Do This: The Weekend Top 10

Big improv and film fests, A-list comedians, Veg Fest, Silent Disco and more.


The Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit Events continue throughout the weekend at the premiere event in St. Petersburg, culminating with a visit from Academy Award-winning actor Jeremy Irons and a showing of his muckraking documentary Trashed.  Read more here.

Sex Ed Premiere and After Party: The boy who sees dead people has grown up and starts in a coming-of-age comedy shot in Tampa. Academy Award nominee Haley Joel Osment's new film released theatrically Friday at the University Mall's new Studio Movie Grill at 6:10 and 8:40 p.m. Sex Ed was shot on location in Tampa Bay and features scenes from iconic Tampa sights like Ybor, The Hub and the Skyway Bridge. The official after party for the screening will be on Nov. 8 at the SoHo Backyard, a new gastropub on South Howard’s strip. Producers and several cast members will be at the after party. Sat. at 9 p.m. 813-284-5928. 

Art, art and more art:   Picasso/Dalí Dalí/Picasso opens at the Dalí Museum, and two new exhibitions are opening at Morean Art Center. The nonprofit facility at 719 Central Ave. presents the 2014 Holiday Show and Sale and Thomas Murray: This is Our Garden during St. Pete’s Second Saturday Art Walk. Also, A Cut Above: Kerrick Johnson and Jon Goldberg opens with a reception at Duncan McClellan Glass. 5:30-8 p.m. artsstpete.org.

A-iist comedy with Lisa Lampanelli at Ruth Eckerd Hall and Ron White at Straz:  Lampanelli has long been a stand out in the comedy world for being an equal opportunity offender insulting everybody from celebrities at Comedy Central roasts to audience members at her sold out shows, it is what we have come to expect from her — as a comic. Read Meredith Myers' interview with her here.  Also, catch the demented hilarity of Harland Williams at the Improv. Find out more about stand-up shows in the Tampa Bay area in Michael Murillo's weekly Laugh Tract column.

The Tampa Improv Festival is raging on with off-the-cuff talents from across the nation, culminating with a show headlined by Upright Citizens Brigade Thurs.-Sun. Nov. 6-9. tampaimprovfestival.com

5th Annual Tampa Bay Veg Fest Enjoy meat-free food, live music, kid fun, exhibitors, nonprofits, animal adoptions, cooking demos, and guest speakers. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Cotanchobee Fort Brooke Park, Tampa. tampabayvegfest.org.

DanceUSF Fall Concert See the stunning choreography of Maurice Causey, Sarah Gamblin, Donna Mejia, Patrick Damon Rago, Andrew Carroll, Michael Foley and John Parks. The guest choreographers — Causey, Gamblin, Rago and Mejia — have backgrounds that are rich with impressive training and teaching. Students and seniors receive a discounted ticket price. $8-$15. Nov. 6-8, 8 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 9, 3 p.m.; Nov. 12-15, 8 p.m. USF Theatre 2, 3837 W. Holly Dr., Tampa. 813-974-2323. theatreanddance.arts.usf.edu.

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Do This: The Weekend Top 10

CL Record Fair and Silent Disco: CL is sponsoring two audiophile extravaganzas full of cool sights and sounds. Attend the Record Fair at the  The Tampa Museum of Art is partnering with local music experts at the Gasparilla Music Festival to pull off the funky-fun Silent Disco. At this groovy event, participants will hear music through their wireless headphones, which will be broadcast via a radio transmitter rather than a speaker system. In addition, attendees can also experience the museum’s site-specific exhibit, Translucence, during the dance-a-thon. Click here for more details. 

Click here for an interview with Mejia, who brings a unique tribal-hip hop form to the performance.

Discover the Island 2014 If you’re itchin’ for a getaway and a little Florida history, take advantage of a chance to visit Egmont Key’s 156-year-old lighthouse, which will be open for a historic, commemorative anniversary event that has activities for all ages. See Civil War re-enactors, stroll the island on our self-guided walk with interpretive sites along the way, including nature, wildlife, military and history. There will be children’s games, live birds of prey and a silent auction. The Guardhouse will be open with new displays of island history and wildlife. To get to the boarding area, go to the parking lot for the Gulf Pier and not the usual ferry boarding area at the Bay Pier. $18. Sat., Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun., Nov. 9, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. egmontkey.info.

Jukebox the Ghost tonight at Crowbar, English Beat at the Capitol Theater Click here for Leilani Polk's live music rundown. 

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