Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.20-23.17)


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Monday, Feb. 20

Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip at The Museum of Fine Arts (Feb. 9 – Jun. 4)
The Open Road explores the photographic road trip as a genre. It traces the rise of road culture in America and considers photographers on the move across the country and across the century, from the mid-1950’s to present day. Beginning with Robert Frank’s seminal odyssey, The Americans, and including such renowned work as Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations, Inge Morath’s The Road to Reno, Lee Friedlander’s American Monument, Garry Winogrand’s 1964, Joel Sternfeld’s American Prospects, Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places, and Alec Soth’s Sleeping by the Mississippi, The Open Road is a visual tour de force, presenting the story of photographers for whom the American road is muse. Exhibition organized by Aperture Foundation, New York. David Campany and Denise Wolff, curators. The photos will be on display from February 9 through June 4. Click HERE to learn more about the exhibit and the Museum of Fine Arts.

Dangerous Gully at Studio@620
Dangerous Gully is the latest concoction by local playwright, Joseph Alan Johnson (Lovefool, Misconception) –a saucy tale of love and romance that pays homage to the fairy tales of our childhood with a modern twist. Performances at 3pm and 7pm. Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Community Bartender for a Cause: Edible Peace Patch at The Ale and The Witch
The Ale and The Witch’s Monday evening series brings out local celebrities serving the community for a good cause. From 5:30-7:30pm they will donate $1 from each item served, as well as 100% of the tips to the Edible Peace Patch Project. The Ale and The Witch, 111 2nd Avenue Northeast.

Jason Frilot’s Old Soul Open Mic at Iberian Rooster
A place for all musicians to work on their material! Hosted by Jason Frilot from Freelow. Begins at 9pm-midnight. FREE event held in SubCentral at the Iberian Rooster. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Masters of Illusion at The Mahaffey
As if by magic! Direct from the hit TV show, Masters of Illusion is a fast-moving, family-friendly spectacular. You’ll see grand illusions, levitating women, eye-popping appearances and vanishes, escapes, comedy magic, sleight of hand and beautiful dancers – everything you could possibly imagine and performances that you never dreamed possible – all rolled up into a live show! The entire audience participates and some lucky individuals even get picked to assist with illusions on stage. 7:30pm. Click HERE for tickets. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.


Tuesday, Feb. 21

Open Mic Comedy Night at Iberian Rooster
Funniest folk of the night will win cash prizes and bar tabs! 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Booze and Book Club: Invention of Morel at Green Bench Brewing
Jorge Luis Borges declared The Invention of Morel a masterpiece of plotting, comparable to The Turn of the Screw and Journey to the Center of the Earth. Set on a mysterious island, Bioy’s novella is a story of suspense and exploration, as well as a wonderfully unlikely romance, in which every detail is at once crystal clear and deeply mysterious. Inspired by Bioy Casares’s fascination with the movie star Louise Brooks, The Invention of Morel has gone on to live a secret life of its own. Greatly admired by Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and Octavio Paz, the novella helped to usher in Latin American fiction’s now famous postwar boom. 7pm. Green Bench Brewing, 1133 Baum Avenue North.




Wednesday, Feb. 22

Suncoast Invitational
Philidelphia Union vs Montreal Impact at Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex
The Suncoast Invitational continues with a midweek matching pitting the Philadelphia Union against the Montreal Impact. Game begins at 7pm. Click HERE for tickets. Joe DiMaggio Sports Complex, 2450 Drew Street, Clearwater, FL.

Robotman at The Palladium
Since 2013, Robotman has been exploring new sounds and concepts of instrumental music. Combining jazz with elements of rock, hip hop, fusion and latin styles, their sound is progressive and experimental. Based out of Central Florida, each of the band’s five members contribute to the all-original library of compositions. While constructed similarly to a traditional jazz quintet, Robotman takes advantage of technology to create a very unique sound. The band is comprised of Jeremy Fratti (Saxophones), Matt McCarthy (Trumpet/Fluegelhorn), John Krasula (Guitar), Marco Bojorquez IV (Acoustic/Electric Bass) and Jeremy Katalenic (Drums/Percussion). 7:30pm. General admission is $15. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.

Sunshine City Songwriters Festival Preview at Craftsman House Gallery
Enjoy a preview to the Sunshine City Songwriters Festival, which takes place February 28-March 5, with Midwest-based The Special Concensus, Grammy-nominated and International Bluegrass Music Association Award winners “Special C,” celebrating 40 years of entertainment. 7-9pm. Tickets are $25 in advance. Call 727.323.2787 to reserve yours. Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Avenue.

The Body Electric Presents Yoga on Tap at The Bikery
Cruise on down to The Bikery for some high-quality yoga in a great space. Amanda Riker leads an all-levels flow geared toward the needs of athletes. Stick around after and enjoy the good vibes of The Bikery. They offer craft coffee, beer and wine, and light café fare, as well as custom fittings, bike repair, new and vintage bike sales, rentals, and cycling accessories. 7-8pm. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. The Bikery, 2222 1st Avenue South.

Poetry Open Mic at the Studio@620
The Studio@620 presents our monthly Poetry Open Mic event, hosted by Keep St. Pete Lit . Together we bring area writers a recurring opportunity to share their work! Each event will include a featured poet. Interested readers may sign up upon arrival. 7-9pm. The Studio@620, 620 1st Avenue South.

