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Find creepy creations this weekend at St. Petersburg’s Hauntizaar

Plus, Zen Glass presents Pendant Palooza and a streetwear popup shop hits Mergeculture Gallery.
Hauntizaar, hosted at St. Petersburg venue the Studio@620, will feature Frank Strunk III's Little Creep series of toothy metal smiles on Saturday. [Courtesy of Frank Strunk III]
Published Oct. 16


It’s close enough to Halloween that many people already have big box store decorations plastered all over their front lawns. Those are fun, but original, handmade dark decor is way more creative. See what locals have cooked up at Hauntizaar at the Studio@620 this weekend. Find illustrated cameo-inspired witches and vampires from October Oddities. Wear Black Damask Designs’ pendant of a bell jar with a disembodied hand inside, or keep it in their Ouija board boxes. Go full Dia de Los Muertos with finds from Je T’aime Masks. Terrify your friends with Frank Strunk III’s Little Creep series, metal smiles that evoke Twisty the Clown or some other such monster. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620.


Glass pendants are true works of art, with a stunning amount of intricate detail in such a small object. They’re being celebrated this weekend at Pendant Palooza at Zen Glass. Firefly Glass’ fanged screaming monkey (pictured) is perfect for the season. So is Alex Fearns’ globular eyeball. Be mesmerized by Subtl’s labyrinthine spiral or show off Joy Munshower’s realistic horse head bead. Plus, there are more shopping ops at a bazaar and artist demos and glassblowing. Try your hand at making your own pendant for a small fee. Free. 5-10 p.m. Saturday. 600 27th St. S, St. Petersburg.

On Saturday, this fanged screaming monkey pendant by Firefly Glass will be available at Zen Glass' Pendant Palooza in St. Petersburg. [Courtesy of Zen Glass]


Hit up streetwear designer Chicken Chan’s popup shop at Mergeculture Gallery and significantly increase your cool factor. His real name is Chandler Moore, and he’s a staple in Tampa’s underground streetwear scene. Discover this fresh designer and learn about his process. See custom designs, exclusive design samples and new releases including T-shirts and shoes. He’ll also be releasing his customized snakeskin Nike Air Force 1s, the Shed Pack. Free. Noon-4 p.m. Saturday. 1544 N Franklin St. Tampa.

Tampa's Mergeculture Gallery will present a popup shop from streetwear designer Chicken Chan on Saturday. [Courtesy of Kenny Bobby]


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