Weekly-Weekend-What-To-Do (8.23-25.13)

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Friday, August 23

My Name is Asher Lev
The last showings of My Name is Asher Lev are this Friday through Sunday (this Sunday is "Pay what you can" night), so don’t miss out! My Name is Asher Lev follows the journey of a young Jewish painter torn between his Hasidic upbringing and his desperate need to fulfill his artistic promise. When his artistic genius threatens to destroy his relationship with his parents and community, young Asher realizes he must make a difficult choice between art and faith. This stirring adaptation of a modern classic presents a heartbreaking and triumphant vision of what it means to be an artist. 8pm. American Stage, 163 3rd St. N.

Jazz Jam @ Everything Dolce
8-11pm. 937 Central Ave.

Tampa Bay Rays vs. New York Yankees (All Weekend)
Catch the Rays take on the Yankees right here in the Burg. $12. Fri and Sat 7:10pm. Sun 1pm. Tropicana Field.

Local Flavor Fest 2
Small time bands. Big time venue. Bands include Shoeless Soul, The Stick Martin Show, Zulu Wave, and Dropin Pickup. All ages welcome, $2. 7:30pm at Jannus Live, 1st Ave and 2nd St. N.

Saenz of Attraction
It is the opening of emerging artist Josue Saenz’s exhibition. “Saenz of Attraction” is the latest in a series of events highlighting alternative points of view and millennial perspectives. Audience members can expect to confront their own attitudes about human sexuality with a variety of paintings, crafts, and a few little surprises throughout the evening. The opening reception will include live models turned into walking works of art with complete body paintings. This exhibit will contain mature subject matter. Free and will remain on display at Studio@620 through August 31st. 6pm-9pm, 620 1st Ave. S.

Steve Arvey – From Mississippi to Chicago
Steve Arvey and his band trace blues history from its Delta and pre-war Chicago roots to the sounds of 60’s and 70’s Chicago and popular Blues, R&B, and Soul. Bring your dancing shoes, this rockin’ musical travelogue will have you up off your feet! $12 advanced tickets, $15 day of show. 8pm at The Palladium, 253 5th Ave N.

Sunset Bridge Band

Welcome back the Sunset Bridge Band at The Hideaway Cafe. $5, 8pm. 1756 Central Ave.

Saturday, August 24

Miles for Hope – Wig Out
Miles For Hope is holding a wild and crazy “wig out” 5k event downtown. Come join the fun for a family-friendly day that includes water slides, foam tanks, obstacle courses, clowns, games, food, and a beer garden for the adults. Stay after the event to dance, drink, and have a great afternoon. A portion of the proceeds benefit All Children’s Hospital. Opens at 6:30am, the run starts at 8am (register in advance online) and goes until 12pm. Straub Park, by the Museum of Fine Arts on Beach Dr. NE.

Saturdays @ Everything Dolce
Doggie Social from 9-11am. Free treats for the pooch! Blues Jam from 12-3pm with Eddie Fingerhut and friends.  937 Central Ave.

Dog Swim Day
Swim days will be held both on Saturday and Sunday. Bring your dog and current vaccination record. Donations of clean towels, Nylabones, bleach, dish soap, blankets, trash bags, and newspapers will be accepted by the SPCA. $5/dog, 9am-2pm in three shifts (9am, 11am, and 1pm) at the Fossil Park Pool, 6739 Dr. MLK Jr. St. N.

64th Annual Fish-a-thon for Youth, Teens, and Adults
Everything is provided for the contest including cane fishing poles and bait. Prizes are awarded throughout the event at each fishing period. Appropriate foot attire and sunscreen is advised. Personal fishing equipment is not allowed and closed-toe shoes are highly recommended. Call 727-893-7441, or Jim Belcher at 727-823-8383 for details. Free, 9:30am-12pm at Lake Jorgenson (located behind the St. Petersburg Main Library).

Wildflower Walk
Every fourth Saturday at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve! $3, 10:30am-11:30am. 1101 Country Club Way S.

Dali & Beyond Film Series: Moon
Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is nearing the completion of his 3-year-long contract with Lunar Industries, mining Earth’s primary source of energy on the dark side of the moon. Alone with only the base’s vigilant computer Gerty (voiced by Oscar-Winner Kevin Spacey) as his sole companion, Bell’s extended isolation has taken its toll. His only link to the outside world comes from satellite messages from his wife and young daughter. He longs to return home, but a terrible accident on the lunar surface leads to a disturbing discovery that contributes to his growing sense of paranoia and dislocation so many miles away from home. 2009, 97 min, rated R. 1pm.

ART DEAL WITH IT exhibit opens
New exhibit opens at the Bluelucy Gallery featuring art of a provocative subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised. Free at 7:00pm-11:00pm. 653 Central Ave. After party at the Bends at 11pm, 919 1st Ave. N.

