5 Things To Do

May 12 – 18

Itäó»s Motheräó»s Day on Sunday. Here’s how to handle that: First, check out Creative Loafingäó»s exhaustive guide to Motheräó»s Day events across the Bay. Then peruse below for opportunities to bathe in some creativity!
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St. Pete Second Saturday Art Walk äóñ Saturday, May 12th

Installation view of the artwork of Rose Marie Prins.

The Second Saturday Art Walk is a regular event, and normally itäó»d be in our äóìHonorable Mentionsäó section. But this monthäó»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 Laäó»Fordäó»s The Human Pattern at Leslie Curran Gallery
Madeline Lundquistäó»s Trouble in Paradise at Strands of Sunshine
100 Years, 100 Artists at the Morean Arts Center
Rose Marie Prinsäó» Sanctuary, East and West at the Studio@620
For more Information on the Art Walk, including bus routes, Click Here.
 

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

This first installment of Tampaäó»s new performance festival will include comedy, theatre, musical performances, and more, all with an edge. Itäó»s modeled on dozens of äóìfringe festivalsäó from New York to, most famously, Edinburgh, Scotland. Hopefully Tampaäó»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
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Dominique Labauvie in Conversation äóñ Thursday, May 18th

Labauvieäó»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 ξon Thursday the 18th.
Itäó»s too much. We know. Weäó»re sorry. Youäó»ll survive, somehow.
 

Mathew Graybil at the Chopin Project

Pianist Mathew Graybil has been praised as äóìexceptionaläó 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
8ξp.m. $50 for non-members (Though try the discount code CHOPIN for $25 off)
Tickets and Info Here.

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