Weekly-Weekday-What-to-Do-in-the-Burg (12.19-22.11)

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Monday, Dec 19

The Morean Art Glass Christmas Tree
Don’t miss this stunning and unique “tree” designed by our local glass artisans featuring hand blown glass directly from our Glass Studio & Hot Shop.  Over nine feet tall and nearly eight feet wide, this amazing creation is a must-see this holiday season.  9am-5pm. Free. Morean Art Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop, 719 Central Ave. 
 
Upcycled
This multi-disciplined exhibit from a variety of artists has one theme: all items are created using recycled materials and it is all for sale in time for holiday shopping of unique, locally made, art items from jewelry to functional home décor. 9am – 5pm. Free. Morean Art Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop, 719 Central Ave.
 
Dali and Hipstamatic
The founders of Hipstamatic the most popular camera application for the iPhone, were asked by Dalí Museum Board Member Jeff Goodby to produce a camera App for the New Dalí Museum. It was created in fall 2010 and called the Dalí Museum GoodPak. Characterized by surrealist overlays, Dalí's glowing color palette, and a randomness that allows distortion and discovery, the App is a modern day ode to the brilliance of the prominent Surrealist and blurs the line between the real and the surreal. The camera App was immediately popular and Hipstamatic worked with the ad agency Goodby Silverstein to create a global contest, which drew thousands of entries. The contest exhorted photographers to "show John Waters your freak flag." The nine finalists and the winner selected by filmmaker and visual artist John Waters are displayed in this room. They are printed on canvas by an inkjet process. 10am-5:30pm. $21 adults, $7 children. Discounts for military and first responders. The Dali Museum, 1 Dali. Blvd. 
 
Ancient Egypt ~ Art and Magic: Treasures from the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art at MFA
Mummy cases and sacred works in diverse media, tomb and temple reliefs, papyrus fragments, alabaster vessels, and rare objects comprised of precious stones make this one of the most dramatic shows ever presented at the MFA. The 100 works demonstrate the genius of ancient craftsmen, and the magical or spiritual qualities of the objects are revealed at every turn. The internationally respected Egyptologist Dr. Robert Steven Bianchi is the guest curator. 10am-5pm  $17. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr. N.E. 

 
 

 
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg pre-game 5k run/walk
The Mike Alstott Family Foundation and Athletes for Hearts, Inc. have announced that a 5k run/walk has been added to the pre-game festivities for the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg. Online registration is now open and 500-1,000 runners are expected to participate.  All finishers will receive a complimentary game ticket to the 2011 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s St. Petersburg Bowl, to be held at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 8pm on ESPN. 5:30-6:30pm. Adults $30, kids, $10. Tropicana Field, 1 Tropicana Dr. 
 
Live Radio Theater Holiday Special 
Give yourself a Holiday gift that celebrates family, small towns and hard work and listen to Radio Theatre Project players and local guest artists perform the Christmas Classic based on “The Greatest Gift”…"It's a Wonderful Life" from Lux Radio Theatre archives and directed by Rich Rice. " A perennial holiday favorite, the play tells the story of an angel that helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed..." and...Treat yourself to a very special restaurant called… "The Chatterbox Club" by Tampa actor, director, teacher, playwright James Rayfield  and directed by Nancy Cole. "The Chatterbox Club”, follows a young man into a very special restaurant  conversation rather than food is on the menu.  He explores the entrees looking for something to his taste.  He finally finds a delicious conversationalist and takes the relationship to another level. 7-10pm. Free. Studio@620 620 1st Ave. S. 
 
Seasonal Sparkle 
Add a new, family friendly event to your holiday traditions with Seasonal Sparkle, St. Petersburg Opera's extravaganza of opera, ballet, sacred and popular music performed with a full orchestra, outstanding soloists, chorus, children's chorus, and dancers! The program includes excerpts from Nutcracker and The Messiah and the entire second act of Puccini's La Boheme, set in Paris on Christmas Eve. 7:30-10pm. The 
Palladium Theater 253 5th Ave. N. 
 
