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What’s Happening in Clearwater this Weekend? May 10-12

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2nd Fridays in Dunedin
When: May 10, 2019 5:30PM-8:30PM
Where: Downtown Dunedin
Cost: Free
Info: 2nd Friday is a free event now! No wristbands or tickets required ! Just show up and enjoy!
Shop Sip and Stroll through delightful Dunedin!
Several participants include Our House, Clay and Paper , Amanda Austin Antiques , Sun Coast Beach Company, Lafayette and Rush ford, The Feathered Nest, Key West Express, Stirling Art Gallery, Good Vibes Juice Co. , The Spice and Tea Exchange, The Great Giftby, My Favorite Things, Roxie K. Boutique , Presents of Mine, Spoiled Rotten and many more!
Make sure to stop by The Honu, Sea Sea Riders and Bon Appetit for unique cocktails and delicious food !

A Feast for the Eyes Exhibition at Museum of Fine Arts St. Pete
When: March 23, 2019 – July 28, 2019
Where: 255 Beach Dr NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Cost: $20.00 adults $15.00 seniors
Info:Dreamy landscapes and luscious still life paintings from one of the world’s greatest private collections join together in A Feast for the Eyes: European Masterpieces from the Grasset Collection. This stunning exhibition will be on display at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Pete from March 23 through July 28, 2019. The exhibition features 40 of the finest Old Master paintings by artists from the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, and Germany -including Jan Brueghel the Elder and Canaletto, one of the greatest view painters of all time represented here with an iconic view of Venice.The works span from 1600 to 1750. The collection is on loan from the Grasset family of Spain, whose patriarch assembled this group of masterpieces.

Avenue Q
When: May 10-12 and 16-19
Where: 105 Central Park Dr., Largo, FL 33771
Cost:Tickets are $28.50, $25.50 Group (10+), $13.50 Student (22 & under) (plus applicable service fee)
Info: Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book! Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score (not to mention puppets), Avenue Q is a laugh-out-loud musical and a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere. The show is happening at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo and starts at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.

American Stage in the Park: Mamma Mia!
When: April 10 – May 12 (on select nights)
Where: Demens Landing Park
Cost: *bring your own chair or blanket Wed, Thurs, Sun – $20 (advance)/$30 (at the gate) Fri & Sat – $25 (advance)/$35 (at the gate) Children 6 and under are free.
Info: Grab a blanket and your friends for an evening of live theater under the stars! American Stage in the Park brings comedies & modern musicals to Demens Landing Park in St. Pete each spring. This year, watch the enchanting tale of love, laughter, family, and friendship as they present Mamma Mia! on select nights From April 10 – May 12.

Dreams of Dali Virtual Reality Experience
When: Now – Jun. 30, 2019
Weekly on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Where: 331 Cleveland St., Clearwater, FL 33755
Cost: This exhibit is free and runs through June 30, 2019.
The hours are:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Info: Enjoy the remarkable marriage of art and technology in Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality pop up exhibition in downtown Clearwater’s Second Century Studios. This immersive experience will transport you into Salvador Dalí’s surrealist painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Come get a sneak peek of the fantastical and surreal experiences The Dalí Museum has to offer as you go inside – and beyond – one of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces.

Moonlight Canopy Tours
When: May 10, 2019 – Dec 14, 2019
Where: 
423 Lafayette Blvd, Oldsmar, FL 34677
Info:Are you ready to experience Tampa Bay’s Mobbly Bayou Wilderness Preserve after dark and from 70 feet off the ground? In these Moonlight Canopy Tours, you’ll glide into the unknown on a zip line and experience the nocturnal life of Tampa Bay. For two hours, you’ll traverse all 5 zip lines in the preserve as well as walk the 200 foot suspension bridge, otherwise known as the “Flight of the Osprey” bridge. To reserve this one of a kind experience, call (813) 448-5635.

Magritte and Dali
When: Now – May 19, 2019
Where: 
1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL33701
Info: 
Magritte and Dali is a first-of-its-kind special exhibition dedicated to the world’s two most celebrated surrealists, Rene Magritte and Salvador Dali. Viewers will be taken on a journey from the late 1920 to the early 1940s, the period when the two artists spent significant time together and displayed their works in the same Surrealist exhibitions. Although both had very different approaches to their respective paintings, they were equally committed to implementing practices that challenged reality and generated fuller freedom of imagination and experience. Their works also employ several shared themes, which are explored throughout the exhibit.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club
It’s not just for the older generation anymore! Join the fun at the world’s largest shuffleboard club to see why this pastime has regained its popularity in the Sunshine City. Free every Friday night from 7-11 p.m., locals and visitors alike flock to this private recreational club. If you’re not sure how to play, have no fear as volunteers are on hand to give you a lesson or two. Bring your own snacks and beverages – local craft beers tend to be a popular choice. There’s often live music or a DJ on-site to keep you shufflin’. Children are welcome and so are well behaved dogs.

