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Friday, May 6, 2011
Where: Dali Museum
Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Midday by the Bay - Live Music Series in the Plaza

O Som Do Jazz

Friday, April 22, Noon - 2:00 p.m
Join us for the first installment of our free afternoon music series, live fromthe plaza between the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum. This week's live entertainment: Presented by the nonprofit organization EMIT, O Som Do Jazz recaptures the grace, energy and spirit of 1960s Brazilian Bossa Nova & samba-jazz. The sextet features Rio de Janeiro singer Andrea Moraes Manson. Cost: Free to all. Series occurs every Friday in April and May. Street parking is available or $5 in covered parking garage between Mahaffey Theater and The Dali Museum. Pets, chairs, umbrellas and blankets are allowed. No alcoholic beverages. Attendees can create their own picnic, "brown bag" lunch, purchase an affordable, delicious snack or sandwich from one of our local vendors or get a lunch "to go" at Café Gala at the Dalí.
Midday by the Bay - Live Music Series in the Plaza: TBD
Friday, April 29, Noon - 2:00 p.m

Midday by the Bay - Live Music Series in the Plaza: The Jim Morey Band
Friday, May 6, Noon - 2:00 p.m
Join us for our free afternoon music series, live fromthe plaza between the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum. This week's live entertainment: The Jim Morey Band is a 4 piece band playing original jazz flavored roots and funky music with one hand in Storyville, New Orleans and the other picking confetti out of Tom Wait's old hat. www.jimmorey.com Cost: Free to all. Series occurs every Friday in April and May. Street parking is available or $5 in covered parking garage between Mahaffey Theater and The Dali Museum. Pets, chairs, umbrellas and blankets are allowed. No alcoholic beverages. Attendees can create their own picnic, "brown bag" lunch, purchase an affordable, delicious snack or sandwich from one of our local vendors or get a lunch "to go" at Café Gala at the Dalí.
Midday by the Bay - Live Music Series in the Plaza: Rebekah Pulley
Friday, May 13, Noon - 2:00 p.m
Join us for our free afternoon music series, live fromthe plaza between the Mahaffey Theater and the Dali Museum. This week's live entertainment: Rebekah Pulley has been writing, recording and performing her blend of indie-folk and Americana music for well over a decade now. Her haunting vocals and poetic lyrics have made her a favorite among fans and critics alike. Along the way, she has garnered 5 BEST OF THE BAY awards from Tampa's Creative Loafing, including Best Singer/Songwriter and Best Acoustic Act. www.rebekahpulley.com Cost: Free to all. Series occurs every Friday in April and May. Street parking is available or $5 in covered parking garage between Mahaffey Theater and The Dali Museum. Pets, chairs, umbrellas and blankets are allowed. No alcoholic beverages. Attendees can create their own picnic, "brown bag" lunch, purchase an affordable, delicious snack or sandwich from one of our local vendors or get a lunch "to go" at Café Gala at the Dalí.
Midday by the Bay - Live Music Series in the Plaza: Jim Morey Band
Friday, May 20, Noon - 2:00 p.m
Midday by the Bay - Live Music Series in the Plaza: Sasha Tuck
Friday, May 27, Noon - 2:00 p.m


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Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Friday, May 6, 2011
Peace/War, Survival/Extinction: An Artist's Plea for Sanity
On view Fri., Mar. 11 - Mon., May 30, 2011
For the first time the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA) is coming to the Tampa/St. Petersburg area. The conference dates are Mar. 30 - Apr. 2, 2011.
This annual conference for ceramic artists is held in a different city each year. The event draws 5,000 - 7,000 clay enthusiasts - many of whom will have cars they'll use to visit the Florida Holocaust Museum and other venues across the region. NCECA has also hired buses to transport conference attendees to many museums, attractions and special events which will take place on both sides of Tampa Bay.The Florida Holocaust Museum is proud to present an outstanding exhibition in support of NCECA. The exhibition's focus is to provide social commentary on war, human rights violations and genocide, and to encourage dialogue about the avoidance of conflict. Richard Notkin's tile murals, teapots, sculpture and installations will be included in the exhibition.

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Where: West Tampa Center for the Arts
Friday, May 6, 2011
Gulf Coast Artists' Alliance, Inc.
Spring Members' Exhibition
at West Tampa Center for the Arts

Opening Reception: Friday April 15, 7 - 10 pm
West Tampa Center for the Arts
1906 N. Armenia Ave, Tampa 33607
MORE: The exhibit will be on display through May 6th.
Gallery hours M-F, 10am-4pm.




