Do It Today: Sleep of Reason Cinema, Walk a Mile In Her Shoes, Chat with Jose Marti and more

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Award-winning actor Chaz Mena stars in Charla: A Chat with Jose Marti, about the Cuban poet and revolutionary who gave some of his most memorable speeches right in Ybor City. A combination of historical reenactment and participatory theater, the audience is invited to ask in-character Mena questions about Marti's life. Oct. 8-9, 7:30 p.m., Thurs.-Fri., HCC Ybor Performing Arts Building, Corner of Palm Ave. and 14th St., Tampa, $10, $5 seniors and students.


Libit Jones teaches "A Bit of Intrigue," a class on how to utilize stamps, stencils and "anything else handy" to create backgrounds in a variety of media. Visit tamparealisticartists.com for more info. Thurs., Oct. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 10, 10 a.m., Old Hyde Park Art Center, 705 Swann Ave., Tampa, free.


Most of us aren't lucky enough to lounge around discussing art, sipping tea and eating bonbons all day, but the DFAC's monthly Coffee and Conversation lets us feel like we are. Enjoy free java and a discussion with Elaine Schlip, who specializes in traditional and modern Chinese brush painting. Thurs., Oct. 8, 12 p.m., Dunedin Fine Arts Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., Dunedin, dfac.org.

This week's installment in the Sleep of Reason Cinema Series includes two new arthouse films, Liquid Sky and Ms. 45, curated by Brian Taylor and Bradley Valentine with a dream of "providing a contemporary venue for a delirious brand of cinema." Visit five-art.com for more info. Thurs., Oct. 8, 7:15 p.m., West Tampa Center for the Arts, 1906 N. Armenia Ave. #210, Tampa, $5 suggested donation.

At Walk A Mile Her Shoes, the men of USF rally around the idea that you can't begin to understand someone until you've, well,  walked a mile in his or her shoes. They take it a step further by marching a mile in high heels in support of victims of rape, sexual assault and battery, and gender violence. Visit usfnite.com for more info. Thurs., Oct. 8, 12 p.m., USF Marshall Center, 4202 E. Fowler Ave.,  Tampa.

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