Date night

  1. 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 …

  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Sunday is Pets in the Park Night for 'The Wiz'


    Toto makes only a brief (but oh-so-cute) appearance in American Stage's The Wiz in the park and maybe that's a good thing Sunday. That's Pets in the Park Night, when pooches get in free. And suddenly everybody wants to be Toto — except those that come dressed as Dorothy. Costumes, please! The Tony …

    JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times
  5. Palladium Chamber Players wrap up series

    Music & Concerts

    Jeffrey Multer and company will perform the last concert of their chamber music series Wednesday at the Palladium Theater in St. Petersburg.

    Jeffrey Multer will be featured on Beethoven’s Spring Sonata for Violin and Piano in F major.
  6. Review: Jude Law owns 'Dom Hemingway'


    Dom Hemingway (R) (93 min.) — Jude Law's ferociously vulgar portrayal of a hard-luck safecracker carries the first hour of this amorality tale. Then writer-director Richard Shepard makes the creatively fatal mistake of making Dom Hemingway sympathetic, when irredeemable is much more fun.

    Jude Law, left, and Richard E. Grant in Dom Hemingway.
  7. SoundCheck: Jimmy Buffett among top live music picks

    Music & Concerts

    Jimmy Buffett

    Details: Saturday 8 p.m. MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre, 4802 U.S. 301 N, Tampa. $36-$136. (813) 740-2446.

    Jimmy Buffett will play the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre.
  8. 'Ghost the Musical' goes from screen to stage at the Straz


    Here's an alternative to curling up with a glass of wine and watching Ghost on cable for the 39th time. Pull on a dress or a jacket and head to the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, where the tour of Ghost the Musical opens Tuesday. The story is the one you know from the 1990 movie — …

    Steven Grant Douglas and Katie Postotnik star in “Ghost the Musical” at the Straz Center in Tampa.
  9. Review: 'Draft Day' fumbles but recovers


    Kevin Costner checks off another sport in his filmography with the pro football fabrication Draft Day, a movie as condescending as one of those NFL clinics for housewives. This movie doesn't even trust viewers to know where teams play, boldly, laughably announcing cities as "home of the (fill in the …

    Rajiv Joseph, from left, Kevin Costner, center, and Scott Rothman in a scene from “Draft Day.”
  10. 'The Voice' tour coming to the Straz Center in Tampa


    Do you love NBC's The Voice? Great news: Some of the show's stars are coming to Tampa! Um, no, not Shakira, Usher, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Sorry, didn't mean to get your hopes up there. The Voice has just announced plans for a 31-date tour that will hit Tampa's Straz Center for the Performing Arts …