Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (02.10-13.14)

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Monday, February 10

Live Music Every Night at Everything Dolce 
Monday kicks off the week with Open Mic Night, hosted by St. Petersburg Music Factory. 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave. 

Art Bites @ MFA
Sample treasures from the collection in these 30-minute talks. Then stay for the 2pm docent tour to explore more of the MFA’s stellar collection. On your way out, visit the MFA Store for a FREE sample of Margaret Ann’s cookies. The bite-size snack is available for “Art Bite” guests only. Second Monday of the month at 1pm. Free with Museum admission. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr.

RTP! Black History Month
Celebrate Black History Month with us as the Studio@620 WMNF Radio Theatre Project presents a special evening of radio plays. The Black History Month Program will include ‘Universal’ by Jonathon Payne and directed by Jim Wicker. Ellison doesn’t need anybody, or so he thinks. He just needs some sleep, but that stupid dog won’t stop barking. When he’s forced to make contact–first with the dog, then with the kid who seems to be its owner–he finds out that maybe he’s been missing out on something important in "The Universal". admission is offered on a "pay what you can" basis. 7pm. Stuido@620, 1st Ave S.

Historic Evening w/ Anne Frank’s Step Sister
Learning from the Past; Living the Present; Looking to the Future. Mrs. Eva Schloss is a trustee of the Anne Frank Educational Trust, has published two books, and is the subject of James Still’s play “And then they came for Me”: Remembering the world of Anne Frank.” Like her step-sister, Eva went into hiding in Holland, an d was betrayed, captured and sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp. Listen to a first hand account of the discovery and printing of Anne Frank’s famed diary and glean insight into the life and times of Eva Schloss and Anne Frank. Tickets $28, Students $15, VIP (prime seating, reception with Mrs. Schloss and a signed copy of her book) $150.

Tuesday, February 11

Tuesday Tapas at Cafe Alma 
Enjoy your favorite tapas at Café Alma and choose from a variety of select wines from all over at half-price! The half off craze begins at 4:30pm and goes until close. Cafe Alma, 260 1st Ave. S. 

Through The Tunnel
In honor of African American History Month, join the Florida Holocaust Museum for the screening of "Through the Tunnel" and discussion with the film’s director and producers. The film tackles the 1969 closing of the Lincoln Memorial High School and the first year of racial integration for Manatee County public schools. Free to members, $9 general admission. 5:30pm, RSVP Required: 727.820.0100, ext. 251. Florida Holocaust Museum, 55 5th St S.

Photo via FHS

Fun2Run 5k 
Join Fit2Run on Tuesdays for their weekly Fun2Run night. Meet at Ferg’s Sports Bar to run a 5k distance through downtown St. Pete and finish at Ferg’s for an evening of fun and fitness. This is a free program, 6:30pm. Ferg’s, 1320 Central Ave.

Gathr Film Preview Series: Adult World
Come out and see this week’s Gathr Film Preview featuring the independent flick Adult World. Amy is naive, awkward and anxious to get her poetry career off of the ground in a postgrad existence that is going nowhere. Living with her parents in a seemingly bland upstate New York town and desperate for income, she begrudgingly accepts a job at Adult World, the local, wood-paneled sex shop. Owned by a frisky elderly couple and staffed by diva transvestite Rubio and sweet local boy Alex, Amy balances her work amongst the pornography and sex toys by fiercely pursuing a surefire kick start for her success, a mentorship with reclusive writer Rat Billings, played by a hilarious John Cusack. Slowly, Amy’s world begins to meld with that of her coworkers, most affectingly as she and Alex strike up a flirty relationship. The showing begins 7:30pm. Non-members of the Gathr Series can pay for full price tickets, $10, on a first come first serve basis. Muvico Theaters, 151 2nd Ave N.

Wordier Than Thou
Studio@620 presents Wordier Than Thou. This unique open mic series focuses on storytelling — no poetry or music. So come share your finest prose, or if you’re just in the mood for listening, catch some tales from our area’s finest wordsmiths. Featured Reader and Edgar Award winning author Lori Roy will kick off the night. Donations accepted at the door. Begins at 7pm. Stuido@620, 1st Ave S.

