Top Events Taking Place In Tampa Bay Sept. 6-8 – Tampa, FL Patch

TAMPA BAY, FL — Not sure what to do this weekend? Check out these events taking place throughout Tampa Bay.

The Civil Rights Movement In Tampa Bay

The Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St. S., St. Petersburg, will present an original exhibition titled “Beaches, Benches and Boycotts: The Civil Rights Movement in Tampa Bay.”

The exhibition opening reception will take place at the museum Saturday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. and is free to the public with a reservation.

The program will include a panel discussion about the history of Tampa Bay’s African-American communities in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota. The discussion will be moderated by Judge Charles Williams and panelists will include Fred Hearns, formerly of Tampa, Gwendolyn Reese of St. Petersburg and Victoria Oldham of Sarasota.

Seating is limited. To reserve a seat, call 727-820-0100, ext. 301.

Butterfly GloWalk 5K Fun Run

The fourth annual Butterfly GloWalk 5K Fun Run and Party will take place at Archibald Memorial Beach Park, 15100 Gulf Blvd., Madeira Beach, Saturday, Sept. 7 to benefit My Hope Chest, a 15-year-old breast cancer charity.

Pre-race festivities start at 6 p.m. and the race begins at dusk with walkers and runners donning butterfly wings and glow-in-the-dark bling for the fund event. An Afterglow Party will follow the race.

The family-friendly festivities will include face painters, a wing-fitter’s station and games.
Awards will be given to finishers in addition to prizes for the top fundraisers.

Register here.

That ART Festival

More than 40 artists will exhibit at That ART Festival Saturday, Sept. 7 from noon to 6 p.m. at Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave. N, St. Petersburg.

That ART Festival is a free, all ages, family- and pet-friendly event. There will be a DJ, raffles for artwork, a live interactive piece for artists and visitors to collaborate on and a children’s creative corner with a free face painter.

Part of the proceeds will benefit the Public Art Project.

Tampa Bay Indian & World Music Festival

The fourth annual 2019 Tampa Bay Indian & World Music Festival will celebrate the rich performing arts of India, Africa and Spain with music and dance Saturday, Sept. 7 from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Hillsborough Community College Brandon campus, 10451 Nancy Watkins Drive, Tampa.

The all-day extravaganza, aimed at both Indian and non-Indian audiences, will showcase almost a dozen world-class musicians and dancers. The festival will be highlighted with Indian food vendors and world cultural merchandise vendors.

The features will feature master musician Abhik Mukherjee and KV Mahabala on the sitar, African Kora artist Morikeba Kouyate, vocalist Samarth Nagarkar, Flamenco guitarist Don Soledad, Flamenco dancer Tammy Miller, Jay Gandhi on the Bansuri flute, On Tabla Shankh Lahiri, Shouri Lahiri and Anindita Nanda on Odissi Indian dance and more.

The festival is presented by Tampa’s Shruti Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting Indian and World Culture in the Tampa Bay community through rich performing arts in music and dance.

Click here for tickets.