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Virtual events for the week of Aug. 10-16

With a line up including Disney on Broadway, Piff the Magic Dragon and Steel Magnolias, stage shows dominate on the virtual scene.

The Dalí Museum’s Educational Activities: To download and print artful and engaging activities for kids, go to and select “activities.” Free. Anytime daily. (727) 823-3767.

The Dalí Museum’s “Midnight in Paris,1929” Online Exhibit: Through a host of 20th century works from the renowned Centre Pompidou in Paris, the exhibit brings to life the situations that threatened to tear apart the surrealism movement. View it at Free. Anytime daily. (727) 823-3767.

Dreams of Dalí in Virtual Reality (at home): Travel through Dreams of Dalí using your home virtual reality systems. Go to and download the tool that fits your device. Free. Anytime daily. (727) 823-3767.

Special Art by Special Hands: A virtual exhibition of works by Arc of Tampa Bay students. Works will be on display at through 5 p.m. Saturday. All works are available for purchase and benefit the students as well as Arc. Online purchases must be picked up at Syd Entel Galleries in Safety Harbor. Free (artwork purchases additional). Anytime Monday-Saturday. (727) 799-3330.

Life During Wartime: Art in the Age of Coronavirus: A virtual exhibition expressing artist impressions of the current reality of the coronavirus. Find it at Remains on virtual display through Dec. 12. Free. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. (813) 974-4329.


Imagine Our Florida’s Virtual 5K: Run or walk at your own pace and on your own time. Sign up at for the link to self-report your time. You can run on a treadmill, around the block or out in nature. You have until Dec. 31 to complete your run. $25. Anytime daily. (727) 742-2029.

Save the Manatee Virtual 5K: Run, walk or bike your favorite course near home and receive a manatee T-shirt, finisher’s medal and race bib. Benefits Save the Manatee Club’s manatee conservation efforts. Sign up at Donations appreciated. Anytime daily. (407) 539-0990.

Components of Wisdom: The Clearwater Aging Well Center presents the research of Dr. Dilip Jeste on the definition of wisdom and how it develops with age. Call to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 1-2 p.m. Tuesday. (727) 724-3070.

Mindfulness Meditation: Learn mindfulness practices to help reduce stress, focus your intention, gain happiness and improve your health. Tune in on the First Unity Facebook page. Free (donations appreciated). Noon-12:45 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday. (727) 322-4610.


Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema: Tampa Theatre is holding a virtual film festival, with art house films available for streaming at home.

  • Fisherman’s Friends (113 min.): In the 2018 drama, a cynical London music executive is forced to reevaluate himself after being assigned the impossible challenge of signing a small-town group of singing fishermen. $12.
  • Dirt Music (104 min.): The 2020 romance tells the story of love and redemption in the Australian fishing trade. $12.
  • Carmilla (96 min.): In the 2019 romance, a 15-year-old girl lives in seclusion on a country estate with her father and strict governess. $12.
  • Waiting for the Barbarians (103 min.): In the 2020 adventure, a young colonel conducts ruthless interrogations in a barbarian border town. $12.
  • John Lewis: Good Trouble (96 min.): The 2020 documentary chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health care reform and immigration. $12.
  • Guest of Honour (120 min.): In the 2020 thriller, a hoax instigated by a bus driver goes very wrong. $12.
  • We Are Little Zombies (120 min.): In the 2020 comedy, four Japanese children can’t cry after their parents are cremated. Filmed in Japanese with English subtitles. $12.
  • The Tobacconist (113 min.): A 2018 drama in which a 17-year-old become an apprentice in a tobacco shop. $12.
  • Amulet (99 min.): In the 2020 horror, a war veteran who is haunted by his past suspects his elderly neighbor is being held hostage in her attic. $12.
  • Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (89 min.): The 2020 documentary tells of the life of German photographer Helmut Newton. $12.
  • WBCN and the American Revolution (120 min.): The 2019 documentary provides the radical untold story of underground radio station WBCN-FM and its coverage of liberal and social movements in the ’60s and ’70s. $12.
  • What We Found (110 min.): In the 2020 thriller, a student disappears and her friends take it upon themselves to find out what happened to her. $13.
  • Marley (144 min.): The 2012 biography has been re-released in celebration of what would have been the singer’s 75th birthday. $12.
  • The Fight (96 min.): The 2020 documentary tells the story of ACLU battles with the Trump administration. $12.
  • A Girl Missing (111 min.): In the 2019 drama, the nephew of a private nurse kidnaps the daughter of her elderly patient. $12.
  • Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (90 min.): The 2020 documentary explores the career and influences of the Canadian musician. $10.
  • Rebuilding Paradise (95 min.): The 2020 documentary tells the story of the 2018 fire that engulfed the city of Paradise, Calif. $12.

