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Ritz Ybor fall calendar includes fashion show

Ritz Ybor fall calendar includes fashion show

Tampa, Florida -- The Ritz Ybor will be closed during the week of the Republican National Convention for several private parties, but the fall calendar of events resumes in September with a fashion show.

Below is information about several upcoming events at the Ritz Ybor.

Cocktails & Couture featuring contemporary collections by Saks Fifth Avenue and Tribeca ColorSalon Fall 2012 Trends as part of Tampa Bay Fashion Week:

46th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival--apply now!

46th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival--apply now!

Sebring, Florida-- The Highlands Art League encourages you to sign up to participate in the 46th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Festival, set to take place on November 3 in downtown Sebring. 

The league says this year's festival will include:

Finalists picked for Ritz Ybor's Ultimate Bands contest

Finalists picked for Ritz Ybor's Ultimate Bands contest

Tampa, Florida -- Four bands have been selected to compete in the finals of Ritz Ybor's annual Ultimate Bands contest.

The finals will be Saturday, August 18 with the winning group getting a grand prize valued at more than $5,000.

Below is a portion of a release sent out promoting the event.

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Highlands Little Theatre

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Highlands Little Theatre

Sebring, Florida-- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is definitely a show to see! 

The production takes the stage in Sebring from on August 24 and will last through September 9. Here's what Highlands Little Theatre had to say about the show:

This hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicles the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime.

Mark Barrios LIVE at Keel and Curley Winery tonight

Mark Barrios LIVE at Keel and Curley Winery tonight

Plant City, Florida-- The Keel and Curley Winery invited you to enjoy some wine and live music tonight!

Happy Hour is from 6 - 7 p.m., just in time for the show to start!

Mark Barrios and West Tampa's Finest perform. According to a release about the event, "Mark is a West Tampa native and one of the best jazz talents ever to come out of the Tampa Bay Area.  His latest project is West Tampa's Finest, which includes an astounding array of talent bringing superb percussion and keyboards to Mark's well-known latin/r&b groove."

"The Nutcracker" auditions

"The Nutcracker" auditions

Lithia, Florida -- Dancers listen up! The Theatre Arts and Dance Alliance (TADA) in collaboration with Tampa Bay Dance Theatre invites all dancers in the community to audition for their annual production of "The Nutcracker" on Saturday, August 25 at TADA studios.

At least two years of ballet experience is required.  Intermediate and advanced dancers age 11 and up will audition from 1 - 3 p.m.

Ladies on pointe for at least two years, please bring pointe shoes to the audition. 

The Cuban Sandwich Show returns August 3

The Cuban Sandwich Show returns August 3

Tampa, Florida -- The Cuban Sandwich Show returns to Hillsborough Community College on Friday August 31. The month-long event highlights various forms of art that focus on Tampa.

The motto for the event is "All Art - All Tampa - No Mayo."

The show is open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the HCC Ybor City Campus Art Gallery inside the Performing Arts Building located at 2204 N. 15th St.

Below is text about the show posted on the event's website.