The Globe Coffee Lounge hasn't gotten any love in a while.
It's not that we've lost affection, but perhaps we're just taking for granted that cafe owner JoEllen Schilke will always be there, going above and beyond like a doting mom who's always ready with a warm hug and something good to eat regardless of how much or how little we show our respect and appreciation.
So here's your swift kick in the arse to wake you up and say, hey, go to the Globe again if you're not one of the java haven's regulars.
Tonight is a tarot card reading night, offered by music scene maven and artist Natty Moss Bond. Bond arrives around 7:15, and reads cards until 11 or so. There is no set charge, but you should tip between $5 and $20, depending on how long and involved the reading is.
Also at the Globe, you'll find a good mix of modern music and oldies playing in the background, fun board games, plenty of cool-looking vintage mix-'n'-match seating. The place has eye candy galore, good art to ponder and, of course, coffee and yummy homemade food cooked by Ms. Schilke herself. The Globe Coffee Lounge is at 532 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg; 727-898-JAVA.
Down the way a little, at Cafe Bohemia, you'll find another funky coffeehouse with great brew and food. Tonight at the Bohemia, take in some coffee and a flick at the socially conscious, critically lauded St. Pete for Peace Movie Night. Showing tonight: The Least of These, about the controversial saga of immigrant children detained in a former medium-security prison in Texas. Three activist attorneys discover troubling conditions at the facility in the compelling documentary. (2009, 62 mins.)
The movie is free and projected on the wall in the patio. Starts around 8:30. Customers are invited to bring their own chairs. For a schedule of other movies showing, visit stpeteforpeace.org. Cafe Bohemia is at 937 Central Ave., St. Petersburg; 727-895-4495.