Welcome to On the Radar, where we preview up-and-coming events to mark your calendar for. This weekend's fast-approaching Valentines Day is a holiday for lovers but if youre heading to ARTpools MUSE show, it might be best enjoyed as a single (unless you enjoy getting slapped for ogling). Thats because the exhibit, inspired by love, sex, nudes or Saint Valentine showcases a lot of interesting work by talented St. Pete artists but Saturdays trendy love-fest is also packed with hordes of painted nekkid ladies (like the gal pictured right). Yep, theyre wearing nothing but some pasties, a bit of string, maybe a few feathers, and the work of some very lucky airbrush artists. Commence drooling.
If youre more candlelight than flambé, try the GLBT Valentines Sweetheart Dance at the Coliseum, where youll find St. Petes cutest couples cuddling up on the dance floor, swaying to tunes of DJ Kaylee. Best part is, proceeds go to the Sonia Plotnick Health Fund, which helps local women in need.
More inexpensive, arty, fun, flirty, romantic Valentine's events after the break: