A&E news around Pinellas County: Jan. 11 | Diversions

St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival to be introduced Feb. 24-25

ST. PETERSBURG – The fifth annual St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival will happen Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24-25, 10 a.m. to five p.m., at South Straub Park, 198 Bayshore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Admission is free.

The occasion is a “boutique” high quality artwork pageant that includes roughly 120 of Florida’s and America’s prime positive artisans. The occasion is co-sponsored by the town of St. Petersburg and coordinated with the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

The artwork pageant will rework the grounds of South Straub Park into an outside gallery showcasing extraordinary unique and handmade paintings. These artisans and their works weave a tapestry of artwork from creations in portray, glass, mixed-media, ceramics, sculpture, images, metalwork, digital artwork, fiber artwork, woodworking and extra. Within every medium, attendees could have a chance to discover a variety of types, supplies and artistic imaginative and prescient. Visitors additionally may have an opportunity to satisfy the artisans that create the work, find out how they turned artists and the way particular items have been made.

Many of the collaborating artisans are represented in America’s prime museums and artwork galleries and their works present in probably the most prestigious personal collections in America.

The St. Petersburg Fine Art Festival is directed by Paragon Fine Arts Festivals.

For info, go to www.paragonartevents.com.

Este Loves to carry out at Largo Central Park

LARGO – As a part of the Thirsty Third Friday collection, Este Loves will carry out Friday, Jan. 19, 7 to 10 p.m., at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo.

On third Fridays, Largo Central Park will grow to be an leisure vacation spot with meals distributors, grownup drinks and stay music. Each month will function a special native headliner.

Este Loves is a soulful singer-songwriter who enjoys spreading love by way of enjoying guitar and singing her unique music, with some music covers in her personal distinctive fashion.

Admission is free. For info, go to LargoOccasions or name 727-587-6740, ext. 5014.

CPPAC to welcome Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival

LARGO – The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival will take the stage Friday, Jan. 19, eight p.m., on the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Tickets begin at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or go to largoarts.com.

The Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival is an genuine, cultural presentation of Russian songs, balalaika music and Russian people ballet in genuine Russian fashion, language and costumes. The firm options skilled musicians who’re conservatory graduates in addition to skilled Russian dancers. The program will embrace Russian songs carried out by Nikolai Massenkoff. Songs are from the Tsarist Russia period, WWII to current day Russia. Selections to be featured embrace songs reminiscent of “Kalinka,” “Moscow Nights” and “Dark Eyes” all within the unique Russian language and accompanied by Russian people devices together with the balalaika, domra and bayan.

For info on the Massenkoff Russian Folk Festival, go to www.nikolaimassenkoff.us.

Mutts Gone Nuts to return to Central Park Performing Arts Center

LARGO – Mutts Gone Nuts, a canine cabaret present, shall be introduced Saturday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m., on the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Tickets begin at $14.50. Call 727-587-6793 or go to largoarts.com.

Scott and Joan Houghton and their hilarious pack of pooches have created a comedy canine thrill present like no different. Audiences can anticipate the sudden on this top-notch presentation that options unimaginable high-flying Frisbee canine, tight-wire canine, dancing canine, magic canine and the one and solely Sammie the Talking Dog.

Franc D’Ambrosio to carry out at CPPAC

LARGO – Back by fashionable demand, Franc D’Ambrosio’s Broadway will return to Pinellas for one efficiency Saturday, Jan. 20, eight p.m., on the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Tickets begin at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or go to largoarts.com.

D’Ambrosio is again following his sold-out efficiency in Largo in January of 2015. Known because the the world’s longest operating Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Tony Award profitable musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” D’Ambrosio’s résumé additionally consists of his position as Anthony Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-nominated movie “Godfather III,” an Emmy Award nominated tv present, a four-time Tony nominated Broadway present and a National Theatre Award nomination.

D’Ambrosio will carry out the hits from “The Phantom of the Opera” in addition to different well-known Broadway musicals for a magical night.

West Coast Players to current ‘Lucky Stiff’

CLEARWATER – “Lucky Stiff” by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will run Jan. 12-28 at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater.

Performances shall be Fridays and Saturdays, eight p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. Call 727-437-2363, e-mail boxoffice@wcplayers.com or go to wp.wcplayers.org.

Presented by particular association with Music Theatre International, the manufacturing can be directed by Jeremy D. Silverman and Margee Sapowsky.

In this offbeat, hilarious homicide thriller farce, full with mistaken identities, $6 million in diamonds, and a corpse in a wheelchair, an unassuming English shoe salesman stands to inherit a fortune if he can achieve passing his uncle off as alive.

