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Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014
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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014
August: Osage County
“August: Osage County,” by Tracy Letts, presented by Eight O’Clock Theatre; Aug. 22-31, at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo.
Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m.
Tickets are $25.50 for adults and $12.50 for students. A city of Largo handling fee of $3.50 will be added to each ticket.
Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com. This production features adult language and content and is recommended for mature audiences only.
Dinner and Jazz Series featuring The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show
The seventh annual Dinner and Jazz Series at the MFA featuring The Johnny Zoom Hi-Fi Show, Friday, Aug. 29, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., in the Mary Alice McClendon Conservatory, at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.
Admission is $5 for museum members and their guests and $10 for nonmembers. Cost includes admission to the entire museum, as well as to the world premiere of My Generation: Young Chinese Artists. Visit www.finearts.org.
The series spotlights some of the best jazz in the area. The MFA Café will be open for dinner, and beer and wine will be available. Table reservations are strongly recommended. Call the café at 822-1032.
The jazz series ends with a bang – really a blast from the past. Johnny Zoom, a one-man retro guitar act, will take listeners back to the late 1950s to the mid-1960s. With a repertoire of more than 50 songs, he will bring back the popular surf tunes of The Ventures and the Astronauts, guitar knockouts by Duane Eddy and Johnny Rivers, and the space-age sounds of Joe Meek and Link Wray. Everything is vintage – from his clothes and hairstyle to the PA system. Johnny really zooms like no one else.
98Rock’s Uproar Festival, Saturday, Aug. 30, 1:30 p.m., at the Mid Florida Credit Union Amphitheatre, at the Florida State Fairgrounds, 4802 U.S. 301 N., Tampa. Tickets start at $32.80. Call 813-740-2446 or visit www.livenation.com.
This year’s lineup will include performances by Godsmack, Seether, Pop Evil, Buckcherry, Red Light King, Escape The Fate, Skillet, 3 Year Hollow, Suicidegirls, New Medicine, Tattered, Sons of Revelry, Within Reason and These Raven Skies.
OLDSMAR – The City of Oldsmar plans its annual Celebrate Oldsmar Art Fair Saturday, Aug. 30, noon to 8 p.m., at R.E. Olds Park.
The event will feature art exhibits and sales, demonstrations of various art medium, and art-related activities for children.
This will be the second year the city has featured art and craft vendors at the annual Labor Day event, a family-friendly weekend that includes live music, food, a small carnival area, beer and wine and fireworks.
Vendor space is 12-feet-by-12-feet for $35. No tents are allowed. Tables and chairs will be provided.
Gulfport’s 14th annual Geckofest will bring entertainment to the streets during a daylong spectacle on Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The event combines the artistic energy of Gulfport with the colorful flair of Mardi Gras, amid the thousands of festival-goers, hundreds of vendors and dozens of live musicians on two stages. There will also be mimes, magicians, jugglers, acrobats and fire dancers, creating an “up close and personal” circus atmosphere throughout the Gulfport Waterfront Arts District.
Each year, Gulfport celebrates the end of summer with its largest festival of the year, dedicated to the town’s unofficial mascot and favorite reptile.
The quirky family friendly street festival has grown to become one of Tampa Bay’s most popular events.
Entertainment in the streets is one of the hallmarks of Geckofest, with many both strolling and stationary performers interacting with visitors.
A costume contest and parade, a fire and acrobatics show, and a street dance round out the day.
Admission is free.
Complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy Gulfport Trolley rides available from off-site parking areas during Art Walks and Geckofest.
All events and activities are located near the area of 3129 Beach Blvd. S.