Friday's Singsation at the Largo Cultural Center gives audience members the opportunity to sing karaoke on stage with professional light and sound! Proceeds benefit the Eight O'Clock Theatre.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
The architectural salvage and furniture shop is making a mark downtown, thanks to a constant flow of traffic and a savvy social media campaign.
Opening a new business in a developing district can be a dicey affair, especially when said business consists of giant pieces of old furniture and colorful plastic letters. But Jenni Martin and Chris Turcotte, owners of Marcotte’s Architectural Salvage & Repurposed Furniture, have fared pretty well since opening their West Bay Drive shop about six weeks ago. The success can be attributed to an eclectic collection of original items and the ability to either refinish or help refinish old furniture. Oh, and a Facebook post that went viral didn’t hurt, either. “I was debating whether to paint an old dresser or not, so I put a simple post on our Facebook page asking whether I should or shouldn’t do it,” Martin said. “Next thing I know, people…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Regal Cinema 8 at Largo Mall will host the Summer Movie Express – nine weeks of $1 kids' movies.
Wondering what to do with the little ones after school is out? Regal Cinema 8 at Largo Mall announced its 2013 Summer Movie Express, which features $1 movies for nine weeks. From "The Three Stooges" to "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," the movies start at 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at Regal Cinema 8 at Largo Mall. The movie marathon starts June 11, after school is out for the year. A portion of revenues benefit the Will Rogers Institute. Want more information? Visit Regal Cinema 8. Sign up for the free Largo Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Monday, May 6, 2013
The second annual Diggin' the Arts Festival was Sunday at the Florida Botanical Gardens.
Diggin' the Arts returned to the Florida Botanical Gardens Sunday. The gardens are well known for their beautiful flowers, vines and landscaping but art continues to be an integral part of the gardens. Sunday's festivities included hands-on art and gardening demonstrations and activities by area art centers and museums. Visitors learned how to make melting orchid pots, transformed leaves with decoupage, learned how to grow orchids and more. As visitors walked around the colorful floral paths of the gardens, plein-air artists captured the scenery on canvas. Local artists participated in the non-juried painting competition. Visitors could participate to win rain barrels, which were specially created for the event by area museums and art …
Friday, May 3, 2013
Forbidden Broadway, the longest running Off-Broadway musical revue, opens May 3. This Eight O'Clock Theatre production runs through May 19 at the Largo Cultural Center.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Tanya Pistillo of Wandering Star Gallery is working with the city on possibly relocating the market to its original home next season.
Before Tanya Pistillo even decided to open her Wandering Star Gallery, she had plans to host community events at nearby Ulmer Park. Now that her gallery has officially launched, she is refocusing on the park plans, which include monthly themed family friendly events and, possibly, a return of the Largo Open Air Market. Pistillo recently sat down with city leaders to present her plans for the park, and during the discussions the subject of reviving the market at its original home came up. “I proposed to put on monthly community events at Ulmer Park before the gallery even came to be,” Pistillo said. “I wanted it to be family and local business-oriented, with a different theme every month.” “Later I met with (Recreation, Parks and Arts …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The Hotel Indigo Downtown St. Petersburg will host a "meet the artist" open house on Friday, April 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. to celebrate its newest artist, Andrew Vernon.
Monday, March 25, 2013
Tanya Pistillo's lifelong dream - to open an art gallery in her hometown - became a reality on Saturday, and it was an emotional event for her.
Tanya Pistillo had been planning for the grand opening of her art gallery for most of her life. Ever since she had a vision while she was in high school of creating a community focused endeavor in downtown Largo, she had been working constantly in some way shape or form for that day to arrive. Saturday the culmination of Pistillo's years, months and days of hard work paid off, as the opening of her Wandering Star Gallery was deemed a big success by all who attended. "I'm really excited to see this gallery here," Largo City Commissioner Jamie Robinson said. "It's nice to see foot traffic here on West Bay Drive." "Tanya is extremely community driven. I think she has the vision and the drive to really get something going here," he added. "I …
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The West Bay Drive community art gallery will welcome everyone who comes through the doors beginning at noon.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The Stars & Stripes USA Spirit of America Show returns tonight to the Armed Forces History Museum. The 1940s re-enactment show includes the 19-piece 10 O’Clock Swing Band Orchestra.