Cuban Pete

Cuban Pete presented by Keep Saint Petersburg Local at NOVA 535

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


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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
PLUS: Classic Car Photobooth, Appearance by Rumba 106.5 ( iHeartRadioLatin Radio Station), Cigar Roller, More Surprises

ATTIRE: Tropical/Cuban Suggested
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
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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Welcome to summer. Welcome to the new way to enjoy Cult Classic Movies!

Join Cinema Squatch & Sunscreen Film Festival at NOVA 535 for Downtown St. Pete’s biggest office party! This will be one for the history books! So join us Thursday May 19, 2016 for Cinema Office Party showing cult classic film “Office Space” here at DTSP venue NOVA 535. At 5:30 pm Cash Bar and Food Truck, movie starts at 7pm. Tickets are free but you MUST RSVP.

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CULT CLASSIC FILM – tickets are free but you MUST RSVP (scroll to bottom)

5:30 pm   HAPPY HOUR with full cash/credit bar and hot food available for purchase
6:00 pm   Technology SMASHING Session
(Safety Glasses Provided, Liability Form Required)
7:00pm   OFFICE SPACE screening INSIDE Tampa Bay’s #1 Event Space!

SEATING PROVIDED for the first 200 to enter night of event
CAN’T BRING OWN FOOD nor DRINKS – both available for purchase at NOVA
21 + EVENT

===   FULL SEASON SCHEDULE of FILMS via Cinema Squatch   ======

Thursday May 19th Office Space ’99 (R) at NOVA 535
 (no dogs allowed, seats provided)
MOVIE = “Office Party” (SPYP Night)
5:30-7:00 pm  Happy Hour with Cash Bar and Food Available
7:00 pm          Movie
9:30 pm          Event Ends
Sunday June 12th Footloose ’84 (PG) at MFA Lawn
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Shakin & Bacon on the Lawn”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Thursday July 7th  Major League ’89 (R) at CAGE BREWING
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Baseball & Brews”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Sunday July 31st  Best in Show ’00 (PG13)
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Bark in the Park”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Sat August 20th Pretty in Pink ’84 (PG)
(no dogs allowed, seats provided)
MOVIE = “Totally Awesome 80s Party”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie
Sunday Sept 11th Pee-wees Big Adventure ’85 (PG)
(dogs allowed, bring your own blankets/low chairs)
MOVIE = “Bikes on the Lawn”
7pm – entertainment
Dark – Movie


Thursday Dec 17, 2015 at historic venue NOVA 535 downtown St. Pete, It’s Time to Celebrate ** NOVA NOEL 8 ** Santa, Live Music from Bryan Hughes “That Pack”, Dinner Buffet (optional for $20), Photobooth, Live Entertainment and more!

TICKETS available at NOVA, pay at the BAR

NOVA Noel 8 Thursday Dec 17 2015 NOVA NOEL 8

Join the Entrepreneur Social Club,, and Keep Saint Pete Local for our always fun and unique 8th Annual Holiday Party NOVA NOEL

TICKETS available at NOVA, pay at the BAR
6:00 pm Event begins cash/credit bar opens
6:30 pm (optional $20) Dinner and Dessert Buffet opens
[]  Salmon, fire grilled, with a lemon butter caper dill sauce
[]  Chicken, fire grilled with prosciutto and melted fontina cheese finished with a lemon butter caper sauce
[]  Dirty rice pilaf
[]  Garlic mashed
[]  Sauteed mixed fresh veggies
[]  Mixed green salad
[]  Garlic butter rolls
[]  Chocolate Cake with a raspberry drizzle
[]  NY style Cheesecake with fresh strawberries
[]  Blonde brownies with walnut crumbles and chocolate chips
7:00 pm Santa Arrives – Photos with Santa (until 10 pm)
7:00 pm PHOTOBOOTH by Get the Picture (until 11 pm)
7:00 pm Bryan Hughes ‘That Pack” Band (until 10 pm)
10:30 pm Performances by Katie James & Mayven Missbehavin!
11:15 pm Performances by Katie James & Mayven Missbehavin!
TICKETS available at NOVA, pay at the BAR
General Admission to NOVA Noel 8. Includes free valet parking $15 + tax
VIP – Includes free valet parking, dinner and dessert buffet and two drinks (soda, juice, coffee, tea, beer, wine, premium liquors, sparkling wine) and reserved seating. $50 + tax
SMALL OFFICE PARTY – Includes up to 10 VIP Tickets, your own private reserved table plus includes 2 bottles of Wine (Red, White, Sparkling) to help kick off the Holiday Celebrations! . $500 + tax.
If you have over 10 guests email for custom group packages.



NOVA 535 Speakeasy is the Bee’s Knees


Upon approaching NOVA 535 Unique Event Space, a man in black tells me to go around back. I follow his directions and wrap around the building, making my way down an alley that I’m not quite sure leads to my destination. Finally, I reach an open door where another man in black greets me. I walk inside and am met by Keep Saint Petersburg Local‘s Olga Bof, who gives me a wristband and a “Welcome drink” ticket. My VIP Localicious Week NOVA 535 Speakeasy experience begins.

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Localicious Speakeasy

Localicious Week’s St. Petersburg Distillery Speakeasy
here in beautiful Downtown St. Pete, Florida
at historic venue NOVA 535 Unique Event Space,
TUESDAY OCTOBER 20, 2015  6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

TICKETS: (AVAILABLE at the DOOR on Tuesday after 6pm)
Localicious Speakeasy at NOVA 535

During the 2nd Annual LOCALICIOUS Eat LOCAL Drink LOCAL Week we’re celebrating our city having its own distillery with this spectacular speakeasy event at NOVA 535! Step back in time, *dress in period attire* and enjoy the following:

• Several of St. Pete’s best bartenders from:
Station House, The Cask & Ale, The Mandarin Hide and The Mill who will be creating old-fashioned & special cocktails with the St. Petersburg Distillery’s amazing locally-crafted spirits
• Bites from Station House, The Mill, Urban Brew & BBQ, Urban Comfort and Urban Provisions
• Live jazz by the Nate Najar Quartet featuring Nate Najar on guitar, John Lamb on bass and singer, Bryan Hughes
• Get the Picture’s retrofitted photo booth in a beautifully restored, antique Plymouth
• Gaming tables, cigarette girls and other surprises!

TICKET PRICES:  (AVAILABLE at the DOOR on Tuesday after 6pm)
~ General Admission – $30
~ VIP Entry – includes private speakeasy entrance (password provided prior to event), Welcome Cocktail, exclusive use of the upstairs VIP lounge/outdoor balcony + more bites – $50

Localicious Week, now in it’s 2nd year, is Keep St. Petersburg Local’s weeklong celebration of everything locally delicious, aka Localicious! We’re highlighting the newly opened, incredibly delicious spirits from St. Petersburg Distillery! Bravo!!

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Kiss my hops Budweiser, NOVA 535 goes local brews only!

Life is made of moments, most of them come and go without much notice. Then occasionally we pause long enough to ponder, to think deeply and to make a conscious decision, then to act on that decision and evolve. Last week here in beautiful, sunny and unique downtown St. Pete, Florida was Localicious, a celebration of everything deliciously local. We hosted the KSPL “Local Meltdown” here at NOVA 535 Unique Event Space on Thursday October 16, 2014, and because of all the work and efforts that surrounded that event, plus my frequent conversations with Keep St. Pete Local founder Olga Bof, well a moment of clarity happened.


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