Swing dance night to profit My Hope Chest

CLEARWATER – An elegant swing dance charity profit will happen Thursday, Jan. 18, within the Oval Ballroom of the Fort Harrison Hotel, 210 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.

Doors will open at 7 p.m. A swing dance lesson by Arleene might be provided from 7:15 to 7:45 p.m. Dancing will run from 7:45 to 10 p.m. The Flag Band will carry out swing favorites. The occasion will profit My Hope Chest.

The occasion additionally will function a buffet of appetizers and refreshments. Admission is $15. For tickets, name Directions for Living at 727-524-4464, ext. 1723; or Savoy South Swing Saturday Dances at 727-564-6847. RSVP is required by Jan. 16. Attire is dressy informal to classic elegant.

The Fort Harrison Hotel re-opened in 1926 and at this time is a shocking architectural restoration marvel that includes marble floored foyer, wrought iron work and brass railings. The full restoration of the lodge to its unique splendor creates an environment of magnificence transporting you again in time.

Town of Indian Shores presents oil portray class

INDIAN SHORES – As a part of its leisure program, the city of Indian Shores is providing oil portray for newcomers and intermediates.

The class meets Thursdays, 1 to three:30 p.m., locally room of the Municipal Building, 19305 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores.

The class charge is $25 every lesson. The class is steady. No membership is important. New college students might begin on any Thursday. Winter guests are welcome.

Students start with primary fundamentals and transfer towards working independently from their very own pictures or material. More skilled painters share with others and are glad to supply ideas and assist. Class time consists of demos, educational and portray time, and critiques. The teacher works with every scholar independently.

Students study paints, brushes, shade mixing, composition, all the fundamentals wanted to type a foundation in conventional oil portray. Individual creativity is emphasised. New expertise are taught in a enjoyable and pleasant environment.

The teacher is Betsy Schoepf of Indian Rocks Beach. She has been portray for over 40 years and notably enjoys nonetheless life and seashore scenes.

Call Schoepf at 727-595-1083 or e mail betsyschoepf@gmail.com for registration or questions.

SPAA to current Arts Business at The Greenhouse

ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance will current arts enterprise sound rules that inform and encourage profitable for revenue and nonprofit artistic companies within the first-floor coaching room at The Greenhouse, 440 Second Ave. N., St. Petersburg.

The one-hour periods are provided on third Thursdays, January via March with espresso and networking at eight:30 a.m. and the seminar at 9 a.m. Following is a abstract of upcoming periods:

• Jan. 18 – Marketing & Promoting Your Creative Business. Success gained’t occur in case you don’t work “it.” This session will inform you what the “it” is. Studio and gallery house owners who take part in ArtStroll are particularly inspired to attend. Presenters will embrace Tracy Kennard, Your Virtual Footprint; and John Collins, St. Petersburg Arts Alliance.

• Feb. 15 – Tax Year 2017 Realities and Plans for Tax Year 2018. The presenter might be Susan Plage of H&R Block.

• March 15 – Grant writing/Development/Research. This session will delve extra into the place to seek out donors. Presenters to be introduced.

For extra info and to register, go to stpetegreenhouse.org/occasions.

The Studio@620 to current new exhibition

ST. PETERSBURG – “S.I.P.P: Sharpie Ink Pen & Pencil,” a curated small group exhibition, will open Saturday, Jan. 13, 5 to 9 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

The occasion is free and open to the general public.

Give a handful of artists the identical easy instruments they usually’ll every create one thing distinctive and fantastic. “SIPP: Sharpie, Ink, Pen & Pencil” options quite a lot of types from rising and seasoned native artists, every rigorously chosen by studio curator Tyler Weiss and inventive director Bob Devin Jones. Their instruments could also be on a regular basis objects, however this exhibit accommodates paintings that’s something however bizarre. With a concentrate on drawing, this exhibit options paintings that ranges from traditionally styled cartography to trendy abstraction.

Participating artists embrace Muhammed Abdul-Ghaffar, Amanda Brennan, Brooklyn Artist, Carmen Cruz, James Hartzell, Brandy Heinrich, Elliott James, Matthew Knisley, Jennifer Kosharek, Cora Marshall, Leila Martini/Synesthesia Artwork, Julianna Meconnahey, Douglas Thonen, Lee Anne Wojkowski and Danny Young.

Visit www.studio620.org or name 727-895-6620 for extra info.

