Saturday, August 23, 2014

Do This: The Weekend Top 10

Wearable Art X, Toons, the Gecko Ball, an ambitious dance multimedia show at Studio@620 and more.

Posted By on Sat, Aug 23, 2014 at 1:28 PM

click to enlarge FOWL PLAY: Lina Teixiera's designs are among the works on display at Wearable Art tonight.  - ANNA KOTLOVA
  • Anna Kotlova
  • FOWL PLAY: Lina Teixiera's designs are among the works on display at Wearable Art tonight.

You haven't seen crazy get-ups until you've attended a Wearable Art X.  Offering more than just shock value, the event consistently displays a wide gamut of artful creations — it's an annual Dunedin Fine Art Center favorite. Attendance is standing room only now, but you may still be able to squeeze in!

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Film fans, the Fabulous Independent Film Festival continues and ends tomorrow in Sarasota. See To be Takei and other LGBT-related world cinema. Closing Night Party is Sun., Aug. 24, 9:30 p.m. at Caragiulo's, 69 South Palm Ave., Sarasota.  $8.50, opening and closing night films are $10. Schedule and tickets fabulousiff.com.

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies have won two straight matches and return to Al Lang Stadium this Saturday, Aug. 23, against the Carolina RailHawks. Kickoff in downtown St. Petersburg is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. $2 hot dogs will be available from the time gates open (6 p.m.) until the start of the second half. Read here why a Rowdies game is a must-see event in Tampa Bay.

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In the mood for something intriguingly different, thought-provoking and dance-oriented? Head to the Studio@620 for Erin Tracy's Foreign/Familiar Cities. 

click to enlarge ASTRO: Michelle Sawyer's tribute to the Jetsons' family dog can be seen at Toons.
  • ASTRO: Michelle Sawyer's tribute to the Jetsons' family dog can be seen at Toons.
Tampa's must-see event for art/pop culture lovers is Toons, a lighthearted exhibition of works by 53 Tampa Bay artists at Bluelucy’s pop-up gallery in Ybor City. Each artist in the show has used a 15-inch by 15-inch panel to pay homage to a cartoon character.

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Channel your inner Jay Gatsby or Daisy Buchanan at the “Roaring Geckos” Gecko Ball. The party starts at 6 p.m., on Saturday  and goes until 11 p.m. Tickets are $35 and available at the Gulfport Beach Bazaar’s Box Office. Find out more about Gulfport's annual Gecko Fest events here.

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Comedian Jamie Kennedy is headlining Side Splitters. Check out more in comedy this weekend in Michael Murillo's Laugh Tract.

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Speaking of funny, you get another chance to experience a reprise of Stageworks' comedic force of habit, The Divine Sister this weekend only, 8 p.m. Saturday night and Sunday at 3 p.m. 

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Remember the late, great Robin Williams and help Directions for Mental Health in Pinellas County help others cope with depression and prevent suicides by attending the NOSHAME Pop-Up Cinema: Dead Poets Society 7:30 p.m. at freeFall Theatre in St. Pete. Proceeds go to Directions for Living. $10. Tickets at stayclassy.org.

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And, finally, Tampa Theatre Summer Classics celebrates the end of another fantastic run with The Black Pirate at 3 p.m. Sunday.

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