Sunday, March 16, 2014

Do This: Aziz Ansari, Sunday with Stanley and more

Posted By on Sun, Mar 16, 2014 at 3:55 PM

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In addition to comedian/actor Aziz Ansari's endless slew of bon mots and aphorisms known as Haverfordisms on NBC's Parks and Recreation, he has been doing his own brand of sociological research on relationships, and is writing a book about it as a follow-up to his comedy special Buried Alive

Ansari told The Daily Beast that his own misadventures in love inspired his book and "Modern Romance" stand-up tour. "I wasn’t interested in just documenting my various foibles,” he told the publication. “I’m working with a lot of academics and really smart people to figure out how to study this stuff.” The funny guy will be sharing his unscientific findings tonight for his Modern Romance show at The Mahaffey Theater in downtown St. Pete tonight. His 7 p.m. show is sold out but a 10 p.m. show has been added. Read more and buy tickets here.

Celebrate Tampa Bay's 10th anniversary of the 2004 Stanley Cup win at the Tampa Bay Lightning's Sunday with Stanley celebration. Fans will get photo and autograph opportunities with the cup and members of the championship team. For fans interested in learning a bit more about the game, the event will feature Hockey 101, taught by Lightning owner Jeff Vinik. 11 a.m., Tampa Bay Times Forum, free, tampabaylightning.com

St. Patrick's Day shenanigans continue. Read here for CL's holiday event picks.

Tampa Theatre is screening kid-approved flicks Sundays at 3 p.m. through April 27. Today you can take the fam to see the 1986 Short Circuit classic starring Ally Sheedy, Steve Guttenberg, Fisher Stevens — and a sweet robot named Number 5. $8, $10. Tampa Theatre, 711 N. Franklin St., Tampa. tampatheatre.org.
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If you're not tucked in at home for the evening and want one more thing to do, visit a gallery that's been under the radar but offer's art of international prestige, visited by foreign dignitaries.  Inspirations from the Legends of Huarochiri, Peru gets you up and personal to  contemporary Peruvian artist Urbano Astuyauri Soto, who's visiting from Lima and exhibiting original oil paintings, will discuss the cultural and personal inspiration for his elements and colors. Astuyauri grew up in the highlands of Peru and will share stories from his teenage years, when left his village to live in Lima with his brother and attend the School of Bellas Artes, where he graduated with distinction. Free. Reception to follow.  6-7:30 p.m., Feathered Serpent Gallery, 1018 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-824-8877.

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