The Theory of EverythingBiopics are often a mixed bag. Too many scripts suffer under the weight of too many life events and awkward prosthetics crammed into a 90-or-so-minute movie. Some of the best ones are as amazing as they are expansive — Gandhi, Amadeus or The Last Emperor. Others examine a specific period of a lifetime — The King’s Speech, Capote. With The Theory of Everything, we get the less-is-more type, based on Jane Hawking’s memoir, Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, and directed by Oscar-winner James Marsh (Man on Wire). Theory illuminates but leaves you wanting to know more.
Opens Friday at Tampa Theatre and other theaters Nov. 26.
Directed by James Marsh. Stars Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
17th Annual CraftArt Festival
Florida CraftArt, 501 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, Sat.-Sun., Nov. 22-23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
727-821-7391, floridacraftart.orgWhen more than 100 artists display their work along Central Avenue and Fifth Street North this weekend for the 17th annual CraftArt Festival, the fresh face of one of Tampa Bay’s most enduring art institutions will serve as a backdrop. Last month, Florida Craftsmen debuted refurbished galleries along with a new name — Florida CraftArt, which rebrands the 62-year-old organization after its most distinctive public event, an annual craft fair that draws participating artists from around the U.S. and invites visitors to kick off their holiday shopping by buying handmade.
Garfunkel & Oates
8 p.m., $29.50, Straz Center, Tampa, strazcenter.org.