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3rd Annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival (Formerly Gulfport Masters)

February 17-18, 2018

Veteran’s Park - 5350 31st Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Contact: SIK Promotions, Inc.; 727-322-5217; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com

GULFPORT, FL: The third annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival is open to the public on February 17-18, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with complimentary admission and parking conveniently located within walking distance. Courtesy transportation is also available from remote parking locations throughout the City.

The juried art show will feature the fine works of art from across the region, including but not limited to; 2D, 3D, Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Wood, Acrylic, Collage, Oil, Pastel, Ink, Fine Photography, Watercolor, and Fine Jewelry

The event will take place at City of Gulfport’s Veteran’s Park, one of Gulfport’s most pristine parks, overlooking Boca Ciega Bay, located at 5350 31st Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

Admission and parking are complimentary.

For More information, please contact SIK Promotions, Inc. by calling 727-322-5217, email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on the web at www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com

 
Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk

Gulfport, FL: Visit Gulfport Florida on Saturday, February 17, for the Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk. Find your Gulfport shopping and dining maps at VisitGulfportFlorida.com and chart your course to the downtown waterfront!

Gulfport’s Historical Waterfront Arts District spans 6 city blocks that includes more than 35 unique and locally owned shops, businesses, boutiques, galleries, bars, and restaurants. Stop by the Welcome Center and check out their exclusive line of everything Gulfport, from T-shirts and ball caps to coasters and license plates. 3101 Beach Blvd. S.

The Gulfport Art & Gallery Walk event, produced by the non-profit Gulfport Merchants Association, takes place from 6-10 p.m. every first Friday and third Saturday – rain or shine, all year round, and is home to dozens of artisans and craftsmen each month.

Dine at one of 18 delicious restaurants in the historic beach town. Since Rand McNally’s 2011 “Best of the Road” competition, Gulfport has been known as one of the foremost dining destinations in the Tampa Bay area. Our diverse restaurant options offer distinct flavors for taste buds of all sorts and may require reservations or call ahead seating.

There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet and family friendly. GPS – 3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

For general event information, follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/GulfportArtWalk, visit us at www.visitgulfportflorida.com or call 727-322-5217. Interested artisans and craftsmen can view the guidelines at www.SIKpromotions.com, under the vendor info tab.

 
Gulfport’s Get Rescued Animal Rescue Festival & Fun-raiser

February 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Contact: Suzanne King: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 727-322-5217

Gulfport’s Get Rescued is leashed up and ready for its 14th annual event on Saturday, February 24, 2018. More than 50 animal rescue groups attend and more than 1000 pets are ready to find their “fur-ever” homes with you! This is the largest pet rescue festival in the State, with groups traveling from every side of the Tampa Bay and beyond.

Other pet-related activities include pet care education, a food and supplies drive, animal training demos, contests, the Florida Weiner Dog Derby, our annual Bark-B-Que event, food, music and more. Bring your own critter companion, and join thousands of other visitors to participate in one of our area’s most beloved traditions. All leashed people and their well behaved pets are welcome to the one day event, and it won’t cost a cent to attend! Convenient complimentary parking is available all around the area.

For more information on Gulfport’s Get Rescued, visit www.GulfportsGetRescued.com, VisitGulfportFlorida.com or www.facebook.com/GetRescued or contact Suzanne King at 727-322-5217 / email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Pet friendly vendors and rescue groups can download the applications at www.SIKPromotions.com under the vendor info tab.

 
South Korean Masterpiece Next in LGBTQ Film Series

Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, March 1st with a South Korean film heralded as a modern cinematic work of art. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages.

Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information at the Library’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

About the February 8th film: From acclaimed South Korean director Chan-wook Park, set in 1930s era Japanese-occupied Korea, this 2016 film is part crime thriller, part erotic love story, in which a female pickpocket takes a job as handmaiden to the niece of a rich book collector. The handmaiden is drawn into a plot with an accomplice who wants to claim the niece’s fortune. Things become more complicated when the handmaiden begins to fall in love with the niece. The film, based on the popular British novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters, has received accolades as a modern cinematic work of art. “Go see it. If you love cinema at all, go see it.” Detroit News (Not Rated – Adults Only)

NOTE: The film series ordinarily takes place on the second Thursday of each month, but for March only will take place March 1st due to an event scheduling conflict.

