November 2022 Events – Paradise News Magazine

Recurring Events

Tuesdays & 4th Saturday • 9am-3pm, Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, Beach Blvd. below 28th Ave. S.
Fridays • 5-9pm, First Friday Art Walk, Downtown Gulfport. A juried event featuring emerging and professional artists. First Friday of every month.
Last Friday 6-9pm, live music at the John’s Pass Bell Tower, John’s Pass Boardwalk and Shopping Village, 12902 Village Blvd., Madeira Beach
Saturdays • 9am-2pm, St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market, First Ave. SE and First St., Al Lang Stadium parking lot near the marina. Celebrating community, food, and creativity. October through May.
1st Saturday • 8am Beach Cleanup, Archibald Park,15100 Gulf Blvd. Mad. Beach.
2nd Saturday • 8:30am, Beach Cleanup. TI Waffle House, 11185 Gulf Blvd.
5-9pm, St. Pete Artwalk. Artists and gallery owners from 40 studios and galleries in five arts districts show off their latest works. Take the trolley, drive or park and walk.
3rd Saturday • 5-9pm, Indie Faire, Beach Blvd., Gulfport. Outdoor, socially distanced event in Gulfport features local art, handmade crafts, jewelry and pottery to locally sourced botanicals.
4th Saturday Gulfport 4th Saturday Fresh Market 9am-2pm • Pinellas Arts Walk 4-8pm, Pinellas Arts Village Walk, 5600-5800 Park Blvd. (north side), Pinellas Park. Pinellas Park Art Society, Donnelly COVE, Complete Sweet Shoppe, Pompei Factory, Studios @5663, Painting with a Twist, Bottles Pub, and Swartz Gallery.
Sundays • 9am-1pm Indian Shores Sunday Morning Market, Indian Shores Municipal Center, 19305 Gulf Blvd. Local vendors offer everything from gourmet foods to fine art.  (November-April). Library Book Sale every third Sunday.
• 10am-2pm/Summer 9am-1pm, Corey Sunday Market, Corey Ave. (74th Ave), St. Pete Beach. Almost a hundred vendors with an emphasis on local fresh, hydroponic and organic veggies, gourmet take-out treats, locally made crafts and live music. (9-1 June – Sept.)
Every other Sunday • 9am-noon, Organic Farming at Eco-Village, 302 15th St. N, St. Pete. Volunteer in a community garden that provides access to fresh organic produce, opportunities for physical activity, connection with nature.


Through Nov. 6 – Flower + Brigade: An exhibition by Kelly Moeykens and Abby Elizabeth
Free, D-Gallerie, 1234 Dr. M.L.K. Jr. St N, St. Petersburg. The first exhibition of both American artists in Tampa Bay: mixed media artwork created by everyday recycled materials and green army men. Their works complement each other in a way that ultimately creates something much bigger than the individual.


Nov. 1 – Saving St. Pete – One Tree at a Time
Free, 6:30pm, Fox Hall at Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Hear from some of our region’s reforestation warriors as they explain why we need trees (and lots more of them), and how our city, region and world is creating green infrastructure programs, new policies, and developer incentives designed to help us survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world. Panelists include Larry “Dean” Hay, ISA Board Certified Master Arborist; Deborah Hilbert, consultant, Urban Forester; and Cathy Harrelson, president of the St. Petersburg Sustainability Council.

Nov. 1-6 – Six: The Musical
From $56.50, times vary by date, Straz Center, Tampa. From Tudor queens to pop icons, the six wives of Henry VIII take the microphone to remix 500 years of historical heartbreak into a celebration of 21st century girl power! Featuring an all-woman cast and all-woman band, Six won 23 awards in the 2021/2022 Broadway season, including the Tony Award® for Best Original Score (Music and Lyrics) and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical.

Nov. 5 – Oddities & Curiosities Expo
$10 advance/$15 day-of, 12 and under free, 10am-6pm, Tampa Convention Center. The expo showcases hand-selected vendors, dealers, artists, and small businesses with all things weird. You’ll find items such as taxidermy, preserved specimens, original artwork, horror/Halloween-inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, odd jewelry, skulls/bones, funeral collectibles and much more.

Nov. 5 – Evening for the Bay 2022 – Our Blue Planet
$120/$135, 6-10 p.m., Tampa Bay Watch, 3000 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. Tampa Bay Watch’s annual fundraising gala under the stars on the Marine Center lawn. Enjoy signature drinks with an open bar, a delightful dinner, fun entertainment, music, and an out-of-this-world auction among 400+ guests. or email

Nov. 5-6 – 58th Annual Art Harvest
Free admission, 10am-5pm, Highlander Park, Dunedin. This event is Tampa Bay’s largest juried art show and features over 100 artists. Browse artwork, shop, and enjoy beautiful Highlander Park while supporting the community work of the Junior League of Clearwater-Dunedin.