Liquid Desires, A Craft Beer Event
Liquid Desires is an annual craft beer tasting event hosted by the Dali Museum’s Zodiac Group. This year’s event will be set in the 1960’s & 70’s; a time when Dali was recognized as a great celebrity and frequently found enjoying the nightlife at places like the famous Studio 54 accompanied by his pet ocelot Babou. Enjoy an evening of craft beer sampling, a variety of food offerings, and live music in the relaxing and luminous Dali Museum. Period dress encouraged! Tickets sold out, 8pm-11pm, One Dali Blvd.

Florida Free Film Fest
It is the screening of the films selected from The Venture Compound’s film contest that launched August 4th. They are also accepting submissions for other films, preferably things under or around ten minutes, though they’re open to making exceptions. They are looking for your weirdest, most abstract, silly, unnerving, challenging, shoddy work. Free, 8pm-11pm, 2621 Fairfield Ave. S.

Kevin James at the Mahaffey (SOLD OUT)
Kevin James, comedian and star of the hit movies, Paul Blart, Mall Cop, Zookeeper, and Grown Ups will bring on the laughs at The Mahaffey Theater! Tickets are sold out. 8pm, 400 1st St. S.

Rowdies Pub Crawl
Come get "Rowdie" in Downtown St. Pete as they crawl around to five different bars, ending at Al Lang Stadium to watch the Tampa Bay Rowdies take on FC Edmonton! $25 gets you five free drinks, Rowdies swag, and a free ticket to the game! The crawl starts at 2pm and will end at game time (7:30pm). Sign up here

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. FC Edmonton Soccer Match
Tampa Bay owns a 6-3-1 mark (W-T-L) against FC Edmonton over the last two seasons, including an unbeaten streak of eight consecutive matches. Their two meetings this year finished in ties. Previously, the teams had met four times in 2012, with the Rowdies posting a 1-0 victory in both home games at Al Lang Stadium on April 14 and July 28. Tampa Bay also defeated Edmonton 1-0 and 3-0 in both visits to Clarke Stadium. Tickets are still available by calling 813-287-1539 or checking online. Box Office opens 4:30pm on gameday, game is at 7:30pm. 180 2nd Ave SE.

The Meditations
The reggae vocal harmony group from Jamaica is coming to town! $15-$50 at 7pm. Jannus Live, 1st Ave and 2nd St. N.

Rumberas & Vedettes: A Film Screening
The film tells the story of the women, mainly from Havana, who danced their way to stardom in cabaret and Mexican cinema during the 1940’s-50’s and how they influenced popular culture. Rumberas (film) or vedettes (theater/cabaret) performed Afro-Caribbean style dances with big bands and they were essential to immortalizing the rumba and mambo with their complicated footsteps and free body movements. Free at 6:30pm, Studio@620 620 1st Ave. S.

Denise Moore and Then Some
This awarding winning Tampa Bay all-star group is led by jazz vocalist Denise Moore and features Billy Marcus (piano), Mark Neuenschwander (upright bass), Rodney Rojas (sax), and Stephen Bucholtz (drums). They’ll swing you through a night filled with jazz standards and favorite pop tunes of the 60’s featuring the music of Dusty Springfield, Carol King, Burt Bacharach, Dionne Warwick, and Michel Legrand. $16 advanced tickets, $21 day of show. 8pm at The Palladium, 252 5th Ave. N.

Meyer Baron & Friends
The Hideaway celebrates the 60th birthday of former Chicken Chasers front man Meyer Baron. Featured acts include Meyer at the Movies, Anne Van Atta, David Cotten, Skully, Bob Anthony, and a Meyer Baron original song jam. Doors open at 6pm for dinner and drinks, music at 8pm, 1756 Central Ave.

Sunday, August 25

St. Pete Family Picnic @ Sunset Beach
Join Equality Florida supporters for a day of music, fun and games at the beach! Bring your family, a picnic lunch and come out to support Equality Florida’s "Get Engaged" campaign. EQFL will be discounting general memberships to $24 (a $10 discount) and you will receive a t-shirt for supporting the fight for full-equality. Straight allies and their families are encouraged to attend! RSVP here. Sunset Beach 8000 W Gulf Blvd.
Imani and Julian Camaz Live and Acoustic
Enjoy Sunday brunch with live music at Everything Dolce. 11am-2pm. Everything Dolce 937 Central Ave.

Tribal Seeds with special guest Josh Heinrichs Band and Sheffield Crew
The California-based reggae band is coming to Jannus Live! $15 advanced, $18 day of show at 7pm. 1st Ave and 2nd St. N.

This Weekend at Muvico 20 at The Shops at St. Pete: World’s End
"In World’s End, 20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by Gary King (Simon Pegg), a 40-year-old-man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching the World’s End is the least of their worries." via Muvico.

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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.