Weekend Top Ten 6/17-20: Freedom, fathers and a fairy dragmother

The U.S. Senate just declared Juneteenth a national holiday, June 20 is Father’s Day, and the whole month of June is Pride Month — time to celebrate!

Image courtesy Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

Living with Whales (and Dolphins, too) at Clearwater Marine Aquarium

You know that story about the lobsterman who got swallowed by a humpback whale? Here’s a safer, but no less exciting, alternative.

Flock together for “Birds of a Feather” in Gulfport

Timed perfectly for Pride Month, Marc Acito’s play about a penguin two-dad family is a delight at Gulfport Community Players.

Aaron F. Henderson, "400 Years" (2019), gouache on paper, at the James.

Can You Hear It? Woodson Museum opens “Reverberations” on Juneteenth at the James

“Can you hear the song that has been playing for over four centuries?” asks curator Desmond Clark.

"Tillandsia and Lichens," a watercolor by Lynne Railsback in SKYWAY at the MFA.

Four Museums, Five Counties, One SKYWAY

SKYWAY, a huge survey of local art, is a collaboration between museums in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota.

The Florida Orchestra, distanced. Photo: Chris Zuppa.

Arts Calendar: What To Watch For in March 2021

Theaters, galleries, museums, movies, concert venues, markets and more have all had to bob and weave through the ever-changing demands of the pandemic, but the shows will and do go on.

A&E Calendar: Live shows & livestreams, indoors & out

Yes, Virginia, there is an arts season. Many of these events were included in our dRTBestBets in the current Holiday Issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, though be sure to check ahead with the venues; in these uncertain times, cancellations and postponements are still common. THEATER/DANCE Through Dec. 20Nosotros La Gente (We The People) at American Stage. The theater’s […]

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dR Daily 11/23/20: “Van Gogh Alive” at the Dali

The familiarity of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, reproduced everywhere from dorm walls to coffee mugs, could sap them of their power — unless, that is, you’ve been fortunate enough to see them in person. Now, a touring show making its North American debut at The Dalì, Van Gogh Alive, aims to convey the quivery, invigorating impact […]

Derrick Adams, "Floater 36," 2017, acrylic paint and collage on paper, from "Buoyant" at the MFA. Collection of Audrey & Jeffrey Spiegel.

The Museum of Fine Arts is feeling "Buoyant" — and for good reason

Many businesses in the Tampa Bay area slowly reopened over the summer, including most of our favorite museums – with one notable exception. The Museum of Fine Arts, the oldest museum in St. Petersburg and a main attraction on downtown’s Beach Drive, made the very difficult decision to remain closed throughout the summer months. “Much of our membership falls into higher-risk […]

A still from the American Stage Shakespeare Lite production of "Othello" on Zoom.

O is for Online Arts: COVID Can’t Stop Creativity

For the last several weeks, we’ve been teasing the content of this year’s A to Z Issue one letter at a time. The print edition arrives in mailboxes later this month, after which we hope it’ll take up residence for a good long while on Tampa Bay’s finest coffee tables. If you can’t wait for the hard copy, here’s […]