GET OUT: From Flamenco to Pink Floyd, Colorful Weekend in the 'Burg
There's a patchwork of things to do in St. Petersburg, starting with a Flamenco dance performance at Ceviche tonight and including a Pink Floyd Experience with a tribute band. There's a more sedate gallery walk, too.
Where/When: Ceviche Tapas Bar, 10 Beach Dr NE. Thursday at 9:30 p.m.
Why Go: Kick off the weekend a night early at Ceviche, where there will be the usua selection of Spanish delicacies, fine wines and sangria as well as a special live music performance, with Flamenco dancing. Tampa Bay's own Javier Hinojosa will play a selection of Spanish guitar solos and will be joined by professional Spanish dancers. Ole! You may want to get there early since Ceviche stays busy most nights. Free
Where/When: Cassis American Brasserie, 170 Beach Dr NE. Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Why Go: How do I love thee? Let me count the calories, eh, ways. Celebrate Valentine's Day by taking your sweetheart to lunch at Cassis American Brasserie. The Beach Drive restaurant unveiled its "L'amour Est Rouge" pre fixe luncheon menu this week, offering a selection of eight dishes created by Chef Jeremy Duclut . For just $20.11, you will be served a three-course lunch including appetizer, entrée and a decadent dessert. Tomato bisque, spicy andouille ragout, chicken breast parmasean and creme caramel are among the items. $20.11 plus tax and gratuity.
Where/When: Progress Energy Center for the Arts-Mahaffey Theater. Friday at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Did you miss out on the Pink Floyd Experience as a teenager? Here's a chance to have a Near Experience with a Pink Floyd tribute band. The band, which hails from California, is supposed to be pretty convincing, plus the Mahaffey Theater concert is a dazzling light spectacle, complete with a floating pig. Time travel back to 1977, with six musicians performing the Brit group's greatest hits from the "Animals" album, which will be played from start to finish. Expect to hear such chart-topping hits as "Run Like Hell," "Money," and "Comfortably Numb."
Prices start at $34; tickets are still available.
Where/When: Craftsman House Gallery, 2955 Central Ave. Saturday, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Why Go: Local galleries open their doors to the public for the evening, offering a chance to meet with artists and admire their work. The tour begins at the Craftsmen House Gallery, travels through the Grand Central Arts District and extends to the waterfront. Participating showrooms include the Mindy Solomon Gallery, Morean Arts Center, Crystal Mirage Gallery and the Cakewalk Artist Co-op. The St. Petersburg Trolley stops at each gallery, allowing patrons to park their vehicles and hop aboard. Free!
Where/When: The Ale and the Witch, 111 2nd Ave NE., Saturday at 8 p.m.
Why Go: Enjoy a live performance by local singer and songwriter Rebekah Pulley and her band, The Reluctant Prophets. Pulley will perform a selection of originals that include "So Sorry" and "Not Your Girlfriend," from her latest EP, "Back to the Boogaloo." Free.
Where/When: Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Dr NE. Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Why Go: In honor of Black History Month, visitors are invited to a free screening of the 1997 documentary "4 Little Girls," directed by Spike Lee. Free with museum admission.
Looking for more things to do this weekend? Check out our family friendly Grab & Go Kids Planner, refreshed every Wednesday.