Do It Today: Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival and Career Fair

On Feb. 10 at BayWalk 20, director Evgeny Afineevsky introduces the 9 p.m. screening of Oy Vey! My Son is Gay! starring Lainie Kazan and Carmen Electra. Visitors can meet the director at 7:30 p.m. during a pre-show reception at Mindy Solomon Gallery, 124 Second Ave. N.E.

[image-1]On Sat., Feb. 12, see Anita at 7 p.m. and The Wedding Song at 9 p.m. at Baywalk 20. On Sun., Feb. 13, at Tampa Theatre, Hasidic reggae musician Matisyahu appears at a 3 p.m. screening of the Gut Shabbes Vietnam. Two discussion forums on caring for people with special needs, inspired by the drama Anita take place at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Baywalk 20 and 9 p.m. on Feb. 19 at Channelside Cinemas. For details and full schedule, visit Feb. 9-21. $6 admission to each film.

[image-2]Believe it or not, there are some Tampa Bay companies hiring and there are jobs available, and we also hear that employers are using job fairs to not only fill empty positions, but to upgrade their staff too.

If you're unemployed or looking to upgrade, attend the Career Fair today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., presented by The event sponsored by Ferman Chevrolet, Progressive Insurance and Tampa Bay Business Journal takes place at the Wyndham Westshore Hotel in Tampa with opportunities that range from entry-level to management in a wide variety of industries, including sales and marketing, hospitality, health care, law enforcement and administration. In addition, FrankCrum Staffing and Barry University offer free resume reviews for all job seekers.

Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally, bring plenty of resumes, and be ready to interview on-the-spot. For more information, including a list of participating employers, logon to or call 813-875-8555. Register online at

Hey film geeks, can I get an Oy vey!

The Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival — international in scope with high-quality offerings — returns  to  various cinemas around Tampa Bay and opens today.

Films screen at Tampa Theatre, Channelside Cinemas, Eckerd College, USF and Sun City Center.

The great fest begins 7:30 p.m. tonight at Tampa Theatre with the Florida premiere of The Matchmaker, nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards. The film is followed by a dessert reception in the theater lobby. Tickets are $15, available at the festival website,

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