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ST. PETERSBURG - Greg Smith’s video “Breakdown Lane” will open Saturday, Jan. 21, in the Helen and Dick Minck Gallery of New Media at the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg.

The video will continue through Sunday, May 7. Davis will introduce his work in a lecture on opening day at 3 p.m.

Smith is a multidisciplinary artist who notes that his work often centers on a character attempting to “create something, trying to structure his environment, but who’s also kind of hapless, and, in the end, probably doomed.” Based in New York City, he is best known for his videos, though he also produces installations and sculpture. He has shown his work at the Museum of Modern Art, Artists Space, and White Columns in New York; the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center; and The McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, among many other venues.
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ST. PETERSBURG - Sacred Lands will host Music and a Meal on Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at Sacred Lands, 1700 Park St. N., St. Petersburg.

Admission is $12. Food prices are separate. For information, call 727-367-3592.

The event will feature a performance by the Rosewood Creek Band. The band plays electric Americana and roots rock music. The opening act will be Vicki Scuteri and Adam Spencer.

Sacred Lands is one of the most unique historical and scenic botanical/waterfront sites in the county. For information, visit www.s­acred­lands­prese­rvati­on.or­g.
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GULFPORT - Gulfport’s Third Saturday Art & Gallery Walk will be Saturday, Jan. 21, 6 to 10 p.m., along Beach Boulevard.

The event is home to artisans and craftsmen each month. This month’s selections may include but are not limited to wood crafts, sculpture, handmade/designed clothing and accessories, imported metal art, painted glass, aromatherapy, jewelry, upcycled items, body products, pet products, authors, and other artsy crafts. Live musicians appearing at several venues throughout the waterfront will provide musical entertainment.

There is never an admission fee for visitors and complimentary parking is available nearby with courtesy trolley rides available to and from off-site parking areas. Gulfport events are always pet- and family-friendly.
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ST. PETERSBURG - By popular demand, the SHINE Mural Festival is proud to announce a new series of guided bicycle tours that will bring riders up close for a personal look at St. Pete’s colorful outdoor art gallery.

Dubbed Tour de SHINE, the tours kick off on Sunday, Jan. 22, 10 a.m., and continues with monthly dates through May. A maximum of 75 guests can ride along for $20 per person - or purchase a $40 ticket to also receive a commemorative Tour de SHINE T-shirt designed by Chad Mize.

A portion of tour proceeds, and all T-shirt proceeds, benefit the SHINE Mural Festival.
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TARPON SPRINGS - Taylor 2 Dance Company will present Dance Fusion on Sunday, Jan. 22, 2 p.m., at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St., Tarpon Springs.

Tickets are $30 for adults and $26 for Tarpon Arts members and students. Cost is $12 for children in kindergarten through sixth grade (must be accompanied by a paying adult). Visit tarpo­narts­.org.

Paul Taylor, a celebrated American choreographer of the 20th century, created a contemporary dance company that was among the first to tour modern dance. He established Taylor 2 24 years ago to ensure that audiences all over the world, unhindered by economic or technical limitations, could see his works. Taylor 2 brings to Tarpon Arts a talented troupe of seasoned dancers in a spectacular show highlighting three different dance styles in three dance segments: The Uncommitted, Company B and Piazzolla Caldera.
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ST. PETERSBURG - The Studio@620 in a new partnership with Keep St. Pete Lit will present a monthly open mic poetry event, kicking off on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m., at 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Area writers will have one more recurring opportunity to share their work. Each event will include a featured poet. Interested readers may sign up upon arrival. Admission is $5.

Additional future open mic nights for poetry will be offered Feb. 22, May 17, June 21, July 26, Aug. 23, Sept. 27, Oct. 25, Nov. 29 and Dec. 27.
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DUNEDIN -The Toronto Blue Jays home spring schedule will consist of 18 games beginning on Sunday, Feb. 26, versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

Each A.L. East divisional rival will be making at least one visit to Florida Auto Exchange Stadium in Dunedin. The team will conclude the training schedule with two exhibition games in Montreal vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday, March 31, and Saturday, April 1.

The Jays’ box office at the stadium will be open starting Jan. 12 for fans to buy in person.
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TAMPA - Prepare to be astonished and amazed by artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining these elements with never-before-seen spectacles, original, fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey will bring XTREME to the Tampa Bay area, with performances running Jan. 25-29, at Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa.

Tickets for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME are on sale now. Restrictions, exclusions and additional charges may apply. All seats are reserved and tickets are available by calling 800-745-3000. For group rates, call 866-248-8740. Purchase tickets and view show times on Ringl­ing.c­om.
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TAMPA - The Florida State Fair Authority invites people across the state and beyond to “Picture Yourself at the Florida State Fair” - the theme for the 2017 event, slated for Feb. 9-20, 2017.

