New age guru for you
Take a deep breath, kids, Deepak Chopra is here for you. His inspirational gathering, called "Be the Change: A Community Outreach Celebration" is dedicated to "a vision of consciousness to heal ourselves." Only 1,200 seats are available. It's 8 to 10 p.m. Friday at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $20. (727) 942-2000.
St. Olaf — not the Golden Girls one
Golden Girls fans know about Rose from St. Olaf, and choral music fans know all about the St. Olaf Choir, which tours around the world, is featured on PBS and has put out scores of albums since its founding in 1912. Not bad for a student ensemble from a Lutheran liberal arts college in southern Minnesota. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 701 Beach Drive, St. Petersburg. $15, $25. (727) 822-2031. Tickets sold at the door or at universitytickets.com.
Free movies no one sees
Eckerd College once again offers a lineup of cool international movies that you won't find at your local megaplex. Starting at 7 p.m. Friday, you can see Mind Game, the innovative Japanese animation about a lovelorn loser's psychedelic journey that is most definitely not for kids. See eckerd.edu/film/international for upcoming films in the series. All films are free in the Miller Auditorium, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg.
These alligator placemats could be yours
Looking for something kitchy to decorate your house or office cubicle? Check out the Floridiana Festival & Highwaymen Artist Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It's a celebration of vintage Florida memorabilia and souvenirs at the historic Casino Ballroom, 5500 Shore Blvd. S in Gulfport, a bit of Floridiana kitsch all on its own. Besides the vintage Florida art and old tropical decor, some Florida Highwaymen artists will participate. Admission $6, children free.
Writers live in their muse
Four Florida writers, Johnny Molloy, Tim Ohr, Gary R. Mormino and tbt*'s Terry Tomalin will gather to answer questions about the best ways to appreciate Florida's vast array of trails, waterways, woods and swamps, not to mention their historical and ecological importance. The writers roundtable is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Petersburg Museum of History, 335 Second Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. $5, free to students with ID. (727) 894-1052. spmoh.org.
The Bridal Show on Sunday will bring future brides and grooms together or helpful hints, ideas and exhibits from noon to 4 p.m. at the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $2, free parking. (727) 893-8523. stpete.org/coliseum.
Ice, ice baby
Xtreme International Ice Racing is the kind of race we wish had audience participation. Machines that can go from zero to 60 mph in less than three seconds race each other. On ice! With no brakes! The adrenaline gets pumping at 5 p.m. Sunday at the St. Pete Times Forum, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa. Tickets are $12-$20. (813) 301-2500. stpetetimesforum.com.
Light 'em up
Glow Golf returns to the Treasure Island golf course on Tuesday. The nighttime glow-in-the-dark golf game at Treasure Bay Golf and Tennis, 10315 Paradise Blvd. is set as a scramble. Check-in is at 6 p.m. and play begins at 6:30. Golfers may sign up as a foursome or a single. Hot dogs, chips and soft drinks will be served, with light refreshments and prizes after play is complete. The entry fee is $20 and advanced registration is required at (727) 360-6062.
It's a circus around here
There are two "circuses" going on around Tampa Bay this weekend. The Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy features aerialists, contortionists, acrobats and juggles — but no animals, just freaky body-bending. Tickets for this one start at $30 and it plays through Sunday at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Then there's the Circus Sarasota, which features Ringling Bros. alum Bello Nock, and is under the big top next to Sarasota High School near downtown Sarasota. Tickets start at $10 and the circus is ongoing on select dates through Feb. 22.