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Sean Leen, with Denny Park Fine Arts from Seattle, works to move one of the over 200 large glass spheres, called floats, in the Float Boat exhibit at the Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive, in St. Petersburg Tuesday afternoon (08/02/16). The Chihuly is moving and a team from Seattle, home of Dale Chihuly's studio, is here to dismantle and pack up the glass works of art.  The Chihuly Collection is relocating to 720 Central Avenue and is scheduled to have a grand reopening in October 2016, according to Chihuly Collection Executive Director Andy Schlauch.

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Sean Leen, with Denny Park Fine Arts from Seattle, works to move one of the over 200 large glass spheres, called floats, in the Float Boat exhibit at the Chihuly Collection, 400 Beach Drive, in St. Petersburg Tuesday afternoon (08/02/16). The Chihuly is moving and a team from Seattle, home of Dale Chihuly's studio, is here to dismantle and pack up the glass works of art. The Chihuly Collection is relocating to 720 Central Avenue and is scheduled to have a grand reopening in October 2016, according to Chihuly Collection Executive Director Andy Schlauch.

Chihuly Collection: A Homecoming: A block party and ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the new home for the collection of glass sculptures by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Doors open at 10 a.m. 9:30 a.m., Chihuly Collection, 700 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free block party; admission to collection $14.95 adult, $13.95 seniors, $10.95 students. (727) 896-4527.

Pumpkin Festival: Fall festival with more than 75 craft booths, live country music, pumpkin games, a pioneer trades village, corn maze and more. Additional charge for some games and activities. 9 a.m., Hunsader Farms, 5500 County Road 675, Bradenton. $10, 12 and younger free; parking $5. (941) 322-2168.

Harvest Moon Corn Maze: The five-acre corn maze features more than 3 miles of twists and turns along with a petting farm, pony rides, games and a pumpkin patch. Runs through Nov. 6. 10 a.m., Harvest Moon Farm, 15990 Stur St., Masaryktown. $11.95, 2 and younger free. Toll-free 1-800-373-4811.

Hauntizaar: Approximately 20 area artists show and sell a variety of hand crafted Halloween and Day of the Dead related art work and gifts. 11 a.m., Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 895-6620.

Happy Birthday Tampa Theatre: Hugo: Tampa Theatre turns 90 and celebrates by rolling back movie ticket prices to what they were in 1926, 25-cents. Screenings include Hugo (2011), The Artist (2011), Cinema Paradiso (1988) and the silent film set to organ accompaniment, The Cameraman (1928). The celebration kicks off with the Martin Scorses film Hugo, which won numerous awards for cinematography as well as visual and sound design. 11:45 a.m., 3:15, 7 and 10:10 p.m. Tampa Theatre, 711 Franklin St., Tampa. $.25. (813) 274-8982.

Peace, Love and Women: This festival of female, or female fronted, bands includes performances by Wendy and the Soul Shakers, Cyndi Burger, Rebecca Bird and Steve Arvey, Gail Trippsmith with Doug Bliss, Regina AaMacha, Motel Funk, Joyful Noise, Rebekah Pulley, Emilia Mele, Barbara Lane with David Lane and Crescendo. VIP includes drinks and stage front reserved seating. Benefits the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund and CASA. 1 p.m., Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport. $40, $100 VIP. (727) 289-9365.

Funk Cancer: The event to combat cancer features performances by Future Vintage, Holey Miss Moley, JuanJamon Band, Areva, Serotonic, Justino and the Difference, NoNeed and Porcupine. Performances run until 3 a.m. 3 p.m., Ringside Cafe , 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $10. (727) 270-8596.

Florida Orchestra: Pops in the Park Concert: Picnic under the stars while enjoying a mix of familiar symphonic and pop favorites. Be sure to bring plenty of canned goods for Tampa Bay Harvest's annual food drive. 7 p.m., Vinoy Park, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Free (food/drink additional). (727) 892-3337.

New Music Consortium: Guest Composer Hillary Tann: A concert featuring works by composer-in-residence Hilary Tann who is the John Howard Payne Professor of Music at Union College, Schenectady. 7:30 p.m., University of South Florida Barness Recital Hall, 3755 W Holly Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 974-2323.

LANY: The L.A. alternative dream pop trio embark on The Kinda tour with opener, Transviolet. 7:30 p.m., State Theatre, 687 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $15-$18. (727) 895-3045.

Celtic Thunder: The musical and theatrical ensemble brings a brand new show, Legacy, which celebrates the influence of Irish and Celtic music around the world. $35-$95. 8 p.m., Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. (800) 826-9303.

1776: 1776, the Musical is a story based on the events surrounding the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 8 p.m., Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs. $25 / $24 for groups 10+; $22 for members and students. (727) 942-5605; tarponarts.org.

Monster Mash Costume Party: Artistic costumes are required for the gallery's combination Halloween and Day of the Dead party with music by the Vultures, dancing, a costume contest, a Dia De Los Muertos runway show and a living canvas body art show. 8 p.m., ARTpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $10, $20 VIP. (727) 324-3878.

Jennifer Westwood and the Handsome Devils: Though they considers themselves a rock band, they have been winning the adoration of blues and Americana fans from across the U.S. and beyond. Juke opens. 8 p.m., Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10-$15. (813) 971-0666.

Lizzie: Four women front a six-piece rock band to tell the story of Lizzie Borden with gallows humor. The New York Times called the gothic rock opera "deliciously watchable." Through Nov. 6. 8 p.m., Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $29.50. (813) 229-7827.

MC Chris: The rapper was one of the first to focus solely on nerd life, rapping about Star Wars, Harry Potter and ninjas. The 10 Years of Touring Tour also features MC Lars. 9 p.m., Crowbar, 1812 N 17th St., Tampa. $13-$15. (813) 241-8600.

KIDS AND FAMILY

Movies in the Park: Inside Out (PG): Enjoy a film under the stars in this weekly outdoor series with food trucks on site. 7:30 p.m., Water Works Park, 1710 N Highland Ave., Tampa. Free. (813) 274-8750.

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