“We want both loyal patrons and those who have not yet experienced the Fair to join us in making memories that will last a lifetime,” said Cheryl Flood, executive director of the Florida State Fair Authority, in a press release.

The 2017 theme places an emphasis on all of the unforgettable moments waiting to be captured at the fair. From a selfie with a giraffe to a souvenir photo while riding on North America’s tallest travelling giant wheel to a picture in one of the many whimsical “Snap Stops” scattered throughout the Fairgrounds, the 2017 Fair promises enough photo ops to fill an album.
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GULFPORT - Organizers of Gulfport’s annual Gecko Ball recently announced the results of public voting for the theme of the 2017 Gecko Ball.

The ninth annual Gecko Ball will feature a Geckostock theme and will take place Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Gulfport Casino Ballroom. The Gecko Ball is one of four whimsical, celebratory Gecko-themed events in late summer each year, beginning with the Art Gecko Show and Gecko Crawl, and ending with GeckoFest, Gulfport’s largest annual free street festival held on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. The voters’ choice won by a small margin over the second place theme, Gecko Con. The other 2017 theme up for consideration, Cirque du Gecko, came in third.

Geckostock! will be a celebration of the 1969 Woodstock Festival, as well as hippies and the “peace and love” generation. The theme will lend itself to a host of 1960s and hippie-themed festivities, including decorations, music, dancing, food and drink, a bevy of silent auction items, the popular live auction of art geckos, coronation of a new Gecko Queen and much more.
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ST. PETERSBURG - For the second consecutive year, the Tampa Bay Rays will open the 2017 season as part of ESPN’s national Opening Day coverage when they host the New York Yankees on Sunday, April 2, at Tropicana Field. Game time will be announced at a later date.

As part of their recently released schedule, the Rays will also host the Oakland Athletics in a single-admission doubleheader on Saturday, June 10, 2017 - Major League Baseball’s first scheduled doubleheader since July 16, 2011, when the A’s hosted the Los Angeles Angels, and only the second since the A’s played at Minnesota on June 7, 1996.

“Many of us in the Rays organization have fond memories of single-gate doubleheaders, so this is something that we have long wanted to do,” said Rays president Brian Auld. “The schedule lines up for it nicely next season and we’re going to work hard to make it a special day at Tropicana Field.”
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CLEARWATER - Clearwater Marine Aquarium recently launched a new exhibit at its downtown facility, Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater.

“Winter’s Gallery of Hope” is a collection of original letters, pictures and testimonials from people all over the world who have been inspired by Winter’s journey. From young, aspiring marine biologists to U.S. veterans who have overcome limb loss, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the stories of real people whose lives have been changed at CMA.

The gallery is expected to grow as inspiration continues to find its way to Winter’s mailbox. Interactive elements will be gradually incorporated into “Winter’s Dolphin Tale Adventure,” allowing new guests to share their personal connections with Winter each day.
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Entertainment Calender
• Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017
Bermuda Avenue Triangle
“Bermuda Avenue Triangle,” Jan. 7 through Feb. 26, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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Elvis Lives
Elvis Lives, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., at The Mahaffey, 400 First St. S., St. Petersburg. Tickets start at $30. Call 727-893-7832 or visit themahaffey.com.
Joe Turner’s Come & Gone
“Joe Turner’s Come & Gone” by August Wilson; Jan. 18 through Feb. 19, presented by American Stage, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org.

Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
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Opening reception
A one-man show for sculpture artist J. Harrison Smith will kick off with an opening reception Thursday, Jan. 19, 6 to 9 p.m., at Gallery 1356, 1356 S. Fort Harrison Ave., Clearwater.

The show will be displayed through Feb. 16. Smith uses the lost-wax method to create his bronze sculptures. He has been sculpting his entire life, but has been concentrating on his art since his retirement nearly 10 years ago. This show is his first one-man exhibition and is titled “Expressions.” The show will highlight his new series of ballet dancers.

Gallery 1356 is the home of multiple artists who work and show their creations at the in-house gallery. The gallery also hosts shows of outside artists of all different media.

