Things to Do

Essential Tampa Bay Film Festivals for Cinephiles

According to film expert and theorist, Dr. Philip Sipiora, Professor of English and Film Studies at University of South Florida, film festivals (...)

BY VIVIAN TAYLOR | FILM, THINGS TO DO, THIS MONTH'S MAGAZINE, VISUAL ARTS

The King of Pain to Join The Florida Orchestra in St. Pete

He’s melded punk rock with jazz and reggae, fronted a supergroup, forged a successful solo career, starred in some films, wrote some books, (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

The Minimalist Altar of Fonchen Lord, at MFA through Oct. 1

In a room at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, enveloped by its permanent collection, four pieces of captivating minimalism are on (...)

BY SK WEST | THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do in Pinellas, July 28-Aug. 3

This week in Pinellas just about has it all – hip hop, blues, and a huge art party. And if you’ve got the ambition, you might even (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

Down with ol’ PP — Pinellas Arts Village becomes a routine stop for culture hounds

Ah, Pinellas Park. Once maligned but full of potential, its once severed cultural roots are blossoming again. For arty youth who grew up nearby (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Two great plays, two brief runs — Proof and The School for Lies

It’s a rainy and/or muggy weekend, perfect for an immersive theater experience. In addition to the big companies’ productions Sex (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

Sex With Strangers offers a satisfying if low-key score

American Stage’s production of Sex with Strangers has audiences and critics just about as tickled with its newfangled tech repartee as your (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things to Do | July 21–27

We have an extremely musical week coming up this week, Pinelloids. And hey, as long as you’re already losing your mind in the depths of (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | THINGS TO DO

On the Road with the Great Florida Cattle Drive 2016

You’ve heard of cowboys in the wild, wild west — but you’ve probably never heard of “cowhunters” in the state of Florida. It’s exactly this (...)

BY SK WEST | FILM, THINGS TO DO

Live in Pinellas — July 15-16

A bevy of styles can be enjoyed Saturday and Sunday with bands all ages and decibels making our list. Be sure to check David Morris’ 5 (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

5 Things to Do in Pinellas | July 14-20

It’s a lively week despite the summer heat — and we’ve also got a hot tip about an upcoming event you might want to grab tickets for (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

Five Things to Do | July 7-13

As Pinellas County arts institutions and creators celebrate milestones, favorites such as the Morean (pictured above), Bananas Music and local (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Unified – An Extravagant Celebration of Women, Their Art and Their Future

On July 27th, St. Pete’s Morean Center for Clay will host a unique feast for the eyes, mind, and soul, focused on the challenges and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do | June 30-July 6

The coming week will, of course, be full of celebrations of our nation, in all its messy and complex glory. The Tampa Bay Times has provided a (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

June Arts News Roundup

Here’s your monthly dose of headline arts news, from painting to film, and with a good squeeze of Florida. This month has seen protest, (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Live in Pinellas — A Local Music Guide for June 17-20

Saturday night brings solid acts. Neoclassical metal king Yngwie Malmsteen rocks the Capitol for his World on Fire Tour. Malmsteen is considered (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

5 Things to Do

June 16 – 22 — Father’s Day Edition It’s the time of year when we celebrate dads, and the Times has a great roundup of (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | THINGS TO DO

Pride in Pinellas Arts — Celebrating our Uncommon Bonds

Pride Month means every June is full of parades and performances that recognize the long struggle for equality for queer people in the U.S. and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Live in Pinellas — A Local Music Guide for June 9-11

  Friday night kicks off with wildly diverse options, starting with a killer punk festival at Fubar Downtown  and the The Local 662. (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

5 Things to Do

June 9 – 15 Here are our picks for this week’s best arts events in Pinellas County. (We’ll skip the commentary for once!)   (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Captivating Drama — The Invisible Hand at American Stage

THEATER REVIEW The Invisible Hand Runs through June 25 at American Stage americanstage.org Eighteenth century theorist Adam Smith coined the term (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

June 2 – 8 For most people, the weekend is a chance to unwind and enjoy life. Not coincidentally, it’s also when EVERY SINGLE COOL EVENT (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

A plethora of Pinellas music styles for a hot weekend

As the summer months encroach on us with hardcore heat, fewer options for live music events seem to approach on the horizon. But amidst the muggy (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

May 26 – June 1 It’s getting hotter, folks. But at least some forecasts say it won’t crack 90 this week, so consider it a last frantic (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

En Garde, Laugh Hard with The Three Musketeers

Hat Trick Theatre stages a riotous, exhilarating locally scripted twist on a classic tale. Photos by Bianca Badia. Shake off the breaking news (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

Five Things to Do | May 19-25

It’s busy as always, but for Pinellas arts watchers, one highly notable event takes place in an entirely different state. On Sunday May 21, (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | THINGS TO DO

Keep St. Pete Lit Poetry Open Mic Lures Your Biome

Keep St. Pete Lit’s Poetry Open Mic offers an opportunity for local writers to share their polished or unpolished pieces in a nonjudgmental (...)

