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Where to shop in Tampa Bay this weekend

Check out St. Pete Side Lot and Charlie Parker Pottery. Plus, an appraiser will be on hand at CASA’s gold and silver jewelry sale.
Ashe Couture's mobile boutique in an Airstream trailer will attend the Vintage Round Up at the St. Pete Side Lot on Thursday. [Courtesy of Ashe Couture]
Published Oct. 9


The St. Pete Side Lot will be a hotbed of activity, stepping into the growing trend of mobile businesses in vintage vehicles. At the Vintage Round Up, shop from Airstream mobile boutiques Feathers, Fate and Steel and Ashe Couture. Pick fresh flowers from a truck, imbibe from an Airstream bar and get scoops of ice cream handed out from an antique truck. Free. 5-10 p.m. Thursday.

And find something inspiring at the Side Lot’s Guerilla Art Market on Saturday. Local artists have works for sale and will be giving demos. A cash bar will help loosen up your wallet and there’s live music postmarket until 11 p.m. Free. 5-9 p.m. 2133 Second Ave. S.


The artists at Charlie Parker Pottery have been busy making sangria pitcher sets and other drinking vessels. That leads us to Sangriafest. Buy a mug, cup, tumbler or one of Parker’s pitcher sets (pictured) and servers will fill your cup with fruity sangria. The studio is filled with handmade art to view while enjoying the jazzy sounds of the Stretch Bruyn Quartet. Pasta Monsta food truck will be on site, because you shouldn’t drink on an empty stomach. Finish it all off with homemade gelato from Studio Gelato for a date night win. Free. 5-9 p.m. Saturday. 2724 Sixth Ave. S, St. Petersburg.


Thrift stores are great places for jewelry finds. Check out the stash at the CASA Community Thrift Shop. The store is pulling out silver, gold and vintage items and will have an appraiser on hand so you know what you’re buying. It’s in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, with proceeds benefiting the organization’s shelter and programs. Arrive early for maximum scoring potential. Free. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday. 1011 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg.


  1. Pieces of jewelry by Cindi Samaha, who will be a featured artist at the Tampa Museum of Art's Holiday Shopping Event. Courtesy of Cindi Samaha
    Plus, the Dunedin Arts and Crafts Festival, Tampa Bay Holiday Market and Booze and Boutiques shop hop.
  2. There will be numerous salutes to the military today and Monday for Veterans Day.
    Veterans Day, Julie Andrews talks about her practically perfect career and country stars line up for Q-105′s Guitar Pull.
  3. John C. Pelczynski of Massachusetts untangles the lines on his kite at the Veterans Day Fall Fly on TI. Tampa Bay Times (2014)
    Museums and aquariums are offering free admission, plus there are parades on land on sea in honor of Veterans Day
  4. On Sunday, Christmas Under the Oaks will highlight Bless the Children Jewelry at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus. Courtesy of Bless the Children Jewelry
    Plus, the Mother of All Baby showers and an unclaimed clothing sale.
  5. The best amateur skateboarders in the world will be making their way to the Skatepark of Tampa this weekend for Tampa Am, e of skateboarding's most respected contests. Times (2016)
    Top skateboarders roll in for Tampa Am, Elton John’s farewell tour arrives, authors converge at reading festival and the Florida Orchestra goes deep into space.
  6. Let the helpful staff at Artpool help you find a Halloween of Dia de los Muertos costume. Courtesy of Marc Anthony Smith
    Costume shops also have Dia de los Muertos gear. Plus, catch one more party Friday.
  7. Cirque du Soleil's newest show, Axel, is performed on ice and hits Amalie Arena on Oct. 31-Nov. 3. Marie-Andrée Lemire
    It’s Halloween week, plus Cirque du Soleil brings a new ice show to Amalie and Spooky Empire, “the dark side of comic con” haunts the convention center.
  8. The SS American Victory is bathed in eerie purple lights for UnDead in the Water, the ship's haunted maze overrun with zombies. SHARON KENNEDY WYNNE  |  Times
    One of the better local haunts for Halloween season takes place aboard the SS American Victory.
  9. On Saturday, visit Artpool Gallery to find a costume and stay for the Halloween Bash featuring visual art, burlesque, a runway show and music. Courtesy of Marc Anthony Smith
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  10. Posies flower truck sells flowers at Hyde Park Village in Tampa. SCOTT KEELER  |  Tampa Bay Times
    Vintage vehicles lend a certain charm to ice cream, flowers, clothing and more.