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Beer Project – Day 1 – Home Brew Night: From Gourds to Growlers

July 19 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

From the first female-owned breweries in Ethiopia to the ancient ales enjoyed by Antony and Cleopatra, beer has enhanced the social, economic and religious aspect of lives around the world. Learn more about the profound – and long lasting – impact of the world’s favorite beverage in this engaging conversation with…

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Beer Project – Day 2 – Professional Local Brewer Night

July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Drink with purpose, and preserve a masterpiece by tapping into a one-of-a-kind evening! Since the dawn of time, drinking has provided a way for societies to determine character. Alcohol has also, through millennia, been used as a test of social literacy – a way to finesse any number of social situations…

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CALL TO ARTISTS – 1st Annual Deck the Great Hall

July 22

Each year, the Museum of Fine Arts celebrates the holiday season with a Holiday Tree placed in the middle of our Great Hall, decorated by members of The Stuart Society. The Museum of Fine Arts is excited to carry on this holiday tradition, with a contemporary spin! Artists from the Tampa…

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Simmer and Sift: Ichicoro Ane

July 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

St. Pete’s renowned izakaya and ramen bar offers up Japanese delicacies while pushing the boundaries of creative dining for an eager audience. Sister to the smaller Seminole Heights location, Ane is both destination and retreat, allowing diners to enjoy Spicy Crab Abura Soba, charred octopus and Mapo Tofu amidst a…

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Bourbon, Jazz, and Herb

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join the Friends of Photography for this celebration of the exhibition Can I Get a Witness: Photography by Herb Snitzer before it closes on August 5th. Listen to live jazz from James Suggs Trio, sip a signature bourbon, and rub elbows with the famed photographer himself.  Cash bar is available.…

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Magnetic Fields: Sonic Abstraction

July 28 @ 2:00 pm - 6:45 pm

In complement to Magnetic Fields: Expanding Abstraction 1960s to Today, which focuses on African American women’s approaches to abstract painting and sculpture, the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg is thrilled to be working with composer Elizabeth A. Baker to present an afternoon of abstract sonic experiences by African American…

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Marly Music: Kristin Lee

August 5 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kristin Lee has appeared as soloist with leading orchestras including the Philadelphia Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, New Mexico Symphony, and many more. She has performed on the world’s finest concert stages, including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Kennedy Center, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, the Metropolitan…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: All About Focus

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled All…

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Book Club at the MFA

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Keep St. Pete Lit, a local organization that supports the literary community, for a book club connecting the visual and literary arts. Each month’s featured book will relate to the MFA’s collection or special exhibitions. August 9th: milk and honey by Rupi Kaur Famed Sikh “instapoet” and provocateur who…

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Marly Music: Wayne Bethanis

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bethanis is a true original.  He is a best-selling, award-winning New Age Piano recording artist and a popular expert on music, with a PhD in Music.  Since early childhood Bethanis has been known for his great talent and engaging personality. Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis. …

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Simmer and Sift: Join the Chef/Owners of The Restorative

August 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Dunedin’s newest entry into adventurous and innovative food featuring dishes such as tartine, burrata, black garlic, and cherry tomatoes or a dessert comprised of lemon curd, ginger marshmallows, mint cremeux, and cucumber. Refreshingly simple food, made with the best of ingredients, The Restorative is leading the way in an area…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: My Backyard

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled My…

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Simmer and Sift: Il Ritorno

September 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

From the James Beard House to Central Ave, the lauded husband-wife team of Dave and Erica Benstock bring their modern take on Italian classics to the MFA. Chef David worked his way through the ranks at various restaurants, eventually running front line at Wolfgang Puck Spago in Colorado. A sharp…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Master Image-Maker

October 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled A…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: Conceptualizing Cindy

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled Conceptualizing…

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Coffee Talk with Nan Colton: A Self-Portrait

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Connect with the arts through monthly performances that give voice and embodiment to the two-dimensional. The MFA’s ever popular performing artist-in-residence Nan Colton invites us to meet an artist or historical figure in a 30-minute presentation that includes a cup of coffee and delectable pastries. Today’s program is entitled A…

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