Project Free Rising Stars Theatre Group to audition for ‘Guys and Dolls’

GULFPORT – Project Free Rising Stars Theatre Group will host auditions on Sunday, Jan. 28, Four:30 p.m.; and Thursday, Jan. 30, 6 p.m., at Most Holy Name Church, 5800 15th Ave. S., Gulfport.

The group might be auditioning for a manufacturing of the musical “Guys and Dolls” with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and e-book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows.

Director Corinne Broskette is in search of grownup performers with disabilities to tackle the roles for this musical. The script shall be modified to suit a 1:30 format to accommodate the skills of the performers.

All people are inspired to audition. This is a big forged musical, with many smaller roles and alternatives for doubling elements in refrain.

Also sought are volunteers for crew, backstage, manufacturing employees and forged members with out disabilities who will carry out with the disabled forged and be on-stage prompters. High faculty and school college students will obtain volunteer credit score for his or her participation. Persons with arts talents for set, costuming, dressers and stage managers are also wanted.

Rehearsals are scheduled for Sundays, Four to six:30 p.m.; and Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., operating Feb. Four by means of June Three at Most Holy Name Church.

Show dates are June 7-10 on the Catherine Hickman Theatre in Gulfport, and one date in Orlando on the Family Cafe, June 15-17 (transportation offered).

For info, name Sharon Vanderlinde at 561-701-0070, go to MyProjectFree on Facebook, or name Broskette at 727-656-8525.

Day courses and rehearsals are additionally obtainable for ADA college students.

Clay and Paper to showcase Joyce Curvin’s work Jan. 12

DUNEDIN – Joyce Curvin’s whimsical recycles sculptures might be showcases as a part of the Dunedin Second Friday Featured Artist Series on Friday, Jan. 12, 5 to eight:30 p.m., at Clay and Paper Gallery of Art, 362 Main St., Dunedin.

To Curvin, recycling is artwork. She constructs her wacky characters from recycled supplies and located objects. Old detergent bottles morph into canine and cats, quirky birds hatch out of previous newspaper. Dried palm tree seed pods grow to be fish. Her brilliant shade palette provides to the whimsy.

Curvin will show all of her obtainable paintings for the night in entrance of the gallery and can probably be engaged on a bit or two.

Downtown outlets will probably be open till eight:30 p.m. Many will supply specials or wine tasting to consumers. The occasion is free and open to the general public.

For info, name 727-736-0934 or e mail claypaper@mac.com.

2Cool Art Show to return to Gulfport Casino

GULFPORT – The 2Cool Art Show will happen Saturday and Sunday, Feb. Three-Four, 10 a.m. to five p.m., on the Gulfport Casino, 5500 Shore Blvd. S., Gulfport.

Now in its seventh yr, this indoor present could also be comparatively small in measurement with simply 36 artists, nevertheless it’s packed full of top of the range, award-winning work. Painting, fiber arts, glass, images, jewellery, sculpture and combined media is all represented at this inviting present. Admission is free. A money bar shall be obtainable.

The 2Cool Art Show is sponsored by the Gulfport Merchants Association, the town of Gulfport and the Professional Association of Visual Artists.

St. Pete ArtWorks to open new exhibition

ST. PETERSBURG – An opening reception for “Spontaneous Color Realization,” an exhibition showcasing work by Daniel Anderson, will happen Saturday, Jan. 20, 6 to 9 p.m., at St. Pete ArtWorks, 635 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

The reception will function refreshments and stay music by singer-songwriter Danielle DeCosmo. The occasion is free and open the general public.

Anderson is knowledgeable mural installer by commerce. He is in demand all through the nation for putting in high-end murals in company and museum settings.

As he’s nearing retirement, he has reignited his long-term curiosity in portray. Anderson’s portray type invokes a similarity to artists resembling Leroy Neiman and Voka together with his willingness to deliver a large colour spectrum into his topics. He identifies this type as “Spontaneous Color Realism.” His focus within the final yr has been the animal kingdom, with a focus on canine.

Anderson is a graduate of Michigan State University, 1974, the place his main was in sculpting and portray. He at present resides in Tampa together with his spouse and two pampered and adored rescue canine, named Elliott and Josie.

The exhibition will proceed by means of Feb. 10. Gallery hours are Tuesday by means of Saturday, 11 a.m. to five p.m.; and Sunday, midday to Four p.m.

For info, name 727-710-7716 or go to www.stpeteartworks.com.

Library foundation seeks artwork for Art on Canvas Fundraiser

SAFETY HARBOR – The Safety Harbor Library Foundation is in search of artists of all ages and anybody artistic to color and donate a artistic canvas for the Art on Canvas Fundraiser.

