Advertisement
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. /
  3. Fun

New in Tampa Bay shopping: Designer Angel Sanchez at City, a local guide to throwing parties

There’s fashion week for pets, too.
City, Tampa Museum of Art's swanky fashion fundraiser, features the work of Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez. [Courtesy of Dora Franco]
Published Sep. 11

CITY: FASHION, ART, CULTURE

Tampa Museum of Art is the place to be this weekend. “Ordinary /Extraordinary: Assemblage in Three Acts” features two works by Jean-Michel Basquiat. That’s exciting for art lovers. And for fans of fashion, the City event features the work of Venezuelan designer Angel Sanchez. He has designed wedding gowns for Sandra Bullock and Eva Longoria. Meryl Streep and Taylor Swift have also worn his designs. He was an architect by trade who grew up surrounded by fashion in his mother’s atelier. His designs reflect his architectural background. The fundraiser will showcase his works in a runway show and guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, desserts and dancing. Proceeds benefit the museum’s exhibition and education programs. $150, $275 VIP, includes cocktail hour and runway seating. 8 p.m. Saturday. 120 Gasparilla Plaza. (813) 421-8374. tampamuseum.org.

PARTY ON: IT’S 5 A.M. GO HOME

Many Tampa Bay residents recognize St. Petersburg’s Nova 535 as a go-to event venue. Owner Michael Scott Novilla makes parties his business and has traveled the globe to find the world’s best. He has compiled all of that information into a book, It’s 5 a.m. Go Home: Weddings, Parties and Events So Good Your Guests Won’t Leave, available now on Amazon. It’s an anecdotal, behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to throw events and a guide on how to make yours legendary. amazon.com.

Nova 535 owner Michael Scott Novilla is the author of "It's 5 a.m. Go Home," a guide on how to throw legendary parties. [Courtesy of Michael Novilla]

CATWALK: PET FASHION WEEK

Fashion knows no bounds, even between species. Since fashion weeks happen worldwide in September, Pet Supermarket decided to get in on the action. At all locations, people are encouraged to dress their pets in their finest duds and trot down the runway for a chance to win a Pet Pamper Prize Pack full of products and treats. Dog fashions are half-off all weekend. On Sunday, buy a fashion item and get entered to win a $10 store voucher. Customers are also encouraged to use the hashtag #petsuperstylin for a chance to be featured on Pet Supermarket’s social media channels. The free runway show and pet parade is from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at various locations. petsupermarket.com.

Pet Supermarkets nationwide will host fashion week for pets on Friday and Saturday. [Courtesy of Pet Supermarket]


ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. A sign outside the new Rise of the Resistance ride at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge shows the virtual queue closed on opening day, Dec. 5. Luis Santana
    Disney’s newest ‘Star Wars’-themed ride saw its virtual queue filled by 8:30 a.m. on opening day, with no other ride options available. The park’s scheduled open time was 9 a.m.
  2. Michael McDonald, right, will rejoin the Doobie Brothers for a 50th anniversary tour that'll hit the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa on June 10. Clay Patrick McBride
    Seats for Lyle Lovett, Chicago with Rick Springfield and more are up for grabs.
  3. Jessica and Tommy Garvin pose for a selfie outside of the Tropicana Field Wednesday evening after they were notified that their wedding ring lost at Enchant Christmas was found. Photo courtesy of Jessica and Tommy Garvin
    After thinking it was gone forever, the Garvins are thrilled to have their sentiment of love returned.
  4. Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge new attraction, Rise of the Resistance, at Disney's Hollywood Studios on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 in Lake Buena Vista. LUIS SANTANA  |  Times
    The stakes are high for Rise of the Resistance after Disney got mixed reviews for opening its new Star Wars land before its marquee attraction was open.
  5. Disney guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join a battle between the First Order and the Resistance — including a face-off with Kylo Ren — when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens Dec. 5 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios Walt Disney World
    Glitches stopped the ride for most of the morning, but once aboard, the fans found a treat.
  6. Jessica Garvin, 26, lost her wedding ring on Black Friday within 15 minutes of a family trip to Enchant Christmas St. Petersburg. She and husband Tommy Garvin spent the restr of the night searching for it, but never found it. Photo Courtesy of Jessica Garvin
    The ring, a 14-karat gold band with a torn-paper edge and stones set into an engraving, is not your typical wedding ring. And to Jessica Garvin, it’s much more.
  7. The St. Pete Beach holiday boat parade will return on Dec. 7 with a visit by Santa at the Merry Pier. Tampa Bay Times (2015)
    Boat parades, snow festivals, a free Family Day at the museum and more top the list of free and cheap fun.
  8. Guests will traverse the corridors of a Star Destroyer and join a battle between the First Order and the Resistance when Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens on Dec. 5 at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Walt Disney World
    Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens at Disney, the Globetrotters show off their tricks and bluegrass and ukulele music rule the day.
  9. Lil Bub waits in the arms of owner Mike Bridavsky to meet and greet fans during CatCon 2017 in Pasadena, Calif in August 2017. RICHARD VOGEL  |  AP
    The cat died peacefully in her sleep Sunday after battling a rare bone infection.
  10. Snowfest returns to Straub Park on Saturday, giving Florida kids a chance to play in the snow. Tampa Bay Times (2013)
    You can play in snow or catch the Harlem Globetrotters, plus lighted boat parades begin and Tony Bennett and Trisha Yearwood perform.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement