Do This today and tonight: St. Pete Zine Fest, Loni Love, I Love St. Pete



MAKING THE ZINE SCENE: Luxury Mane headlines Zine Fest.
  • MAKING THE ZINE SCENE: Luxury Mane headlines Zine Fest.

From Romans pasting manifestos to town square columns to rally countrymen to today’s “cons” and movements, ideas have flourished when expressed in a forum. St. Pete Zine Fest, which birthed a new annual tradition on both sides of the bay, maintains this time-honored tradition, celebrating individual thought and fostering Tampa Bay’s creative community. In its second year at the Venture Compound, the fest returns this evening, offering a wide variety of publishers hawking handmade publications that boast an equally expansive range of content. Y Los Dos Pistoles frontwoman/writer Shae Krispinsky will lead a workshop on zine making and cool bands like Luxury Mane will entertain you while challenging your sensibilities. There will even be supplies for making your own zines. Raffle prizes will be given out too. Setup is at 5; fest begins at 6. St. Pete Zine Fest, 2621 Fairfield Ave. S., St. Petersburg. Free admission.

The weather is perking up, so head to charming downtown Dunedin for the 17th Annual Downtown Dunedin Art Festival Takes place today and tomorrow 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Main Street. More info at

At Madeira Beach's Feast By The Beach Vendors offer beach-inspired foods, beverages and more today and tomorrow 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Madeira Way Shopping District. Live cooking demos entertain, and you can take home dips, sauces, and cookbooks among other beachy gift items. Local restaurants, shops and boutiques of the Madeira Way district will be open during the show. Live music will be featured 11 a.m.-5 p.m. There is no admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby. Madeira Way Shopping District, Madeira Way. 727-322-5217.

If you're day hasn't gone as planned, laugh the blues away with one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for both Variety and Comedy Central. Loni Love can be found as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately, co-host of the new talk show The Real on FOX, author of Love Him or Leave Him but Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab and touring, of course. $17- $23. Thurs., Jan. 9, 8 p.m.; Fri., Jan. 10, 8 and 10:30 p.m.; Sat., Jan. 11, 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Sun., Jan. 12, 7 p.m. The Tampa Improv, 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Ybor City. 813-864-4000.

In the Burg, the artists are partying at the Second Saturday Gallery Walk and Artpool's I Love St. Pete. The Vultures and The Royal Vynes perform, and a cool interactive community art project will be featured. Stay for a runaway show featuring Rehab Exchange and Artpool Vintage. Sat., Jan. 11, $10, $20. Artpool Gallery, 2030 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

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