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Where: Florida Holocaust Museum
Friday, May 6, 2011
The Holocaust Through Czech Children's Eyes
On view through Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
This exhibition is a collection of the best works of art from children's art competitions of the Terezin Memorial's Education Department in the Czech Republic. Its title indicates that the paintings are very special because the artists are young, 11-17 years old. As one views the particular paintings, it is seen that despite their youth, the children know exactly how to choose the subject to depict the theme of the Holocaust accurately, what color to use to express certain atmosphere and mood, and how to make the artwork more interesting. Although they are young, they try to look at the Holocaust events without averting their eyes.
The paintings of The Holocaust Through Czech Children's Eyes follow a line, and this line is like a narration to a very sad story. The story of lost childhood, lost toys, lost mothers and fathers, lost families, lost freedom - almost all of the tragedies are described here. Despite all the terror, one can visualize a small glimmer of hope hidden in the pictures, hope actually being the theme of the last painting.


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Event Title: SARA SINGS STREISAND
Where: New American Theater Center @ BayWalk
Friday, May 6, 2011
NAT CABARET SERIES presents "SARA SINGS STREISAND"
May 6 & 7 @ 8:00pm
May 8 @ 6:30pm
Tickets are $15.00 and can be reserved online at www.newamericantheater.org , or by calling 727-575-9241.
Featuring Sara DelBeato with Michael Ursua
Looking for something exciting to do Mothers Day Weekend?
Come join Sara DelBeato and Michael Ursua as they celebrate the diva songstress, Barbra Streisand. Chock full of your favorite Streisand tunes, and plenty of tidbits for you to share at cocktail parties!
New American Theater Center @ BayWalk
183 2nd Avenue N
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
www.newamericantheater.org




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Event Title: Exploring the Ideal
Where: Centre Gallery at the University of South Florida
Friday, May 6, 2011
Exploring the Ideal at the Centre Gallery
Issues of Feminine Beauty

What is an ideal body? We see a certain standard of beauty engrained in society, but how does it affect everyday individuals, especially women?

From May 2 to May 6 the Centre Gallery will present ideal, an exhibition by artist Amy Royale, which exposes an autobiographical account of the psychological and physical struggles she experienced due to weight related issues. Viewers will be confronted with the uncomfortable, be exposed to the struggles of female body image, and experience a non-traditional beauty. They will be exposed to something raw, beautiful, and powerful.

As Royale recounts, "I struggled with my weight and the way people perceived me my entire life. After I had weight-loss surgery, I had to tell people about it. Their reactions roused frustration and anger in me. I created this work to confront them and deal with the issues I have with my body."

A closing reception for ideal will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in the Centre Gallery at the Marshall Student Center in room 2700, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, Fla. It is free and open to the public.
Amy Royale will be graduating in December of 2011 with two Bachelor's Degrees in Psychology and Studio Art with an emphasis in Photography. She will thereafter attend graduate school to obtain a Master's of Fine Arts Degree in Photography.
For more information about the Centre Gallery please call 813-974-5464 or email CentreGallery@admin.usf.edu.

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Where: Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa
Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 7:30 PM EST
FREE Pops in the Park Concert
Pack a picnic basket to enjoy a free Pops in the Park Concert under the stars with The Florida Orchestra and guest conductor Joseph Mechavich in a program of fun and familiar symphonic favorites by Brahms, Lecuona, Saint-Saens and others, along with highlights from Rogers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, Bernstein's West Side Story, Gershwin's Porgy & Bess and John Williams' Star Wars Symphonic Suite. The concert will conclude with Tchaikovsky's ever-popular 1812 Overture. Tampa Bay Harvest will be on hand to collect concertgoers' much appreciated canned food donations for their food bank services in the Tampa Bay area.
Fri, May 6, 7:30 pm
Curtis Hixon Park, Tampa


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Where: Dali Museum
Friday, May 6, 2011
Time: 8:00 PM EST
Theater @ the Dalí - My Unspeakable Confessions: Gala Dalí Declines to Explain Herself
May 4 & 6 at 8:00 p.m. Galleries open at 7 p.m.
A one act touching on secrets, fears, promises and lies and told through Gala Dalí's fascinating relationship with the Tarot. With genius and with madness, Ms. Jones' words bring our sense and sensitivity to a boiling point, allowing Gala to speak without apology. Actress Fay utilizes her masterful ability to shift into others' beings and ferociously lets Gala, blunt, and often ungentle, explain her lifeÖor not. Written by Heather L. Jones, performed by Roxanne Fay. Both Ms. Jones and Ms. Fay (with Aleshea Harris) are the founders of Blue Scarf Collective, a writers' and artists' collaborative in the Tampa Bay area. The play will continue to travel world-wide after this premiere. A second performance will be on Friday, May 6 at 8 p.m. Cost: $15.00 or $12.00 (Dalí members, students). Tickets available online, by clicking here <https://thedali.obsres.com/Info.aspx?EventID=4>. Tickets may also be available at door. Third floor admittance to galleries available starting at 7 p.m. for an additional $5.

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