Wednesday, February 12

Fit2Run Fun2Run
Come join St. Pete Fit2Run’s Fun2Run on Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Meet up with the St. Pete Road Runners at their store and run over to Crowley’s (it’s a bar on Central), finish at Running For Brews. Meet at Fit2Run, get a Fun2Run card punched and receive a FREE tech shirt after the first 8 runs. Starts at 6:30 PM. Fit2Run 256 2nd St. N. 

Hideaway Cafe: Blues Jam
Weekly (now free) Blues Jam. Doors open at 5 for happy hour (5-7). Music goes from 7-10. TC Carr hosts every 1st and 3rd Wednesday and Betty Fox hosts every 2nd and 4th. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave.

Latin Music Night at Cafe Alma
Spice up your Wednesday with Latin music and $20 pitchers of sangria at Café Alma every Wednesday. 7pm-10pm. Café Alma, 260 1st Ave S. 

2 Trains Running
It is 1969, and in the aftermath of the riots, Dr. King’s assassination, and the rise of the black power movement, a young man named Stirling comes to Memphis Lee’s diner where customers have gathered for decades to share their struggles, faith, and hopes. But this diner has been slated for demolition in the city’s new redevelopment plan, and what unfolds is Wilson’s most compassionate and humorous work about lives in transition, evolving social awareness, and spirits rising. Show starts at 8:00 PM. Runs January 22 – February 23 Performances are Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8pm. American Stage 163 3rd Street North. 

Funky D’s Singer~Songster Night @ The Amsterdam 
Support aspiring local artists Wednesday night at The Amsterdam. Open mic runs from 8pm-Midnight. Free. The Amsterdam 1049 Central Avenue. 

Tony Bennett @ The Mahaffey!
Bennett, who turns 87 this year, is the beloved singer of American popular "classical" music, easy listening standards, show tunes, jazz and, more recently, duets. Judy Garland, Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby, among other classical singers, were his early influencers. Lately, he has been inspired by duet partners such as Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Michael Buble, Barbra Streisand, Stevie Wonder, k.d. lang and Lady Gaga, all whom he’s featured on recent collaborative albums. Tony Bennett may have left his heart in San Francisco in 1962. It doesn’t matter: He remains in the hearts of countless fans all over the world. Tickets between $65-$150. Doors open at 7:30pm. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S.

Thursday, February 12

Live Music Every Night at Everything Dolce
Thursdays mean Open Mic Night at Everything Dolce, hosted by St. Petersburg Music Factory. 8pm-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave. 

Living Room Live 
Back to its originally scheduled timeslot, Hideaway Cafe is happy to announce its weekly Thursday night writers’ night, Living Room Live! Hosted by Rebekah Pulley, doors open at 5pm for happy hour and dinner specials. Music runs from 7-10pm. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Avenue. 

Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.;
Story Time for Families
Join The Dali Museum in the Education Classroom for story time featuring selected books from the Dali Museum library and store. 11:15am.

TFO Coffee: Something Old, Something New
omething Old, Something New presents TFO violinists Nancy Chang and Sarah Shellman, in concert featuring movements from Bach’sBrandenburg Concerto No. 3, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, Piazzolla’s Cuatro Estaciones Porteñas and other works by Prokofiev, Respighi and Brahms. Don’t miss the pre-concert conversation and complimentary coffee and doughnuts one hour before the concert. James Feddeck conducts. Tickets between $24-$42. 11am. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S.

Live Jazz at Cafe Alma 
Café Alma does Thursdays right with a Live Jazz Band and $5 martinis every week. 7-9:30pm. Café Alma, 260 1st Ave S.  

Tony Sands’ Rat Pack Together Again
A thrilling night of great music and song. Experience Frank, Dean, and Sammy — the original Rat Pack — performed with a wonderful mix of song, comedy, sketches, and brilliant musical arrangement.  A sensory experience you don’t want to miss — the music that inspired and thrilled an entire generation! Tickets are $26.50. 7:30pm. The Palladium 253 5th Ave N. 

*Photo via martinimen.com

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Written by Brian Bailey

Brian Bailey is the founder and editor of I Love the Burg and That's So Tampa. In addition to regular contributions to each blog, he's been featured as a commentator to Bay New 9, The Tampa Tribune, The Tampa Bay Times, The Tampa Bay Business Journal and The Business Observer as well as national outlets including The Huffington Post and The Wall Street Journal. Bailey also serves as the CEO of RKC.me, a Tampa Bay-based digital agency.