The national tour of Barry Brandon's new show, In My Own Words, debuts tonight. The survivor of eight open-heart surgeries recently recorded and cut Scar 2 Star and participated in the documentary The Tin Man Project, and brings his song and spoken word act to the stage. Proceeds benefit the Heart Foundation. Visit sonicbids.com/barrybrandon for more info. Mon., Nov. 2, 8 p.m., Palladium Theater, St. Petersburg, $15.
With its seemingly single-minded focus, St. Petersburgs Salvador Dalí Museum might seem like the kind of place where, if youve visited once, youve been there and done that. Not so and three exhibitions (two of which end tomorrow) are compelling proof. Though visitors will still have an opportunity to take in the Spanish surrealists masterworks (more or less perpetually on display), a video installation by contemporary Catalan artist Mabel Palacín is the latest evidence of the museums commitment to commissioning new work from emerging artists who explore the legacies of the Avant-garde, Surrealism and Dalí, according to curator William Jeffett. The 23-minute, double-screen video (shot in hi-def) offers viewers an unconventional experience of time through scenes filmed in four locations. Elsewhere, images by photographer Marc Lacroix, who died in 2007, offer insights into Dalí and wife Galas personal and creative lives, while an exhibition of glass sculptures afford a glimpse of the artists work in that luminous medium. Mabel Palacín: Una noche sin fin [An Endless Night] is on display through Jan. 24, and Dalí at Work and Play: The Photographs of Marc Lacroix and Dalí: Seen Through Glass are presented through Nov. 2, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Wed. and Sat., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Thurs., 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Fri., noon-5:30 p.m. Sun., 1000 Third St. S., St. Petersburg, $15 adults/$13.50 seniors/$10 students, 727-823-3767, salvadordalimuseum.org. Megan Voeller