[I should have titled this, "Things to Do Here When You're Dead or left behind by the Rapture".]
"Splatter" @ Silver Meteor Gallery - An appropriate way to meet & greet the Apocalypse with a great and funny gory play. The last two performances will be this Friday, May 20, and Saturday, May 21 (if we're still here, of course). $7 Admission. Starts at 10:00 PM. 2213 E. Sixth Ave. Ybor City. 813.210.3281
The Last Live Paint? "Art on The Bay" @ The Pier/St. Pete Museum of History - Sixty-two artists in practically every media will be there to welcome the Four Horsemen in a beautiful waterside setting. Opens at 11:00 AM. Music (free) and food (for sale) available. Saturday May 21st. 335 2nd Ave. NE St. Pete. Free.
St Pete Museum of Fine Arts, three exhibits - Here's the world ending and I have two years left of membership. Seriously, the Museum has (1) the Familiar and Fantastic, a photographic exhibit from the Dandrew-Drapkin Collection. Through June 12th.(2) The Human Touch, an excellent exhibit of figurative work, through Sept 4th. (3) New Folk, Contemporary self-taught Art, all by folk artists. $17 admission. Hrs 10 AM - 5 PM Monday-Saturday, and Noon-5PM Sundays. 255 Beach Drive St Petersburg. Remember to take lots of quarters to feed the ravenous meters.
Experiments in Truth @ HCC Ybor Art Gallery - Sculptor Michael Massaro addresses the subject of violence among other things. Though June 2. Free. Opening Reception today, Thursday, May 19th, from 5:30PM to 8 PM. 14th St and Palm Avenue, Ybor City.
Live Art on the 600 block - Monthly sidewalk artfest with live music, artists working and more. 600 Central Avenue, St Pete. 10 AM - 6PM, Free.
New Talent @ Brad Cooper Gallery - Cooper brings us six artists from his stable that haven't been shown before in his Ybor gallery. Cherie Dacko, Darwin Leon, Craig Morris, Beth Shadur, Susan Wood, and Vincent Amicosante. 1714 E. Seventh Ave, Ybor City. Closes Sept 24th.
Generations, USF Artists, Past and Present @ Clayton Galleries - 4105 S. Mc Dill Ave. Tampa. Through June 4th.
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