God Of Carnage @ American Stage Theatre (All Weekend)
When two 11-year-old boys have a playground fight, their parents come together for cocktails, hoping to discuss the situation civilly – to "practice the art of co-existence" rather than "slaughter each other with insurance claims." But the veneer of polite society quickly falls away, and the evening deteriorates into a laugh-out-loud train wreck of finger-pointing, tantrums, and tears. And that's before they break out the rum. The hilarious God of Carnage is the ultimate comedy of manners without manners! 8pm. Find Tickets
. American Stage Theatre 163 3rd St N.
Fit For Rivals & Blameshift @ State Theatre
St. Pete's own Fit For Rivals prep to tear up the State Theatre stage. 7pm. $10. State Theatre 687 Central Ave.
SUPERVILLIANS @ Jannus Live
Supervillians take over Jannus Live at 8pm on Friday! Tickets $5. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.
Backtrack Blues Band w/ Shawn Brown @ Palladium
The five-piece Backtrack Blues Band, with their upbeat, electric blues sound reminiscent of the early Chicago blues scene, has been performing original blues music since 1980. The band has worked with blues legends Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Greg Allman, Koko Taylor, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker, and Robert Cray. Having spent decades refining its craft, the band delivers original electric blues with passion and integrity. Sonny Charles supplies great amplified harmonica and vocals. Spider Ingram (lead/slide guitar, vocals), Little Johnny Walter (rhythm guitar), Joe Bencomo (drums), and Vinnie Seplesky (bass). 8pm. Tix $12 advance, $15 day of show. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N.
Memphis Music Fest @ Mahaffey Theater
Booker T. Jones, The Barkays and WIlliam Bell are about to color The Mahaffey with a generous amount of soul. Begins at 8pm. Tix $39, $49 and $69. The Mahaffey Theater 400 1st St S.
Miles For Hope – Wig Out 5k
Miles For Hope is holding a wild and crazy wig out 5k event in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Come join us on Saturday, August 9TH, 2014 for a family-friendly day to include water slides, foam tanks, obstacle courses and lots of fun along the waterfront in beautiful downtown St. Petersburg. On-site Registration opens at 6:30am. The event starts at 8:00am in 15 minute incremental waves of 150 runners. WAVE 1 IS THE ONLY TIMED, COMPETITIVE WAVE WITH AWARDS GIVEN FOR TOP 3 MALE AND FEMALE RUNNERS. Entertainment will occur throughout the day for families. South Straub Park 198 Bayshore Dr NE.
Williams Park Summer Market
The Market features over 40 vendors providing a variety of produce, food and crafts. Produce will be provided by Aurora Produce. Dancing Goat farm will provide fresh eggs, goat cheeses, and more. Pappardelle's Pasta will bring their remarkable collection of flavored dried pasta. You’ll find many other food vendors including grass-fed beef, local honey, olive salad, jerky, and more. Come hungry because you’ll enjoy Brooklyn Knishes, Ethiopian specialties, Mediterranean food, soul food, barbeque, pastries, and more. You can start your day with a cup of coffee from Bay Coffee and Tea, and a Belgian Waffle from Sylvia’s Waffles. If you’ve never had one of Popcraft’s extraordinary fruit popsicles, you’ve got a great surprise ahead. It’s a great warm weather treat. Convenient free parking is available in a nearby city lot (2nd Ave 4th and 5th St) and on Central Ave. 9am-1pm.
Free Dali Museum Events, One Dali Blvd.:
DillyDally With Dali
Children can discover the creative world of Dali through games, puzzles and arts + crafts activities which educate and encourage family interaction. Dillydally with Dali takes place under the direction of the museum’s Family Programs Coordinator in the 1st floor Education Classroom. 11:45am.
Dali & Beyond Film Series: The Sargossa Manuscript
Alfons (Zbigniew Cybulski) is a young army captain who meets two women of Moorish ancestry at what appears to be a deserted inn near Madrid. They tell Alfons he is the descendant of a noble family and that he must undergo a series of challenging missions to prove himself. A magician tries to take his soul, and he is visited by ghosts near the mountains of Madrid. Author Jan Poticki committed suicide a year after the symbolic and allusive book this movie was based on was published. – Rovi (1965, Unrated, 2 hr. 55 min.) 1pm.
