If things go according to plan and the construction dust is settled, the long-awaited Chihuly Collection will debut this weekend in downtown St. Petersburg. The Morean Arts Center has partnered with renowned blown glass artist Dale Chihuly to display some of his works permanently at 400 Beach Drive. To celebrate the occasion, two events are happening today and tickets are available. First is a lecture and book signing with Chihuly at the Renaissance Vinoy at 2 p.m. (tickets are $150). The gala event is the Carnivale of Glass scheduled for 7 p.m. at 400 Beach Drive Seafood and Tap House, featuring entertainment, signature drinks and an opportunity to tour the Collection (tickets are $200 in advance, $250 at the door). To buy tickets, call (727) 822-7872, or visit moreanartscenter.org. Coming Sunday: How the Chihuly Collection came to arrive in St. Petersburg.