Cuban Pete

Cuban Pete presented by Keep Saint Petersburg Local at NOVA 535

Friday, April 28, 2017 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

A NIGHT OF CUBAN EATS, BEATS & TREATS!

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FOOD: Pig Roast by Bodega on Central (“Caja China”) | Paella by Pipo’s The Original Cuban Cafe / Pipo’s To Go (Giant Paella Pan)
ART: Art Food Performance by Art + Food + Experiment + Society/Artfoodexperimentsociety (Food will be part of the performance)
MUSIC: Son Salvaje – 11-piece Latin Band
DANCE PERFORMANCE + MINI-LESSON: Salsamania Dance
PLUS: Classic Car Photobooth, Appearance by Rumba 106.5 ( iHeartRadioLatin Radio Station), Cigar Roller, More Surprises

ATTIRE: Tropical/Cuban Suggested
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VIP: VIP includes early entry from 6:00-7:00 pm, access to VIP area upstairs at NOVA with private balcony, private 1-hour salsa lesson (lesson runs from 6-7 pm) + sampling of spirits from St. Pete’s distilleries: St. Petersburg Distillery (tasting of their 3 different rums) & Kozuba & Sons Distillery
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TICKETS
General Admission: $35 Advance (Until April 27th) | $40 Door (April 28th)VIP: $55 Advance (Until April 27th) | $60 Door (April 28th) – Limited to 100 Tickets

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MEDIA PARTNERS: tbt* Newspaper | CENTRO Tampa | Green Bench Monthly | Rumba 106.5
EVENT DESIGN: Hype Group

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Mia’s Pure Romance Returns with a Buzz

Mia Rivero is always bustling with energy, she’s a hard worker who loves her ladies. See, Mia works for Pure Romance, a company focused on making both women and men smile. She returned once again to our historic venue NOVA 535, right here in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida. Aka DTSP. Mia is back showcasing and celebrating her business savvy spirit. She is a business owner (Pure Romance by Mia), Stetson Law graduate (my dad’s Alma Mater), a dedicated mom, plus she’s also a motivator and live broadcaster! Tonight she shared all of these talents and more with the delightful crowd of around 200 ladies who gathered to learn more about her Pure Romance business.

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Tampa Bay Startup Week Finale Block Party

Tampa Bay Startup Week Finale Block Party at historic DTSP venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete on Friday, February 17, 2017, from 7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Tampa Bay Startup Week is a free, five-day celebration of our community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship.

Join us for the closing festivities of Tampa Bay Startup Week at NOVA 535 during the Official Startup Week Finale Block Party. It’s time to let loose, have fun, grab some drinks, enjoy yummy food and celebrate our entrepreneurial community.

Experience the yard games in the bamboo courtyard and sip local brews. Mayor Kriseman will be there, you should be too!

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The Best Viewpoint to Manage Your Wealth From

On a beautiful “winter” evening here in sunny Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, aka DTSP, business partners Susan Pilon and Melissa Converse, founders of Viewpoint Wealth Management, hosted a delightful cocktail party for clients and close friends. Viewpoint Wealth Management is part of the Raymond James financial family, and this shinny apple hasn’t fallen far from that strong, deep rooted tree. Susan and Melissa are the warm, engaging kind of people that also really know their stuff. Guess that’s why they chose my historic event venue NOVA 535 for their 1st anniversary party. Ha! See what I did there? Congratulations on your first year, ladies!! Bravo! It was a night filled with laughter, new connections, success stories and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the Viewpoint on Thursday, February 2, 2017…

Viewpoint Wealth Management at historic venue NOVA 535 in downtown St. Pete aka DTSP

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2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation

2017 St. Petersburg Free Clinic Donor Appreciation was held on a beautiful sunny “winter” night, Sunday January 29, 2017, at Downtown St. Pete historic venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space. NOVA 535 hosts 5-Star weddings, corporate events, film shoots and private social events, since opening in 2009. The St. Petersburg Free Clinic aka SPFC, was where my father, Michael F. Novilla, spent over 30 years giving his heart, soul, legal and pharmaceutical knowledge to the clinic and its recipients. Tonight we honored and celebrated his and many other wonderful people’s gifts of love, kindness, money and charity to the SPFC.

