Do It This Weekend: St. Pete Shuffle, Demetri Martin, Brokenmold Music and Art Show and more

But have you ever seen it on the big screen? If not, or you’re among those who’ve been meaning to see the film forever, and just haven’t gotten around to pulling the trigger, Beach Theatre and WMNF have teamed up to offer you the chance. Considered one of the fundamental concert films, the 1984 Jonathan Demme-directed Stop Making Sense captures a seminal moment in the band’s creativity and has earned a permanent place in pop culture history with its vibrant weirdo ‘80s vibe, David Byrne youngish and intense and full of spastic movement. The setlist is packed with Heads gems, from hits like “Burning Down the House,” “Psycho Killer,” and “Take Me to the River,” to the lesser-known gold of “Making Flippy Floppy” and “Cross-eyed and Painless.” The surreal highlight comes when Byrne makes himself scarce and allows Tom Tom Club – the side project of Heads members Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz – to perform their sticky electro pop number, "Genius of Love." Prior to the local screening, Bay area rockers Talk to Mark with guest vocalist Scott Elliott perform a set of Heads tunes live on the theater stage. Stop Making Sense, Sat., Aug. 21, 8 p.m. Beach Theatre, 315 Corey Ave., St. Pete Beach, 727- 360-7977, $7. (Contributed by Leilani Polk).


It’s okay to miss the Rays to catch the Jays on this date ’cause A.) The Rays are away at Oakland and b.) You’ll help the Dunedin Blue Jays in the fight against cancer. The game night officially dubbed Fight for a Cure has the Jays taking on the Clearwater Threshers at 7 p.m. Players will wear purple jerseys, and each jersey will represent someone who has lost a life to cancer or defeated the disease. There will also be a pre-game ceremony and a survivor lap around the field in honor of those afflicted with cancer. In addition, the Jays will donate 1,000 tickets to cancer survivors and their families. FOX-13’s Charley Belcher emcee; his daughter, Lindsey Rose, was diagnosed with leukemia in 2007. The Blue Jays will also hold a silent auction of baseball memorabilia to help benefit the ACS, and some of the purple jerseys worn by the players will be available for bids. After the game, there will be a presentation of the purple jerseys and players will be able to sign the jerseys and talk to the fans. Fight for a Cure, Sat., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m., $6. The Dunedin Stadium is at 373 Douglas Ave., Dunedin. (727) 733-0429.


[image-1]If you’re in Ybor Saturday night, mosey a few blocks from the hoochies and coochies of Seventh Avenue for a special sight-and-sound double-header, the . Well-established  in the scene and just a year old (officially), Brokenmold Entertainment has brought Tampa Bay quality local music shows and touring bands, and the company presents an impressively eclectic lineup for its celebratory event – Orlando’s bright, folky and name-appropriate An Introduction to Sunshine; the melodic and shimmery power trio Signals From Satellites, from Tampa; vintage-offbeat jazzhounds the Jim Morey Band, from St. Pete; and Tampa’s Funky Panda, a twisted blues-funk band. All four perform at New World Brewery. Meanwhile, next-door at Capricorn Studios, avant-hip-hopper Enzo and DJ duo Crate Brothers provide their soundtrack at the art exhibit, where Brokenmold’s stunning promotional posters, prints by S. Bradley Askew and AZN Mike (pronounced “Asian Mike”), will be on display along with the photography of Phil Bardi. Brokenmold Entertainment Music and Art Show, 7 p.m. Sat., Aug. 21. Both New World Brewery and Capricorn Studios are at 1313 E Eighth Ave., Ybor City, 813-382-4015, $8.


The next best thing to going out to the ballgame (and definitely friendlier on the wallet) is the Rays Watch Party on St. Pete Beach. Watch the game on an enormous screen right on the beach this Sunday while the 620 WDAE “The Sports Animal” guys commentate the whole thing. You can also get all your deliciously artery-clogging gametime snacks like grilled burgers and chicken sandwiches, wings and bratwurst with sauerkraut (and, of course, the brews will be flowing). Call 727-367-6461 for more info. Aug. 22; Sept. 12. Free.  Tradewinds Island Grand Resort & Conference Center, 5500 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. 727-363-2215. (Contributed by Franki Weddington)

Motivation can run low on Friday evenings. How's about a chillaxed event with great music — stuff that's mellow but not at all boring — and a fun, light sport like shuffleboard to pass the time. If that sounds ideal, then head to the St. Pete Shuffle to catch Rebekah Pulley and the Reluctant Prophets, St. Pete's sublime, female-led folky-country-slightly-rockin' ballads and Tampa's mostly female but completely atmospheric, avant-pop band Sleepy Vikings. 7-11 p.m. The  St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Courts is at 559 Mirror Lake Drive N., St. Petersburg.

He’s wry, baby-faced – too smart to be in with the jocks but too suave to get his ass kicked. Demetri Martin has gained TV and celluloid stardom as a pop-culture philosopher, minimalist illustrator and mantic of semantics. For those who haven’t caught his Comedy Central TV show Important Things with Demetri Martin or seen his “Trendspotting” segments on The Daily Show, Martin is like a cuddlier Steven Wright. He tinkers with common words and phrases by way of palindromes and other witticisms, and illustrates jokes with charts, graphs and “breakdowns” on a large drawing pad. In past routines, Martin has demonstrated how funny he find farts by location, provided a “flowchart of clowns” and put a spin on wise old sayings such as “Only people trapped in glass houses should throw stones.” If that weren’t enough, Martin has been known to bust out a suite of musical instruments. For some, all this brain-geekery might seem a bit much, but Martin’s timing and uniquely charming charisma make it all so dern watchable. Side note: Martin appeared in the Ang Lee film Taking Woodstock and has a couple of more film projects in the offing. See him now while he’s still hovering under the radar. Demetri Martin, 8 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 21, Ferguson Hall of the Straz Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place, downtown Tampa. $35. Call 813-229-7827 or 800-955-1045. demetrimartin.com, strazcenter.org.

Yes, you may own a well-used copy of 1984’s Stop Making Sense and can pop that baby in any time to feed your Talking Heads fix.

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