Get Downtown First Friday Music Series

Friday, Feb. 4 at 5 p.m.

Second Street N and Central Avenue, St. Petersburg FL 33707

  • music & food in the heart of downtown St. Petersburg. Join the festivities between Second and Third streets on Central Avenue. Proceeds from beer and wine sales benefits area youth programs This month features music by Allon Sams. Price: Free refreshments extra. Phone: (727) 393-3597
  • Tampa Bay Lightning: Washington Capitals at Lightning

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

    Billy Elliot The Musical

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    • Carol Morsani Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts
      1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa FL 33602
    • Winner of 10 2009 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The story follows Billy’s journey as he stumbles out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class, where he discovers his dream to dance. Contains some strong language. Price: Tickets start at $44.50. Phone: (813) 229-7827 More dates for this event

    Here’s to You, Harold Pinter

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    • Studio@620
      620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg FL 33707
    • Revolve Theatre Company presents a collection of several one-act plays by English playwright Harold Pinter, who died in 2008. Victoria Station, Ashes to Ashes and A Kind of Alaska celebrate the life and work of Pinter. Runs Jan. 27-Feb. 6. Thursdays, 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Price: $25, $20 students and seniors. Phone: (727) 895-6620   More dates for this event

    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    • American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater
      163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
    • The theater is staging the next chapter in the August Wilson Century Cycle. It’s Chicago 1927, and a group of musicians gather in a rundown recording studio preparing to make one of the earliest blues recordings. Tensions rise as they wait for Ma Rainey to arrive. This was the first of Wilson’s plays to reach Broadway. Contains mature subject matter and language. Wilson issues an unforgettable challenge to America as the play deals with issues of art, race, religion and the exploitation of black recording artists. The play stars American Stage veterans Sharon Scott, Brandii, Joe Parra, Kim Sullivan, Ron Bobb-Semple and Alan Bomar Jones as well as newcomers Ben Cain, Gregory Parker and Bill Karnovsky.
       Price: $29-$50 depending on day and time of performance. Phone: (727) 823-7529 More dates for this event
    • Morgan Page

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    • Scene Premium Night Club
      211 3rd St. S., St. Petersburg FL 33701
    • Grammy-nominated DJ and producer Page is skilled at mixing synth lines and vocal harmonies into pulsing dance beats.  Price: $10 for ages 21+, $15 for ages 18+. Phone: (727) 258-4813

    Diana Krall

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

    • Ruth Eckerd Hall
      1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater FL 33759
    • With hits including When I Look in Your Eyes and The Look of Love, the Grammy Award winner brings her Quiet Nights World Tour to the Bay Area. Price: $69-$135    Phone: (727) 791-7400

    Infinite Groove Orchestra

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 9:30 p.m.

    • Ella’s Americana Folk Art Cafe
      5119 N Nebraska Ave., Tampa FL 33603
    • The local instrumental funk jazz quartet celebrates the release of its first full-length album, People Music. Price: Free.Phone: (813) 234-1000

    Repo! The Genetic Opera with Live Cast

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 10 p.m.

  • Beach Theatre
    315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach FL 33706
  • The Degenerates cast will act out the 2008 horror-rock opera movie “Repo! The Genetic Opera”  as it plays on the movie screen. It’s the story of a future in which a biotech company  offers pricey organ transplants, and those who miss their payments are scheduled for repossession and hunted by villainous Repo Men. The audience is free to shout out  lines during the movie, so be warned, this is one movie you might want to see before you go so you know what’s happening. Parental discretion is strongly advised. Price: $7.  Phone: (727) 360-6697
  • Gulfport Art Walk

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

    • Gulfport
      Beach Boulevard, Gulfport FL 33707
    • Observe work by more than 50 artists and crafters along Beach and Shore boulevards. Art Walk takes place the first Friday and third Saturday of every month, year-round.  Industrial Art Center offers glass blowing classes, and features heart ornaments this week for Valentine’s Day. Price: Free. More dates for this event

    Sunset Cinema at Pier 60

    Friday, Feb. 4 at 6 p.m.

    • Pier 60
      10 Pier 60 Drive , Clearwater Beach FL 33767
    • Bring blankets, low lawn chairs or towels to plop on Clearwater Beach and watch free movies. Concessions for sale. No alcohol. Shows start around dusk.  Features “A Little Princess,” rated G. Price: Free. Phone: (727) 434-606     More dates for this event


    Friday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.

  • St. Petersburg Little Theatre
    4025 31st St. S, St. Petersburg FL 33712

    Sexy, Tony Award-winning musical, about murder and celebrity based on the true stories of two women who were acquitted of murder charges in 1924. Get set to be transported to the roaring ’20s with flappers, bootleg whiskey and business-Chicago style. Price: $24, $10 students. Phone: (727) 866-1973 More dates for this event

  • Canopy Tree Climbing

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 10 a.m.