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A Jolly Good Time at NOVA Noel 9

Can you believe how quickly the holidays came and went in 2016? As jam-packed as the season was, it still managed to have the magical charm you can’t help but to adore. Although the chilly weather hardly ever makes an appearance here in The Sunshine City, St. Petersburg, Florida thoroughly enjoys celebrating an outstanding year with co-workers, friends and family. Nova Noel 9, on Thursday, December 8 2016, was the perfect party to celebrate and create unforgettable moments at NOVA 535.

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50th Birthday with Friends Family and Fire

Growing up here in sunny St. Petersburg, Florida was certainly a treat. I was lucky enough to live on the west side of town, near park street and Abercrombie Park, just south of the Garden Drive-In. When I was 11 years old, another Michael moved into our neighborhood, and soon we were best of friends. Our neighborhood was filled with several families, so we always had plenty of playmates, for hide and go seek freeze-tag, kickball, Frisbee, soccer, tree climbing and lots and lots of bike riding. Mike was older and stronger and fell into the role of big brother and friend. We spent a ton of time together, certainly some of the best years of our lives. Fast Forward to tonight, as we celebrate with Friends Family and Fire!

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NOVAween 10 Ignited The Spirit of Halloween

Halloween may have already passed this year, but I think we’re all still celebrating the excitement Downtown St. Pete shared at NOVAween 10. The unique and historic event space, NOVA 535, hosts an annual Halloween extravaganza and 2016 marked the tenth anniversary of this memorable spooky soiree. I’m Erika Cain, Entertainment Coordinator at NOVA 535 and Content Creator at our sister company, DowntownStPete.com. As I have hosted and provided entertainment for the party for the past three years (huge thanks to owner, Michael S. Novilla, for keeping me on board!), I can say one thing for certain: NOVAween is not your ordinary Halloween Party. The event itself has transpired to a well-anticipated ball. Why? The energy within the venue is always beyond positive and everyone has a permanent grin on their face when they are at the party. Perhaps it’s the great tunes that brings everyone together or NOVA’s multiple full-liquor bars that does the trick. Whatever it may be – it has become DTSP’s (aka DownTown St. Pete) favorite Halloween Party!

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NOVA First Friday

Hi, I’m Audrey and tonight was my first experience at NOVA First Friday at the 5 star event venue, NOVA 535. It may have been the CPR I needed for my St. Petersburg First Friday experience! NOVA’s First Friday has been hosted successfully by a fellow local Burger, Jeff Copeland, for over 5 years running.

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Navy, Silver and Merlot Red Outdoor St. Pete Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:

It’s really cute how Mike and Ashley met, hold tight, you’ll find out below! They are such a delightful couple, who both really seemed to enjoy Team NOVA and our NOVA Way planning process. We believe in continuous improvement here, which  (we hope) always shows how much we truly LOVE OUR CLIENTS!  Of course, some clients are a whole lot easier to work with; that’d be Ashley and Mike! Two wonderful people now united as one. Congratulations to our newlyweds on your outdoor St. Pete wedding!!

Bride and Groom First Dance Wedding Portrait with Exposed Brick Wall Backdrop at Modern, Downtown St. Pete Wedding Venue NOVA 535 | outdoor st. pete wedding

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Beautiful Skin and a New Lexus