 
Tuesday, Dec 20
 
NOVA 535: License To Thrill - Helios Jazz Orchestra plays spy music!
The 18-piece Helios Jazz Orchestra plays your favorite film & TV spy music at the swanky NOVA 535 event venue on Tuesday, December 20th from 7-10pm.   Denise Moore, Andrea Manson, David Thut & Tyler Freeman, are our special guest vocalists performing theme music from James Bond films, Mission Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, The Prisoner, Get Smart, Austin Powers and other spy themed favorites.  This monthly concert with Helios, the 3rd Tuesday of every month at NOVA 535, is only $15 which includes free valet, spy gadgets, a wine tasting by Ocean Imports, delicious appetizers and a full cash bar. Then from 10-11pm, local musicians are welcome to perform during this hour long jam session with members of Helios that is always a treat for all. 8pm-12am. $15. Nova 535, 535 Dr. M. L. King Jr. Street N.
 
 
Christmas Lights Tour and Porch Party
Join SPP and Defenders of Wildlife for a Holiday Lights Tour and Porch Party with sumptuous holiday treats! The walkers of the group will be led by the always affable historic walking tour guide, Kai Warren.  If you prefer to bicycle you will tour with SPP President Peter Belmont and Defenders of Wildlife Florida Director Laurie Macdonald on their tandem bicycle.  All bicycle tour participants must have a helmet and lights.  Each tour will be about an hour in length, including time to ooh and ahh at the best of the light displays, and will be at a leisurely pace! If you can't join early for one of the tours you can join later for the porch party.  Both tours will start and finish at 6:30pm at the Porch Party location - the 1913 Stewart-Endicott Building, one of downtown's oldest buildings (with a big front verandah!). RSVP appreciated but not required. Send your message to info@stpetepreservation.org with "Party" in the title and tell us how many are coming and if you expect to join the walking or bicycling tour. 6:30. Free. Stewart-Endicott 233 3rd Street North
 
The Queen and I: Charity Bingo
Supports a different charity, non-profit or group each week.  Drag show at 9:30pm starring Miss Arica Love. 7-9pm. The Queen and I, 2410 Central Ave. 
 
Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband
“Scandals used to lend charm to a man – now they crush him.” In Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy, fate catches up to politician Sir Robert Chiltern when a mysterious woman produces a letter revealing a past misdeed. Suddenly, a choice must be made between public scandal and private shame. Insider trading, government scandal, morality in politics... whoever thought a 116 year-old comedy could feel so new? Runs till Dec. 24. See complete schedule and tickets here. 7:30-10:30pm. $29-$57. American Stage 163 3rd St. N. 

 


 

The Empowered Voice: Home for the Holidays
Performing little-known gems and holiday standards in the styles of classical, musical theatre, gospel and spoken-word, this unique, one-of-a-kind concert is sure to make you feel good all over. Featuring Becca McCoy, Colleen McGrath, Fiona White and Tia Jemison, their Empowered vocal artistry will surprise and delight you in one fantastic night of holiday spirit and warmth! 7:30-10pm, Tuesday and Wednesday, $25. Studio@620 620 1st Ave. S. 
 
Tuesday Night Trivia @ Crowley's
Prizes to TOP 3 Teams: 1st - $20 in Crowley's Cash, 2nd - $15 in Crowley's Cash, 3rd - $10 in Crowley's Cash. 8-10pm. Crowley's Grill and Pub 269 Central Ave. 
 
Trivia @ Three Birds
40 Questions of Random Trivia. Prizes for the Winning Teams. Great Laughs, Great Food, Great Drink. 8-9pm. Three Birds Tavern 1492 4th St North 
 
Wednesday, Dec 21
 
Williams Park Wednesday Picnic & Music Series
"Break Up Your Day the Williams Park Way." We’re sprucing up the place! Stroll to your favorite downtown restaurant, pick up a lunch & enjoy a healthy outdoor retreat. Music, Picnic Tables, Corn Hole Toss & More Games. 11:30-1:30pm. Williams Park, 330 2nd Ave.
 