Call 407-247-9793 or email lizzie_smith55@hotmail.com.
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Parfumeire
“Parfumeire,” Jan. 12-22, presented by Gulfport Community Players, at the Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Call 727-322-0316 or visit GulfportCommunityPlayers.org. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
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Peter and the Starcatcher
“Peter and the Starcatcher” playing in rep with “Peter Pan,” through Jan. 29, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time. Call 727-498-5205 or visit freefalltheatre.com.
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The Machine performs Pink Floyd
The Machine performs Pink Floyd, Thursday, Jan. 19, 7:30 p.m., at Central Park Performing Arts Center, 105 Central Park Drive, Largo. Tickets start at $29.50. Call 727-587-6793 or visit largoarts.com.
Tintypes
“Tintypes,” Jan. 12-22, at Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $26 for adults and $15 for students with current ID. Call 727-446-1360 or visit www.franciswilsonplayhouse.org.
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Van Morrison
Van Morrison, Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 17-19, 8 p.m., at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $95.75. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
William Shakespeare’s As You Like It
 “William Shakespeare’s As You Like It,” Jan. 13 through Feb. 5, presented by Jobsite Theater, at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N. W.C. MacInnes Place, Tampa. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 4 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Call 813-229-7827 or visit www.jobsitetheater.org.
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• Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
Bermuda Avenue Triangle
“Bermuda Avenue Triangle,” Jan. 7 through Feb. 26, at Early Bird Dinner Theater, 13355 49th St. N., Clearwater. Tickets are $36. Show times vary by week. For information and to make reservations, call 727-446-5898 or visit earlybirddinnertheater.com.
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Dawn of the Donald
Wordier Than Thou will present “Dawn of the Donald,” an artsy protest and book release, on Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at The Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S., St. Petersburg.

Set to take place on the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, this event will include readings from the new “Dawn of the Donald” book (pre-orders available at the event), plus improv, music and more. Performers include improv from Mature Content, stand-up from Becca Childs. musician/author Ricko Donovan, author Lisa Luella Kirchner, writer and professor Cole Bellamy, author D Michael Hardy and more.

Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit The Studio@620 and the ACLU. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The Studio@620 is a nonprofit arts venue. Visit www.studio620.org or call 727-895-6620 for more information.
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Doublewide, Texas
“Doublewide, Texas,” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten; Jan. 13 through Feb. 5, at West Coast Players, 21905 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; and Sundays, 2 p.m. Tickets are $19 a person. Call 727-437-2363 or visit wp.wcplayers.org.
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Doyle Bramhall II
Doyle Bramhall II, Friday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m., at Capitol Theatre, 405 Cleveland St., Clearwater. Tickets start at $25. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.atthecap.com.
Joe Turner’s Come & Gone
“Joe Turner’s Come & Gone” by August Wilson; Jan. 18 through Feb. 19, presented by American Stage, at the Raymond James Theatre, 163 Third St. N., St. Petersburg. Call 727-823-7529 or visit www.americanstage.org.

Generally, main stage performances are Wednesday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $29 to $59 depending on the date and time of the performance.
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Music and a Meal
Sacred Lands will host Music and a Meal on Friday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m., at Sacred Lands, 1700 Park St. N., St. Petersburg.

Admission is $12. Food prices are separate. For information, call 727-367-3592. The event will feature a performance by the Rosewood Creek Band. The band plays electric Americana and roots rock music. The opening act will be Vicki Scuteri and Adam Spencer.

Sacred Lands is one of the most unique historical and scenic botanical/waterfront sites in the county. For information, visit www.sacredlandspreservation.org.

Rosewood Creek is based in St. Petersburg and plays electric Americana and roots-rock music. Their show is high energy and appeals to all kinds of people. Much of the band’s material is original, written by one of the three songwriters in the band. Four of the five members sing, and three part harmonies are often heard.

In addition to the bass and drums of the rhythm section, audiences may hear acoustic and electric guitars, 12-string and lap steel guitars, mandolin, fiddle, percussion and maybe even a banjo or ukulele. Cover songs are by a diverse range of artists including Lucinda Williams, Mumford and Sons, Old Crow Medicine Show, Mark Knopfler, Donna the Buffalo, Richard Thompson, and a host of others.
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Parfumeire
“Parfumeire,” Jan. 12-22, presented by Gulfport Community Players, at the Catherine Hickman Theatre, 5501 27th Ave. S., Gulfport. Call 727-322-0316 or visit GulfportCommunityPlayers.org. Performances are Thursday through Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door.
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Peter and the Starcatcher
“Peter and the Starcatcher” playing in rep with “Peter Pan,” through Jan. 29, at freeFall Theatre, 6099 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Performances are Wednesday and Thursday, 7 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Saturday and Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets prices vary depending upon performance time. Call 727-498-5205 or visit freefalltheatre.com.
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Proposals
“Proposals” by Neil Simon; Jan. 12-22, at St. Petersburg City Theatre, 4025 31st St. S., St. Petersburg. Call 727-866-1973 or visit www.spcitytheatre.org. Performances are Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m. Matinees are Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $15 for students.
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Riverdance
Riverdance, Friday, Jan. 20, 8 p.m.; and Saturday, Jan. 21, 2 and 8 p.m.; at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets start at $35. Call 727-791-7400 or visit www.rutheckerdhall.com.
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For music and concert events, visit the live music calendar.
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