Do It Today: Swing Your Empire, Writers at the U, No Bragging Rights at the Orpheum

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No Bragging Rights visit the Orpheum, backed by Modern Day Escape, Tonight is Glory and Destruction of a Rose. So Cal’s No Bragging Rights does the post-hardcore thing with a two-guitar assault, moan-yelled or gut-shrieked lyrics in songs with titles like “Kneel You Traitor” and “To the People I Consider Cowards,” and a backing chorus of shouts and ever-changing but always thundering rhythms. Weds., Sept. 30, 6 p.m., Orpheum, 1902 N. Avenida Republica de Cuba, Ybor City. -- Leilani Polk

It's the last day to see Swing Your Empire, a mysteriously titled exhibit by Tampa artist Roger Chamieh, who created an installation of mixed media and “kinetic sculpture” that challenges traditional ideas of stay-in-one-spot sculpture with art that appears fluid and in motion with the use of a variety of materials — from latex inflatables to steel (which sounds pretty kinky, if you ask me.) (Pictured: "Eventually You Will Say Something of Interest") Through Sept. 30, HCC Performing Arts Building, Corner of Palm Avenue and 14th Street, Ybor City, 813-253-7674. – Franki Weddington

Frank X. Gaspar opens the University of Tampa's new literature series, Writers at the U. The Discover Award-winning poet and author of the novel Leaving Pico, who has been anthologized in Best American Poetry, discusses his work. Contact Audrey Columbe at [email protected] for more info. Wed., Sept. 30, 8 p.m., R.K. Bailey Art Studios, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, University of Tampa, 310 N. Boulevard, Tampa, free.

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