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Friday, Oct. 24, 2014
Enjoy the sounds of 4NR2, A Foreigner Tribute Band, Friday, Oct. 24. Bring lawn chairs and blankets to relax outdoors under the stars in waterfront Horan Park, located at the St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive.
Activities start at 6 p.m. and the band will take the stage at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Complimentary valet parking is available. Food, beer, and wine available for purchase.
Andy McKee with special guest Mark Kroos, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $19.50. Call 587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
McKee's style of playing and compositions have earned him an international fanbase.
Mark Kroos is a rising star in the guitar world that simultaneously utilizes two necks of his double neck guitar to create his unique sound. This is a not to be missed show of world-class guitar talent.
Arrival: The Music of ABBA, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at The Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 893-7832 or visit www.themahaffey.com.
The band will play hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Does Your Mother Know,” “Take A Chance,” “SOS,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Super Trouper,” “Money Money Money,” “Waterloo,” “Honey Honey,” “Fernando,” “I Do I Do I Do,” “Chiquitita,” “Knowing Me Knowing You,” “Summer Night City,” “Thank You For The Music,” “Lay All Your Love On Me,” “Gimme Gimme Gimme” and many more delivered with such accuracy that it’s hard to believe that it’s not the real ABBA on stage.
Erica DiCeglie and the Holy Jazz will perform Friday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., at Our Savior Lutheran Church, 301 58th St. S., St. Petersburg.
Cost is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 347-3215.
This concert is a fundraiser for the Amigos Center (an outreach for farm workers) in Immokalee. Erica DiCeglie is a local recording artist. She has cut two albums and currently has a song at No. 4 on the Reverbnation website. Holy Jazz is a fantastic musical journey into the heart of the Gospels combining music, words, and imagery.
“Hamlet,” by Shakespeare, Oct. 10 through Nov. 2, at New Stage Theatre and Conservatory, 11650 131st St. N., Largo. Performances will be Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 3 p.m.
Starring Chris Jackson as Hamlet, New Stage Theatre and Conservatory’s production of one of theater’s most iconic works – “Hamlet” – will be presented through an adaption inspired from Laurence Olivier’s famous film, and will feature seven transformational actors.
MADEIRA BEACH – The 33rd annual John’s Pass Seafood Festival will be Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24-26, at Historic John’s Pass Village located in Madeira Beach.
The festival will feature an art and craft show, entertainment and more local seafood vendors than ever before.
New this year, food vendors will be going for bragging rights with free entry to food competitions, including Best Grouper, Best Seafood Dish, People’s Choice, and the inaugural Battle in the Gulf Pass to the Plate Ceviche contest. Local restaurants are welcomed and encouraged to enter the contests and/or reserve booth space.
TAMPA – The Upper Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, Bright House Network, Tampa Bay Downs and Warsteiner Bier will sponsor the 19th annual Top o’ the Bay Oktoberfest Oct. 24-26, at Tampa Bay Downs, 11225 Race Track Road, Tampa.
Oktoberfest hours will be Friday, 5 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Admission is $5. Parking is free.
Oktoberfest will bring the best of Old Bavaria and new Florida together for three full days of authentic German food, drink, music and dancing. The event will feature a carnival and midway, a great arts and crafts show and loads of interesting vendors.
Attendees can get into the act by participating in one of the hourly contests on and around the main stage. There will be contests of strength, endurance and sheer determination such as: Stein-holding, Log sawing, Keg tossing and Barrel rolling.
Pieces of a Dream, Friday, Oct. 24, 8 p.m., at The Palladium Theater, 253 Fifth Ave. N., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 822-3590 or visit mypalladium.org.
Former bassist Cedric Napoleon, drummer Curtis Harmon and keyboardist James Lloyd founded crossover jazz group Pieces of a Dream in Philadelphia as teenagers in 1976. Although they were jazz-oriented, the group also emphasized R&B and incorporated funk, quiet storm, hip-hop, new jack swing and smooth jazz into their recordings, which often featured vocalists such as Barbara Walker, Eva Cassidy, and Maysa Leak.
Grover Washington Jr. produced their first three albums – “Pieces of a Dream,” “We Are One” and “Imagine This” – all of which were released on Elektra from 1981 through 1983. Three additional ’80s releases, including a pair co-produced by Lenny White, appeared on EMI-Manhattan.
Saxophonist Ron Kerber became a member in the 1990s – an addition that preceded varied releases throughout that decade for Blue Note. In the early 2000s, Pieces of a Dream moved to Cleveland’s Heads Up label, where they remained for a decade. In 2013, they released “In the Moment” on Shanachie.
INDIAN ROCKS BEACH – Keegan’s Seafood Grille will host its seventh annual Stone Crab Feast Oct. 24-26, with special pricing while supplies last.
Live music will be provided by local artists such as BillyD, Pamela Love and Jason Reagle. Keegan’s is at 1519 Gulf Blvd. Hours will be Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.