Saturday, August 18, 2018
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St. Pete Pride schedule and live blog

St. Pete Pride Block Party and Night Parade: St. Pete Pride's popular parade moves to downtown St. Petersburg's scenic waterfront. The block party brings DJs, food and drinks starting at 2 p.m. The parade steps off at Fifth Ave NE and Bayshore at 7 p.m. with fireworks at 9:45 p.m. 2 p.m., North Straub Park, Fifth Avenue NE and Bayshore Drive, St. Petersburg. Free, $25 bleachers, $50-$600 glamstands. (727) 342-0084.

Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival: This annual festival features handmade works by more than 150 crafters from across the country and eclectic exhibits. 10 a.m., Downtown Dunedin, along Main Street, Dunedin. Free. (813) 962-0388.

Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story: Book Signing and Art Reception: A screening of the documentary about the Navy SEAL veteran who came out as a transgender woman. A QandA with Beck will follow. A pre-screening reception begins at 6 p.m. Beck's art will be on display in addition to the work of other veterans, and she will sign her book. 10 a.m., Veteran's Art Center Tampa Bay, 6798 Crosswinds Drive N, St. Petersburg. Free.

Body Mind Spirit Expo: The "Shine Your Truth" themed expo features holistic exhibitors, lectures, spiritual healers, massages, aura photos and more to help you step to the next level of your being. 10 a.m., Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $12. (541) 482-3722.

Dali and Beyond Film Series: Kubo and the Two Strings: This surreal film series lets you see a film for free in the museum's lobby theater. This portion features the animated film Kubo and the Two Strings, in which a young boy must flee from a vengeful spirit he accidentally summons. 1 p.m., Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 823-3767.

Symbiosis: A Sound Installation: Surround sound speakers broadcast ambient sounds throughout the preserve. An artist talk describes how this works before each performance. 2 p.m., Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. $3, $1 children (park admission); free (performance). (727) 893-7326.

George Michael Tribute Unveiling: Sip on complimentary "I Want Your Sextinis" at the unveiling of a new George Michael tribute painting by Hollywood artist Adam Scott Rote. 4 p.m., Ocean Blue Galleries, 284 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 502-2583.

Tampa Natsumatsuri Japanese Summer Festival: Explore Japanese culture. 5 p.m., Christ the King Catholic Church, 821 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. Free. (954) 776-1999, ext. 255.

TransPride March: A gathering of members of the transgender, gender non-conforming, queer communities and their families, friends and supporters. The march ends at the starting point for the St. Pete Pride Parade. Marchers are invited to also join the parade. 6 p.m., Albert Whitted Park, 107 Eighth Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. Free.

L.A. Guns: Traci Gunns and Phil Lewis reunite for a tour, putting them on the stage together for the first time in over 15 years. 7 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $25, $22 advance. (727) 895-3045.

Basement Sessions: Music by seven bands and two DJ's along with a display of works by more than 16 artists and culinary art by Jam Dish. The party runs until 5 a.m. June 25. 7 p.m., Lot 1901, 1901 E Second Ave., Ybor City. $12 advance, $15 at the door. (813) 892-7525.

Jeremy Gloff: Tampa's queen of pop will perform alongside Shae Krispinski, Entropy, Achilles the Conquerer, JT Salazar and DJ $stephmoney. 8 p.m., New World Brewery, 1313 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. $8. (813) 248-4969.

The Wimps: The punk-rockers play Transitions Art Gallery at the Skatepark with openers Sallow, Seafang and NMBRS. 8 p.m., Skatepark of Tampa, 4215 E Columbus Drive, Tampa. $11.75. (813) 621-6793.

Alonzo Bodden: The winner of season three of Last Comic Standing is a regular on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me. 8 and 10:30 p.m., Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. $10-$16.50. (813) 960-1197.

A Roots 'n' Rhythm Revue: The multi-band event features Little Sheba and the Shamans, 6 Volt Rodeo, Sara Rose Band (with the return of bassist Bill Lex) and The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $10. (813) 241-8600.

ETC!ETC! and Meaux Green: The DJs headline a customer appreciation show. 10 p.m., Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 247-2555.

KIDS AND FAMILY

The Art of the Brick: An elaborate display of more than 100 pieces of Lego artwork. Remains on display through Sept. 4. 10 a.m., Event Space, 802 E Whiting St., Tampa. Free. (813) 484-9080.

MORE TO EXPLORE

Find more Pride events at tampabay.com/things-to-do.

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