Adventures in Weekending: MUSE, Cuba + peace

I mean, really, who installs bathroom tile with cement?

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You know what’s nice about weekends? That I am almost certainly not spending time working on renovating a bathroom. Nope, not me. I’m not dealing with green board or tile or framing out anything. And I am definitely not dealing with removing shower tile that some idiot installed using cement. It’s not because I’m a girl, either. No, it’s because my dad and I remodeled a bathroom together once and we both barely survived it. No, I’ll leave that to my fiancé and my dad, and I’ll be out weekending, all because I love my job, y’all. Not at all because my dad and I should never try and do home improvement projects together when there’s a pneumatic nail gun within four feet of either of us.

So what will I do? Well, Friday night I’ll go see Eric Davis, Tes One and CL’s own David Warner receive much-deserved MUSE Awards in the ‘Burg. It's sold out, but no doubt they'll be a few after parties (Ceviche, anyone?) Tampa side, there’s Fourth Friday along Riverwalk with a Shakespearean Tamps in As You Like It, Linda Connors’ Gravity exhibit at FMoPA and the ever-popular Pirate Water Taxi (you may want to bring a sweater). Maybe pop over to District Tavern for perhaps the best burger you’ll ever eat, if you want to venture off the river.

Saturday, make it artsy with the new Cuba exhibit at DFAC, Cuba: New Eyes, then head to Sharp Edges: Snip…Stitch…Bang! at Florida Craft Art in St. Pete. Saturday night, Bahá’ís of Tampa presents The Promise of World Peace, a free dinner and world peace presentation in Tampa. Not your thing? Mark Leib loved Grounded at Tampa Rep, and it’s not often he falls so hard for a show, so maybe go check it out.

Sunday, relax with Moby Dick on the big screen at Tampa Theatre — after all, you’re not chasing that whale, amiright? Then suck it up, sweep up the construction debris, and get back at it, because we’re five long days away from another weekend. 


About The Author

Cathy Salustri

Cathy's portfolio includes pieces for Visit Florida, USA Today and regional and local press. In 2016, UPF published Backroads of Paradise, her travel narrative about retracing the WPA-era Florida driving tours that was featured in The New York Times. Cathy speaks about Florida history for the Osher Lifelong Learning...
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