5 Things to Do

June 16, 2017 by DAVID MORRIS | THINGS TO DO
Artwork from the Forums for Facets exhibition opening at Pizza Box June 17
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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 discounts and special events for Sunday. Or, you can have Dad tag along to one of our event picks.

 

Under Fire Musical Reading, Saturday, June 17th

Based on a film that told the story of three journalists navigating political turmoil in Nicaragua, this new musical from Barry Harman promises to blend romance and action with heady questions about journalistic ethics – a particularly important subject for our times. The reading will feature 8 actors and a live band.

8 p.m., $20

freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

Info and Tickets Here

 

Pride Loft Party with Roy Davis Jr., Saturday June 17th

This one’s a sleeper. Davis, based in Chicago, is one of the founding fathers of post-disco House music, but he’s constantly changed with the times. Some of his more recent work, including for electro mainstay XL Recordings, has a distinct edge of Detroit minimalism. Things will be packed and sweaty.

5 p.m. – 3 a.m., $17 advance

Grassroots Kava House, 957 Central Avenue, St. Pete

Info and Tickets Here

Record Shindig at Cage Brewing, Saturday June 17th

(Rescheduled from June 10th)

Five record retailers from across the Bay Area are coming together at Cage Brewing to show off their stock. That includes Pinellas’ Daddy Kool, Planet Retro, and Bananas Music, and Tampa’s Microgroove and Steelworker Records. There will also be music courtesy DJ Kalani and, presumably, lots of beer.

1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Free.

Cage Brewing, 2001 1st Ave South, St. Petersburg

 

Forums for Facets Opening, Saturday June 17th

Pizza Box is a new-ish spot with great hearth-fired pizza, which happens to cater to the arty hipster crowd. This exhibit promises to be interesting and, equally important, it’s opening with a big party complete with drink specials and live music.

8 p.m., Free.

Pizza Box, 923 Central Ave, St. Petersburg

More Info Here

 

 

Diana Ross, Wednesday June 21st

What needs to be said here? Diana Ross is one of the greatest singers in the American catalog, first as the leader of the Supremes, and later as a solo artist with hits from soul stirrers like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” to disco burners like “Upside Down.” She’s a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, baby boomer icon, gay icon, and a living piece of American history.

8 p.m., $68-134

Tickets and Info Here

 

Honorable Mention:
Pride Prom at Community Café, Sunday June 17th. DJs, drink specials, and an ‘80s theme. 9pm, 2444 Central Ave, St. Pete. More Info Here.

Live in Pinellas — A Local Music Guide for June 17-20
Pride in Pinellas Arts — Celebrating our Uncommon Bonds

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