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Things to do, from bellydancing to bridal show

17 Today

Bellydance Superstars: Bombay Bellywood: World premier dance troupe Bellydance Superstars elevates the art of belly dance to mainstream. Dancers incorporate other dance styles including Indian, Polynesian and Tribal, creating a spectacular show with amazing costumes and music. 8 p.m. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $32-$45. Call (727) 822-3590.

Bridal show: More than 60 of the area's top bridal specialists will be on hand to help make your special day positively perfect. From deejays to reception halls and bakers, meet the wedding professionals here. Noon. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $3. Call (727) 893-8523.

Hot Pepper Fest: Peppers prevail at this "hot" event with jellies, salsas and other foods. There's also a variety of pepper plants from sweet to hot, a pepper-eating contest, pepper-themed clothing, art, jewelry, spicy Latin music and icy beer to cool it all down. 11 a.m. Sunken Gardens, 1825 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free with Gardens admission: $8, $6 seniors, $4 kids 2-11. Call (727) 551-3102.

Indoor fresh market: The air-conditioned mall corridors house a market with fresh produce, prepared foods, multicultural and specialty food, greenery, arts/crafts, music and plenty of seating for people watching. 9 a.m. Seminole Mall, 11201 Park Blvd. Call Scott at (727) 776-7261.

Gulfport Centennial Art Celebration: Organizers of this exhibit, which will show in conjunction with the city's centennial celebration, hope to have 100 artists showing their work. Each artist represented at the exhibit will have one work to display, and selected works will be for sale. Perhaps some of the city's beloved geckos will make it into the exhibit. 10 a.m. Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S. Free. Call (727) 893-1118.

Gopher tortoise hike: Join herpetologist George Heinrich on a hike through the preserve to look for and learn about this important reptile. 9 a.m. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $3, $1.50 children. Call (727) 893-7326.

18 Monday

Auditions for Tale of Beauty and the Beast: St. Petersburg Petite Little Theater seeks children between 8 and 14 for the musical production. Children auditioning should be prepared to sing something that is easy for them. Everyone who auditions will get a part. 3:30 p.m. St. Petersburg Little Theater, 4025 31st St. S. Call (727) 864-2850.

19 Tuesday

Tampa Bay Senior Expo: A day of seminars, screenings, investments, travel opportunities, health, recreation and more. 9 a.m. Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call (727) 892-5202 or visit coliseum.

Art & Autobiography: Portraits by Nava Mentkow: The Florida Holocaust Museum has joined with the University of South Florida to create this exhibition comprised of original paintings of Holocaust survivors who live in the Tampa Bay area. The artist, Nava Mentkow, is a grandchild of Holocaust survivors. The paintings are accompanied by brief biographies of the survivors; an audio tour provides a portion of the survivors' stories told in their own words. 10 a.m. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 Fifth St. S, St. Petersburg. Included with museum admission. Call (727) 820-0100 or visit flholocaust

18 Monday

Pint Size Pumpkin Patch: Come in costume and join the trick or treat parade. Children ages 6 and under will enjoy fun activities, crafts, food and a special visit from a storytelling scarecrow. Registrations will be accepted 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today and all day Monday as long as space is available. 6 p.m. Southwest Recreation Complex and Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. $5 per child, free for children 2 and younger. Call (727) 518-3125 to register.

Things to do, from bellydancing to bridal show 10/16/10 [Last modified: Saturday, October 16, 2010 4:31am]
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