Artistry in Motion: an Urban Arts Expo: Partake of a multimedia, multifaceted event featuring music by Earl Grae, spoken word-rap performance by Pedro El Poeta (pictured) and live graffiti battles. Artists Include Aurailieus Artist, Dickie art Eickcid, Derek Donnelly, Christian Thomas, ZuluPainter, Jenipher Chandley, M.D. Goerlich, Collin Anderson, Scott Hillis and Reid Jenkins. Sat., Jan. 19, 7 p.m. At Artissin, 2313 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. $5 admission. artissin.com.
Wu Tang Wednesday at the Bends : Downtown St. Pete's hip-tastic bar celebrates Ol' Dirty Bastard, the Gza, et al, with a free party and Wu Tangy themes of kung fu, "B-sides, rarities, general Wu weirdness" — and hip-hop jams all evening. DJ Mega and other faves preside. Wed., Jan. 23, 10 p.m., 919 First Ave. N. — is also a birthday celebration for Alexis and Nickle Sack — event on Facebook. Note before you go, acquire your very own clan handle by visiting the Wu Tang Name Generator.