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Things to do in Pinellas

JIM DAMASKE   |   Times

JIM DAMASKE | Times

03 Today

Muvico Free Summer Film Fest: Today's free film is The Smurfs, 10 a.m. Free. Baywalk 20, 151 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 502-9573. www.muvico.com/SummerFilmFest.asp.

Coffee with a Curator: Dalí assistant curator Dirk Armstrong presents "Dalí in Color," an exhibition featuring 18 rarely seen works from the museum's collection. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd., St. Petersburg. (727) 823-3767.

Tonight a Clown Will Travel Time: This traveling puppet spectacle presents fast moving, fast talking, live action comic books. 8 p.m. $12. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org.

Swing Time Dance: Swing Time rocks the Gulfport Casino Ballroom with hot rockabilly music by the Hot Rod Hornets. Dress in red, white and blue for a night with a Charleston dance lesson at 6 p.m. and a swing dance lessons at 7 p.m., followed by open dancing at 8 p.m. $10. 5500 Shore Blvd. S. (813) 840-3715.

Red, White and Beer: The Avenue starts the Fourth of July partying early with 1776-themed drinks, music by DJs Traphouse Tracy and Change, Firecracker Burgers and a sky lantern release at midnight. Lanterns available for $5 with proceeds benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. 9 p.m. Free. 330 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 851-9531.

04 Thursday

Naked Imagination: Three Muses and a Fool Productions presents a night of short plays, clowning and Flamenco dancing. 8 p.m. $15. City of Imagination, 2726 54th St. S, Gulfport. (727) 321-1786.

05 Friday

Benefit Rummage Sale: Wallace Welch and Willingham's Community Involvement Committee and its employees will sell desks, office supplies, household goods and other items with all the proceeds going to the Pet Pal Animal Shelter. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Suntrust Building, 300 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 522-7777.

Get Downtown First Friday Music Series: Get downtown for music, food and a lively crowd in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue. Proceeds from beer and wine sales benefits area organizations. 5:30-10 p.m. Free; refreshments extra. (727) 393-3597.

Gulfport Art Walk: Meet artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers along Beach Boulevard. New Horizons Band and the Double M Band perform at venues throughout the waterfront district. Visitors can also view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Club's telescopes every first Friday. 6-10 p.m. Free. Beach Boulevard.

The Hip Abduction : This Florida-based seven-piece band mixes African traditions, rock, and reggae vibes. With Burning Tree and Danfield. 7 p.m. $10-$12. The Local 662, 662 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 258-4829. rootsmusic.com.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Chicago White Sox 7:10 p.m. Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297. tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

06 Saturday

Canopy Tree Climbing: Climbers ages 6 and older can ascend into the heights of a live oak using harnesses and a rope pulley system similar to those used in rain forests. 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $10. Lakeview Presbyterian Church, 1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 328-0300.

Madeira Beach Craft Festival: This two-day festival showcases a wide variety of original crafts for sale. A Green Market will offer exotic plants, as well as dips and other gourmet items. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admisison. Madeira Beach, 15103 Madeira Way. (561) 746-6615.

We the Kings: The Bradenton pop-punk band holds many titles, including best new artist from the MTV Music Awards, best pop punk band from the Rock on Request Awards, and most innovative music video from the O Music Awards. 6 p.m. $19. Jannus Live, 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 565-0550. jannuslive.com.

Tampa Bay Rays: vs. Chicago White Sox In its 11th installment of the Rays Turn Back the Clock, the team will don the groovy throwback jerseys they made up last year — a look inspired by the 1979 Padres. The giveaway will be a bobblehead of Evan Longoria (born in 1985) wearing that retro uniform. The Chicago White Sox will be wearing their 1974 uniforms. Saturday is Fishing Night, and if you purchase a $35 press level seat by today at raysbaseball.com/specialevents you get a Rays bucket hat. 7:15 p.m.Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg. (888) 326-7297. tampabay.rays.mlb.com.

Jay and Silent Bob : Jay and Silent Bob strike back once again with the release of a new animated film, Jay & Silent Bob's Super Groovy Cartoon Movie. Jason Mewes (Jay) and Kevin Smith (Silent Bob) will do a Q & A following the film. 7:30 p.m. $25-$59. Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-3590. www.spcollege.edu/ palladium.

Gucci Mane: Continue the July 4 celebrations as the Southern rapper takes the stage, joined by DJ Shurefire, T-Mann, Young Gunnaz, and Fresh. 10 p.m. $40; $80 for VIP passes. Onyx Premium Night Club, 211 3rd Street South, St. Petersburg. (727) 258-4813.

Thursday | Fourth of July

Gulfport's Fourth of July Celebration: The day starts early with a kids fishing derby casting off from the sea wall adjacent to the recreation center at 8 a.m. Plan on sticking around the beach for the sand sculpting contest (11:30 a.m.). Kids can have fun in the children's activities area while parents check out the annual auto show (10 a.m.-2 p.m.). A craft area opens at 4 p.m., and the event's official live music kicks off at 5 p.m. Clear the street for a parade on Beach Boulevard at 6 p.m., but stick around the area for the fireworks finale at 9 p.m. Times are tentative; check mygulfport.us for updates. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Free. Beach Boulevard. (727) 893-1118.

The Cowhead Show's 4th of July Brew Ha-Ha: Last Comic Standing's Ralphie May headlines the American celebration with the classic barbecue, fireworks, and live music from Pitbull Toddler. 6 p.m. $20. Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7832. mahaffeytheater.com.

Tampa Bay Rowdies: Stick around and throw a blanket on the field to watch the city's fireworks display after the Rowdies play against in-state rival the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 6:30 p.m. $16-$55. Progress Energy Park/Al Lang Field, 180 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. (813) 287-1539.

Fourth of July at MFA: Groove to live tunes by O Som Do Jazz while you enjoy your fill of gourmet barbecue buffet and the best seat in town for the St. Petersburg fireworks. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $45, $36 members (reservations required). Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. (727) 822-1032.

Fourth of July in Downtown St. Petersburg: Even thought the Pier is set for demolition in August, the city's Independence Day plans are pretty much business as usual. The fireworks will go off on Spa Beach, the only difference being you won't be able to watch them from the Pier building. The Pier approach, however will be available as a viewing area. The fireworks set to go off at 9 p.m. can be seen from most of the city's waterfront parks. Weather conditions may bump up or delay the start time up to 30 minutes. 9 p.m. Free. 615 Second Ave. N.

Fourth of July Fest: An all-day beach party including concerts, a tiki bar on the sand, food vendors, a kids area with a slide, aqua bubbles, hula hoop contests, a gyrosphere, and a fireworks finale. 9 p.m. Free. Archibald Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach.

Things to do in Pinellas 07/02/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 2, 2013 6:59pm]
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