"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that": 2001: A Space Odyssey is back on the big screen tomorrow.
Time for some of the most fun and interesting stuff to do today and tomorrow — hurriedly assembled in no particular order of importance. (Hey, it's Saturday. I have a life too, friends.)
Attend a performance of Upon This Rock: The Magdalene Speaks
by multiple Best Actress winner Roxanne Fay
. Her play brings to life the woman whose presence in the New Testament is "tantalizingly ambiguous."
You can't beat Tampa Bay theater for a great way to spend a weekend evening or afternoon. It's the final weekend of Jobsite Theater's All New People
and I highly recommend it for anyone who has a sense of humor and repressed angst — Jack Holloway turns in my favorite male performance of the year so far, and the rest of the cast is great too. True West
, the seminal Sam Shephard play, runs this weekend only at Studio@620.
Saturday is your last chance to see the Sea Lion Splash
at Lowry Park Zoo
. Final show at 3:45 p.m.
Pop in the Big Bang Burlesque: A Show to Remember
— an event presented by St. Petersburg Nights Russian Restaurant that's actually taking place at the State Theatre
If you're interested in local media, there's a cool new studio in Tampa hosting the premiere of a locally produced web series, which is planning on a film later this year too. Attend the The Grey Room Saga: I Am Sin Launch Party
at Tampa's new 4D Studios.
Budding filmmakers, Venture Compound is gearing up for its Florida Free Film Fest
and wants to help you make a movie to submit to the annual festival at its free event tonight. How to Make a Kick Ass Movie — St. Pete Free School Class
features Leigh Armstrong and Timothy Blaszka, who will provide tips and tricks to make a better film, from DIY special effects to making a camera stabilizer for under $20.
The Grecian Urns
are reuniting for a show in St. Pete tonight. Love that soul-satifying band of young cuties and many of you out there do too. ... And the show at Green Bench
is free! Read Leilani Polk's feature
for more details.
2001: A Space Odyssey
, the film that set a new standard for sci-fi and cinematic storytelling, launches another selection of Tampa Theatre Summer Classics
Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. The series has some of my personal favorites: To Kill A Mockingbird
, Saturday Night Fever
, Blazing Saddles,
and I look forward to (finally) seeing Lawrence of Arabia
— on the big screen in Tampa's most historic and lovely cinema palace.
This one's for a good cause: Disco in Pair O’ Dice
, a dance party fundraiser for the Animal Coalition of Tampa
, which was burned down in a senseless act of arson on April 19.