5 Things To Do

May 12, 2017 by DAVID MORRIS | LITERATURE, MUSIC, PERFORMING ARTS, THINGS TO DO, VISUAL ARTS
An image from Game of Thrones: The Musical, one of many performance coming to The Tampa International Fringe Festival that will take place Thursday May 11th.
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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 Day events across the Bay. Then peruse below for opportunities to bathe in some creativity!

 

St. Pete Second Saturday Art Walk – Saturday, May 12th

Installation view of the artwork of Rose Marie Prins.

The Second Saturday Art Walk is a regular event, and normally it’d be in our “Honorable Mentions” section. But this month’s event features such a plethora of interesting art openings and exhibits that we wanted to push you just a liiiiiittle bit harder. Here are some of our picks-within-the-pick, each with more info linked, and all happening on Saturday.

Mark Aeling at Soft Water Studios

Ya La’Ford’s The Human Pattern at Leslie Curran Gallery

Madeline Lundquist’s Trouble in Paradise at Strands of Sunshine

100 Years, 100 Artists at the Morean Arts Center

Rose Marie Prins’ Sanctuary, East and West at the Studio@620

For more Information on the Art Walk, including bus routes, Click Here.

 

Tampa International Fringe Festival – Thursday May 11th – Sunday May 14th

This first installment of Tampa’s new performance festival will include comedy, theatre, musical performances, and more, all with an edge. It’s modeled on dozens of “fringe festivals” from New York to, most famously, Edinburgh, Scotland. Hopefully Tampa’s, too, will become a great place to develop and spot new and exciting talent.

Worth crossing the bridge, big-time.

$5-13 per event. Passes also available.

Various locations.

Info and Tickets Here

 

Dominique Labauvie in Conversation – Thursday, May 18th

Labauvie’s installation/sculptures are on display at the MFA through July 2nd, and this is your chance to hear him talk about them, in conversation with MFA curator Katherine Pill. Though originally from France, Labauvie has lived in Tampa for nearly two decades, so this has the air of a hometown celebration, too.

8 p.m., $5 for non-Members

More Info Here.

 

A Cavalcade of Stories

On top of the jam-packed Art Walk, this week features a fistful of literary events that are all worth checking out. Wordier Than Thou is going back-to-back, with a Storytelling Open Mic on Tuesday the 16th followed by a Short Story Club meetup on Wednesday the 17th. Keep St. Pete Lit is also hosting its regular Open Mic on May 17th, and Black Crow Coffee has its Poetry Open Mic  on Thursday the 18th.

It’s too much. We know. We’re sorry. You’ll survive, somehow.

 

Mathew Graybil at the Chopin Project

Pianist Mathew Graybil has been praised as “exceptional” by the New Yorker, and this program (somehow Dali-inspired) sounds mind-expanding: Scarlatti, Beethovin, Chopin, Wagner, and Liszt.

Dali Museum, One Dali Blvd, St. Pete

8 p.m. $50 for non-members (Though try the discount code CHOPIN for $25 off)

Tickets and Info Here.

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