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series on Thursday, April 12th. This fascinating 2015 documentary follows 15 months in the lives of three gay Palestinian men and their female friend residing in Tel-Aviv, pursing equal civil rights. “There is a strong camaraderie within this quartet, and though director Jake Witzenfeld’s film focuses on the complexities of what it means to be a gay Arab man who is also an Israeli citizen, it is the easy rapport among these friends that humanizes the film and elevates it beyond its point-and-shoot aesthetic.” Chicago Tribune (Not Rated)

Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market and Clothing Swap for Casa

Contact: Susan Blankenship - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

The Gulfport Tuesday Fresh Market, located along Beach Blvd. in Gulfport’s

Historic Waterfront Arts District, is open every Tuesday year-round, from

9am – 3pm. With a roster of over 70 vendors, you will find a wide variety

of products, including but not limited to, ready-to-eat and take-home foods,

fresh produce, plants, herbs, jewelry, pet products, art, clothing and

live music.

 

Gulfport’s next free clothing swap will take place during the market on

Tuesday, February 13, from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. in the courtyard adjacent to

the historic Peninsula Inn at 2937 Beach Blvd. South. Participants are

invited to bring up to five gently used garments to exchange for vouchers

that may be used to select clothing brought in by other participants.

Items may be for women, men or children.

 

Cash donations are also accepted. All cash collected, donated clothing,

and non-selected garments at the end of the swap will be donated to

Community Action Stops Abuse (CASA). CASA is a local non-profit

organization providing services to survivors of abuse or violence.

 

For more details, contact Susan Blankenship via email at

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For the latest roster of vendors, visit

www.GulfportTuesdayFreshMarket.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook at

www.facebook.com/gulfportfreshmarket.

 
Gulfport’s Get Rescued Animal Rescue Festival & Fun-raiser

February 24, 2018 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

3101 Beach Blvd. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Contact: Suzanne King: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / 727-322-5217

GULFPORT, FL: Gulfport’s Get Rescued is leashed up and ready for its 14th annual event on Saturday, February 24, 2018. This event has grown faster than your favorite Big Red Dog, with over 50 rescue groups participating and more than 1000 pets ready to find their “fur-ever” homes with you! This is the largest pet rescue festival in the State, with groups traveling to our little town of Gulfport from every side of the Tampa Bay and beyond. It’s an event we can ALL get into!

You will have the opportunity to meet with many of these cuddly creatures from 10am to 6pm on Beach Boulevard. We want to raise money and awareness, and the fur babies are hoping that you want to raise them! If you aren’t looking to find your fine furry or feathered friend, there will still be plenty for you to do. There will be vendors from all walks of life, selling animal related products and crafts, artwork and unique pieces that you won’t find anywhere else.

Other pet-related activities include pet care education, a food and supplies drive, animal training demos, contests, the Florida Weiner Dog Derby, our annual Bark-B-Que event, food, music and more. Bring your own critter companion, and join thousands of other visitors in Downtown Gulfport to participate in one of our area’s most beloved traditions. All well-behaved people (and their surely polite pets) are welcome to the daytime event, and it won’t cost a cent to attend! Don’t worry about paying for parking either, as plenty of convenient complimentary parking will be available all around the area.

With the help of our very hard-working sponsors we expect more than 3 TONS of pet food will be distributed to participating rescue groups! Visitors and attendees are encouraged to bring donations of unopened dog and cat food, cat litter and pet supplies. The drive-by drop-off location on the day of the event will be conveniently located at the Historic Gulfport Casino & Ballroom on Shore Blvd. Supporters can donate online or check www.facebook.com/GetRescued for donation locations throughout the Tampa Bay Area. All contributions will be distributed to the participating rescues on the day of the event.

For more information on Gulfport’s Get Rescued, visit www.facebook.com/GetRescued, www.GulfportsGetRescued.com, VisitGulfportFlorida.com or contact Suzanne King at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 727-322-5217. Pet friendly vendors and rescue groups can download the applications at www.SIKPromotions.com under the vendor info tab.

