Shopping Planner: Trashy Treasures, Chiselers Market and Verve grand Opening
Party Arty: Trashy Treasures at DFAC
Trashy Treasures, the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s “art garage sale, ” is so much more than that. Yes, you can shop the donated art, books, frames and supplies on Saturday, but Friday night’s event elevates it to a fringe arts festival. This year’s theme is Steamy Punk, and people are encouraged to dress up in more adult-oriented interpretations, and enter a costume contest with prizes. $10 gets you into the party, which begins at 6 p.m. where there will be cash bars, music and everyone gets a free hot dog and drink. Guests can also bid on the best of donated items, culled by the staff of the DFAC, in a silent auction. The garage sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday is free to attend. 1143 Michigan Blvd. (727) 298-3322. dfac.org.
Dig for a Cause: Chiselers Market
The Chiselers are the support organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of Henry B. Plant’s Tampa Bay Hotel, which houses the University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum. Saturday, the Chiselers Market fundraiser they’ve held for the past 54 years returns to Plant Hall, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Think of it as a garage sale from a really swanky neighborhood: fine silver, china, furniture, art, jewelry and couture clothing, all sold at bargain-basement prices. There will also be more basic (although I’m sure still nice) stuff like kitchenware, tools, books, toys and plants. Food trucks will be on site to provide sustenance, admission is free and so is parking. 401 W Kennedy Blvd. thechiselersinc.com.
New Boutique Alert: Verve Grand Opening
The car that Dan Wheldon drove when he won the 2011 Indy 500 will be on display today at 915 Central Ave. in St. Petersburg. At 6 p.m., Wheldon’s widow, Susie, is holding a grand opening there for her new boutique, Verve — which sells high-end designer streetwear for men and women. Several drivers from the St. Petersburg Grand Prix are scheduled to attend the opening. (727) 800-5873. facebook.com/vervestpete.
Lane DeGregory, Times Staff Writer