5 Things to Do

April 25 – May 4

No time for a witty intro this week, folks, thereäó»s just TOO MUCH GOING ON! Get to it.


SpaceBalls with Daphne Zuniga äóñ Friday, April 28

Thereäó»s never a bad time to see Mel Brooksäó» screwball riff on Star Wars (though the amazing job Disney is doing revamping the source material makes it relevant all over again). But a special guest makes this screening even more worthwhile – Daphne Zuniga, who played Leia analogue Princess Vespa in the comedy classic. Zuniga is in town screening her latest feature, Those Left Behind, as part of the Sunscreen Film Festival (see below).

7 p.m., FREE

Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 255 Beach Drive Northeast, St. Pete

More Info Here.


Sunscreen Film Festival Closing Party and Awards Ceremony äóñ Saturday, April 29

If you long for a little bit of Hollywood glitter now that film production in Florida has more or less shut down, this is one of your best opportunities. Sunscreen is a small fest, but itäó»s starting to attract some star power, and the party comes with a full-fledged red carpet where you can strut your stuff.

7 p.m. Festival Passes $50 per day, Tickets Here.

Nova 535, 535 MLK Jr. Street North, St. Pete

Party Info Here.

Full Sunscreen Schedule Here.

Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen, and John Jorgensen äóñ Saturday, April 29

This is the kind of intimate, hidden gem you can only find in Pinellas. Chris Hillman was a founding member of the Byrds and member of The Flying Burrito Brothers, both seminal to the development of country rock äóñ and here he is, playing in a literal living room in Kenwood. Pedersen and Jorgensen were Hillmanäó»s bandmates in the Desert Rose Band starting in the late 1980s, making this a rare appearance of that groupäó»s core trio.

For tickets call (727) 323-2787

Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave., St. Pete

More Info Here.

Art Show Benefitting Planned Parenthood äóñ Saturday, April 29

For the night people, this show features art from up-and-comers like Kristin Northup and Kelli Tanner, with 20% of proceeds benefiting Planned Parenthood. Accompanied by performances from edgy musicians including Betty Dawl and Ari Chi.

9 p.m. (ish), FREE

The Bends, 919 1st Ave North, St. Pete

More Info Here.

Sheryl Crow äóñ Sunday, April 30

As someone who dealt with äóìAll I Wanna Doäó on the car radio almost non-stop during the nineties, I have to say äóñ it was hard to imagine then that Sheryl Crow would become her generationäó»s headline standard-bearer for roots music. But sheäó»s gone on to work with everyone from the Dixie Chicks to Steve Earle to Willie Nelson, and sheäó»s not quitting anytime soon. If you havenäó»t yet, itäó»s high time to forgive her for the crime äóñ such as it is äóñ of co-writing a song so catchy that itäó»s probably now stuck in your head just because you read the title.

$53-175, 8 p.m.

Ruth Eckerd Hall

Tickets and Info Here.


Honorable Mentions:

Have Gun Will Travel, Luxury Mane, Jackrabbit äóñ Saturday, April 29. Three local indie-rock faves stir it up. Fubar, St. Pete. More Info Here.

Coheed and Cambria äóñ April 30. Progressive metal äóñ itäó»s quite a thing with the kids these days. Jannus Live, 200 1st Ave North, St. Pete. More Info Here.

Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Carey Grant äóñ Thursday, May 4. The kickoff of the summer Movies in the Park series. 7pm, North Straub Park, St. Pete. See the full schedule here courtesy of the Tampa Bay Times.

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