4200 54th Ave. S
St. Petersburg, 864-7979
David Bryant, professor of religious studies, will speak on Everybody's Got a Hungry Heart: Prayer and Longing at 1 p.m. today in the Triton Room. Bryant is a member of the Council of Faculty Fellows, who this year are presenting papers based on the theme, "Prayer, Meditation, and Contemplation." The fellows will discuss Bryant's topic after his presentation.
Bernardo Alvarez Herrera, Venezuela's ambassador to the United States, will speak on Venezuela and U.S. Relations in the Wake of Recent Events at 7:30 p.m. today at Fox Hall. There will be a question and answer session after the lecture. Herrera also has served on the U.S. Energy Council Executive Committee and as principal coordinator for Venezuela in the Cooperation Agreement on Energy with the United States and head of the Venezuelan Delegation to the Ministerial Conferences of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The Honors Thesis Show Exhibition will be on display today through Friday at Elliot Gallery. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. The exhibit will feature work by 10 students. Mediums include stitched and dyed fabric, drawing, mixed media, painting, photography, video, soft sculpture, monotype and watercolor.
The 2005 Japanese film Funky Forest will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday at Miller Auditorium. The film, directed by Katsuhito Ishii, director of The Taste of Tea, Shunichiro Miki and Hajime Ishimine, has been described as an "avant-garde science fiction musical comedy" in a sketch comedy show format. In Japanese with English subtitles.
The Sophomore Show Portfolio Qualifying Exhibition will open with a reception from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elliot Gallery. The show will run through May 2. Gallery hours are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Artwork by 17 students will include drawing, painting, ceramics, photography and other media. There will be a Gallery Talk at 3 p.m. April 30.
Hamid E. Ali, adjunct professor of economics at Southern Methodist University in Texas, will present Darfur – Stand for Justice at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Fox Hall. Hamid was born and raised in Darfur and is a co-founder of the Darfur Working Group, a U.S.-based umbrella organization that coordinates between Darfurian organizations in the United States and the field organizations and leadership.
St. Petersburg College
6605 Fifth Ave. N
St. Petersburg, 341-4301
The SPC Percussion Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Music Center. The program will feature music by xylophonists George Hamilton Green and Bob Becker, Mexican composer Carlos Chavez and University of Miami professor Ney Rosauro.
The SPC Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Music Center. The program will include William Latham's Three Chorale Perludes, Mozart's Serenade No. 10 in b-flat, Ney Rosauro's Concerto for Marimba and Wind Ensemble, with marimba soloist John Shaw, and William Walton's Crown Imperial: A Coromation March.
The SPC Concert Chorus and Madrigalians will perform at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Music Center. The program will include music by Thomas Morley, Claudio Monteverdi, Paul McCartney, Mozart and Mendelssohn and will feature student soloists and guest soprano soloist and SPC alumna, Alexandra Walker.
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
140 Seventh Ave. S
St. Petersburg, 873-4456
Students and professional writers from the Tampa Bay area have contributed to a collection of essays about the four rivers that have their headwaters in the Green Swamp. The launch of Rivers of the Green Swamp will be at 6 p.m. today in the Courtyard at Williams House, 511 Second St. S. Authors, including documentary filmmaker Bill Belleville, journalists Terry Tomalin and Joe Guidry, historians Ray Arsenault and Gary Mormino, novelist Lee Irby, ACLU activist Thom Foley and Thomas Hallock, will read their work, share their experiences and sign copies of the book. Florida-themed refreshments will be served.