Weekly-Weekday-What-To-Do (06.09-12.14)

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Monday, 6/9

Open Mic Night @ Everything Dolce
Hosted by The St. Petersburg Music Factory. 7:30-9:30pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Avenue.

Great Art Explorations
Great ART Explorations. 2 to 2:45pm Every Mon. and Wed. Take some time to create your own personal work of art at Great Explorations Children’s Museum! Learn about art materials and methods to boost your budding artist’s creative imagination. Dress for fun, and leave the mess at the museum! Sponsored by AmeriCorps, the program is FREE for all ages with paid admission. Great Explorations Children's Museum, 1925 4th St. N.

Art Bites @ MFA
Sample works of art from the collection in these 30-minute talks every second Monday. Then stay for the 2pm docent tour and discover more MFA treasures. Free with paid admission. 1pm. Museum of Fine Arts 255 BEach Dr NE

Gay/Sex/Life by Joseph Alan Johnson (Mon, Tue & Wed)
The Studio@620 proudly presents a gay-themed play for audiences of all persuasions! A gay couple on the verge of breakup face the facts at a dinner party that goes hilariously WRONG! Local playwright Joseph Alan Johnson ( Misconception, Cellmate Confessions) has written a laugh-a-minute comedy that is both heart- breaking and heart-warming. Gay/Sex/Life is ultimately about the choices we all make in life and love AND about being your most fabulous self! 7pm. Tickets $25/$20. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S.

3 Flavors of 8-Ball Tourney @ Enigma 
Pool Tourneys begin @ 7pm. Double elimination with cash/tab prizes. Monday – Partner Pool (team up with a friend); Tuesday – 16-person, limit pool (2 games: 7 & 9:30pm); Wednesdays – Mega Tourney, up to 32 players. Happy Hour (2 for 1) Noon-9pm (M – F). Music and Drink Specials All Night. Enigma 1110 Central Ave.

Monday Night Trivia @ Ferg’s
Prizes to TOP 3 Teams: 1st – $30 in Ferg's Bucks, 2nd – $20 in Ferg's Bucks, 3rd – $10 in Ferg's Bucks! 7pm. Ferg's 1320 Central Ave.

The Hangar ‘Jazz Jam’
Sponsored by the Al Downing Tampa Bay Jazz Association, listen to an intimate evening of live jazz music every first Monday of the month. 8-10pm. The Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge, 540 1st St. SE

Tampa Bay Rays vs Seattle Mariners
The Rays host the Mariners. 1:10pm. Tickets. 1 Tropicana Dr. 

Black Star Riders @ State Theatre
Black Star Riders w/ Formerly Thin Lizzy, Rockstarr Bentley and Azzitizz. 7pm. $17. State Theatre 687 Central Ave. 

Signs of Life: A Staged Reading
Join The Florida Holocaust Museum at American Stage Theater Company, Monday, June 9th at 8pm as we present a special staged reading with costumes and props of Signs of Life, a musical drama based on the true story of the Czech ghetto Theresienstadt – one of the most fascinating and least-known stories of the Holocaust. 8pm. $36 general seating, $72 limited angel seating. American Stage 163 3rd St N.

Tuesday, 6/10

Fiona Frensche + Vegas Revue
Live music every day! Starts with Fiona Frensche from 5-7pm and then the Vegas Revue hosted by Tony Castellano from 7:30-10pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave. 

The Queen and I: Charity Bingo
Come and enjoy delicious Thai food while watching the lovely Miss Arica Love perform! Prizes will be given to lucky winners and proceeds go to charity (recipients change weekly). RSVP at 727-251-4630. Bingo starts at 7 PM and show starts at 9 PM. 2410 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals
The Rays host the Cardinals. 7:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr

Tuesday Night Trivia @ Crowley’s
8-10pm. Prizes to TOP 3 Teams 1st – $20 in Crowley's Cash 2nd – $15 in Crowley's Cash 3rd – $10 in Crowley's Cash. 269 Central Ave.

Artist Talk @ Feathered Serpent
Meet Artist Ivaldo Robles, with original acrylic and mixed media paintings on exhibition at the Feathered Serpent Gallery. His most striking work include shadow box type acrylic on glass, a process he will explain. Lite refreshments. FREE and open to the public. 6pm. Feathered Serpent Gallery 1018 Central Ave.

Photo via Feathered Serpent

Vinenzo Bellini's Norma 
Norma is the ultimate bel canto (beautiful singing) opera. The title character is a role with emotions moving from haughty and demanding, to desperately passionate, to vengeful and defiant. And Norma must convey all of this while negotiating some of the most vocally challenging music ever composed. Norma is a Druid priestess. Her lover, Pollione, grows tired of her and falls in love with a younger temple virgin. Norma is not ceding the field graciously and the virgin, Adalgisa, is torn between her love for Pollione and her affection for Norma. The drama is set to luscious melodies with some of the most famous solo arias and glorious duets in all of opera. Presented by the St. Petersburg Opera. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. Mark Sforzini, Artistic Director & Conductor. 7:30pm Fri; 2pm Sun. Tickets $21.50-$64.50. Palladium 253 5th Ave N. 