BY DANIEL VEINTIMILLA | LITERATURE, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Florida LitLife | May

With St. Pete’s SunLit Festival a fond memory, what’s next on the agenda for writers and readers in Florida? Here’s our roundup (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

May 12 – 18 It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday. Here’s how to handle that: First, check out Creative Loafing’s exhaustive guide to Mother’s (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

May 5 – 11 This week in Pinellas, we have free comic books, a couple of musical icons to choose from, glass blowing in the dark (!!!) and a (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Art-Camp Cures for Kids’ Summertime Blues

Summertime isn’t just for zombie-ing out in front of the TV or video games (well not all the time, anyway). Finding activities to fill time can (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

April 25 – May 4 No time for a witty intro this week, folks, there’s just TOO MUCH GOING ON! Get to it.   SpaceBalls with Daphne (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

April 21 – 27 Kenny G is playing in Clearwater tonight . . . but let’s not talk about that. Sure, we gave a (totally sincere!) little shout (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, THINGS TO DO

5 Things to Do

April 14 – 20 This week’s events are dominated by SunLit, the newly revamped literary festival linking together book-themed happenings (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things to Do

March 31-April 6 It’s a great week for weirdness in Tampa Bay, from surrealist painters to edgy theatre to even-more-surrealist rock icons. (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Blood Sisters Arts Salon Host a Well-Versed Diversion at DFAC

The duo also known as Jenni Nance and Lacie Meier are hosting recurring events around the written word at the Dunedin Fine Art Center. In a (...)

BY JULIE GARISTO | LITERATURE, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

March 24 – 30 It’s a bit of a rare quiet week in Pinellas County – by which I mean there are only two music festivals. Get outside and make (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Five Things to Do

March 17 – 23 Another week, another top-notch, diverse selection of mind- and soul-expanding opportunities in the land of sunshine. This (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Underground Roundup

March 10 – 16 As mentioned over at our usual Five Things to Do writeup, we’re experimenting with adding an occasional listing focusing on (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

Five Things to Do

March 10 – 16 Hey folks! Some quick housekeeping: We’re experimenting with a new occasional feature highlighting some fringier cultural (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

Five Things to Do

March 3 – 9 It’s one of those weeks when you can’t possibly do everything you’d like, as a huge free art fair goes head-to-head with a (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

February 24 – March 2 We have a problem, folks. Everything this week is happening Saturday. Or, at least, too much great stuff for one (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

February 17– 23 It’s spriiiiiiing! At least, spiritually. At least, in Florida. Actually, in Florida, it’s already summer. So no wonder this week (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

February 3-9 Decisions, decisions. This Friday is jam-packed with stuff, though there’s plenty to fill out the rest of the week, too. And while (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

January 27– February 2 Sometimes you get a perfect week – a perfect balance of art, music, and words, all of excellent quality, perfectly strung (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

January 20-26 With the holidays over, and the North still frozen, right now is prime time for touring acts coming through Florida. This week (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

January 12–19 Does it still feel like the holidays to anyone else? Like you’re just not ready to return to the real world, with all its joy and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

January 6-January 13 And now, from famine to feast. As the holiday season closes and the New Year kicks off, the Pinellas arts and culture scene (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

December 23-29 The holiday season forces even the hardest-charging of us to put the brakes on, which can be either liberating or uncomfortable. (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

December 16 – 22 It’s another jam-packed week in Pinellas, and a great time to get out and see it all with family and friends. In (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

December 9-16 Wow. It’s another absolutely jam-packed week of big names, local and national, doing the big work here in Pinellas County. We’ve (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

November 25 – December 1 You’ve survived Round 1 of the holidays, but to make it all the way to the finish line, you’re going to need to (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

November 18–24 I hope you’ve got good shoes and some protein bars, because this weekend is PACKED, folks. From Russian folk songs to graphic (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things to Do

November 11– 17 Whether you’re celebrating victory or nursing your political wounds, at least we’ve all got a little bit of a breather – so why (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

November 4-10 There’s a heck of an election coming up next week! If you’re too close to the edge of your seat, it might be time to distract (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 28-November 3 It’s Halloweeeeeeeen! And while Fall may rarely show her true face down here in the tropics, it’s still a time for change, (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 21-28 It’s not quite Halloween, but local artists are already gifting us with delirious takes on the spooky, unnerving, weird and (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO

5 Things To Do

October 15–21 Music and theatre and comedy, oh my! It’s another packed week of events here in Pinellas, but we’ve once again picked the (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 8 – 14 It’s gonna be a heck of a week – and especially, a heck of a weekend. Things are so packed, in fact, that we had to leave a (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

5 Things To Do

October 1 – 7 Welcome to the first installment of our weekly 5 Things to Do event guide. There are already some great comprehensive (...)

BY DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS

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