1. Life & Culture

Virtual events for the week of May 11-17

From nature to music to art, here are 12 virtual events to keep you entertained this week.

Wildlife of Florida: A Webinar Series: Join UF/IFAS Extension agents Shannon Carnevale and Lara Milligan for a series of webinars on Florida’s diverse wildlife and ecosystems. This week, participants learn about the biology and behavior of bats. Registration required at Free. 2-3 p.m. Monday.

Tales Under the Trees: Readers from the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature take a book, and their children, outside for story time in the shade of trees. Each week features a different children’s book. Find it on the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Facebook page. Free. 3 p.m. Saturday.

Florida Supernature: Join UF/IFAS Extension specialist James Stevenson for a series of webinars exploring the wonders of plants and animals in Florida. This week features “Life of Lichen.” Registration required at Free. 2-3 p.m. Wednesday.

Dead and Company: The group rebroadcasts video from a different concert every Saturday night during national social distancing. Watch it on the Dead and Company Facebook page. Free. 8 p.m. Saturday.

Florida Orchestra: We can’t go to concert halls, so the Florida Orchestra comes to us in weekly radio shows. This week features Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Tune in at WSMR-FM 89.1 and 103.9 FM radio or online at Free. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Play It by Ear: Cirque du Soleil presents musical scores from numerous shows. Go to CirqueConnect at and play them on YouTube. Free. Anytime daily.

Arts In Music: Arts In is a new online video platform that makes arts and cultural experiences accessible from everywhere. Watch new music performances and moments from past music festivals weekly at Free. Anytime daily.

Stonewall Programming: Scholar, educator and curator Jonathan David Katz will talk about works of art made in the 1980s and ‘90s during the height of the AIDS crisis and how they relate to the coronavirus pandemic. A question-and-answer session follows. Register at under “public programming” for a Zoom code. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Emerging Artist Exhibit Opening: Creative Pinellas curator Danny Olda hosts a virtual gallery opening of the Emerging Artist Exhibit live on the Creative Pinellas Facebook page. Artists include Patricia Kluwe Derderian, Lynn Foskett, Steph Hargrove, Mark Mitchell, Zoe Papas, Gianna Pergamo, Kodi Thompson, Judy Vienneau and Angela Warren. Free. 7-8 p.m. Thursday.

Dali Homeschool: The Dalí Museum offers age-appropriate homeschool lesson plans and art projects for grades 3 through 6 and 6 through 12. To find them, go to “lesson plans” at Free. Anytime daily.

Typewriter Talks: Keep St. Pete Lit shares interviews with and readings of works by area authors. See them at “Stories and Words” on Free. Anytime daily.

FRIENDS Virtual Dance Party: Special needs families can burn some energy with a virtual dance party via Zoom. Disney attire is encouraged. Join at Free. 7-9 p.m. Saturday. (813) 245-2782.