Free Saturdays @ Everything Dolce
Come and enjoy a beautiful Saturday morning at Everything Dolce with your four-legged friend! Free treats and water bowls are provided. 9-11am. Listen to the sounds of Chant the Trees from 8-11pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave
Tampa Bay Black Authors and Business Showcase
In support of National Black Business Month in August, Urban Exposure Inc., is the Organizer of the Tampa Bay Black Authors and Business Showcase. The St. Petersburg Museum of History welcomes over thirty black authors and more than twenty five black businesses. The event is FREE to the public from 9am to 4pm at the St. Petersburg Museum of History and is planned to target several hundred attendees. Sharon Tubbs, an author who worked for 16 years as a reporter and editor at the Tampa Bay Times, is facilitating the free “Author’s Workshop” beginning at 10am. St. Pete Museum Of History 335 2nd Ave NE
The Corbitt Brothers Band @ The Amsterdam
Florida natives The Corbitt Brothers Band take the Amsterdam Stage Saturday. NO COVER. Doors open at 8pm. The Amsterdam 1049 Central Ave.
Live Music @ The Hangar
Live Music from 8-11pm. Hangar Restaurant and Flight Lounge 540 1st St SE
Second Saturday "SHOP LOCAL" ArtWalk
The Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, Edge District, Grand Central District, and the Warehouse Arts District become one arts destination for the St. Petersburg Second Saturday ArtWalk on August 9 from 5-9pm. Keep Saint Petersburg Local is partnering with the arts districts for August. Olga Bof, Founder/President of Keep Saint Petersburg Local (KSPL) states, “Since Keep Saint Petersburg Local launched, our independent business alliance has supported the monthly ArtWalk. KSPL includes artists, art galleries/studios, museums and other cultural institutions among its members. Our mission is to work to build a thriving local economy and a unique community, and the arts are very important to St. Pete. KSPL is happy to return as a sponsor this year.” ArtWalk is an informal, social evening to drop in and meet our community's artists. Visitors will be the first to see new affordable works of fine, glass, and clay art as ArtWalk is Opening Night for many galleries and studios to premiere new works. For the Warehouse Arts District, trolleys (free) will encompass some 35 studios and galleries. The shuttles have art guides and run from the roundabout at 10th Street and Central Avenue to the heart of the Warehouse Arts District. Parking is free in lots at trolley stops at Soft Water Studios, St. Pete Clay Company, the Clay Center of St. Petersburg, and the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum. For Central Arts and Grand Central Districts, the Central Avenue trolley ($.50) serves galleries on and near Central Avenue. The Downtown Looper (free) serves the Waterfront Arts District. Free parking can be found on 1st Ave N and 1st Ave S from 15th St. to 30th St., and the Florida Holocaust Museum.
BIG SMO w/ Demun Jones
BIG SMO and Demun Jones take over Jannus Live on Saturday starting at 8pm. Tickets between $10-$25. Jannus Live 200 1st Ave N.
Richard Gilewitz, Fingerstyle Guitar @ Palladium
For more than three decades, guitarist Richard Gilewitz has charmed audiences worldwide with amusing road tales and right-hand wizardry, creating mood mastery and wonderment. Whether playing blues, folk, classical, or somewhere in between, Gilewitz’ acclaimed fingerstyle guitar reveals surprises with each note. Whether performing solo or sharing the stage Gilewitz has always taken audiences on his journey filled with twitters, twists, and turns at every tune. Says one critic, “Gilewitz is a master of moods when he speaks to audiences through his guitar. 8pm. $18 advance, $22 day of show. Palladium Theatre 253 5th Ave N.
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Sat & Sun)
This undeniable American classic of literature, stage, and film tells the harrowing story of one man’s struggle against his own oppression and that of those around him. McMurphy plans to serve out his sentence in a mental institution that he thinks will be a better alternative to prison. His plan doesn’t account for one Nurse Ratched who rules the hospital with an iron fist. The two lock horns in a battle that promises to end badly for one or both as every life McMurphy touches is transformed. Some are lost and others redeemed in this modern allegory about freedom, oppression, bravery, and the power of the individual to create change. freeFall’s immersive staging will place you in the center of this riveting story that WNYC Radio said, “transforms the audience into one wild cheering section.” Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm. Tickets
. freefall Theatre 6099 Central Ave.
Sylvia’s Gospel Sunday Brunch
Full brunch buffet in the Manhattan Casino and live Gospel Music, every Sunday! 11am-3pm. Sylvia’s 642 22nd St. S.
Side Door Stand-Up Presents: Ward Smith’s Laugh
The best Tampa Bay-based national touring comedians appear each Sunday in August in the intimate Side Door. Adult humor. 7:30pm. Tix $12 advance, $15 day of show.
"Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians. The future is grim until four unlikely outcast brothers rise from the sewers and discover their destiny as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Turtles must work with fearless reporter April O'Neil and her cameraman Vern Fenwick to save the city and unravel Shredder's diabolical plan." via Muvico
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