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Don’t miss…
SubRosa: The Language of Resistance See examples of how society and artists respond to oppression with works by China’s status quo-busting art messiah Ai Weiwei; Ramón Esono Ebalé (Equatorial Guinea); Barbad Golshiri (Iran); Khaled Jarrar (Palestine); Zanele Muholi (South Africa); and José Toirac and Meira Marrero (Cuba). Curated by Noel Smith, the exhibition kicks off with a 6 p.m. discussion in Barness Recital Hall, followed by a reception at the USF Contemporary Arts Museum on Fri., Aug. 30, 7-9 p.m. A zine fest takes over the museum Sept. 19; attend a tour on Oct. 3 or Nov. 14; a Pecha Kucha on Oct. 24 and a Tampa Theatre screening of Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry on Nov. 13. Aug. 30-Nov. 14, 3821 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. Open daily except for Sundays. Free. usfcam.usf.edu.
Charting the Land of Flowers: 500 Years of Florida Maps A new Tampa Bay History exhibit commemorates Florida’s 500th anniversary of statehood with 150 colorful and occasionally surreal maps from the Library of Congress, university and European libraries, and private collectors. The earliest map is from 1493; the first maps of Tampa and St. Pete will be on view as well. The show is exclusive to the History Center and will not travel elsewhere. Sept. 21-Feb. 16, 801 Old Water St. (formerly St. Pete Times Forum Drive), Tampa. tampabayhistorycenter.org.
Jimmy Fallon & Craig Ferguson Two favorite late-night TV hosts come to town this fall. SNL vet/late-night mogul Fallon and his non-blue crew — Julian McCullough, Nate Bargatze and Nick Thune — co-headline Jimmy Fallon’s Clean Cut Comedy Tour at Tampa Theatre Oct. 16. Ferguson’s Emmy-nominated Late Late Show doesn’t fetch the highest ratings, but he maintains a strong following with his lovable hijinks and Scottish-brogued insanity. He’ll be at the Palladium on Nov. 18. Fallon: Wed., Oct. 16, 8 p.m., Tampa Theatre, $45. rutheckerdhall.com, tampatheatre.org. Ferguson: 7:30 p.m., Mon., Nov. 18, at the Palladium Theatre, St. Petersburg, $55-$85. mypalladium.org.
Dark Arts: Creep St. Pete Local Head to the historic South St. Pete firehouse, StationNumberThree, for an art exhibit/haunted house experience/Halloween party, presented by BlueLucy and Casey Paquet, the organizer of last year’s Abnormality. 7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, 2701 Fifth Ave. S., St. Petersburg, keepsaintpetersburglocal.org.


Also on the radar…
Verbo Original dance theater by Erin N. Tracy, Verbo explores how differences in language lead to disparities in experience and thought across cultures. 8 p.m. Sept. 14, HCC-Ybor Mainstage Theatre, $10, verbodance.com.
Children’s Museums: Glazer & Great Explorations Celebrate the opening of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz traveling exhibit at Great Explorations Children’s Museum with a costume party, food, games and more on Sept. 7. ($15, greatex.org). The Glazer Children’s Museum is throwing a free bash 1-6 p.m. on Sept. 22 to celebrate its third birthday, with an outdoor dance party, birthday cake, and more. Bonus: Dogs catch air in the Ashley Whippet dog frisbee competition at 5 p.m. Museum admission will be free, too! (glazermuseum.org).
Stuffed: A Pseudo Taxidermy Show Kickstart My Art presents everything from mythical beasts to cartoon characters, but no actual animals were harmed in the making of this show, they say. Co-presented in conjunction with AI Kids In the Hall, a mixed media show by students from the Art Institute of Tampa. 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 21, free, The Bricks of Ybor. facebook.com/thebricksofybor.
Tomás Marais: Artist in Exile The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art celebrates the Cuban-born artist with a retrospective of Marais’ woodblock prints, created in Cuba from the late 1950s to early 1960s. Sept. 29-Nov. 24, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, $6, spcollege.edu/museum.
Anthony Jeselnik Live The expert Comedy Central celebrity roaster has a flamethrower for a tongue and hosts the network’s late-night show The Jeselnik Offensive. We’re sure he’ll have insulting chestnuts galore for Floridians. 8 p.m., Oct. 12, $27.50. Ferguson Hall, Straz Center, Tampa. strazcenter.org.
David Sedaris The beloved essayist returns for a third year in the row — this time at Ruth Eckerd Hall — to promote his latest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls. In addition, a film adaptation of his Naked short story “C.O.G.” will be hitting the big screen this fall. 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 26, $43-$100, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, rutheckerdhall.com.
32nd Annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival We could provide a separate column just for events on Oct. 25-27, but this Fri.-Sun. megafest at everyone’s favorite tourist fishing village has the biggest selection of seafood you’ll see all year. More info at JohnsPass.com.
Picnic in the Park with Opera Tampa> Our local opera company continues its mission to bring opera to the masses by hosting a free outdoor concert that highlights arias and Broadway show tunes. Food trucks will be onsite if you decide not to pack a picnic. Sun., Nov. 3, 5 p.m., Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, free, strazcenter.org.

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