Saturday, November 22, 2014

This Shopapalooza Weekend, Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

See. Hear. Feel. is a multi-sensory experience focusing on Alzheimer’s disease.

This emotional gallery-style show features visual arts, poetry and music working together to tell the story of memories lost to Alzheimer's disease. This event aims to bring awareness to this devastating ailment.

Eight collaborative art installations include photographs from Rossie Newson, poems by Gloria Muñoz & music by La Lucha. On Friday & Saturday evenings, each artist will perform and speak about their involvement. Partial proceeds from admissions will benefit the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer's Institute, which is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and cure of Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.

Mark Feinman is the sixth of six artists who have been given a HUGE boost with time, space, mentors, volunteers, and funding to turn their concept into a series of performances. The Studio@620 Project Gen Yes! is a concept to performance accelerator for jazz, dance, and theatre made possible by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Award winning artist, vocalist, writer, and mentor who has been involved with the Studio@620 since its inception ten years ago, Sharon Scott, has been the mentor for these millennial artists.

See. Hear. Feel. takes place Friday and Saturday, November 21 & 22 at 7PM and Sunday, November 23 12 at 3PM

Admission is $1
5, $10 students or seniors.


"Get a gaggle of salty friends together. Have a couple of cocktails. Throw some sass at the cast and the energy should be repaid in full [...] light and silly, like if vaudeville got a little drunk [...] The show is not for kids, but it's unlikely to seriously offend most [...] If you swap pearls for a sense of humor, you're going to have a great time at the show" - Tampa Bay Times

"outlandishly funny performances ... [Hines] is impressive in drag ... [Bohnenkamp] is calm, calculating and sure of herself ... the supporting cast, in multiple roles, is good ... a fun, silly romp" -

"Busch's campy brand of depravity was perfectly executed [...] [Bohnenkamp] is a sheer delight onstage as one half of the eponymous duo; managing to create a fun blend of menacing and cattiness. As her nemesis [Hines] holds his own among the other Jobsite vets." - (Desiree Fantal)

"Hines is ever-animated as he goes from sad, little sacrificial lamb, to fiery, classic Hollywood vamp, to a washed up, yet headstrong Las Vegas showgirl in 0 to 60 [Bohnenkamp] is a forceful spitfire, ready to take on any who would dare stand in her way. Bohnenkamp leads each new persona with much of the same assuredness [...] it’s all so outlandish, but oh so enjoyable." - Only in Tampa Bay

"[Hines'] drag turn in the Charles Busch cult classic is like a master class in camp ... this production is marvelous fun that should be celebrated by all local theatergoers. Definitely see VLOS for the unapologetic mindless amusement and for camp done right. But mainly see it to experience one of the best performances of the year." - (Peter Nason)

"a laugh-out-loud funny satire ... perhaps the show’s greatest feat is that by injecting the narrative with a good dose of silliness instead of sensuality, [it] is able to aim its biting wit at perhaps its most apt target -- the association of vampires with sex. From penis shaped spears to the more subtle wordplay, it runs the full gamut." - The Sunlit Tome

Jobsite joins a nationwide tribute to the master of camp comedy, 30 Years of Charles Busch – A Celebration, in conjunction with our favorite holiday!

One of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom tells the saga of two fatally seductive vampiresses, a virgin sacrifice (Coco & Homo’s Zachary Hines) and her maker (veteran Jobsiteer Summer Bohnenkamp), whose paths first collide in ancient Sodom. Their bitter rivalry endures for nearly two thousand years with stops along the way in 1920’s silent movie Hollywood and contemporary Las Vegas. Moving between histrionics of classic horror cinema and the cheerful nastiness of the backstage melodrama of manners All About Eve, Vampire Lesbians sparkles with spectacle, homage and double entendre.

Jobsite’s production of Vampire Lesbians of Sodom features live music and burlesque/cabaret-style interludes under the music direction of J. Elijah Cho.

“Charles Busch makes it very clear that this was never meant to be performed as a traditional play but as a burlesque,” offers director David M. Jenkins. “We’ve got a collection of numbers that range in periods and styles from the 1916 class My Man to LUDO's 2008 Love Me Dead. Some are outright nightclub acts to help cover costume changes while others look to help bridge the periods in the show and tell a little bit more of a story.” Cho will accompany on stage acoustically.

Some of Jobsite’s most successful and memorable productions have been focused around Halloween – from last year’s Macbeth to the monochromatic musical Gorey Stories to Clive Barker’s History of the Devil. Fans of last year’s season opener, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, will certainly not want to miss this drag-tastic romp of a burlesque that also features Spencer Meyers, who played Hedwig, as a vampire hunter hot on the heels of our heroines. Spencer P. Meyers also has created multiple new paintings for the gallery in the theater, and guests can get a limited edition print with a donation to the company.

Jobsite is thankful for the marketing support of Watermark for this show and the season sponsorship of Gobioff Foundation, Creative Loafing Tampa, Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, Illumination Advertising, Inc. and the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts


An outdoor fine craft festival featuring over 120 of the nation's finest craft artists.

Artist demonstrations. interactive activities, delicious food truck fare and the best in locally crafted beer.

10:00am - 5:00pm November 22-23.


Shopapalooza, in its fifth year, brings together more than 120 vendors and 5,000 shoppers for a fun-filled day of shopping in downtown St. Pete! Admission is free.

This family-friendly event features:
- Giveaways & raffles
- Beer Garden by Rotary Club Sunset St. Petersburg
- 130+ Retail and Art Vendors
- Children’s Area by Great Explorations
- Food. food, food!
- Trop Rock Junkies

For media and sponsorship information, email Mo Venouziou at

Shopapalooza is a production of LocalShops1

2014 sponsors: St. Petersburg Tribune
Bright House Networks Business Solutions
City of St. Petersburg
American Stage Theater Company
Moorman Photographics
Sunset Rotary Club of St. Petersburg
Great Explorations Children's Museum


Featured Exhibition at St. Pete Art Works

MORE WIRE...and More
Wire and Mixed Media Sculpture by
Judy Vienneau

November 18 – December 13, 2014

Saturday November 22
6 - 9 pm

FREE and open to the Public.

St Pete ArtWorks
635 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg 33701
Gallery Open Hours:
Tuesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm
Second Saturdays 'til 9pm
Gallery Phone: 727-710-7716





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