Dunedin Food Tour
When: Tours available every Saturday from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Where: Dunedin, FL
Cost:Limited tickets available, book your tour now.
Info:Craft beer enthusiasts, upscale fine dining, Florida casual… there’s a tour for everyone! Experience the food and beer scene in Dunedin during a 3 hour walking tour that will offer you the opportunity to meet the chefs and owners of one of a kind restaurants, breweries and shops.

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball – Rays vs. Yankees, 6:10 p.m.
When: May 11, 2019 6:10PM
Where:1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Info:After winning 90 games last season, first time since 2013, the Tampa Bay Rays are predicted to be a force in the American League in 2019! Come watch them take the field in downtown St. Pete at Tropicana Field, recently revamped with a First Base Food Hall where fans can get a taste of local bars & restaurants. And after, enjoy the neighboring Edge District, which is lined with local and authentic breweries, shops and restaurants.

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main
When: May 5, 2019 – Dec. 29, 2019
Weekly on Sundays
Info: Start your Sunday with open-air shopping in the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your grocery list to stock up on fruits and vegetables, plus specialty foods like meats, cheeses, desserts, bread and more. You’ll also find vibrant crafts and artwork.

Mother’s Day Beach Yoga and Mimosas
When: May 12, 2019
Where: 200 Rex Pl, Madeira Beach, FL 33708
Info:Find your balance this Mother’s Day with yoga on Madeira Beach. The yoga class will be from 9 – 10 a.m. followed by a complimentary Mimosa, Bloody Mary, or non-alcoholic beverage of your choice. Use the North parking lot at Archibald Park, walk on to the beach, turn right and look for our YOGA sign. There will be a $15 drop-in fee. Bring a towel or two and a water to stay hydrated.

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant
When: May. 5, 2019 – Dec. 29, 2019
Weekly on Sundays
Where: 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Info: Savor a Mediterranean-inspired Easter brunch buffet featuring breakfast specialties, seafood stations, sushi, carving stations, bottomless mimosas and so much more! Enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Pete Beach, with indoor and outdoor seating options available.

Tampa Bay Rays Baseball – Rays vs. Yankees, 1:10 p.m.
When: May 12, 2019 1:10PM
Where:1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Info:After winning 90 games last season, first time since 2013, the Tampa Bay Rays are predicted to be a force in the American League in 2019! Come watch them take the field in downtown St. Pete at Tropicana Field, recently revamped with a First Base Food Hall where fans can get a taste of local bars & restaurants. And after, enjoy the neighboring Edge District, which is lined with local and authentic breweries, shops and restaurants.

Yoga on Tap at Green Bench Brewing
When: May. 12, 2019 – Oct. 13, 2019
Monthly on the second Sunday

Where: 1133 Baum Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Info: Do a little downward dog before you down a cold craft brew! Get your workout on in the Green Bench Brewing beer garden at 11 a.m. on the second Sunday of each month led by The Body Electric Yoga Company. This one hour class is $5 for members in advance or $15 at the door or $10 if you pre-register online.

Fairway Pizza in Palm Harbor – my new fav

This past Friday night, I met friends out at Fairway Pizza and Sports Page Pub! The patio in the back is a pleasant surprise as you can’t see it from the street. They have live music on the deck 3-4 nights a week. It’s a great place for family and friends to enjoy a great meal accompanied by our beautiful Florida weather and some nice easy, fun music.

They offer a variety of food on their menu but specialize in pizza. If you haven’t been, I suggest giving it a try. You don’t see it from the front, but there is plenty of parking in the back of the building. Let me know what you think!Local

What’s Happening in Clearwater this weekend? May 3-5

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Clearwater Beach Taste Fest
When: May 3, 2019 6PM-9PM
Where: Clearwater Beach
Cost: Taste Fest tickets are available online or at the gate priced from $6 – $35
Info: The 10th Annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest will be held on Clearwater Beach, named TripAdvisor’s 2019 #1 Beach in America for the second year in a row! Clearwater Beach will host this scrumptious event at the newly renovated and iconic Pier 60 Park from 6-9pm Friday May 3rd. This event will feature tastings from over 30 participating restaurants, wine & craft beer, live entertainment by C’Nergy and Fireworks right after the sun sets.

Indigo Girls
When: May 3, 2019 8PM
Where: Ruth Ekerd Hall at 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater
Cost: $38.25
Info: GRAMMY®-Award winning, platinum selling iconic folk duo Indigo Girls return with their small band to Ruth Eckerd Hall for the first time since 2013! After 30 years & selling over 14 million records, they are still going strong! Amy Ray & Emily Saliers are the only duo with top 40 titles on the Billboard 200 in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s.

American Stage in the Park: Mamma Mia!
When: April 10 – May 12 (on select nights)
Where: Demens Landing Park
Cost: *bring your own chair or blanket Wed, Thurs, Sun – $20 (advance)/$30 (at the gate) Fri & Sat – $25 (advance)/$35 (at the gate) Children 6 and under are free.
Info: Grab a blanket and your friends for an evening of live theater under the stars! American Stage in the Park brings comedies & modern musicals to Demens Landing Park in St. Pete each spring. This year, watch the enchanting tale of love, laughter, family, and friendship as they present Mamma Mia! on select nights From April 10 – May 12.

