Do It Today: God Grew Tired of Us, two great concerts, jazz ambassador honors and TIGLFF's screening of Howl

If you're into celebrating great moviemaking and learning a little about Sudanese culture and injustices, participate in a foreign film study group of God Grew Tired of Us, a 2006 documentary about three of the Lost Boys of Sudan and their experiences as they move to the U.S.

Eddy Burns of the Academy of Senior Professionals at Eckerd College coordinates the event, and Rhee Lyon will introduce the film and lead discussion. Click here for more information.

Two of JG's favorite bands are performing in concert tonight: Flaming Lips and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists. See what CL Music Editor Leilani Polk has to say about the shows in her Upcoming Concerts column.

Legendary jazz ambassadors Randy Weston, Buster Cooper (pictured) and photojournalist Herb Snitzer are honored and headline a concert and exhibition tonight at 6 p.m. at the St. Petersburg Museum of History.

Weston, a globally renowned jazz pianist and composer, speaks about his State Department tours and performs.

Cooper, trombonist in the Duke Ellington Orchestra and St. Petersburg native – known and beloved locally for his free performances at the Garden patio every Friday and Saturday night – shares some of his genius, and, Snitzer, who photographed nearly all of the famous jazz greats in rehearsal, on stage and in their private lives, displays some of his work as part of the exhibit.

Named after Allen Ginsburg's famous poem, Howl highlights the beat poet's triumphs and struggles. Read more about it and today's TIGLFF's other cinematic offerings at the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival site.

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