens on Beach Drive

Pet lovers rejoice – a brand new pet store has arrived on Beach Drive! Located at 1 Beach Drive SE, PetWorks brings hand-selected, thoroughly researched pet products to St. Petersburg. Many products made overseas include chemicals that are toxic to pets, so almost all available products are US-made. Local owners Kelli and Robert created the […]

SHINE Mural Festival 2019

It’s SHINE time again in St. Pete! Here’s a comprehensive list of the artists, locations, and events so you don’t miss out on any of the fun. Muralists hail from all around the world, from England and Mexico to here in our beloved Sunshine City, bringing beautiful variety and art to the walls of St. […]

Tampa Bay is the setting for novelist George Fleming’s ‘Bad Habits’

On the cover of George L. Fleming’s debut novel, Bad Habits, a woman stands at water’s edge holding a fishing rod, silhouetted by blood-red Florida surf. This is, presumably, one Reed O’Hara, the thriller’s fictional heroine and the center of the complex universe Fleming has created in a (semi-fictional) Tampa Bay. The figure in the […]

Beach Drive: The Weekender 8/29-9/1

Happy weekend, St. Pete! It’s Labor Day Weekend, so close the summer in the best place to be – DTSP. This weekend’s highlights include: Thursday – the Royal Palm Market, a stop on the George Clinton tour, and dedication of the new sculpture “Community DNA.” Friday – clay, shuffleboard, art at the Vinoy, and Buddha […]

Your weekend arts forecast: Comedian Brian Regan; Van Gogh on film

Just before last weekend’s 50th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s giant leap for mankind, comedian Brian Regan posted a video to social media. Looking directly into the camera, he said ‘It’s July 20. National Moon Day … I think I have a joke where I refer to the moon …” And then he played this clip: […]

‘Drilled!’ is a musical political satire with bite

In “Drilled!” at the Palladium: Mario Gonzalez, Chris Loving and Bailee McQueen. All photos provided by Bill Leavengood. It was Bill Leavengood’s dental hygienist, of all people, who planted the seed for his newest play. “Hey,” she’d said as he climbed out of the chair, “you ought to set a musical in a dentist’s office.” […]

Your Weekend Arts Forecast: Who’ll blow the best glass?

Will watching glass blowers at work translate into boffo TV ratings? Netflix hopes so. Photo: Marblemedia. Game on! Just when you thought TV couldn’t possibly come up with another reality competition series, Netflix pulls one out of the furnace. Premiering Friday, the Canadian production Blown Away isn’t likely to rival Project Runway or Top Chef […]