Do This: Crimes of the Heart, sketch comedy legends, First Fridays Seminole Heighs and more

Visual arts, stand-up comedy and theater highlight tonight's picks.

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I had the opportunity to interview one of my SNL faves from my adoloscence, vet and master impersonator Dana Carvey, who hits Tampa Theatre tonight. Not sure if the hilarity translates via text, but read it here if you're curious about the what he said and what shtick he has up his sleeves for his show tonight.

For a Mad-funny comic, you can catch Aries Spears of MadTV at Ybor's Improv.

Tomorrow is the Second Saturday Art Walk in downtown St. Petersburg, but there's plenty of evening-time art to enjoy. If you're out in the Burg tonight, be sure to visit the Feathered Serpent Gallery 6-9 p.m. for the opening reception of The Enchanted World of Urbano Astuyauri Soto. One of his ephemeral works is pictured right.

The monthly Gulfport Art Walk offers its Bohemian charms. Click here for details.

But if you're in Tampa, and a gallery hop sounds appealing, tonight is the premiere of First Fridays Seminole Heights. On the first Friday of every month all of the art galleries in and around Seminole Heights will extend their hours into the evening to allow people to browse the creative and offbeat works throughout the community. Participating venues include Epoxy, QUAID, Tempus Projects, Workspace and The Hatchway Gallery. Gallery addresses and more information about FFSH events are available on the event's Facebook page.

click to enlarge CRIMINALLY GOOD: From left, Katrina Stevenson, Christen Petitt Hailey and Katie Castonguay. - Crawford Long
Crawford Long
CRIMINALLY GOOD: From left, Katrina Stevenson, Christen Petitt Hailey and Katie Castonguay.

Broadway and Hollywood love stories about sassy, stoic Southern women. Crimes of the Heart is a perfect example.

Jobsite Theater revives the 1980s classic with a trio of talented redheads: Christen Petitt Hailey, Katrina Stevenson and Katie Castonguay. They portray the Magrath sisters, who are each experiencing turning points in their lives amidst reuniting to visit their dying grandfather. Lenny (Petitt Hailey) is pushing the snooze button on her biological clock; Meg (Stevenson) returns after a failed attempt to make it as a singer, and youngest sis’ Babe (Castonguay) is out on bail after having shot her husband in the stomach. Jobsite newcomer Christina Jane Capehart is the ultimate foil as Chick, the uptight lawyer who tries to keep Babe out of jail. Playwright Beth Henley’s first, Pulitzer-winning play, debuted in 1979 and was adapted to film in 1986, starring Diane Keaton, Jessica Lange, Sissy Spacek and Sam Shepard.

Jobsite’s production also stars J. Elijah Cho as Barnette Lloyd and Chris Rutherford as Doc Porter. Kari Goetz and Jaime Giangrande-Holcom co-direct. Opens March 7 and continues through March 30 at the Shimberg Playhouse of the Straz Center,1010 N. MacInnes Place, Tampa.

Regular-priced tickets are $28; preview performances on March 5-6 are $14. jobsitetheater.org.

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