There is not any artist or entry charge. Group household, and membership entries are additionally inspired. Artists provide their very own canvas of any measurement. Artists won’t be paid for his or her time or supplies; nevertheless, artists and group names can be honored within the library and on the foundation web site the place footage of every donated canvas may be seen.

Prizes might be awarded for the Most Creative, Staff Favorite, and People’s Choice.

Artist purposes can be found on-line at www.safetyharborlibraryfoundation.org/art-on-canvas-fundraiser.html. Delivery of accomplished canvases are requested on the library on or earlier than Wednesday, March 7. The accomplished artist software should accompany artwork.

Donated paintings will on show within the library rotunda March eight by means of April 13. Entries from youth (age 15 and youthful) might be displayed within the youngsters’s division.

For an opportunity to win and personal one of many canvases, tickets could also be bought at $1 every or six tickets for $5. Winners might be notified by April 16.

Proceeds from the occasion will profit the foundation’s 20/20 Vision capital marketing campaign to create a second story assembly room facility. For info, go to www.safetyharborlibraryfoundation.org, e-mail lkothe@cityofsafetyharbor.com or name 727-724-1525, ext. 4106.

The Safety Harbor Public Library is at 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.

Stirling Art Studios & Gallery declares January exhibit

DUNEDIN – The portrait work of an area sketch group is featured because the January exhibit at Stirling Art Studios & Gallery, 730 Broadway, Dunedin.

The present will run by means of Jan. 31.

A reception will happen on Friday, Jan. 12, 5:30 to eight:30 p.m. Attendees could have an opportunity to satisfy the artists. The occasion is free and open to the general public.

Gallery hours are Monday by means of Friday, 11 a.m. to Four p.m.; and Saturday, 11 a.m. to three p.m. For info, name 727-466-8791.

DFAC is looking for donations for Trashy Treasures Art Sale

DUNEDIN – The Dunedin Fine Art Center is presently accepting gently used paintings and artwork associated provides for the annual Trashy Treasures Art Sale, set for Saturday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donations could also be dropped off Monday by means of Friday, 10 a.m. to five p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to Four p.m., at DFAC, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. Donations will probably be accepted by means of Feb. 10.

The Trashy Treasures Preview Party that includes the perfect of trashy treasures shall be held Friday, Feb. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. Preview Party admission is $10.

For info, name Linda Hamilton at 727-298-3322, ext. 236 or e mail linda@dfac.org.

Tampa Bay Ukulele Society to host ukulele workshop

SAFETY HARBOR – A free introductory ukulele workshop shall be introduced Wednesday, Jan. 24, 6:30 p.m., on the Safety Harbor Public Library,

Hosted by the Tampa Bay Ukulele Society, the workshop will cowl totally different ukulele sizes. Attendees will discover ways to maintain, tune, strum and play a number of chords. TBUS musicians will train attendees two songs and supply info for continued schooling together with info on native academics. TBUS occasions and on-line assets additionally shall be introduced.

For info, name 727-724-1525, ext. 4107, or go to www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.

A Cappella Bay Show Chorus present set

PINELLAS PARK – The women of A Cappella Bay Show Chorus will current Songs Through the Decades on Sunday, Jan. 21, Three to five p.m., at Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center, 4951 78th Ave. N., Pinellas Park.

This shall be a day of music celebrating music because it modified by way of the years. The program will function particular friends BLING! Quartet, the 2015 Sweet Adeline worldwide champions.

Tickets value $20. Call 727-641-9680. For info, go to acappellabayshowchorus.com.

Tim Dorsey to host e-book launch, signing at Safety Harbor Library

SAFETY HARBOR – New York Times bestselling writer Tim Dorsey will rejoice the discharge of “The Pope of Palm Beach” on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 6:30 p.m., on the Safety Harbor Public Library, 101 Second St. N., Safety Harbor.

The novel is the newest installment of the Serge Storms collection.

No one worships the Sunshine State as a lot as Storms. Perpetually searching Floridian arcana and lore, he and Coleman, his completely baked sidekick, are on the street once more. This time they’re on a frenzied literary pilgrimage that leads them again to Riviera Beach, the comfortable seaside city the place the boys spent their youth. Told in alternating flashbacks between Serge and Coleman’s childhoods and the current day, “The Pope of Palm Beach” is a witty and deliciously violent delight from the twisted creativeness of Dorsey.

Copies of “The Pope of Palm Beach” can be obtainable on the market and signing. Call 727-724-1525, ext. 4112, for extra info or go to www.SafetyHarborLibrary.com.

