Cool, offbeat and splashy outdoor events help you have a little extra fun July 19-20.
On Saturday ...
The Taste of the Beaches: A Sizzlin’ Summer Bash
offers nosh and outdoor fun with local bands the Hamiltones, 4-6:30 p.m. and Hunks of Funk at 7 p,m. Proceeds go to the Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce for Clothes to Kids. $10. Sat., July 19, 4-10 p.m. Horan Park, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. 727-360-6957. tampabaybeaches.com
Big doin's in downtown St. Pete. For its annual, outlandish runway show, Artpool owner Marina Williams claims she's putting on her biggest Trashion Fashion
event to date. Bluelucy is premiering the Bike
exhibition. It's also the PAVA Cool Art Show 26
Sat. and Sun. at the Coliseum — the summer's biggest indoor art show.
Heartwarming, quriky flick The Grand Seduction
is currently showing at Tampa Theatre.The remake of the 2003 French-Canadian farce Seducing Doctor Lewis
is another folksy-funny somewhat deadpan charmer a la Waking Ned Devine
and The Full Monty. Visit tampatheatre.org for showtimes. Read a review here.
In the mood for a comedy show? Celeb Bill Bellamy
brings his Ladies Night tour to headline gigs at the Improv. Babyfaced comic Jeff Dye
is also in town. Read CL's Laugh Tract
for more live comedy shows.
On Sunday ...
The Epicurean Hotel helps you beat the heat with its Sunday Splash Pool Party
with "Icy inspired drinks, upbeat vibes and an exceptional crowd." 1207 S Howard Ave, Tampa; $10 admission (reduced from $15). Order tickets at epictreasures.launchtrack.com.
Watch the Rays vs. Twins game on a big screen on the beach at the Tradewinds Rays Watch Party
at 2:10 p.m., on St. Pete Beach by Guy Harvey Outpost; food and drink specials featured; no coolers allowed.
See Peter O'Toole's blazing blue eyes on the big screen when Tampa Theatre’s Summer Movie Classics Series
screens the visually lush 1962 seven-Oscar winner, Lawrence of Arabia.
Roller Derby fans in Pinellas can check out the The Rolling Valkyries vs. The North River Renegades
of the Roller Derby Revolution Roller Derby, an All-Female Flat-Track Roller Derby League 6:30 p.m. at Astro Skate, 875 Cypress St., Tarpon Springs. 727-280-7981. brownpapertickets.com/event/758378
Monty Python Live (Mostly)
, the last show of a 10-night reunion juggernaut will be broadcast to select cinemas all around the world. The show promises many of the classic, tawdry, Python bits, and is their first full reunion since 1980. The five remaining Pythoners (RIP Graham Chapman) will include a few twists for old favorites. Says John Cleese, “The main danger we have is that the audience know the scripts better than we do." Bay area fans can look forward* to the show simulcast in select theaters July 20, with replays on the 23 and 24th. *Trojan bunnies will be searched on site. Sun, July 20, 2:30 p.m., with replays on July 23 and 24, 7:30 p.m., Regal Citrus Park, AMC Brandon Regency, AMC Woodlands in Oldsmar, and Regal Park Place in Pinellas Park; for tickets and info, $18; more info at FathomEvents.com
. (Text by Brian Frederick)
freeFall Theatre’s July Tandem Series features Ryan James Monroe — I Don’t Make Coffee.
Monroe makes the most of his summer internship at freeFall by taking the stage in his one-man cabaret with music that ranges from Mozart to Jason Robert Brown. The show serves as a fundraiser for Ryan, who will be studying opera in Florence, Italy, with Elon University in the fall. Show on Sat., July 19; tickets are $20. freeFall Theatre Company, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. 727-498-5205. freefalltheatre.com