Shopping Planner: Record Store Day, global goods and Fashionollia 68
USE YOUR NEEDLE: RECORD STORE DAY
Saturday is Record Store Day, the morning when music collectors rise early and strap on their Rush T-shirts to hit their local record shops in search of limited-edition vinyl. Plenty of stores will offer discounts, food and drink, live music and other goodies. This year features 7-inches, live LPs, compilations and collectibles from artists such as David Bowie, Lil Wayne and Florence and the Machine. (For a full list, see recordstoreday.com.) General rule: Stores don’t know their stock until Friday or so, and often don’t announce their supply in advance. So your best bet to find that rare J Dilla you’ve got your eye on is to get there early and wait in line. Among the stores participating:
Bananas Music: 2887 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 321-6814. musicfinder.com.
Daddy Kool Records: 666 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 822-5665. daddykool.com.
The Disc Exchange: 6712 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 343-5845. thediscexchange.com.
Gulfport Records: 5211 Gulfport Blvd., Gulfport. (301) 922-1767. gulfportrecords.com.
Kingfish Records: Oldsmar Flea Market, 180 Race Track Road, Oldsmar. (727) 455-9923. kingfishrecords.com.
Microgroove: 4906 N Florida Ave., Tampa. (813) 667-7089. facebook.com/microgroovetampa.
Mojo Books & Records: 2540 E Fowler Ave., Tampa. (813) 971-9717. facebook.com/mojotampa.
Planet Retro: 2415 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 218-7434. planetretrorecords.com.
Sound Exchange: 14246 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa; 805 W Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon; 7688 49th St. N, Pinellas Park. facebook.com/soundexchangetampabay.
The Vinyl Countdown: 1745 W Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. (813) 810-6298. facebook.com/thevinylcountdowntampa.
- Jay Cridlin, Pop Music/Culture Critic
GRAND OPENING: BLUE SALVAGE
Listening to live music is fun. Downing food and refreshments is fun. Shopping an eclectic array of fashion and home goods handcrafted from materials from around the globe is superduper fun. All are great reasons to stop by Hyde Park Village’s newest pop-up shop, Blue Salvage, for its grand opening party from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday.
“We feel this is such a fun concept and wonderful opportunity to share our company’s design with a purposeful mission, ethically sourced textiles and findings here in one of Tampa’s most beautiful communities,” Blue Salvage design manager and curator Catherine Foulks said in a news release. “… We personally invite you to come out to visit our shop and help us make the world a more beautiful place one handmade item at a time.”
Shoppers can expect unique vintage items, jewelry, home decor and artwork made from raw materials and textiles and handcrafted by artisans around the world. Ten percent of Blue Salvage’s profits benefit the Blue Salvage Project, which helps families both locally and abroad to focus on healthy meals and education, and 10 percent of all jewelry sales benefit water.org, which provides access to safe water and sanitation to millions of people around the world. Everyone who attends the grand opening bash will be entered to win a $50 gift card. Music to our ears! The pop-up shop is open through May 15 at 1607 W Snow Circle, Tampa. bluesalvage.com.
BE THE CHANGE: FASHIONOLLIA 68
The Tampa Woman’s Club is celebrating its 68th Fashionollia event on Saturday with a gourmet lunch, celebrity model fashion show, vendors and silent auction, all hosted by master of ceremonies Ernest Hooper, a columnist for our very own Tampa Bay Times. Locally famous guests will include Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, state Rep. Dana Young, surgeon Sharona Ross, Jennifer Epstein of Fox 13 and WFLA’s Leslee Lacey. The event will benefit several local charities including Alpha House, Bridging Freedom, American Veterans Honor Flights, local student scholarships and Tampa Bay Watch. Tickets are still available for $65. To purchase, call (813) 839-7457 or email email@example.com. It’s at 10 a.m. Saturday at Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, 4200 Jim Walter Blvd., Tampa. tampawomansclub.com.