To watch films, register at Most films are available until about Aug. 27. Price varies by film.


A Killer Party: More than 40 Broadway professionals present this livestreamed murder mystery musical. Features 85 minutes of performance, along with behind-the-scenes footage and cut material. Three-episode installments are available for streaming anytime through Aug. 19. To sign up, go to A portion of the proceeds benefits the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. $9.99-$12.99. Anytime daily. (813) 229-7827.

Piff the Magic Dragon: Broadcasted via Zoom live from Las Vegas, Piff the Magic Dragon brings an all-new, interactive show. Streaming can be viewed on any one device. Allows for family-style viewing. Register at for a Zoom ID. $35.75. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Steel Magnolias: A virtual staged reading of the seven-character show, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. To get more information or to register, go to Free (registration required). 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. (727) 866-1973.

Living Room Plays: A series of Living Room Plays, featuring selected scenes and favorite artists from more than 40 years of beloved American Stage productions. Plays are performed on the virtual stage. Call American Stage for viewing instructions. Free (donations appreciated). 8-9:30 p.m. Friday. (727) 823-7529.

Disney on Broadway: The Francis Wilson Playhouse presents the virtual Friday Night Concert Series. This week features Disney on Broadway. Tune in at Free (donations appreciated). 8 p.m. Friday.

Christopher Jackson: “Live From the West Side” is a livestreamed event by this Hamilton actor. Purchase a household ticket and get streaming instructions. Streaming is open for 72 hours. Benefits the Straz Center. $40. 8 p.m. Saturday. (813) 229-7827.

Flying: Tampa Repertory Theatre presents a virtual production of playwright Sheila Crowley’s World War II drama Flying. A talk-back follows. Go to and click on “Flying 2020” to make a donation and receive a Zoom ID. Donations. 3 p.m. Sunday.

Friday Night Virtual Concerts: Find reruns of Francis Wilson Playhouse’s virtual Friday Night Concert Series at Performances include Stay at Home Cabaret; FWP Meets Laugh-In; Summer Holiday; and Radio Days. Free (donations appreciated). Anytime daily.


Mermaids: Creating Your Own “Mersona”: Join real-life mermaid Karen Tickner, a.k.a. “Mermaid Ina,” for an hour of creative exploration and learning how you can become a mermaid. Topics include creating your “Mersona” and how to incorporate the mermaid lifestyle into your everyday routine. Use Free. 2-3 p.m. Monday. (727) 298-3080, ext. 1710.

Virtual! Kids Time with Westfield and Young at Art Museum: Westfield malls release weekly arts and crafts videos and story times. This week features “plastic bag flowers.” Find it on Westfield mall Facebook pages and Instagram. Free. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. (813) 661-6255.

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


Think+Drink/Science: Grab a drink and join photographer Clyde Butcher for a talk about his “Myakka River: A Florida Treasure” exhibit. Go to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Facebook page to register for a Zoom ID. $5, $3 members. 7 p.m. Wednesday. (941) 746-4131.

Author Talk With Molly Howes: The author discusses her newest book, In A Good Apology, which explores the power and importance of a good apology. Call Tombolo Books for a Zoom ID. Free. 7-8 p.m. Thursday. (727) 755-9456.

Sister Jenna: Year of the Influencer: The motivational speaker talks about using “mind over matter” to help us get over the fears of COVID-19. Find it on the First Unity Facebook page. Donations appreciated. 11:30 a.m. Sunday. (727) 322-4610.


Paint Along With Barb: A relaxed online painting class to refine your technique. Class may take place at the beach or in the classroom since it’s a Zoom environment. You’ll need primary colors in acrylic, a 1-inch flat brush and a ½-inch angle brush. Sign up at $20 per lesson. 1-4 p.m. Monday. (408) 892-9815.

Tampa Virtual Game Night: Sessions of virtual trivia, charades, drawing and other games. Find them on Let’s Roam’s YouTube page. Free. 5-11 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Toll-free 1-833-202-7626.

Virtual Wine Tasting: Go to to purchase a wine or cheese-tasting package for curbside pickup. Then, go to the Vintage Wine Cellars Facebook page for a livestreamed tasting. Watch for free; wine and cheese packages $70-$150. 7-8 p.m. Friday. (813) 879-2931.