Joe Turner’s Come & Gone at American Stage Theatre (Wed.-Sun.)
In a Pittsburgh boarding house in 1911, owners Seth and Bertha Holly play host to a makeshift family of people who come to stay – some for days, some longer. Each denizen of the boardinghouse has a different relationship to a past of slavery as well as to the urban present. They include proprietors, an eccentric clairvoyant with a penchant for old country voodoo, a young homeboy up from the South, and a mysterious stranger searching for his wife. Performance at 7pm on Wednesday, 8pm on Thursday and Friday, 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, 3pm on Sunday. Click HERE for tickets. American Stage Theatre, 163 3rd Street North.

Wind Up Karaoke Wednesdays at The Beach Restaurant
Travel across the bridge and discover Tampa’s hidden beach at the Bay Harbor Hotel. Their exquisite restaurant offers prime sunset views and amazing food and drink options. Every Wednesday, join them for wind up karaoke Wednesdays! Enjoy 1/2 price glasses of wine all night. The Beach Restaurant at Bay Harbor Hotel, 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Amateur Drag Night Hosted by Adriana Sparkle at Iberian Rooster
Adriana Sparkle will host Iberian Rooster’s Amateur Drag Night open to ALL Queens looking to strut their stuff! 11pm-2am. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.



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Thursday, Feb. 23

TFO Coffee Concerts: American Celebration at The Mahaffey
Selections of best-loved music are served up with complimentary coffee and doughnuts and lively insights by Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. Join them for the pre-concert conversations at 10am. Concert begins at 11am. Tickets from $24-$42. Mahaffey Theater, 400 1st Street South.

Tangerine Plaza Community Conversation at SPC Midtown Center
Come meet with community members, interested parties, and City Staff to discuss the next phase in the future of Tangerine Plaza. A conversation with the needs of the community in mind, come out and share with your neighbors how this important resource can best be used to its greatest potential. 6-7:30pm. SPC Midtown, 1300 22nd Street South.

ArtFlix: The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo at The Dali
rtFlix is a film series that features art-related documentaries and feature films. The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo is an intimate biography of a woman who gracefully balanced a private life of illness and pain against a public persona that was flamboyant, irreverent and world-renowned. 6-8pm. The Dali, 1 Dali Boulevard.

Black History Month Screening – Soundtrack for a Revolution at St. Pete West Library 
Examine the importannce of music during the U.S. Civil Rights Movement that took place in the 1950’s and ’60’s. Featuring artists such as: John Legend, Joss Stone, Anthony Hamilton, Angie Stone, Mary, Mary, Wyclef Jean. 7pm. St. Pete West Library, 6700 8th Avenue North.

Creative Loafing Presents Meet The Brewers at Morean Arts Center for Clay
CL’s Meet The Brewers event presents beer loving locals with a unique opportunity to sip on local brews, including CL’s newest release, Beer Issue, while rubbing elbows with 20 of Tampa Bay’s very own brewers. Attendees will also be able to get their hands on a copy of this year’s Beer Issue. Runs from 7-10pm. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. VIP tickets are $80 in advance, $85 at the door. Click HERE to purchase online. Morean Arts Center for Clay, 420 22nd Street South.

Bubba Sparxxx at The Local 662
Bubba Sparxxx performs live at the Local 662 this Thursday. Doors open at 8pm. Tickets are $16+fees. The Local 662, 662 Central Avenue.

St. Pete Shakespeare Festival “Twelfth Night” at USF St. Pete
Shakespeare Festival kicks off this Thursday! See Twelfth Night at USF St. Pete’s Williams House Courtyard. Begins at 7:30pm. Admission is “pay-what-you-can” with a suggested donation of $10. USF St. Pete, 511 2nd Street South.

Devendra Banhart at State Theatre
Devendra Banhart performs at State Theatre Thursday. Doors open at 7pm. $25 in advance. $30 at the doors. The State Theatre, 687 Central Avenue.

Siobhan Monique LIVE at Iberian Rooster
Enjoy the soulful sounds of Siobhan Monique every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month! Hosted in the intimate speakeasy, SubCentral At The Iberian Rooster, crafted cocktails, and cozy vibes await you! 9pm-midnight. Iberian Rooster, 475 Central Avenue.

Martin Berejano Trio at Palladium Theater
A native of Miami, Florida, Bejerano is a graduate of the New World School of the Arts, Florida State University, and the University of Miami (M.M., Jazz Piano Performance). After winning third place in the prestigious 1999 Great American Jazz Piano Competition, he moved to New York City and joined the quartet of legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes. In 2004, their recording Fountain of Youth was nominated for a Grammy award for Best Instrumental Jazz Album. 7:30pm. General admission is $65. Reserved $110. Palladium Theater, 253 5th Avenue North.


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Written by Dexter Fabian

Dexter Fabian is the co-founder of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. A graphic designer by trade, Dexter relocated to the U.S. from Manila, Philippines in 2003 and moved to St. Petersburg, Florida in 2006 where he's been witness to Tampa Bay's explosion to become one of the hottest regions in the nation. In 2009, he helps developed the brand for I Love the Burg and in 2014 developed the branding for That's So Tampa and has been a regular contributor to both ever since.