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Weekend Adventures in Bradenton: February 8-10, 2013


BRADENTON – It's a great weekend for lovers of art, theatre, science or just plain lovers. Take your date to Holmes Beach for a romantic Valentine Arts and Crafts Show, and make sure to stop by the Village of the Arts for a special free open studio tour. David Mamet's Glengarry Glenn Ross will provide high-class entertainment to audiences at the Asolo, and a hydrogen car technology show will electrify comers of all ages at the Sarasota Classic Car Museum. Get romantic and artsy, catch a Broadway show, or step into the future: it's time for a Weekend Adventure!

Find those unique special Valentine gifts at the two-day outdoor Arts and Crafts Show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park being held at the Holmes Beach City Hall


Field. (5801 Marina Drive on Saturday, February 9 from 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, February 10 from 10 am – 4 pm.) Find jewelry, glass, photography, art, clothes, food, plants and more. Nationally touring award winning songwriter Julie Patchouli and Master Guitarist Bruce Hecksel will light up the air with their sparkling acoustic sounds and their powerful chemistry. This is the last time Patchouli will be on Anna Maria Island till next Fall, so don’t miss them. They will also have their popular CD’s for sale.

You can also purchase personalized bricks for the AMI Butterfly Park for your special Valentine. Purchase a brick at the Butterfly Arts and Crafts Show and park organizers will create a computer generated brick and send it in a card to your Valentine or to you to give to your Valentine.

Free admission and free parking. Contact Terri at 352-344-0657 or Nancy at 941-799-2181 for more information. More information about the show can be viewed here.

Valentine Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, February 9, 10am-5pm

Sunday, February 10, 10am-4pm

Holmes Beach City Hall Field

5801 Marina Drive

Holmes Beach

The Village of the Arts will be offering a free open studio tour on Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9. Meet your favorite Village artists and watch them create. This fun

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event invites the public to visit Village artists at work in their studios and get a better understanding of the creative process. Painters, sculptors, jewelers, fiber artists, chefs and more will be demonstrating their unique and wonderful talents.

The Village of the Arts is a quaint, walkable community and this tour is a great chance to explore the area, meet the artists and see inside their studios. For more information about the tour, contact 941-747-8056 or visit the Village's website at www.villageofthearts.com.

Village of the Arts Open Studio Tour

Friday, February 8, 11am-4pm

Saturday, February 9, 11am-4pm

Village of the Arts

Between 9th Street West and 14th Street West



David Mamet’s scalding comedy/drama tackles one of the most elusive topics in all of American literature: the pursuit of the American dream. A contemporary classic that became a celebrated film, this 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winner examines a group of cutthroat Chicago real estate agents who will do anything to close the deal. With a gift for natural dialogue and a realistic portrayal of these men’s struggles, Mamet creates “crackling tension...ferocious comedy and drama” (New York Times).

A review of the GGR by TBT's Dennis Maley can be viewed here. Tickets can be purchased here.

Glengarry Glen Ross at the Asolo Theatre

Saturday, February 9, 2pm

Saturday, February 9, 8pm

Hundreds of fans from as far away as China, India, California, Colorado and Pennsylvania  will descend on the Sarasota Classic Car Museum this coming Weekend to see a variety of devices that help save on gasoline or diesel, and can be used on cars, trucks, boats and generators.


They will also be the first to see a commercial "free energy" device - i.e., one in which combustible fuel is generated at no cost, in this case from humidity in the air. That fuel cell, called the EPEC, will be presented by inventor Al Suarez of Tampa on Sat., Feb. 9.  Suarez will offer a free seminar (one of many at the Games) at 1 p.m. ET on Saturday.


A team of four physicists from Beihang University in Beijing, and buyers from India, have announced their intention to attend.


Ordinary cars, RVs, big pickup trucks and vans equipped with gas-and diesel-fuel-saving hydrogen devices, known as HHO generators, and seminars on the topic will be displayed each day. This hydrogen is never stored in tanks but is used as soon as it is made, and thus is know either as "on-board hydrogen" or "hydrogen on demand."


Over the weekend, industry experts ranging from a Georgia engineer to a NASA Space Shuttle hydrogen technician to a famed Wbesite developer will offer free seminars and tips about HHO.


One topic is how pure hydrogen can be produced on demand by a chemical process in unlimited amounts to power a future all-hydrogen car. There will also be a car based on Anna Maria Island that uses only water for fuel, displayed by inventor Walt Jenkins. Former NASA Space Shuttle technician Ed Grimm will talk about how he's working on his second one of those since 1991, using HHO.


HHO stands for the two atoms of Hydrogen (HH) and one of Oxygen (O) that are separated from H20 when an electric current is passed water containing an electrolyte, such as baking soda or lye. The hydrogen and oxygen are piped to the engine to burn with gasoline and diesel, giving vehicles a power boost, cleaner engines, preventing noxious emissions and save anywhere from 10 to 40 percent on gas.


There are 1,800 liters of hydrogen - a little more than 450 gallons - in just oner liter of water, so that's all the devices usually hold. They fit under the hood and are connected to the car battery or even solar panels. Drivers normally have to change the distilled water every couple of months.


The HHO devices save drivers hundreds or even thousands of dollars a year on gasoline and diesel fuel, and already power everything from 18-wheelers to a 3-story, 30-gallon-an-hour Caterpillar quarrying machine using a device made by Ed Grimm of Global Hydrogen Technologies in Holiday, Florida.

Children under 12 are admitted free, and regular admission is $5. For more information about the Games, call Joe Shea at 941-462-2616, or go to hhogames.com.

The HHO Games & Exposition: Hydrogen Car Technology Show

Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10, 2013, 9am-5pm

Sarasota Classic Car Museum

5500 North Tamiami Trail



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