 
3rd Annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival (Formerly Gulfport Masters)

February 17-18, 2018

Veteran’s Park - 5350 31st Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707

Contact: SIK Promotions, Inc.; 727-322-5217; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com

GULFPORT, FL: The third annual Gulfport Fine Arts Festival is open to the public on February 17-18, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with complimentary admission and parking conveniently located within walking distance. Courtesy transportation is also available from remote parking locations throughout the City.

The juried art show will feature the fine works of art from across the region, including but not limited to; 2D, 3D, Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Mixed Media, Wood, Acrylic, Collage, Oil, Pastel, Ink, Fine Photography, Watercolor, and Fine Jewelry

The event will take place at City of Gulfport’s Veteran’s Park, one of Gulfport’s most pristine parks, overlooking Boca Ciega Bay, located at 5350 31st Ave. S., Gulfport, FL 33707.

For More information, please contact SIK Promotions, Inc. by calling 727-322-5217, email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or on the web at www.VisitGulfportFlorida.com

 

 
STILL Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay Returns for Encore!

Contact: Fay Jacobs 302-236-7133 or Daniel Hodge 727-366-4086 ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Following last winter’s sold out show in Gulfport, humorist and author Fay Jacobs will be back in town on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. for an encore performance at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue South).

Once again helping to raise money for the LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library, Jacobs will be on stage with her one-woman show STILL Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay, based on Jacobs’ four published memoirs, as well as her observations about current events. Tickets for a suggested donation of $20 are available at Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd.) and the Gulfport Casino (5500 Shore Blvd.) or at the door.

This lesbian bride brings something old (the performer and some of her script), something new (lots of fresh material), something borrowed (courage from the resistance), something blue (language about our current events!). The show combines hilarious stories with a personal narrative covering LGBT and relationship issues plus the nationwide march toward marriage equality – and what has been happening since! At its core is the author’s insistence that nothing is ever so horrible if it’s worth the story you can tell. The event has Fay’s signature humor and relatable stories of our community tackling life, liberty and the aging process.

Fay has performed up and down the East Coast, with standing ovations not only in Gulfport, but also The Duplex Cabaret in New York City, the Sage Inn for Women’s Week in Provincetown, an Olivia cruise, in Asheville, New Orleans, Carefree Resort, and more.

Called “the last comic sitting” by one critic and star of “an unforgettable solo performance” by Paul Willis, New Orleans Tennessee Williams Festival, reviews have been stellar.

Comic Poppy Champlin says “You don’t see the jokes coming and all of a sudden she ambushes you!” Michael Gilles of Annapolis Theatre Eleven says “Jacobs is a revelation as a performer, navigating hilarious scenes of relationship angst and the challenges of being a gay woman in mainstream America.”

Come along for the ride as Fay and her wife Bonnie share life in one boat, two condos, two houses, and an RV, loving a succession of Schnauzers, and being domestic partnered, civil unioned and married. From zip lines to skunk sprays, lesbian invisibility to marriage equality, join Fay Jacobs for the journey.

Just ask anyone who saw the show last winter – you’ll laugh and be moved. See it for the first time or come see it again. Heck, if you’re aging gracelessly, you probably don’t remember the jokes anyway! Come laugh again!

The event is presented by the Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family, and is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL. For more information contact Daniel Hodge at (727) 366-4086 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Gulfport Library Announces New LGBTQ Book Club

Contact: Greg Stemm, 727-542-6958, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA -- The LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Public Library announces the formation of a new LGBTQ book club. The first organizational meeting is scheduled for Monday February 5 at 6 p.m. at the Library (5501 28th Avenue South).

Those interested are encouraged to bring their favorite books with them and we will be discussing these as time allows. The meeting will also be an organizational one so that participants can chose what books they will read in the future. Plans call for the club to meet monthly on the first Monday.

“We are fortunate in Gulfport to have so many active readers and we hope that the book club will give an opportunity to share our reading experiences with each other,” said Greg Stemm, a member of the LGBTQ Resource Center committee and organizer. “In this setting we will be reading books with gay-related themes and/or written by LGBTQ authors. “It is Gulfport however,” he continued, “So any straight allies that would like to participate are certainly welcome.”

