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Spencer Meyers in Jobsite’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.

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Spencer Meyers in Jobsite’s Hedwig and the Angry Inch.


Salute these sheets

Paper is integral to creating a lot of art, the vehicle that provides a surface on which an image rests. But in Cut, Fold, Shred, paper is the star medium. The show at Florida Craftsmen Gallery, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, opens Friday with a free reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and continues through Oct. 19. It features 11 artists who manipulate paper and images on paper such as photographs. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free. or (727) 821-7391.

Nuance Galleries Seventeen Florida artists and all of their work will be exhibited together for the first time through Oct. 12. Most are landscape and still life artists. Free. 804 S Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa; (813) 875-0511.

Life of George King Through His Art Exhibition See a collection of paintings and sculptures spanning King's career. The exhibit is also a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the founding of the Art Center. The exhibition runs Friday through Sept. 30; opening reception and tribute is from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 13. Free. Beach Art Center, 1515 Bay Palm Blvd., Indian Rocks Beach. (727) 596-4331.

Celebrate the Arts Enjoy live music by Peggy Morris, refreshments by L5 Bistro, a fashion show and an appearance by Jane Seymour. Free. 5-8 p.m. Friday. Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc., 247 Main St., Safety Harbor. (727) 725-1808.

Gulfport Art Walk Meet independent artisans, craftsmen, authors and entertainers and purchase their work along Beach Boulevard. Musicians including the New Horizons Band and the Double M Band appear at venues throughout the waterfront district. Visitors can view the stars through St. Pete Astronomy Club telescopes every first Friday. Free. 6-10 p.m. Friday. Beach Boulevard, Gulfport.

Kid's Art Fest A new, multicultural-themed hands-on exhibition features games, food, music and take-home art activities for kids from preschool to age 12. Free. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 298-3322. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ­Saturday.

Looking Back, Looking Forward Internationally acclaimed artist Picasso Gaglione will display his work featuring hand-stamped works using hand-carved stamps. Free. 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Even-N-Odd Gallery, 645 Central Avenue, #11, St. Petersburg. (727) 433-4981.

Magical Survival of Amate Paper Aurora Mancilla Heuple was born and raised in Mexico City, where she studied architecture and education. She works in various media and has been inspired by Aztec and Mayan mythology and philosophy. Free. 5-7 p.m. Sunday. Feathered Serpent Gallery, 1018 Central Ave, St. Petersburg. (727) 824-8877.

Spirits in the Wind Reception Welcome four new exhibits that focus on the spirituality of cultures worldwide. The two-day event features a gallery talk with collector Robert Drapkin on Friday night and a kids' art fest on Saturday. 6-9 p.m. Friday. $5; free on Saturday. Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin. (727) 298-3322.

University of Tampa Art Faculty Reception Greet the UT art faculty and enjoy food and drinks while exploring the gallery. Free. 7-9 p.m. Friday. University of Tampa Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, 310 N Blvd., Tampa. (813) 253-6217.

Visual Poetry 2013 Art Opening See the two art forms merge into one judged show. Awards will be given. Free. 5-7 p.m. Friday. Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. (813) 269-1310.


Small town, Big Band

It isn't often that Hernando residents can listen to some of the area's top musicians and singers perform at a single show. But that will be the case Sunday when the Hernando Jazz Society kicks off its 2013-14 season with a Big Band Bash featuring the Hernando Jazz All Stars at the Wellington Clubhouse. The Hernando Jazz All Stars features Mike Hafer on piano, Paul Hafer on bass, Steve Koch on drums, vocalist Lorri Hafer, Nelson Dellamaggiore on alto sax, Lou Mauro on tenor sax, Tom Damato on trumpet and Jay Leaman on trombone. Other singers, including Eddie Lawrence and Kim Evans, may also perform. This season will include a few changes for the jazz society. While shows and jams still will be on the second Sunday of each month through May, they now will start later, at 2 p.m. The show is at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. Nonmembers should call (352) 835-7183 to reserve a space and ensure admittance to the Wellington community. $10 for nonmembers; optional buffet is $6.99.

— Phyllis Day

Nunsense The Little Sisters of Hoboken are having a fundraiser to bury the remaining nuns who were poisoned by the convent cook in this musical. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Through Sept. 28. $21, seniors $18. Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. (813) 265-4000.

Seven Brides For Seven Brothers Millie, who is married and living in the Oregon wilderness, resolves to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday. $26 adults; $13 students. Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. (727) 446-1360.

Shevolution Act II See a story concert featuring the ups and downs of the female energy in the world. $15. Powerstories Theatre, 2105 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa. (813) 205-3451. 8 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday.

ART A novice art collector's friendships are strained when he asks them to evaluate his newly acquired piece in this Tony Award-winning production. Twenty-four pieces of art from the Duncan McClellan Gallery will be on display during the show. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. $29-$39. American Stage, 163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 823-7529. ­


Growing back into standup

An alum of Saturday Night Live and just about every Adam Sandler movie, Rob Schneider has said that his Grown Ups cast mates prodded him to get back into standup after being off the road for nearly two decades. "I never felt like I ever got standup to where I had a monster hour," ­Schneider said in an Associated Press interview. Grown Ups co-star Chris Rock "kind of challenged me to do it." Schneider said Rock actually worked with him, spending time together writing jokes. His first standup special, Soy Sauce and the Holocaust, came out on Netflix in August, and he has said he has plans for another, so his shows in Tampa this weekend could very well be him working out the kinks. You can see him at the Improv in Centro Ybor, 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. Shows are at 8 and 10:30 p.m. Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 8 p.m. Sunday. $27-$30. (813) 864-4000.

— Sharon Kennedy Wynne

Nick DiPaolo The comedian used to host The Nick & Artie Show with Artie Lange and has appeared on Louie and Lucky Louie. 8 and 10:15 p.m. Friday; 8 and 10:15 p.m. Saturday. $16-$20. Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. (813) 960-1197.

Pat Duax 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $10. Snappers Grill and Comedy Club, 36657 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. (727) 937-3737.

Steve Netta 9:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday. $18-$20. Coconuts Comedy Club Beachcomber Resort, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

Murv Seymour 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. $18-$20. Coconuts Comedy Club Beachcomber Resort, 6200 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. (727) 360-5653.

The Big ticket: Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Jobsite Theater presents the cult musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, about an East Berlin transwoman, Hansel, who endures a botched sex change operation leaving her, now Hedwig, with "an angry inch." Hedwig's journey manifests in a sort of rock music soliloquy that takes her across countries, genders and love. She joins a glam rock band (the Angry Inch), falls in love and struggles to find what makes her whole after a life seemingly split in half by cities, people and him/herself. Although Hedwig and the Angry Inch was originally written for the stage, it is most known for the 2001 movie by the same name. But don't expect the same sets, costumes and visuals as the film. Jobsite's production removes the "fourth wall" and allows Hedwig to directly engage the audience in a stripped down and intimate performance. The show opens Friday and runs through Sept. 29, with performances at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N Macinnes Place, Tampa; $28. (813) 229-7827, — Stephanie Bolling

Art, stage, comedy 09/04/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 9:50pm]
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