After missing a year, Taste of Pinellas is coming back to St. Petersburg with a ton of live music in tow, including Pat Benatar and the Blues Brothers — yes, Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi themselves — headlining May 9-10 at an all new venue, Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg. As always, there will be food …
In the vault of iconic scenes from the stage, Eva Perón standing over the people, arms outstretched, singing Don't Cry for Me Argentina, ranks as high as her balcony. Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical, comes to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts …
You'll find many more fine galleries and arts events going on. A few examples:
For fans of standup comedy, this weekend is a fight to the uproarious death. You could put your money on all four comedy heavyweights coming through the region, but that's going to add up fast. We pitted these wildly divergent comics against each other, rating their style, substance and subject matter. The champion? …
With Pusha T, August Alsina
Details: Monday 7 p.m. Jannus Live, 16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg. $39.50-$42. (727) 565-0550.
Scene: Goth guy in platform boots sings, is terrible, begs celebrity judges to hand him a golden ticket to fame, and when they do not, he is devastated yet still eager to hug them. They are who he wants to be.
Anyone who's ever had sisters, or has seen a set of aunts kvetch around a kitchen table, knows this much:
Linda Friedman Ramirez is a lawyer with "no formal art training" and "very limited gallery experience." Yet here she stands, currently a nonpracticing lawyer, in Feathered Serpent, the art gallery she opened in 2012. • She still isn't quite sure why, "only that I wanted to work in a new field …
An obscure 19th century opera, which was the revised version of an equally obscure opera, is the most anticipated work of the season?
Plan your weekend
Gasparilla Music Festival
Six thousand fans came to GMF in 2012; that figure swelled to 9,700 in 2013. This year, the festival will expand to two days, Saturday and Sunday, bringing in more than 40 artists, including its biggest headliner yet, the Flaming …