In the organizational meeting participants will be charged with putting together the structure of the club and how we handle selections. Some clubs all read the same book, while others pick a genre like mystery or science fiction and members all read different books in that genre. It is hoped that many of the selections chosen will be part of the ever-growing collection of materials dealing with LBGTQ issues that are part of the Resource Center. Organizers plan to have a list of possible selections from which participants can choose in addition to selections offered by the participants.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
Cowboy Love Story Next in LGBTQ Film Series

Contact: Gulfport Public Library; (727) 893-1074

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: The LGBTQ Resource Center at Gulfport Public Library is proud to continue its monthly LGBTQ Film Series on Thursday, February 8th with a cowboy love story which has become a modern-day classic of LGBTQ stories on film. The Film Series is a free gathering to watch a film in the company of friends and neighbors on the second Thursday of each month. Popcorn, candy, bottled water and soda are available. Donations will be accepted to benefit the LGBTQ Resource Center. Feel free to bring your own “brown bag” supper and beverages.

Each film begins at 7pm in the Friends Room at Gulfport Public Library (5501 28th Avenue South). Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Licensing restrictions prohibit explicitly naming the titles of films in general press releases. But feel free to call the Library at (727) 893-1074 for the film title and other information about the film series. Or find titles and more information at the Library’s Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

About the February 8th film: Based on the short story by Annie Proulx, this 2005 film is a pioneering work of cinema for depicting the story of gay characters in a popular “mainstream” film. It stars Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal as a ranch hand and rodeo cowboy who meet in 1963 while driving cattle in the west. At a time and in a setting where love between men is scorned, they forge a complicated bond that lasts through the years. An Oscar winner for Best Director, and nominee for many other Oscars and awards. “The Best Movie of the Year.” Miami Herald (Rated R)

Save the date for the next film in the monthly series on Thursday, March 1st. From acclaimed South Korean director Chan-wook Park, set in 1930s era Japanese-occupied Korea, this 2016 film is part crime thriller, part erotic love story, in which a female pickpocket takes a job as handmaiden to the niece of a rich book collector. The handmaiden is drawn into a plot with an accomplice who wants to claim the niece’s fortune. Things become more complicated when the handmaiden begins to fall in love with the niece. The film, based on the popular British novel “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters, has received accolades as a modern cinematic work of art. “Go see it. If you love cinema at all, go see it.” Detroit News (Not Rated – Adults Only)

NOTE: The film series ordinarily takes place on the second Thursday of each month, but for March only will take place March 1st due to an event scheduling conflict.

Watch for announcements of other films as they are added to the series on the second Thursday of each month.

The LGBTQ Resource Center is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL

 
Songs of Hope, Love and Courage Coming to Gulfport

Contact: Susan Gore; (214) 673-4673; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: An evening of “Songs of Hope, Love and Courage” will be performed by the husband-and-husband team of Jon Arterton and James Mack at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23 at Catherine Hickman Theater in Gulfport (5501 27th Avenue South).

Jon Arterton and James Mack have been singing together since they met in 1997. Jon founded St. Petersburg’s 130-member One City Chorus in 2016, inviting community members from all areas and walks of life to participate in singing together with no auditions. The Chorus, specializing in uplifting songs about peace, equality and social justice, has already performed to packed houses and been presented with a “Best of the Bay” award for “Best Voices Raised Together in Song” by Creative Loafing. Many years before starting One City Chorus, Jon earned a Master’s Degree from New England Conservatory of Music, appeared in a Broadway musical and founded the proudly gay a cappella group The Flirtations. James studied to become a Southern Baptist minister but, instead, turned his people skills toward managing an exclusive men’s clothing store in Manhattan and owning an eight-room guest house in Provincetown. Jon and James will be joined by guest pianist-extraordinaire John Thomas, with whom they’ve collaborated for 20 years.

Tickets will be available as of February 1st and are $20 (suggested donation for general admission) or $25 (suggested donation for early entry, a reception with hors d’oeuvre and preferred seating), available at the Gulfport Casino (5500 Shore Blvd.) and Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Blvd.). For more information about this performance, contact Susan Gore by email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

This show benefits the LGBTQ Resource Center of the Gulfport Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family, and is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
Award-winning Author to Lead Writer’s Workshop

Contact: Alison Solomon; (727) 492-0021; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Elizabeth Sims, Contributing Editor for Writer's Digest magazine and author of You’ve Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book of Your Dreams, will lead a "Fearless Writing" workshop on Sunday, February 18 from 9:30 – 11:00 a.m. at the Gulfport Public Library, 5501 28th Avenue South in Gulfport, Florida. Sims is also author of the Lambda Award-winning Lillian Byrd crime series and the Rita Farmer mystery series. The workshop is open to all genders, as well as both aspiring and experienced writers. Advanced registration and payment of a $15 fee are required for the workshop, which includes a complimentary light breakfast at 9.00am. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.mygulfport.us/lgbtq-resources. Spaces are limited. Only cash, checks or money orders will be accepted.

