Do It This Weekend: The Nomadic Tendencies Film Festival plus art, art and more art

For all you cineastes out there, the Nomadic Tendencies Film Festival presents a slew of independent films, many of them Tampa Bay premieres, through this Sunday, Sept 12.

The films screen in St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Gulfport at a wide range of venues. The weekend's offerings include Ivory, starring Martin Landau, a Hungarian coming-of-age drama about competing pianists (Muvico Baywalk 20, Friday, 4 p.m.);  Camilla Hyde, described by festival organizers as an “Australian Gothic drama” (Beach Theatre, Friday, 10 p.m);  The Cutting Tradition, a documentary narrated by Meryl Streep that explores the complex socio-economic issues behind the practice of female genital mutilation (Muvico Baywalk 20, Saturday, 4 p.m); and Flat Love (pictured), a short film centering on a man who's convinced that the world is flat and falls in love with a two-dimensional woman at the Museum of Modern Art, narrated by Isabella Rossellini and screening as part of Shorts: Romance (Muvico Baywalk 20, Sunday, 8 p.m.).

For more information and a complete schedule of films, panels, times and dates, visit Nomadic-Tendencies.com. Tickets and passes are on sale through the website. Five-day passes start at $40, three-day Passes start at $30. Day passes are $12. Regular ticket prices for each film are $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, students and military with ID. Festival passes can be purchased at nomadictendencies.eventbrite.com. Individual tickets can be purchased through each film or short group of films’ webpage via Nomadic-Tendencies.com. For more info, call 727-280-3806.

It’s an amazing weekend for other forms of visual art, too. Here are some highlights:

* 2nd Friday Dunedin Art/Wine Walk 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dunedin Main Street, Main Street, Dunedin.

* 2nd Saturday Downtown St. Petersburg Art Walk 5-8:30 p.m., Central Avenue, St. Petersburg.

* Artefacto Cultural G.B. Stephens documents the larger-than-life graffiti of Oaxaca, Mexico. Meet Stephens, an associate professor of theater design at USF, at an opening reception Friday 7-9 p.m. www.centregallery.usf.edu. Phyllis P. Marshall Center, USF-Tampa, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa. 813-974-5464.

* University of Tampa Fine Arts Adjunct Faculty Exhibition More than 30 major works will be on display, including photography, painting, sculpture, digital images, drawings, installations and mixed media. Opening reception 7-9 p.m. Friday. R.K. Bailey Art Studios-University of Tampa, 310 N. Boulevard, Tampa. 813-253-6217. utampa.edu.

* Station Number Three: Fascination The Burg's new art space is a restored firehouse, offering a mix of raw and finished spaces. The first art show, Fascination, and grand opening of Station Number Three will be on Sat., Sept. 11, 6-11 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Participating in the inaugural show will be David Williams (pop art painting), Frank Strunk III (metal sculpture), Claudia Strano (glass painting), John Revisky (photography) and Cindy Mason (mixed media). The "surreal and festive" opening celebration will feature live jazz by the Hamilton Wilder Duo. Complimentary valet parking will be provided, and hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Station Number Three was a working fire station until the early 1980s. Maryann Lynch, owner of Times Square Properties, bought the empty fire station in 2008, and began restoration work. Instead of leasing the building out she decided to turn the space into an art gallery. Sept. 11-30. 2701 Fifth Ave. S, St. Petersburg. 727-327-4585.

* Museq: Let Music Be Your Muse Tampa Artist Emporium will feature artwork inspired by music with more than 100 works by both the gallery's in-house artists as well as other locals. Features live music. $10 photo shoots will be offered. Opening reception Friday night. Sept. 10-30. 3415 Bay-to-Bay Blvd., Tampa. 813-254-3443.

* Lance Rodgers: Endless Summer. Creating all-oil and acrylic narratives that are both lighthearted and evocative, award-winning contemporary artist Lance Rodgers works mainly with painting and photography. Sat., Sept. 11, 7-11 p.m. Interior Motives Gallery, 1110 Central Ave., St. Petersburg.

* ArtPool’s  Ur Toy Story The third annual international mail art show featuring 460 pieces of mail throughout the world. Curated by Jennifer Kosharek, the event will also highlight music by Rebecca Zapen, poetry readings and performances by Fluxus (an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines.) The Fluxus artists include Reed Altemus, Truman Bentley Jr., Keith Buchholz, Kosharek, Ginny Lloyd, Bibiana Padilla Maltos, Mudhead, Andrew Topel and Reid Wood. Admission, which includes food and giveaways, is $10 in advance (visit artpoolrules.com) and $15 at the door. First 30 attendees get a free copy of the 'zine Unmuzzled Ox. Sat., Sept. 11, 7 p.m.   919 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg. 727-324-3878.

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