Natural History Speakers
The Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve presents the Natural History Speaker Series. This program offers fascinating presentations on the natural and cultural history of Florida by individuals who are authorities in their fields. Second Tue. of each month. 7:30-9pm. FREE. Boyd Hill Nature Preserve 1101 Country Club Way S

Wednesday, 6/11

Ladies Night @ Calypso
Every Wednesday night is Ladies Night at Calypso. $5 specialty frozen drinks, $4 Bacardi, $4 3Olives Flavors, $2.50 LandSharks. Half Price select Apps. Calypso 217 Central Ave.

Music Jams @ Everything Dolce
Musicians Jam: Hosted by Julian Camaz. All accomplished musicians welcome on stage and receive a complimentary beer, house wine or specialty coffee. 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay Rays vs St. Louis Cardinals
The Rays host the Cardinals. 7:10pm. Tickets. Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr.

*Photo via TB Rays

Blues Jam @ Hideaway Cafe
You won't want to miss this Wednesday at the Hideaway Cafe. The Betty Fox Band is back for their Wednesday Blues Jam! Doors open at 6pm for dinner and drinks. Music will go from 7-10pm. FREE. Hideaway Cafe 1756 Central Ave.

Jazz w/ Ray Biscoglia @ Mandarin Hide
Straight ahead jazz with Ray Biscoglia on piano and Glenn Stevenson on upright bass. FREE. 8pm. Mandarin Hide 231 Central Ave.

Live Latin One Man Band
7pm. Cafe Alma, 260 1st Ave S.

Steel Magnolias (Wed. & Thu.)
American Stage Theatre Company presents their fifth mainstage play of this season with Robert Harling’s STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Their production of this classic story features an all African-American cast. Previews are May 21 and 22. Opening Night is May 23 and the production runs through June 15. 8pm. Tickets. American Stage Theatre 163 3rd St. N.

Thursday, 6/12

Two: The Story of Roman and Nyro
"TWO" documents the 12-year journey of legendary songwriter Desmond Child and his lifelong partner Curtis Shaw, and the extraordinary way they met and connected with Angela Whittaker, the woman who would carry their twin sons, Roman and Nyro, into the world. From preconception through the boys’ first 10 years, "TWO" is the personal and powerful story of these unique individuals whose lives become inextricably woven together in magical and unexpected ways. "TWO" is testament to the universal power and ultimate triumph of love – that it is love that makes a family, affirming modern families may be modern in their making, but timelessly human at their core. 7pm. Suggested donation $5 at the door. Studio@620, 620 1st Ave S. 

Video via Film Festivals

Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.:
Dali & Beyond Film Series – The Dali Dimension
The Dalí + Beyond Film Series features unusual movies, art films, and films about art that share a common enthusiasm for fantasy, dreams, creativity and the imagination. About The Dali Dimension: Calling himself a “Nuclear Mystical” painter and creating artwork about the DNA molecule and the 4th dimension, Dali possessed a lifelong fascination with the world of science. Weaving interviews with scientists and art historians, this documentary explores the vitality science offered to Dali as a reservoir for new ideas and creations. (Spanish and Dutch with English subtitles, 2004, 75 mins; NR probably G) 6-8pm.

Hideaway Café: Living Room Writer’s Night
Rebekah Pulley shares with the always appreciative Hideaway audience some of their freshest, newest, original material! There is no door charge on these nights. Just come and enjoy the camaraderie and the musicianship of these special collaborative Hideaway evenings. Doors open at 5 for happy hour (5-7) w/ $3 house red and white and $3 Yuengling. Music goes from 7-10pm. Hideaway Café 1756 Central Ave.

Brucie Klay's Dance Center Presents Fly High 
Dancers 3 to 18 years old will showcase their talent in all types of dance. A family event, these dancers will perform to all types of music with recognizable favorites. 6:30pm. Tickets $20.50. Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S. 

State-of-the-Art Light Show, mind altering sound system and surprises galore. The swinging sounds of the wild…LOUNGE CAT performing at 7pm. American Idol finalist Melissa Mcghee 10pm. Enigma 1110 Central Ave. 

The Beer Project
The Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, in partnership with Green Bench Brewing are proud to present a three day event that celebrates the creativity and ingenuity of homebrewing. The competition will highlight some of Florida’s most talented artists in the libations medium. Craft Beer + Food = A Great Pairing. 7-9pm. FREE with museum admission (only $5 after 5pm). Museum of Fine Arts 255 Beach Dr NE.

Live Music @ Everything Dolce
Live music every day at Everything Dolce! Thursday nights are Groove Thang' with DJ Matty Blue offering Deep, Funky, Sexy & Soulful House Music. $1 Beers and $2 Sangrias from 8pm-9pm. Desserts, specialty coffees, and full menu available all night. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

Cover photo via Tampa Bay Rays

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of iLovetheBurg.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape." He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. He can be reached by phone: (727) 896-3435 or email: andrew@rkc.me