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Community news: from classic cars to classical dance

St. Petersburg

Dalí film series offers free Spanish fantasy

The Dalí and Beyond Film Series, held twice monthly, offers a free film in the museum's lobby theater. This portion features The Day of the Beast, the work of Spanish filmmaker Alex de La Iglesia, beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Dalí Museum, One Dalí Blvd. (Bay Shore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE). This fantasy tells the tale of a horrific discovery resulting from the intensive studies of a priest. For patrons interested in seeing the gallery, there's a price break: Admission to the museum is $10 from 5 to 8 p.m. every Thursday night. For more information, call (727) 823-3767, or visit thedali.org.

St. Petersburg

Documentary explores Florida gay adoption ban

The new documentary, In Anita's Wake: The Irrational War on Florida's Gay Families, is about Anita Bryant's crusade and the ongoing impact on Florida's adoption ban. It will be shown at King of Peace Metropolitan Community Church, 3150 Fifth Ave. N. After the free screening, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, director Vicki Nantz will take questions from the audience. For more information, call (727) 323-5857 or visit kingofpeacemcc.com.

St. Pete Beach

Friday beach event offers delights for dad

Dad won't want to miss this swanky beach-side event offering all the barbecue, gourmet open-flame cuisine and high-end cocktails he can hold. The Beam — Blues, Beach and BBQ event will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday at the Don CeSar Beach Resort and Spa, 3400 Gulf Blvd. Dad will also get hand-rolled cigars, live blues music by Major Mileage and a sneak peak at the Summer of Lowes series. The event benefits All Children's Hospital. The cost is $75. For more information, call (813) 990-0920 or visit savor-events.com.

St. Petersburg

Classic Car Benefit is set for Saturday

This no-frills, no-trophies, no-awards Classic Car Benefit will surround the main Pier building, 800 Second Ave. NE, with 50 to 60 cars from the 1920s to the present from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The show is free, but it costs $20 to show a car. Proceeds from car entries benefit the families of fallen St. Petersburg police officers. Call (727) 331-9684.

ST. Petersburg

Classical dance recital Saturday at Dollinger

DanceStarz Performance Company presents Starstruck Dance Recital, its annual classical dance recital, at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Dollinger Center for the Arts, 990 62nd Ave. NE. The recital will feature performers of all ages in tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop and modern dance routines. Tickets are $16. For more information, call (727) 548-4980.

ST. Petersburg

Jannus Live! to host foam party Saturday

The open-air Jannus Live! courtyard comes alive with a Mediterranean-style foam party at 4 p.m. Saturday at 16 Second St. N. South Florida DJ Erik Velez and others will staff the decks, and organizers promise a 30-foot custom waterfall in the courtyard, plus all the soapy bubbles you can handle. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door. For more information, call (727) 565-0551 or visit jannuslive.com.

Largo

Glo-Night Party set at Family Aquatic Center

Highland Recreation Complex and Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, hosts a Glo-Night Party from 8:45 to 11:45 p.m. Saturday. Families can come out for glowing fun as they zip down a three-story slide, spin down a 214-foot corkscrew slide and splash in water fountains. When the sun sets, the DJ cranks up the tunes for dancing with disco, black and strobe lights. The first 100 guests will get free glow necklaces. Admission is $6 for nonresidents, $9 without a rec card and $5 for residents. Call (727) 518-3018 or visit LargoPools.com.

Treasure Island

Beachfront bash will feature music, movie

Musicians and vendors line approximately 1 mile of the beachfront trail along with street performers, water slides and various inflatables for the kids at Saturday Sunsets on the Trail beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Treasure Island Beach Trail Park, 10400 Gulf Blvd. This week features music by Calamity Jane and a screening of the PG-rated movie Shrek Forever After on the beach at 9 p.m. For more information, call (727) 547-4575 or visit mytreasureisland.org.

Community news: from classic cars to classical dance 06/14/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:50pm]
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