Do It Today: Art Nouveau at the Dali, the Big Bang talent and comedy show at Nova 535 and more

the fate of local wannabe-popsters — and many of the performers are professionals, including the show’s hosts, Daniel “Motown Pride” Jefferson and Ms. Donalee Curtis. Kick back, dine and select tasty beverages from Nova’s full bar — but don’t booze too much, because the audience picks the winner at the end of the show, while the three-judge panel picks second and third place. First prize is $250 and a chance to compete for the $1,000 grand prize — not too shabby. Perhaps we should work on perfecting burping the alphabet backwards while jumping rope. 8-10 p.m. Thurs., July 1, Nova 535 Art Lounge, St. Petersburg, $10 in advance, $15 at the door, --Lily Reisman

Local feature film producers, the Scatter Brothers, promise "a night of Hollywood glamor," with proceeds to benefit Easter Seals at A Night with the Scatter Brothers. Thurs., July 1, 8 p.m., Mangroves, Tampa, $10.

Is the summer Hollywood box office disappointing you? Are you tired of cliché chick flicks that end happily ever after (lucky assholes)? If you see Tom Cruise in one more film, are you tempted to jump on and then off your own couch … and over a balcony? Fear not and take no drastic actions – there are alternatives. Showing tonight is Art Nouveau, 1890-1914, which screens as part of the Dali & Beyond Film Series, this short (30 minutes) picture explores the advent of Art Nouveau and even includes rare archival footage. Beer and refreshments are also served. (I don’t know about you, but I’ve always wanted to get a buzz while learning about parabolas.) 6 p.m Thurs., July 1, Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, $5 after 5 p.m., —Lily Reisman

The Big Bang Show is an engaging night of laughs, created by NOVA 535 owner Michael Novilla, that combines comedy, singing, dancing and any other talents (or schticks) you can think of. It’s an American Idol/Gong Show-style competition, where a panel of judges vote on

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