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Beatnik Going Back to Cali

Friday, December 19, 2014 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: 620 1st Ave S. in St.Pete

Price: $10 Admission

Contact: Studio 620 | phone: (727) 895-6620 | website: www.thestudioat620.org

Come support the making of an original movie "Beatnik: The Movie" set in Oakland, California. The movie was written and will be directed by local film maker Mwamba Yeshitela. "Beatnik" explains Jazz as a transcending medium as it reveals the inter connection between culture, politics, and counter-culture. The evening will be filled with original art, poetry, music, champagne, and other refreshments. Proceeds help further film production.

Category: Entertainment Events

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17th Annual Community Production "The Family Blessing (Formerly Chocolate Nutcracker)

From: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 2:00PM
To: Sunday, December 21, 2014 at 4:00PM

Location: The Mahaffey Theater in St. Pete

Contact: website: www.themahaffey.com

This year's production will be Saturday, December 20th 7:30PM and Sunday, December 21st 2:00PM at the Mahaffey Theater, 400 First Street, St. Petersburg, Florida.  Attending this event will make a great gift, a great outing for your youth and social organization or a great way to spend some family time.

Category: Entertainment Events

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Faith to Believe in the Promise Christmas Program

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM

Location: Word of Life Fellowship Church, 2540 9th Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 327-6081

Join WOL Worship Arts Ministry for their annual Christmas Program celebrating Jesus Christ, the Promise.

Category: Holiday Events

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DAYZED: A PREMIUM DAY PARTY

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 4:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: Ybor City Jazz House,

Contact: A Degree or Better Productions | phone: 813.857.7573 & 813.385.7352

This event is geared towards those individuals setting rather than following trends featuring two levels; a lounge and rooftop patio. This is definitely something you are going to want to experience rather than hear it second hand. Come and indulge yourself in premium cocktails, eargasmic sounds and some of Central Florida's eye candy. This event is being fueled by Ciroc Premium Vodka.

Category: Entertainment Events

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Downtown on Ice

Saturday, December 20, 2014 from 9:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: 600 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa

Price: $10 per person

Contact: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park | website: http://www.tampasdowntownonice.com/

Enjoy 90 minutes of skating.  Ticket includes skate rental.  Tampa’s Downtown on Ice will be open
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Category: Holiday Events

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A Christmas Carol

Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Price: $15.00 and Up

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

A true Sarasota favorite! The Nebraska Theatre Caravan annually tours an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol across the nation. From Alaska to Virginia, this Victorian rendition of the beloved tale, complete with traditional Christmas carols and a spinning bed, has delighted thousands of audience members each year.

Category: Holiday Events

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Bitcoin St.Petersburg Bowl

Friday, December 26, 2014 from 8:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: 1 Tropicana Dr. in St.Pete

Contact: website: www.stpetersburgbowl.com

ESPN Events, a subsidiary of ESPN, and the Bitcoin St. Petersburg Bowl will hold the 2014 college football bowl game on Friday, Dec. 26, at 8 p.m. ET at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg. The game, which will once again air on ESPN, is in its first-year of its new conference affiliation with the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the American Athletic Conference.

Category: Sports Events

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Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker

Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota, FL

Price: $34.96 and Up

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls!

Category: Holiday Events

Moscow Ballet: Great Russian Nutcracker

Saturday, December 27, 2014 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Sarasota, FL

Price: $34.96 and Up

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls!

Category: Holiday Events

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"I Have a Dream" Contest for Pinellas Students by 12/31/14

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 8:00AM to 5:00PM

ONE Pinellas County elementary, middle or high school student will join the cast of the January 2015 production Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song to give the Martin Luther King’s "I Have A Dream" speech.  Here’s what you have to do: 1)  With your best oratory skills, record a video of yourself giving a segment of Martin Luther King’s I Have A Dream speech (one minute or less) 2)  Upload the video to Youtube or post it on the Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song Facebook page. 3)  Send a link to the Youtube video to soundsofcivilrights2015@gmail.com. 4)  Include your name, age, grade and school.  CONTEST ENDS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014

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First Night

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 from 4:00PM to 11:59PM

Location: 620 1st Ave S. in St.Pete

Contact: Studio 620 | phone: (727) 895-6620 | website: www.thestudioat620.org

The Studio will be one of many venues during the First Night celebrations! Come join us for an eclectic evening of entertainment from our community! The night will include Jeanne Lynn Dancers-a spectacular tap dance company, Frances Jones---an amazing guitar player and singer, Erica Whiteman----Hoop Dancer Extraordinaire, A Magician, a Torch Singer...and more! Drop in and enjoy! St. Petersburg rings in the New Year with music, lights, dance, fire, bubbles, stories, creative fun, fireworks and much more! First Night St. Petersburg will celebrate its 22nd Annual New Year's Eve celebration of the arts on Wedensday December 31st in downtown St. Petersburg. Family-oriented festivities with music stages, entertainment, drama, dance, games, art, fireworks and more.

