Best Of 2012

Best WTF (but in a good way): [email protected]

WALL-EYED: Dan Lasata painted the colorful, dreamlike mural on the exterior east wall of the Studio@620.

As an events writer, I’m constantly amazed by the number of quality, forward-thinking shows presented every month at the [email protected] From modern dance to adult proms, the highly functional [email protected] delivers highbrow with low-brow fun — even during the so-called slow season, which saw Friday recreational happenings, an international film festival and performances by A Simple Theatre. Throw in some visual arts installations and exceptional live music, too. Oh, and let’s not forget artist Dan Lasata’s vivid new mural on its exterior wall. … Whew. They sure keep me busy. 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg.