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Shopping Planner: Hauntizaar, Gem and Mineral show, Tracy Negoshian warehouse sale and more



Dark Arts: Hauntizaar
The Halloween season is all the way upon us, and my neighborhood already looks like a set from a number of different horror movies. I want to join the party and decorate too, but most decor in stores is cheap, tacky stuff I wouldn’t want to spend money on. I want something spooky, yet tasteful. Enter the Hauntizaar event at the Studio@620 on Saturday. The inaugural event is presented by St. Pete Craft Heroes, who also put on the annual artists’ holiday market, Holizaar. This event is a similar concept, featuring original creations of seasonal artwork from 20 area artists. This one is all about Halloween and the Day of the Dead. You’ll find lots of creepy-cool creations, ranging from fine art oil paintings, to textiles, sculpture and ceramics. Participating artists include the Crafty Hag, Paper Moon Boxes and Calamity Kim, whose work is pictured. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.

Haunted Luau: Roadside Attraction Grand Opening
For the past several years, the owners of Roadside Attraction sold their vintage tiki/mid century modern wares in Belleair Bluffs’ Antique Alley, then had a brief stint in a space in Largo. But they’ve had their eye on a Dunedin location, and now they have one. Come celebrate Friday at 6 p.m. for a “Haunted Luau” with refreshments and music. Then on Saturday from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m., they’ll have their monthly sale in the Swig Room, where all vintage cocktail goods, gadgets and glassware are 20 percent off, and they’ll serve you spirited libations. Their selection of tiki, tropical furniture, decor and housewares, vintage souvenirs and vintage jewelry will transport you to a 1950s tropical paradise. 728 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

Hot Rocks: Gem and Mineral Show
If you’re into making jewelry, or just like to surround yourself with incredibly beautiful stones, crystals and gems, this event is for you. The Tampa Bay Mineral and Science Club is hosting the 57th Annual Gem, Jewelry and Lapidary Arts Show Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Expo Center, 303 N Lemon St. in Plant City. More than 40 vendors will exhibit and sell rough stones, mineral specimens, gemstones and finished jewelry. Club members will showcase their talents selling handcrafted jewelry. There will be live demonstrations, including cabochon and opal cutting, and chainmaille. There’s a silent auction, door prizes throughout each day and children can explore the touch table and prospect for treasure at their sluice box (it’s a mining thing). $5; $4 for military, youth and students; kids 12 and younger accompanied by an adult free.  Visit for a discount admission coupon.

Item of the Week: Tracy Negoshian Designs
Local designer Tracy Negoshian is known for her brightly colored, boldly printed, easy-to-wear clothing. Besides having three flagship stores in Florida, including one at the Sundial in St. Petersburg, her line is also carried in Dillard’s. Her fabrics are easy to care for and many of the looks translate easily from day to night, so it’s a great line for women on the go. With women in mind, she’s having a Warehouse Sale and Diaper Drive in Clearwater Friday and Saturday. Her team will be collecting diapers for Babycycle Diaper Bank. If you bring a box of diapers, with a minimum of 60 per box, you’ll receive a voucher for one free Tracy Negoshian apparel item of your choice during the warehouse sale. One quick Google search for how much diapers cost (if you’re not already aware) will let you know what a great deal this is. And you’re doing something nice for someone. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at Oakbrook Plaza, 2449 N McMullen-Booth Road.

Eye Candy for a Cause: In A Breast Pocket
Lest we all forget, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The menswear fashion show at the Creative Loafing Space in Ybor City tonight benefits the Shimberg Breast Center at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa. Thirty male models, some professionals, some just very handsome locals, will walk the runway wearing clothes by designers Jeffrey Banks and London Phillips, styled by internationally known artist and fashion designer Michael Vollbracht, who will also lend his collection of vintage menswear to the event. There will be an auction where you actually buy a shirt off one of the model’s backs. It’s $100 to attend the fashion show, after party (with food and drink included), and participate in a post-runway auction, and $25 to attend just the after party and participate in the auction.  6:30 p.m. 1911 N 13th St., Tampa.

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