Friday Do This: Sarasota Keys, [email protected] and more (with video)

Play pianos on the streets, celebrate USF CAM's 25th anniversary, visit an art show in a storage facility and say, "Hello, Dolly!"

Ever notice how in movies and music videos a piano will show up in an outdoor setting to make you think twice about the normal and everyday? Well, experience such out-of-context awesomeness when The Arts and Cultural Alliance presents its interactive music and art project on the streets of downtown Sarasota.

Take a trip to the pretty city south of the Skyway Fri., Jan. 17, starting at 5 p.m., for the inaugural season of Sarasota Keys. The piano project will place six painted spinet pianos along the sidewalks of Main Street, Pineapple Avenue and Palm Avenue. They will be available for the public to play, too.

Call 941-365-5118 for details or click here for details. Other locations and event information will be released soon.

Also happening this Friday ...

[email protected] USF Contemporary Art Museum celebrates its 25th anniversary with a glance to the museum’s past and future. See a portable mini-Havana "tent city" by Los Carpinteros and much more. Read CL's arts feature about it here.

S̴͉̰̯̻͇̼̲̿͒̈•̟̘̲͙O̸̱ͣ͋̽͆∞U͍̮̻̪͖ͩ̀̇ͨ̅͊͡ͅ ̹̫̩̩͍͚ͦ̾̎̈́͌ͣ͑ T̝̹̼̺̘͛̋Ḣͣ͂̊ No, that's not a formatting glitch. That's the indecipherable name of this event. ... It's taking place at storage facility, where you'd expect old dressers and dusty lamps, or maybe a punk band rehearsing, but this is a digital art show and it features work by Eileen Isagon Skyers, Christina Humphreys, Chase Starr, Gigi Lage Ryne Heslin, Scott Fuxan and others. Music acts No Milk, Fishwife and i_like_dog_face perform. 9 p.m. Unit 19 5805 N 50th St., Tampa. Music by Click here for Facebook page.

Hello, Dolly! St. Petersburg City Theatre brings us the stage’s favorite matchmaker, Dolly Levi, in one of America’s most beloved musicals. Jan. 17-Feb. 2., directed by Ron Zietz. $24. 4025 31st St. S., St Petersburg. 727-866-2059.

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