Thursday, March 3, 2011

This Strawberry Weekend: March 4th - 6th

Disco Pigs @ Silver Meteor Gallery - SMG presents the play Disco Pigs, by Emda Walsh, starring Dahlia Legault and Nic Carter. March 3rd through March 20th. Thurday through Saturdays at 8 PM. Sundays at 3 PM. For reservations, call 813.300.3585. Special Pay What You Can Day on March 14th @ 8 PM. All at the Art Taco approved Silver Meteor Gallery, 2213 East 6th Ave. Tampa.

Gasp! arilla @ Cafe Hey - A Cafe Hey Annual Art Show. Opening, Saturday, March 5th, 7 PM - Midnight. Free food & drink, music. performances, and "rebellious enlightenment" (?). WMNF Community Concert Series will provide some of the music. Cafe Hey is an Art Taco favorite hangout, specially for the poetry reading nights. 1540 N. Franklin St. Through March 31st. 813.221.5150.

Independent Women, Photography @ The HCC Visual & Performing Arts Gallery - A chance to see student's work as well as that of one of Tampa's top artist/photographers, Suzanne Camp Crosby.Gallery hrs Mon and Wed-Fri, 10AM - 4PM. Tuesday, noon to 7PM.

Video Artists Showcase @ The Independent - Philanthropic Young Tampa Bay and Creative Tampa Bay team up to host the second gathering @ The Independent in Seminole Heights. Kurt Piazza and Tempus Projects member Ashley Niven are featured. They will be showing Video works by area artists.
7-9 PM, March 10th, 5016 N. Florida Ave. Tampa. $5 donation admission.

Open Auditions for a Performance Piece by Ellen Mueller - This is for next Friday, March 11th, at 6-7PM, at USF FAH (Arts Building) room 280. The performance involves standing in line in a faux waiting room for 2 hrs. They are looking for a wide variety of people. Auditioners will be asked to present three behaviors of their choosing related to waiting in line. Bring headshot and a resume of past performance experience. Actors will be paid $20 total for a rehearsal and performance. The performance is April 1, 2011, 7-9 PM. The dress rehearsal will be during the week of March 21-25. You must be available for both dates.

For more details or questions, contact Ellen Mueller at

Fragile Suburbia by Gabriel Ramos @ Centre Gallery - Themed around the vulnerable social structure of home sweet home. The artist makes paper constructions then submerges them and photographs them. Opening reception on Friday, March 4th, 7-9 PM. Runs through March 11th. Phyllis P. Marhall Center, USF Campus, Tampa. 4202 Fowler Ave. Parking is $5.

Gasparilla Festival of The Arts - Yes, it's that time of year again, when 300+ artists set up in downtoen Tampa, on Curtis Hixon part adjacent to the Tampa Museum of Art. Saturday and Sunday, March 5th and 6th. 600 N. Ashley Drive. Free. Best seen early or late.

Don Reitz Ceramics @ Scarfone/Hartley Gallery @ UT - Thirty-seven pieces by this great ceramicist. Opens Friday, March 4th, 210 N. Tampa Blvd. Free. For more info e-mail

Gasparilla Film Festival - Second Friday of each month at Tampa Museum. $8, students (must bring ID) $5. 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza.

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