Nov. 7 – “Secluded Cabin Sleeps Six”: Lisa Unger’s 20th Book Celebration and Launch
$27.99 and up, 7-8pm, Tombolo Books, 2153 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. International bestselling author Lisa Unger will mark publication of her 20th novel in a conversation with Tampa Bay Times book critic Colette Bancroft. Tickets:

Nov. 10-12 – Arts Annual 2022
$25/$250 VIP, 5:30-7pm VIP, 7:30-9pm general admission. (Tickets needed only for Thursday night). This three-day celebration at Creative Pinellas offers music, theatre, dance, films, visual art, and participatory experiences – all from the arts coast. The event gets underway Thursday with The Party; artist tours and talks on Friday, and conclude with music and performances on Saturday. Tickets at

Nov. 12 – Veterans Boat Parade
Free, 10am-10pm, American Legion Post 273, 600 American Legion Drive, Madeira Beach. Following a Veterans Day ceremony at the Post, boats will begin the parade, traveling through the coves and canals of the Intracoastal Waterway, south past John’s Pass and ending at Isle of Palms. Visit to register your boat or to become a sponsor.

Nov. 17-20 – Sanding Ovations Master Cup  NEW
Free, 10am open, Treasure Island Beach. See what happens when master sculptors at a world-class level use their imaginations and turn piles of sand and buckets of water into “outSANDing” works of art. Pluses include a food court, beer garden, arts and crafts marketplace, and live bands. Kites and night flies will be provided by Windworks of Madeira Beach; fireworks Saturday. Encore weekend Nov. 26-27.

Nov. 18 – Arts Legacy REMIX: Selebrayson Ayisyen  NEW
Free, 7:30-9pm, Straz Center Riverwalk Stage, Tampa. Arts Legacy REMIX celebrates the many varied cultures and talented local artists who reside in the Tampa Bay area. This evening of remembrance and celebration will reflect on the importance of the Battle of Vertieres, a landmark battle in which Haiti fought to gain independence. Haiti’s rich culture will be celebrated through its vibrant music, spiritual dance, and renowned visual arts. 813-229-7827

Nov. 18-20 – Suncoast Jazz Festival  NEW
$40 and up, 10am-10pm, Sand Key, Clearwater. Enjoy three days in beautiful Sand Key for some of the best live performances today for American Songbook Jazz, New Orleans Trad, Swing, Blues, Zydeco, a little Rockabilly, Swing dance, aspiring youth bands, and Gospel Sunday Morning. Jazz legends John Lamb, Johnny Varro, and Houston Person will be celebrated, with more than two dozen groups also scheduled to play. Event ticketing and check-in at the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. Performances on the beach at the Sheraton Sand Key and the Marriott Suites.

Nov. 19-20 – 25th Annual Florida CraftArt Festival
Free, 10am-5pm Saturday, 10am-4pm Sunday, outside Florida Craft Art Gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Some 100 of the nation’s best contemporary fine craft artists from 12 states will handmake works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, metal, mixed media, and wood. The festival will showcase the talents of 13 emerging artists to engage and mentor the next generation of fine craft artists.

Nov. 24 – Coffee Pot Turkey Trot  NEW
$40, 7:45am, 200 35th Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. This family-friendly 5K loops around St. Pete’s waterfront Coffee Pot Bayou neighborhood. Benefits North Shore Elementary. Register at

Nov. 25-Dec. 24 – The Night Before  NEW
$45-$55/$25 under 18, 2pm and 7pm, freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. There’s no place like home for the holidays. It’s snowing in sunny Florida when a group of friends and a surly house cat named Stephen Sondheim gather around the piano for a night of fun, music, and games. Alternately hilarious and heartwarming, The Night Before is delightfully reminiscent of classic holiday TV specials, yet refreshingly modern.

Dec. 6 – 26th Annual Peace Celebration  NEW
$125, 11:30am, The Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Delayed by Hurricane Ian, the Peace Celebration hosted by CASA is back on. After 26 years, CASA’s Peace Celebration has become a community tradition like no other. Join with others to take a stand against violence in our community and show that together we can create a violence free Pinellas!

Dec. 8-18 – The Year of Extraordinary Travel  NEW
Ticket prices and dates TBD, Studio Grand Central, 2260 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. A world premiere written and performed by Becca McCoy, who, between September 2018 and August 2019, traveled to eight states in the U.S. and seven other countries with five different travel companions and sometimes alone. Based on her book of the same name, which contains short tales and hundreds of photos “celebrating the relationship-deepening, horizon-expanding, joy-inducing nature of travel, and the beauty of our diverse earth and common humanity,” according to publisher St. Petersburg Press.

Dec. 11 – Robby’s Pancake Breakfast  NEW
$5, 8am-noon, Treasure Island Community Center, 1 Park Place & 106th Avenue. Hosts Middle Grounds Grill and Gulf Beaches Rotary will serve pancakes, sausage patties, coffee, tea, and juice. Bring a new unwrapped toy or food to help fill the Red Sled for foster care children.

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