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  1. Our Town Conversations

    Editor's pick

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads this monthly series of talks with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments and contributions to shaping the identity of our town. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala.

    Price: $5, free for members.

  2. Free Golf for Kids

    Ace Golf Brandon

    Brandon : 820 S Kings Ave., Brandon, 33511

    Kids ages 5 to 15 can get out of the house and onto the putting green. Every day through the end of August, they can sign up to receive a free small bucket of range balls to hit on the Ace Practice Ranges in Brandon and Riverview, or at the Pebble Creek Golf Club in New Tampa, Wentworth Golf Clu …

    Price: Free.

  3. Dino Days

    Dinosaur World

    Plant City : 5145 Harvey Tew Road, Plant City, 33565

    Purchase a ticket any day in August and you get a free ticket for a return visit between Dec. 1 and Dec. 19.


  4. Free Admission for Blue Star Museums Initiative

    Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI)

    University Area : 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33617

    MOSI joins more than 2,000 museums across the country to offer free admission to all active duty military personnel and their families from May 26 (Memorial Day) through Sept. 1 (Labor Day). This is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families and the Department  …


  5. Art and Frame Expo Week

    Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc.

    Safety Harbor : 247 Main St., Safety Harbor, 34695

    Artwork by contemporary artists has been brought in from all over the country for this five day event for collectors and art enthusiasts to browse. Choose from original paintings on paper and canvas, mixed media on wood, paper and clay, along with limited edition prints.

    Price: Cost of art.

  6. Toddler Takeover

    Glazer Children's Museum

    Downtown Tampa : 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa, 33602

    Designed for children ages 5 and younger, this early childhood program focuses on emotional and social development as well as motor skills.


  7. Guitar Factory Tour

    Armadillo Enterprises

    Town 'n' Country : 4924 W Waters Ave., Tampa, 33634

    Get a close up view of the step by step process of creating guitars used by world famous musicians.

    Price: Free.

  8. Sanctuary Artist Reception

    Gallery 221 at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus

    Stadium Area : 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd., Tampa, 33618

    Artist Rose Marie Prins will do a presentation on her exhibit of paintings and found object sculptures that pay homage to Florida Springs while drawing attention to our threatened natural treasures. Remains on display through Sept. 23.

    Price: Free.

  9. Good Burger Awards

    Jannus Live

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 200 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Celebrate the best of St. Petersburg, as local businesses, organizations, and individuals making a positive impact are honored with Good Burger awards; with live music from Chloe & Angela, Brielle Carter, Eric Best, and reggae from Freelow, plus a 'good burger' bar with all the fixins', and  …

    Price: $20, or $15 Chamber of Commerce members.

  10. Greenlight Pinellas: "Dealing with Gridlock: Is There A Light Rail in Pinellas County's Future? St. Petersburg"

    Enoch Davis Center and Park

    St. Petersburg : 1111 18th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Presenters explore both sides of the debate on a proposed one-cent sales tax increase to improve bus services provided by the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and eventually build a 24-mile light rail line linking downtown St. Petersburg to downtown Clearwater.

    Price: Free.

  11. Back to School Recipes

    Rollin' Oats Market and Cafe

    St. Petersburg : 2842 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N , St. Petersburg, 33704

    Easy and healthy lunch and snack recipes for busy schedules demonstrated.

    Price: Free.

  12. French Wines: Languedoc Roussillon

    Cafe Largo

    Largo : 12551 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, 33774

    Expand your knowledge of French wines, paired with hors d 'oeuvres at seminar; with fact sheet and notes. Registration required.

    Focus is on wine region west of the Rhone, with white, red and rose varieties sampled.

    Price: $9.75

  13. Health Starts Here: Back to School Lunches For All Ages

    Whole Foods Market Carrollwood

    Tampa : 3802 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, 33624

    Class emphasizes healthy and simple cuisine.

    Pack a healthy lunch, no matter your age, at demonstration.

    Price: Free, but pre-registration required.

  14. Art Makers and Cocktail Shakers

    Carrollwood Cultural Center

    Carrollwood : 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa, 33625

    In a two-hour session, students learn basic painting techniques, following step-by-step directions, while sipping cocktails and socializing. Includes all materials and one drink. Cash bar available.

    Price: $42, $38 members.

  15. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    Freefall Theatre

    St. Petersburg : 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33710

    When a man decides to serve his sentence in a mental institution thinking it will be a better alternative to prison, his plan doesn't account for the nurse who rules the  hospital with an iron fist. Through Sept. 14.


    Price: $20-$44; package deals available.

  16. Denise Moore

    Eddie V's

    International Plaza District : 4400 W Boy Scout Blvd., Tampa, 33607

    The jazz singer joined by La Luch, pianist John O'Leary, bassist Alejandro Arenas and drummer Mark Feinman, will perform at the restaurant two Thursdays a month through December.

    Price: Free, cost of food and drinks.

  17. The Queen of Bingo

    The Borini Theatre

    Sun City Center : 1900 Clubhouse Drive, Sun City Center, 33573

    When two sisters meet at their local church to play bingo, the hilarity begins. A Pelican Players production.

    Price: $12.

  18. HD at the Opera House

    Sarasota Opera House

    Sarasota : 61 N Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, 34236

    Opera, theater and ballet performances from around the world shown on a big screen.

    This portion features the ballet performance of Tchaikovski's Sleeping Beauty from the Paris Opera.

    Price: $20-$25, $18-$22.50 subscribers.

  19. Grendel

    The Orpheum

    Ybor City : 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City, 33605

    It's night of harsh EBM legends as Ludovico Technique joins the line-up.

    Price: $12-$15.

  20. Running for Brews

    Yard of Ale Gastro Pub

    Gateway : 2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, 33762

    The social running event for craft beer lovers includes your choice of a 2-mile or 5K route, drink discounts and a raffle.

    Price: Free.

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