Category: Holiday Events

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Vanessa Williams

Friday, January 2, 2015 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Price: $35.00 and Up

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

One of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in entertainment today, Vanessa Williams has conquered the music charts, Broadway, music videos, television and motion pictures. She has sold over four million albums worldwide, earing multiple Grammy nominations for her songs “Colors of the Wind,” “Love Is,” and the #1 smash hit “Save the Best for Last.”

Category: Entertainment Events

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Sister Act Live

Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 1:30PM to 10:00PM

Location: Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota

Price: $55.00 and up

Contact: website: www.vanwezel.org

Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash features original music by 8-time Oscar®-winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and tells the story of a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and ends up in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! The New York Post calls this sparkling tribute to friendship, “Ridiculously fun.”  Two showings: 1:30p and 7p

Category: Entertainment Events

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Watoto African Children's Choir

Thursday, January 8, 2015 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM

Location: Bay Point Christian Church, 2001 62nd Ave. So. in St. Pete

Contact: phone: (727) 866-8814

Come out and join us for what promises to be an epic night, filled with singing, dancing, and awe inspiring music; and YES, all from some amazingly talented children who come to us directly from Africa.

Category: Faith Community Events

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Loni Love at Improv Tampa

Friday, January 9, 2015 from 8:00PM to 11:00PM

Location: 1600 E. 18th Ave in Tampa

Price: $17.00

Contact: Improv Tampa | website: http://www.improvtampa.com

Throughout her career, comedian and actress Loni Love, has brought audiences into hysterics with her witty satire and hilarious stand-up. Through her tireless pursuits for comedic excellence, Love has now found herself in the top tier of comedy being named one of the “Top 10 Comics to Watch” for both Variety and Comedy Central. With a knack for show business, Love is not only one of the most uproarious and endearing comics around, but also one of the most recognized faces on TV as a busy host, guest panelist and actress who continues to strive in every facet of the industry. Loni Love can be found as a regular panelist on Chelsea Lately, co-host of the new talk show The Real on FOX, author of Love Him or Leave Him but Don't Get Stuck with the Tab and last but not least touring around America, bringing her comedy routine to all that will listen!

 

Category: Entertainment Events

8th Annual Reentry Resource Expo

Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM

Location: Hillsborough County West Tampa Neighborhood Services Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave. in Tampa

Contact: phone: 813-274-8152 | website: www.tampagov.net/neighborhoods

The event is FREE and open to the public; here are a few highlights you can expect this weekend: COOL networking opportunities, ENGAGING workshops, FREE expert panel luncheon discussion, FREE KIDS ZONE with safe monitoring of children for parents attending workshops, GREAT live music and entertainment, HUGE vendor showcase and MUCH MORE!

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70's Soul Jam featuringThe Spinners

Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 8:00PM to 10:00PM

Location: 4202 E. Fowler Ave. in Tampa

Contact: USF Sundome Arena | phone: (813) 974-3111 | website: www.sundomearena.com

70’s Soul Jam features one of the greatest soul groups of the 1970’s, The Spinners, who created a body of work that defined the lush, seductive sound of Philly soul. Throughout the years, The Spinners have acquired 12 gold records and have climbed to the tops of both R&B and Pop charts with hits such as, "I'll Be Around" (1973), "Could It Be I'm Falling in Love" (1973), "One of a Kind (Love Affair)" (1973), "Ghetto Child" (1973), "Rubberband Man" (1976) and "You're Throwing a Good Love Away" (1977). Not only were their singles major successes, but their albums constantly went gold and charted in the Top 20. Their classic group sound and approach never loses its universal appeal. More remarkable is the fact that The Spinners are more popular in the new millennium than ever before.

 

Category: Entertainment Events

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Shorecrest Open House Family Fun Day

Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Location: 5101 1st St. NE in St. Pete

Learn more at www.shorecrest.org/page.

Category: General

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Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement

Sunday, January 11, 2015 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM

Location: 253 5th Ave N. in St.Pete

Contact: Studio 620 | phone: (727) 895-6620 | website: www.thestudioat620.org

The Studio@620 is a proud partner in presenting "Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song". This event will serve as the kick-off for the Martin Luther King Day of Service projects and St. Petersburg King Weekend Celebrations. The program is designed to inspire community service while educating the audience about the powerful role songs played in the Civil Rights Movement. The performances will include singers, musicians and narrators from the Tampa Bay Area and beyond.  Two performances: one at 4 p.m. Jan. 11th and a second at 7 p.m. Jan. 12th. Admission is free, tickets may be obtained at the Palladium Theatre box office. Seating is offered on a first come, first served basis. Please call 727-822-3590 for information or follow @powerofsong2015 on Twitter.

Category: Faith Community Events

Kindergarten registration and round-ups kick-off

From: Monday, January 12, 2015 at 8:00AM
To: Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 4:00PM

Location: Pinellas County

To kick-off kindergarten registration, Kindergarten Round-up open houses will be held at PCS elementary schools across the district Jan. 12-15. While at the school, families can register their child for kindergarten, explore a kindergarten classroom, speak with teachers and discuss expectations for the upcoming school year. Families can also learn about all the great programs available at PCS elementary schools, such as art, music, gifted programs, STEM academies, physical education and other enrichment programs. Visit www.pcsb.org/KG for Kindergarten Round-up locations and times.

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