Shopping Planner: Rock and Roll Swap Meet, Fido and Frida and more
MUSICAL MARKET: ROCK AND ROLL SWAP MEET
If you love rock ‘n’ roll, or any music really, this event Sunday at Cage Brewing in St. Petersburg is for you. The Rock and Roll Swap Meet will not only have nine bands performing, including Car Bomb Driver, Pretty Voices and Mondo Diablo, but there will also be vendors selling vinyl, CDs, books and memorabilia. The event isn’t really a swap meet, so no trading, but more of an indie market that includes Daddy Kool Records, WMNF Community Radio and Planet Retro Records as vendors. If you’re in the market for some rockin’ art, they’ve got you covered there too, including Hardison Collins’ large-scale pop art “EyeHurts,” like the one of Sid and Nancy that’s pictured. There’s a $5 cover charge, but I’d say for nine bands and tons of cool stuff, that’s a deal. Oh yeah, and you can grab a nice cold beer (or a few) at Cage Brewing, 2001 First Ave. S. The event runs from 2-7 p.m.
FANCY FURBALLS: FIDO AND FRIDA
Thanks to the “Frida Kahlo at the Dalí” exhibit, Frida fever is everywhere. Now people and their pets can become immortalized in Frida fashion this weekend at the Dalí Museum’s Pop Up Pet Portraits at the Saturday Morning Market in downtown St. Petersburg. Photographer Laura Allen will shoot a portrait of you and your pet, or just your pet, for free. The Dalí will provide the Frida-esque props. You can decide on drawing the unibrow on your pet, like the dog pictured. It’s first come, first served from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 101 First St. SE. thedali.org.
BELLE OF THE BALL: FREE PROM DRESS DISTRIBUTION
The Belle of the Ball Project is a fantastic organization that donates prom and homecoming dresses to low-income high school girls in need. The organization acquires dresses, jewelry, purses and shoes by donation and gives them to the girls so they don’t have to miss dances because they are unable to afford an outfit. Dresses become available starting Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1210 Holt Ave. in Clearwater. A donation of $1-$5 is requested, but not required. Donations of dresses and accessories can also be made that day, as well as on the other distribution days: April 8 and 22 and May 6. To find donation sites the rest of the year, call (727) 386-4502 or visit belleoftheballproject.com.
HOT DEAL ALERT: JILL KIRSH COLOR SALE
Color consultant Jill Kirsh, known as "Hollywood's Guru of Hue," has made it her business to know what colors you should be wearing. The system is based on hair color, which she has classified as deep brunette, warm blonde, golden brown and red and ash blonde, platinum grey. This applies to both clothing and makeup, and she's created mineral based, fragrance free makeup kits with all your best shades for the eyes, cheeks and lips. In addition to being available on her website, the makeup is also available on Amazon, and now through the end of March, blushes and lipsticks are 40 percent off. Kirsh also
has a nifty book of color swatches for each hair color, so you never have to second-guess yourself while clothes shopping, available at jillkirschcolor.com.