Shopping Planner: A folklore art show and gypsy market, back to school bash and the Summer Style Series
Fairy Tales and Folklore: Legends Chapter 2 Art Show and Market
Legends, folklore and myth are the stuff great art is often based on. The folks at Black Amethyst Tattoo Gallery know that, which is why they are presenting a series of fantasy-themed art shows throughout the summer. This month’s event happens Friday at Green Bench Brewing Co. They have teamed up with the St. Pete Indie Market, which will present a Gypsy Market, with loads of handmade goods from local artisans and makers. The art show looks really cool, featuring imaginative artwork by area talent. Florida Folk Scene provides the tunes with a live set. The next two events are scheduled for Aug. 25 and Sept. 29. Friday’s event happens from 7-11 p.m. at 1133 Baum Ave. N, St. Petersburg.
Summer WrapUp: Back to School Bash
While it’s certainly still summer weatherwise, the season is winding down for school kids. Most schools go back in session Aug. 10. If it sneaked up on you, fear not, as the Back to School Bash at Westfield Countryside Mall on Saturday will get you prepared. Families can get information on school resources, health and wellness services, after-school programs, learning centers and safety resources. Kids will enjoy meet-and-greets with area mascots, princesses and superheroes as well as entertainment, hands-on activities and free school supplies. The first 250 kids to complete a scavenger hunt get free full-sized backpacks. The free event happens 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 27001 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. (727) 674-1464.
Fashion Savvy: Summer Style Series
If you are in a fashion rut, check out this great opportunity at Tampa’s International Plaza this weekend. Professional stylists Linda Zipkin, Gosia Eberle and Tasha Ong will be offering their services with complimentary personal styling sessions from Friday through Sunday. Through a styling profile that you fill out, they will determine your fashion needs and what your comfort zone is, and will also factor in your budget. They’ll offer personal shopping services, which is fantastic since these women are privy to all the best apparel the mall has to offer. You can make an appointment online at shopinternationalplaza.com/getyourstyleon or visit the concierge desk in the mall. 2223 N West Shore Blvd. (813) 342-3790.