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February's Travel, Event Calendar

LYSA ALLMAN-BALDWIN | 2/15/2012, 7:14 p.m.

Feb. 18-20

  • 49th annual Coconut Grove Arts Festival (Coconut Grove, Fla.): One of the nation's premier outdoor fine arts festivals, the Coconut Grove Arts Festival will be celebrating its 49th anniversary this year. Each year, the festival attracts more than 150,000 people to this three-day event held on the streets in the heart of Coconut Grove, just south of downtown Miami. A wealth of fantastic artists and craftsmen from around the world, live entertainment and fine cuisine are also a part of the celebration. (305) 447-0401,coconutgroveartsfest.com

Feb. 25

  • "Seven Guitars" (St. Petersburg, Fla.): As part of its annual Civic Challenge, a fundraiser, the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African-American Museum is presenting "Seven Guitars" by famed playwright August Wilson. The play is set in Pittsburgh in 1948 and centers around the lives of seven men and women whose hopes, dreams, challenges and successes are shared in a neighborhood backyard. Although not one of Wilson's most well-known plays, the work offers yet another aspect of this prolific artist. (727) 323-1104, woodsonmuseum.com

Lysa Allman-Baldwin writes for numerous online and print publications, including as the cultural travel writer for www.Examiner.com and as a senior travel writer for SoulOfAmerica.com, an Afrocentric travel website. Lysa can be reached at lallmanbaldwin@kc.rr.com.