Shopping Planner: Upcyclers wanted, plus tea time and more
Happy Wednesday, everyone! Here's a look at some of the shopping events happening in the bay area this weekend and beyond:
CALLING ALL ARTISTS: UPCYCLE ST. PETE
Green Bench Brewing Co. and Habitat for Humanity Pinellas are looking for artists as they team up to host the second annual Upcycle St. Pete Art Auction and Raffle on April 16. Right now, 30 artists are needed to donate pieces for auction using supplies provided by Habitat for Humanity. Participants also receive a $10 credit at the Habitat Pinellas ReStore for materials aside from the pallet. Bidders at the auction can expect anything from wall art to furniture to accessories and more, all upcycled locally. If you’d like to craft a contribution to the Upcycle Art Auction, contact Colin Lyman at (727) 902-7637 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Leah Crowe at email@example.com or (314) 435-1907. The deadline for entries is Monday. The event itself is from 7 to 11 p.m. April 16 at Green Bench, 1133 Baum Ave N, St. Petersburg. greenbenchbrewing.com.
TEA TIME: MAD HATTERS GARDEN MARKET
Peruse wares from dozens of local vendors this Sunday when Mad Hatters Ethnobotanical Tea Bar, 4685 28th St. N, St. Petersburg, hosts the Mad Hatters Garden Market. Expect eclectic goods from a wide variety of local businesses. We’re talking fern art, steampunk art, jewelry, accessories, mandalas, coloring books, glass, sculptures, clothing and essential oils, plus the ever-so-popular succulents and air plants. Bites include cupcakes, vegan raw food, soup and sandwiches from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday. madhattersteabar.com.
OUT AND ABOUT: WHAT’S HAPPENING
Breaking Free: Silent No More
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday
Where: TPepin’s Hospitality Centre, 4121 N 50th St., Tampa. (813) 369-1204.
What’s happening: The classy, cocktail attire event to help domestic violence victims “break free” includes a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction, a cake auction, mix and mingle and a red carpet fashion show featuring domestic violence survivors as models. Benefits Visions of Hope International. $75 advance. vhbreakingfree.com.
Loot From the Boot
When: 9 a.m. Saturday
Where: St. Alfred’s Episcopal Church, 1601 Curlew Road, Palm Harbor.
What’s happening: Shop from trunk to trunk as residents load down their vehicles with household goods, decorative items, collectibles and books. Free.