Dreams of Dali Virtual Reality Experience
When: Now – Jun. 30, 2019
Weekly on Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Where: 331 Cleveland St., Clearwater, FL 33755
Cost: This exhibit is free and runs through June 30, 2019.
The hours are:
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Fridays: 12 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Info: Enjoy the remarkable marriage of art and technology in Dreams of Dali, a virtual reality pop up exhibition in downtown Clearwater’s Second Century Studios. This immersive experience will transport you into Salvador Dalí’s surrealist painting Archaeological Reminiscence of Millet’s “Angelus.” Come get a sneak peek of the fantastical and surreal experiences The Dalí Museum has to offer as you go inside – and beyond – one of Salvador Dalí’s masterpieces.

First Friday St. Pete
Celebrate every First Friday of the month in St. Pete with a free block party complete with live music and dancing! The action goes down between 2nd and 3rd streets on Central Ave. from 5:30-10 p.m.

Friday Nights at the St. Pete Shuffleboard Club
It’s not just for the older generation anymore! Join the fun at the world’s largest shuffleboard club to see why this pastime has regained its popularity in the Sunshine City. Free every Friday night from 7-11 p.m., locals and visitors alike flock to this private recreational club. If you’re not sure how to play, have no fear as volunteers are on hand to give you a lesson or two. Bring your own snacks and beverages – local craft beers tend to be a popular choice. There’s often live music or a DJ on-site to keep you shufflin’. Children are welcome and so are well behaved dogs.

Spring King of the Beach Fishing Tournament
The oldest and richest Kingfish tournament in the United States comes to Madeira Beach twice every year in the Spring & Fall when the Kings are running on Florida’s west coast. If you fish for Smoker Kings, you should be fishing the 26th Annual Old Salt SPRING King of the Beach Kingfish Tournament, happening May 2 – 4. The total purse is $225,000 with 1st place winning $60,000. This 3 day event kicks things off on Thursday with the Captains Meeting and goes through Saturday, when anglers will weigh-in their prize catches and claim their awards. Bring the kids out to the waterfront party on Friday where they can get in on the action during the Kids Fishing Slam!

Dunedin Food Tour
When: Tours available every Saturday from 1 pm – 4 pm.
Where: Dunedin, FL
Cost:Limited tickets available, book your tour now.
Info:Craft beer enthusiasts, upscale fine dining, Florida casual… there’s a tour for everyone! Experience the food and beer scene in Dunedin during a 3 hour walking tour that will offer you the opportunity to meet the chefs and owners of one of a kind restaurants, breweries and shops.

St. Pete Beach Beer Festival
When: May 4, 2019
Where: 7701 Boca Ciega Dr., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Cost: Admission includes a commemorative Craft Beer Festival tasting cup, complimentary valet parking, water, and DJ.  Buy tickets here.
Info: More than 50 beers from National and Local craft breweries will be available for your sampling pleasure when you attend the 2019 St Pete Beach Beer. Set directly on the intracoastal waterway of St Pete Beach; enjoy tasting some of the best craft beers while enjoying the incredible waterside setting. In addition, there will be food, a brewing demonstration throughout the event, and various beers to sample from Tampa bay area homebrew clubs and award best of the beach.

Cinco De Mayo in Downtown Dunedin
When: 
May 5, 2019
Where: 365 Main St., Dunedin, FL 34698Cost: Free
Info: Every year, Casa Tina blocks off Dunedin’s Main Street for their annual Cinco de Mayo fiesta! Visiting artists, direct from Mexico, join the celebration to perform traditional song and dance and sell beautiful folkloric handcrafts. Enjoy delicious Mexican food prepared by Casa Tina. Mariachi music fills the air, colorful dancers grace the stage, and salsa lessons begin to prep the crowd for the upcoming dance party. This event is free to attend and is from 7 – 11 p.m.

Safety Harbor Farmer’s Market on Main
When:May. 5, 2019 – Dec. 29, 2019
Weekly on Sundays
Info: Start your Sunday with open-air shopping in the park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring your grocery list to stock up on fruits and vegetables, plus specialty foods like meats, cheeses, desserts, bread and more. You’ll also find vibrant crafts and artwork.

Sunday Z-Brunch at Castile Restaurant
When: May. 5, 2019 – Dec. 29, 2019
Weekly on Sundays
Where: 3701 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706
Info: Savor a Mediterranean-inspired Easter brunch buffet featuring breakfast specialties, seafood stations, sushi, carving stations, bottomless mimosas and so much more! Enjoy beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway in St. Pete Beach, with indoor and outdoor seating options available.

Little Known Government Down Payment Assistance

You may be qualified for down payment assistance and not know it. There are numerous programs that are available that provide down payment assistance that will help you get into your dream home.

I work with mortgage partners that specialize in these programs and would love to connect you with them.

Are you a person that thinks you will never qualify to purchase a home and are in the forever cycle of renting? Let’s talk and explore financing options, specifically down payment assistance options that will help you leap frog into homeownership and get you out of the renting cycle.