The Lobby and The Garden: Wine Down
The Lobby and The Garden: Wine Down 5pm-9pm. All you can drink wine and FREE finger foods!. 5-9pm. $20. The Garden and The Lobby, 217 Central Ave
 
The Pier: Tropical Zumba
Dance and get fit! Tropical Zumba marries the energy of Latin music with the high calorie burn of Zimba. The workout is led by certified instructor Mida and hosted by the Bay Area International Latin Events group (B.A.I.L.E.) with music by deejay Greg "Muevetes" Richardson. 6:30-7:30pm. $5. The Pier, Courtyard by the bay 
 
The Globe Coffee Lounge: Say Goodbye
If you've never been to the Globe Coffee Lounge, tonight is your last chance. In their words: "The Globe loves you, and you, and you and you and you! And we are having a Solstice party on 12/21 to thank you and say goodbye. You have been awesome! We love you!" Pay your respects as the Globe gets ready to close its doors. The Globe Coffee Lounge, 532 1st Ave. 
 
 
KARAOKE @Three Birds
Tampa Bay Dream Team is in the house with MUSIC & MIC. Now all we need is YOU! Come out and sing for us! 9pm. Three Birds Tavern 1492 4th St. 
 
Queens Head: Trixie the trivial Tranny's Trivia Night
Only $1 to enter & the winner takes the pot plus a drink (max 4 people per team). Come for some fab fall comfort food & stay for the fun & games! 9pm. The Queens Head, 2501 Central Ave.
 
Thursday, Dec 22

Dali: Our Town (series)
Our Town is a once a month (last Thursday) conversation with a notable St. Pete myth maker. Our Town conversations take place in the museum theatre. 6:30-8pm. Free. Dali Museum, 1 Dali Blvd. 
 
Hideaway Cafe: Living Room Live
Our ritual Thursday Night Writer's Night, which has come to be known as "Living Room Live", has become a haven for musical collaboration as well as THE place for the music appreciator to witness truly great musical moments. We've posted some pics and video for you to get an idea of what we're doing here. To all our artists, please feel free to contact us with video and/or picture contributions of your performance here at the Hideaway. We're still working on an HD video camera of our own but would like to thank all of you who have helped in this regard. 7-11:30pm. Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave. 
 
A Christmas Carol: A New Musical
Keith Ferguson's and Bruce Greer's enchanting new musical adaptation of the Dickens classic is destined to become a Bay Area holiday tradition. With a soaring and inspirational score, and faithful incarnations of all of the memorable characters, Dickens’ ghost story leaps from the page and delights with stunning theatricality, lush scenery & costumes, and surprising special effects. Plan early to get your seats for this perfect holiday evening out. Go here for tickets. 7-10pm.  freeFall Theatre 6099 Central Ave. 
 
Home for the Holidays: A Soulful Holiday Concert
The Studio@620 welcomes the Royal Theatre’s BGC Senior Conservatory as they present a soulful holiday concert. “Home for the Holidays” is an intimate soulful musical production that celebrates family, while reflecting on a medley of holiday songs and Christmas traditional corals. It is an uplifting and inspiring evening for the entire family. The Royal Theatre provides quality arts education to under served youth in the community; instilling in them a sense of pride, self-discipline, motivation, spirituality, and a drive for excellence, not only in art but in every day living. 7:30pm. $20. Studio@620 620 1st Ave. S. 
 
Open Mic @ Three Birds Tavern
Bring your acoustic and jump on in!  Great sounding room.  Come on down, jump in and splash around!  Ensembles (in their 'unplugged' versions - no drum kit or large amps) encouraged, too! 8-12pm. Three Birds Tavern 1492 4th St. N. 




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