Feeling Lucky: The Art of Superstition
It’s that time of year when all things spooky, or even just mysterious, are on the brain. That notion is being celebrated in an art event Friday (the 13th!) at the Bricks Ybor. The Art of Superstition features the work of Blaine Haverty, who will explore bad luck, and Theresa Crout, right, who will handle good luck. Crout is the artist behind the VooDood, cool little themed sculptures that she usually creates by challenging herself to make a number of them for her birthday. For this exhibit, she has made a limited edition of 13, including a Ganesh VooDood and an Evil Eye VooDood, and they’re all presented in shadowboxes. Haverty’s illustrative works explore occult, religion, fantasy and surrealism. Sounds like the perfect event to get you in the Halloween spirit. Free. 7-10 p.m. 1327 E Seventh Ave., Tampa.
Trash or Treasure? “Junk” Sales
Do you, like me, love the thrill of the hunt, a good bargain and the element of surprise? Then you probably enjoy shopping at resale shops, flea markets and garage/estate sales. We’re all in luck this weekend, with two “junk” sales to help us satisfy our pickers’ itch.
The Belleair Garden Club is hosting its biennial Junk and Jewels sale, with a presale event from 4:30 to 7 tonight ($5 entry). The sale continues Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is free to attend. Here you’ll find a variety of collectibles, from jewelry, art and antiques, to toys and household goods. Some of this year’s more interesting donations include a set of engineering measurement tools, aviation flight material circa 1970 and chart kits. There’s also a collection of crystal and garden ornaments, and Halloween and Christmas decorations. New items are put out daily. Cash only. Benefits the club’s scholarships and historic preservation. 903 Ponce De Leon Blvd., Belleair.
The City of Safety Harbor is holding a Junk in the Trunk garage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Safety Harbor Community Center. Safety Harbor residents have loaded up their unwanted goods and will be selling them from the backs of cars. Items include clothing, baby items and furniture, from an expected 50 participating households. 650 Ninth Ave. S.