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Virtual events for the week of Aug. 17-23

This week brings us two virtual film festivals: the American Black Film Festival and the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival.

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

The Dali 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 personal relationships and intellectual passions that threatened to tear apart the surrealism movement. Go to and search for “Midnight in Paris.” Free. Anytime daily. (727) 823-3767.

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

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 Anytime daily. (407) 539-0990.


Tampa Theatre Virtual Cinema: Tampa Theatre is holding a virtual film festival. Art house films are 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 John 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.): The 2020 comedy looks at four Japanese children who can’t cry after their parents are cremated. Filmed in Japanese with English subtitles. $12.
  • The Tobacconist (113 min.): In the 2018 drama, a 17-year-old becomes 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 explores the 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 the singers 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 this 2019 drama the nephew of a private nurse kidnaps the daughter of her wealthy 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, CA. $12.

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

American Black Film Festival: The 24th annual festival goes online with the best in independent Black cinema, studio premieres, conversations and panels, business of entertainment seminars and networking sessions. This year also uses the platform for social change in response to racial injustice. Find it online at or on the ABFF Facebook page. 9 a.m. Friday-Sunday.

OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival: The 22nd edition of the OUTshine LGBTQ+ Film Festival goes virtual with 80 new contemplative, comedic and creative films from 20 countries and 44 screenings. Films are available for streaming Aug. 20-30 at $12 each, $60-$350 packages. 7-10:30 p.m. Thursday through Aug. 30. (877) 766-8156.


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 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 Monday-Wednesday. (813) 229-7827.

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.

Five Times Around: Five 20-somethings video-chat about life from their bedrooms. Find it on American Stage’s YouTube channel. Episodes update each day at noon. Free. Noon Monday-Friday. (727) 823-7529.

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


Yoga as a Quiet Meditation: Certified yoga instructor Aileen Curtin leads an hour of quiet meditation. Find it on the First Unity Spiritual Campus Facebook page. Donations appreciated. 6-7 p.m. Monday. (727) 322-4610.

Centering Prayer: This contemplative practice follows Thomas Keating methods. Call the Franciscan Center for a Zoom ID. Free (donations appreciated). 1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday. (813) 229-2695.

Chakras and Energy Healing: Join a Shamanic practitioner to learn about using vibration, touch, channeling and other modalities of energy healing. Find it on the First Unity Facebook page. Free (donations appreciated). 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. (727) 322-4610.

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.

Empowerment Tools for Emotional Healing: Emotional healing from a mind, body, spirit perspective through an approach incorporating principles from metaphysics, 12-step recovery, cellular nutrition and personal empowerment psychology. Call for a Zoom ID. $25 (recommended). 7:15-8:45 p.m. Monday. (727) 322-4610.

COVID-19 and Tobacco: A review of the correlation between tobacco use and the effects of the coronavirus. Call for a Zoom ID. Free 3-4:30 p.m. Wednesday. (352) 596-8000.

Eating for Healthy Bones: Learn which nutrients your body needs for strong, healthy bones, how to fuel your bones with food and how to fill the gaps in your diet. Call to register. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. (816) 462-9506.


An Evening With Eric Jay Dolin: The author and environmentalist will talk about his latest book, A Furious Sky, which tells the history of America through its 500-year battle with the fury of hurricanes. Call Tombolo Books for a Zoom ID. Free. 6-7 p.m. Monday. (727) 755-9456.

Stonewall Conversation: Artist Hunter Reynolds and writer Jane Ursula Harris talk about “The evolution of Patina du Prey from Drag alter ego to Dervish, tracing the impact of AIDS on her transformation.” Go to, hover over “programming” and select “public programming” to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

A Conversation With Susan Cerulean: Author Susan Cerulean will talk about her memoir I Have Been Assigned the Single Bird, which looks at the parallels between natural and human life. Call Tombolo Books for a Zoom ID. Free. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. (727) 755-9456.

Contemplative Ancestors: Women Mystics: Dr. Ricky Cotton explores the lives of four female mystics who lived colorful, creative, courageous lives. This is part three of a four-part series that includes teaching, discussion and time for practicing contemplative prayer. Call for a Zoom ID. $15. 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday. (813) 229-2695.


East Pasco Democratic Meeting: Join the East Pasco Democratic Club to discuss the Democratic response to the current state of the American government. Email or call (813) 383-8315 for Zoom information. 6-8 p.m. Monday. (813) 383-8315.

Voting Is Our Voice Weekly Discussions: A talk about voting and democracy issues that are important to the Black community. Go to the Dr. Carter G. Woodson African American Museum Facebook page for more information. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday.

Central Pasco Democratic Club: The club discusses the current state of the American government. Email or call (813) 383-8315 for Zoom details. 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. (813) 383-8315.


Virtual Poetry Hour: Join Keep St. Pete Lit on the Studio@620 Facebook page for a livestream poetry reading. Free. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

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.


Virtual Job Fair: More than 50 employers from Manatee and Sarasota counties have positions available for immediate placement. Register for an interview at Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday.

Virtual Cleared Job Fair: Numerous organizations have open positions for security cleared professionals. Immediate hiring is possible. Register and get viewing information at ClearedJobs.Net. Free. 2-5 p.m. Thursday. Virtual Event, Virtual Event, Tampa. (703) 871-0037.


Virtual! Kids Time With Westfield and Young at Art Museum: Westfield releases weekly videos featuring arts and crafts and engaging story times. This week features “TP Binoculars.” Call for information on how to tune in. Free. 10-11 a.m. Tuesday. (813) 661-6255.

KidSpace: Kids can become scientific masters of the universe in this exploration of the sun, planets, other moons in our solar system, newly discovered solar systems in our galaxy and beyond. Go to the Bishop Museum of Science and Nature Facebook page to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 10:30 a.m. Saturday. (941) 746-4131.

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.

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

Pants Optional Comedy Online Happy Hour and FUN-draiser: Laugh online, on Zoom, with comedians from Tampa Bay, Ohio and England. Rated PG-13. $5-$15. 6-7 p.m. Wednesday. (813) 598-9653.

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.

James Bond Soiree: This internationally recognized 007 affair returns for an evening of intrigue, adventure and thrills, while benefiting breast cancer research. Guests within the United States can also receive MI-6 party kits delivered straight to their door. Go to for tickets and MI-6 party kits. $20-$700. 8-11 p.m. Saturday. (412) 913-1494.


Taste the Town: Area restaurants unite to generate business and agree to post weekly menus and specials on Facebook so diners can form their dining strategy before leaving home. Find the menus on the Taste the Town Facebook page. Available through Sept. 7. Free (food/drink additional). Hours vary by location. (727) 461-0011.

Hawaiian Holiday: Wear tropical clothing and join the New Tampa Women’s Prayer Connection for a Hawaiian-themed virtual party with music by Rebecca Heissler and an inspirational story by Connie Culver. Go to Zoom ID 436-688-8703 and use this password: stonecroft. Free. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Jake Owen: The country music star performs a virtual concert on the Outback Steakhouse Facebook page. Free. 7 p.m. Thursday.

Florida Friendly Friday: Compost Happens: Join a Florida Friendly Landscaping Specialist to learn how to use compost while creating a Florida Friendly yard. Email to register for a Zoom ID. Free. 10-11:30 a.m. Friday. (727) 582-2517.