Fleetwood Max to carry out at Central Park Performing Arts Center

LARGO – As a part of the Spotlight Series, Fleetwood Max, billed because the nation’s definitive Fleetwood Mac tribute band, will carry out Monday, Jan. 29, 2 and seven p.m., on the Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.

Fleetwood Max captures the paranormal environment, look and sound of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers with excellent vocal and character performances from a forged of revered, skilled musicians. Each member supplies a passionate, correct and personalised re-creation of the magic that’s Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks.

Tickets begin at $24.50. Call 727-587-6793 or go to www.largolionsclub.org.

The Spotlight Series is introduced by the Largo Lions Club Foundation. All proceeds from these performances go on to the Largo Lions Club Foundation to help its tasks, reminiscent of sight conservation, youngsters’s eye examinations, eye operations and glasses.

Art Festival Beth-El to run Jan. 27-29

ST. PETERSBURG – Art Festival Beth-El, Temple Beth-El’s annual high-quality artwork exhibition and sale, will have fun its 45th annual artwork pageant Jan. 27-29, at 400 Pasadena Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

A preview cocktail reception will happen Saturday, Jan. 27, 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $25 an individual on the door.

Art Festival Beth-El is free and open to the general public on Sunday, Jan. 28, 10 a.m. to five p.m. Light lunches shall be out there for buy. The Avenue of the Shops, a two-day sale of enjoyable artwork, jewellery and crafts, might be free and open to the general public on Sunday and Monday from 10 a.m. to five p.m. A free, particular occasion can be carried out within the sanctuary at 11 a.m. A free docent tour shall be provided at 2 p.m. on Monday.

A gourmand luncheon will probably be served on Monday at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $20.

Beginning in 1973 with solely 20 artists, Art Festival Beth-El now showcases over 170 nationwide and worldwide award-winning artists. This extremely acclaimed superb artwork exhibit and sale is properly often known as one of many premier exhibits within the Southeastern United States. Space has grown from one gallery to 6 galleries all through the power that includes unique work, wooden, sculpture, ceramics, glass, images and jewellery.

The pageant additionally provides a big choice of signed, framed, restricted version prints from Syd Entel Galleries of Safety Harbor. A big outside sculpture backyard will function quite a lot of enjoyable and weird items for gardens, workplaces or giant buildings. The boutique gallery will supply wonderful artwork and advantageous craft at average costs. A yearly custom will proceed, as Art Festival Beth-El will function chosen works by gifted rising artists from Pinellas County’s 17 private and non-private excessive faculties. The pageant will award scholarship cash to the faculties of the profitable college students.

This yr’s decide, Glen Gentele, director of the Orlando Museum of Art, will award over $eight,000 in prize cash.

For info, name 727-347-6136.

DeadPhish Orchestra to play Dunedin Brewery

DUNEDIN – The DeadPhish Orchestra will carry out Friday, Jan. 19, 9 p.m., at Dunedin Brewery, 937 Douglas Ave., Dunedin.

The DeadPhish Orchestra is a quartet of Colorado musicians who, above all, are shut pals who’ve performed music collectively for a few years. They had performed Grateful Dead songs collectively, they usually had performed Phish songs collectively. But they received to questioning what would occur in the event that they tried to merge the music of those two bands, the Granddaddies and Daddies of the jam-band scene.

While these two bands have their floor similarities, most followers understand that their precise musical types are fairly totally different. The Grateful Dead are an earthy, folky, bluesy band the place Phish is sharper around the sides – funky and extra aggressive. But each bands have an improvisational strategy to their reside exhibits, and it’s in that spontaneity the place the magic actually occurs.

The guys in DPO have posed themselves a singular problem in merging the 2 types. Band members embrace Chris Sheldon (drums and vocals), Paul Murin (guitar and vocals), Brian Adams (bass and vocals) and Ted Tilton (keyboards and vocals).

For band info, go to deadphishorchestra.com. For venue info, go to www.dunedinbrewery.com.

SAGES to stage ‘Committed’ at Catherine Hickman Theater

GULFPORT – Senior Actors Guild & Education Services will carry out encore performances of the comedy “Committed” on Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. Three-Four and 10-11, on the Catherine Hickman Theater, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport.

Performances might be Saturdays, eight p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Admission on the door $15. Call SAGES at 727-536-7076 for low cost advance tickets at $13.50.

Can a pair rejoice their golden years or is there a silver divorce sooner or later? The performs is written by Linda Goldman and directed by Judy Landis. The forged consists of Gay Grooms Hardin, Stan Gurvitz, Pat Mahan, Susan Dearden and Steve Hardin.

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