Do It Today: Wilder to Williams, Benise, Modern Skirts


Benise, the champion of nouveau flamenco Spanish guitar, returns to Ruth Eckerd Hall with "fiery melodies, high-energy rhythms and elaborately choreographed dancers." Visit rutheckerdhall.com for more info. Mon., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 N. McMullen Booth Rd., Clearwater, $39.50-$78.


Athens quartet Modern Skirts have built up a respectable local following with their appealingly quirky alt pop. Gentle vocals are set against swaying, seemingly lacksadaisical melodies, synthesizer flourishes give it a dance music feel akin to Stereolab, and lyrics range from clear to cryptic, like the main refrain of "Soft Pedal" off their new self-released album, All of Us in Our Night: "I can't shut off this stereo / You got on top and we both got off again / Give me a knife and a merry-go-round / You got on top and we both got off again." The Old Ceremony, Glasgow and Alexander and the Grapes open. Mon., Oct. 26, 7 p.m., Crowbar, Ybor City, $8 in advance/$10 dos (all ages). -- Leilani Polk

In lieu of the Best of the Bay-winning Summer Sunset Cinema Series, The [email protected] and Push Ultra Lounge once again team up to present a collection of classic films each Monday. Tonight’s selection in the Wilder to Williams Film Series — which includes the best of Billy Wilder and Tennessee Williams — is Williams' This Property Is Condemned, starring Natalie Wood and Robert Redford (pictured). Visit studio620.org for more info. Mon., Oct. 26, 8 p.m., Push Ultra Lounge, St. Petersburg, free.

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