Date night

  1. SoundCheck: Santana among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts


    Details: Tuesday 8 p.m. Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $89-$200. (727) 791-7400.

    Carlos Santana will perform at Ruth Eckerd Hall.
  2. All-male cast gender bends 'The Mikado' at Freefall Theatre


    Just what are you missing in your life? Is it Kabuki? Is it Las Vegas? Is it RuPaul's Drag Race? If so, Freefall Theatre in St. Petersburg has a combination of all three for you with an all-male staging of The Mikado, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic comic opera set in feudal Japan. Freefall's production …

    Freefall Theatre’s production of the classic comic opera The Mikado will feature an all-male cast.
  3. 3 intriguing exhibits winding down at Morean Arts Center

    Visual Arts

    You have only a few days to see three exhibitions at the Morean Arts Center before they close. Make time, because you'll be rewarded with first-rate examples of technical skill and intriguing themes.

    Stuart Asprey, Squatch’s Sloe Gin.
  4. Interview: Mavericks' Raul Malo talks fame, power of his pipes

    Music & Concerts

    After a few scheduled interviews fall through — his fault, my fault, life's fault — Mavericks frontman Raul Malo calls my iPhone, unplanned, on a Monday morning. I laugh and say the apologetic DIY approach is not a very "rock star" maneuver.

    Raul Malo says he and the Mavericks just wanted to make music they liked. “I think our sound was ahead of its time,” he says. 
  5. Comedian Tom Arnold brings standup act to Tampa


    We loved Tom Arnold best in True Lies, the least when he was starring in tabloid drama with his ex-wife Roseanne Barr. Lately the newly skinny comic has returned to his standup roots with a Showtime special coming out this year and is touring in comedy clubs. He lost 100 pounds in the past 18 months, inspired by …

  6. Review: Siskind photographs document Harlem of the 1930s

    Visual Arts


    Harlem has been many things to many people since the 17th century when the Dutch established it as a military outpost in upper Manhattan. It became a farming village; a battlefield during the American Revolution; an affluent, prerailroad suburb; a postrail commuter town; an immigrant melting pot; a …

    The “Harlem Documents” photographs by Aaron Siskind in this exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg are gifts of collectors Dr. Robert and Chitranee  Drapkin, who were friends of Siskind and underwrote the 1991 republication of his book. He didn’t use titles for most of them so there is no identifying information for those shown here. All are gelatin silver prints.
  7. Epcot adds adults-only after party starting Thursday


    Walt Disney World has announced a new feature, but no kids are allowed. The new After Hours Wind Down experience at Epcot will cost $35 for appetizers and a beverage flight for adults 21 and older when the park closes at 9 p.m. After the park's Illuminations fireworks show, the kids will clear out and guests will have a …

  8. Jobsite's 'A Brief History of Beer' teaches hoppy history at New World Brewery


    You know how sometimes you can't take your delicious alcoholic beverage inside a theater to sip during the show? This is not one of those times. In fact, Jobsite Theater's A Brief History of Beer takes place in a bar, New World Brewery in Ybor City. A Brief History of Beer, performed by Will Glenn and …

  9. Mainsail brings 270 artists to Vinoy Park

    Visual Arts

    Mainsail Art Festival, coming Saturday and Sunday to Vinoy Park, needs little introduction after 38 years. In that time, the outdoor festival in a downtown waterfront park in St. Petersburg has brought together thousands of artists and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Some of those visitors have been seasoned …

    Diana Ahrens, mixed media
  10. Berk Fine Art Collective opens in St. Petersburg

    Visual Arts

    Welcome to Berk Fine Art Collective, a new gallery at 10 Fifth St. N in St. Petersburg's Central Arts District. It features painters Tammy Berk, Robert Sutherland, whose work is shown, and Karan Porter, each with an impressive resume. See their work at the gallery from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. (727) …

    Oil on Canvas Original by Robert Sutherland, “Pinellas Girl” at Berk Fine Art Collective in St. Petersburg.