When we booked Rodan + Fields for an awards celebration party a few months ago, I didn’t immediately recognize the brand name. My skin care regimen is eating well, lots of clean water and plenty of organic coconut oil, so I’m a bit in the dark as to which brands are what. Along the planning path I learned who Rodan + Fields was and that they take good care of their people. One of those lovely people is Erin King, who I got to know a bit as we discussed details, timelines, and floorplans. We also had to decide where we should park the Lexus 460 here inside of our historic venue (built 1920) NOVA 535. Her associate Heather Tuck (congrats Heather!!) was receiving the gorgeous new Lexus as part of her compensation and bonus package! WOW! So I suggested setting it along our gorgeous, red clay block walls. Makes for such fabulous photo opportunities which you’ll certainly enjoy….read on! 2016-09-15-rodanfields-at-dtsp-venue-nova-535-3639 Continue reading

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Wine Down For Youth Advocacy

Wine Down for Youth Advocacy presented by The Burg Exchange

Saturday September 17, 2016 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm

Join us for a “Golden Age of Hollywood” fundraiser Benefiting Arts Conservatory for Teens, plus also supporting Suncoast Center, Inc. and Sonic Foundations

Join the Burg Exchange Club, the Arts Conservatory for Teens (ACT), and amazing local youth entertainers at our sponsoring venue, the historic NOVA 535, in beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg for a “Golden Age of Hollywood” themed fundraiser. Headlining the event will be a national touring act, Ries Brothers. There will be live music, wine tasting, light fare, a wine raffle, a silent auction, 50/50, and other surprises. The entertainment also features various youth performers from the ACT program; you will be overwhelmed with the amount of talent that will take the stage this evening.

Come dressed in your best Golden-Era Hollywood attire inspired by the likes of Rita Hayworth, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Cary Grant, Clark Gable and others. (Suggested attire only – not required for event)

**Purchase Tickets Here! ($55) and Find out more about sponsorship opportunities.**

This is the second annual Burg Exchange Wine Down for Youth Advocacy fundraiser and this year’s program is projected to meet and greatly exceed its previously successful and fun-filled inaugural event.

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Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding

From owner Michael S. Novilla:
I love the way Chelsea and Dan utilized an elegant, simple design aesthetic, especially with their usage of the gorgeous, breathtaking flowers. We tried so hard when designing and building NOVA 535 to combine timeless elements; bricks, hardwood, glass, wrought iron and bamboo, creating a unique “blank canvas”. This canvas gives our clients the freedom and ease to enjoy NOVA as-is. Or as with Dan and Chelsea, to ability to add just the right personal touches, allowing their own personalities and creativity to really shine through.  Bravo to Chelsea and Dan for creating such a stunning look and feel for thier magical Black, Gold and Pink Downtown St. Petersburg Wedding. Congratulations and much love and thanks!!

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Unique Event Videos A Blast from the Past

NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, is a world-class wedding and event venue, located in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida, aka DTSP. Over the years, we have hosted so many fun, exciting and creative public events, ever since we opened in 2008. Who am I? The St. Pete born and raised Entrepreneur who had a vision, and a lot of help, support and good luck, to create such an unique space. A space perfect for Art and Fashion Shows, for our annual NOVAWEEN adults only halloween party, for live music

Unique Event Videos from downtown St. Pete Florida historic wedding and event venue NOVA 535 - novaween is st pete favorite halloween costume party

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Choose Healthy, Feel Strong and Live Happy

Choose healthy, feel strong and live happy was the theme of the evening at gorgeous event venue NOVA 535 in Downtown St. Pete. To some that may feel like an unobtainable goal or complex idea of living. In actuality, the changes you need to make are simple and with access to the proper resources, you can be bright-eyed and bushy-tailed in no time! Thankfully, Mika Rotunda, who describes herself as an Eternal Optimist and Fitness Guru, is here to help you feel not-so-overwhelmed on your journey to optimization! She, along with Michael Novilla (owner of NOVA and founder of Entrepreneur Social Club) and DowntownStPete.com brought the health-conscious community of DTSP together under one roof for St. Pete Healthy Lifestyles at NOVA 535 on Thursday, July 28, 2016.

2016 07-28 St. Pete Healthy Lifestyles with Mika Rotunda at NOVA 535 in DTSP

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