Writers commonly think they must suffer through much fear and doubt to produce anything good. Elizabeth Sims’ experience—and thus her message—is the opposite: Writing is easy and fun, provided we get out of our own way and let our natural talent and creativity take over. In this energizing workshop, she’ll help you find the heart of the book you want to write and convey your story zestfully and truly. You’ll learn how to work out a plan and start writing immediately, whether your book is fact or fiction. Writers with books in progress will find gold here too, because Elizabeth will provide tools every writer can use at any stage of a project.

The wisdom she’ll share is based on her own experience—and that of other storytellers dating back to prehistory. You’ll learn how to cut through angst and overcomplication with a better way to brainstorm; you’ll see how professionals power through a first draft; you’ll gain new perspectives with her Heart-Clutching Moment Plotting Method (works every time, plus it’s fun); you’ll discover how tangents can be the keys to fresh, great material; and more. Spare yourself untold writing hassle and join Elizabeth for this dynamic workshop.

The workshop is one activity in a full weekend during the inaugural “ReadOut” event which features 16 published authors reading from their work. Other ReadOut activities which are free and open to all include a reception on Friday evening; a keynote address by Elizabeth Sims on Saturday morning as well as a full day of readings, book signings and sales; and a panel discussion on Sunday following the workshop.

 

ReadOut is produced by the LGBTQ Resource Center, a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family. For more information about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and ReadOut, go to www.mygulfport.us/gpl. Visit the ReadOut event page on Facebook at www.facebook.com/events/173597636714684 or email questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
Poppy Champlin Offers an Afternoon Delight of Comedy

Contact: Susan Gore; (214) 673-4673; This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Poppy Champlin brings her Provincetown brew of stand-up comedy, improvisation and serious vocal talent to Gulfport on January 27 for a SATURDAY AFTERNOON DELIGHT you won’t forget!

Poppy has been featured on Oprah, the Showtime Special Pride, One-Night Stand-up (LOGO), Entertainment Tonight and the Chicago Gay Games, and has earned rave reviews on Olivia and Atlantis cruises. She is an alumna of Chicago’s Second City Improv and a winner of the Joan Rivers America’s Funniest Woman award. She has been called the “Original Queer Queen of Comedy!”

“She walks on stage looking urban cool and she begins rolling out the jokes. She starts slow, sure, moves on to staccato, and hits on all cylinders. She spits out jokes, quips, songs, impressions, interactions, and bird calls. With deep resources to draw from, all of Champlin's shows can be described as spin art, ‘No two alike.’” (Laugh Factory)

Warning: Poppy takes on current events and other life absurdities through an adult lesbian’s eyes. Buyer discretion advised for small children and other “sheltered souls.”

Showtime is 2 p.m. Saturday, January 27 at the Catherine Hickman Theater (5501 27th Avenue South). Tickets are $20 suggested donation per person for general admission (with doors opening at 1:30 p.m.). A limited number of special Early Access tickets are available at $25 suggested donation per person, including entry to the theater one hour early at 1 p.m., an hors d’oeuvre reception and preferred seating. A cash bar offering premium wines, as well as beer and other beverages will be offered to all. Tickets are available at the Gulfport Casino (5500 Shore Boulevard) and Gulfport Beach Bazaar (3115 Beach Boulevard South).

The show is presented by and benefits the Gulfport Public Library’s LGBTQ Resource Center. The Resource Center provides collections, services and events throughout the year to the local LGBTQ community, its friends and family, and is a project of the non-profit Circle of Friends of the Gulfport Public Library. Find out more about the Resource Center, the Circle of Friends and the Library on the web at www.mygulfport.us/gpl or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GulfportLibraryFL.

 
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