    • Lakeview Presbyterian Church
      1310 22nd Ave. S, St. Petersburg FL 33705
    • Climbers 6 and older can ascend into the heights of a live oak using harnesses and a rope pulley system similar to those used in the Amazon rain forests. Organized by Pathfinder Outdoor Education.
    • Price: $10.
    • Categories: Family, Kid-friendly, Nature
    • Phone: (727) 328-0300


    Downtown Saturday Morning Market

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9 a.m.

     Wing Fest

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11 a.m.

    • Vinoy Park
      501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg FL 33707
    • The second annual outdoor music and food festival features a dozen chicken wing restaurants, live music by Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey Tribute Band), Livin’ on a Prayer (Bon Jovie Tribute), April Phillips and Rukkus, a Kidzone area and wing eating contest. Price: Free (food additional). Phone: (404) 456-4655


    Monster Jam

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

    • Raymond James Stadium
      4201 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa FL 33607
    •  The 12-foot tall trucks are like the professional wrestlers of the auto world, tricked out and aptly named Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction and El Toro Loco (complete with 3-foot bull horns on the hood). They’ll competing for applause as they crush lesser cars and even school buses. Price: $15-$35. Phone: (800) 745-3000      

    A Mammoth Journey Through the Past

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

    • University of South Florida
      4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa FL 33620
    • Paleontologist Larry D. Agenbroad, seen on BBC and the Discovery Channel, will discuss his paleontology career, a job that has taken him to the Mammoth Site of South Dakota to areas above the Arctic Circle. Presented by the Tampa Bay Fossil Club.  Located in the University Lecture Hall. Turn onto Alumni Drive, then take first left onto Maple. Look for Fossil Club signs leading to lecture hall. Price: Free.  Phone: (813) 300-6129

    Joshua Bell

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.

    • Ruth Eckerd Hall
      1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater FL 33759
    •  The Grammy-winning classical violinist has played at Carnegie Hall and is known for his takes on Vivaldi, Tchaikovsky and Beethoven. Price: $38-$78. Phone: (727) 791-7400

    Yonder Mountain String Band

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.

    • Jannus Live!
      16 Second St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
    • The Colorado foursome comes to town on its Cabin Fever Tour to dish out some bluegrass tunes. Price: $20. Phone: (727) 565-0551

    $5 Day at the Zoo

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 9:30 a.m.

    • Lowry Park Zoo
      1101 W Sligh Ave., Tampa FL 33604
    • Load all the kids into the car and get ready to visit all your favorite animals. Everyone gets into the zoo for $5 today. Phone: (813) 935-8552 More dates for this event


    Debbie Reynolds at the Real Music Concert Series

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 11:30 a.m.

    • Busch Gardens
      3605 Bougainvillea Ave., Tampa FL 33612
    • Busch Gardens’ longest-running big band concert series returns to the Stanleyville Theater. This portion features former Miss Burbank Debbie Reynolds. At the peak of her career, she was America’s sweetheart, best remembered for her work in Hollywood musicals including Singin’ in the Rain. Included with daily admission. Shows repeat at 1 and 3:30 p.m.          Phone: 1-888-800-5447
    • Seussical the Musical

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 2 p.m.

    • Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center
      4951 78th Ave. N, Pinellas Park FL 33781
    • Classical Christian School for the Arts presents a musical extravaganza featuring characters and occurrences found in the Dr. Seuss children’s books. Price: $3, seniors and children $2. Phone: (727) 547-6820   
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    Bayfront on Vine

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

    • Bayfront Medical Plaza Building
      603 Seventh St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33701
    • Bayfront Health Foundatioin’s 15th annual celebration of food, wine and philanthropy. Price: $150 VIP tasting, $100 general admission. Phone: (727) 893-6148
    • Marty Balin

    Saturday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m.

    • Studio 212
      204 E Tarpon Ave., Tarpon Springs FL 34689
    • The singer and founder of 1960s rock group Jefferson Airplane performs songs such as Miracles and With Your Love among some of his original paintings. Price: $20. Phone: (727) 944-2237
    • Trop Rock Junkies Give Benefit Concert for Fallen Officers

    Sunday, Feb. 6 at noon

    • Hideaway Cafe
      1756 Central Ave., St. Petersburg FL 33712
    • The benefit concert will feature local musicians and the Trop Rock Junkies, who will perform their tropical-themed songs after 2 p.m. Price: Free.  Phone: (727) 644-7895

    First Sunday Improv Night

    Sunday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.

    • American Stage Theatre Company at Raymond James Theater
      163 Third St. N, St. Petersburg FL 33707
    •  This long-form comedy improv show, called 321, takes audience suggestions of character relationships and location, then the performers turn those elements into a spontaneous one-act play. Gavin Hawk and Ricky Wayne take the stage this month. Price: Pay what you can at the door, $15 advance.  Phone: (727) 823-7529 823-7529    


    Bouzouki Workshops

    Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m.

    • Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum
      100 Beekman Lane, Tarpon Springs FL 34689
    • The City of Tarpon Springs presents a series of free workshops in Greek bouzouki for beginning and advanced students by George Soffos. There will be several bouzoukis available for students who do not have one. Call to reserve a place in the workshop and a bouzouki, if needed. Price: Free.  Phone: (727) 942-5605