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 […]


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 […]

Tyler Putnam as the Pirate King in Opera Tampa's "Pirates of Penzance." Will Staples photo.

Weekend Top Ten: 10 hopeful signs for the local arts scene

It’s tough right now for any of us to plan for the future, and that’s painfully true for the artists and arts organizations our area is known for. Performances cancelled or postponed, galleries and museums closed, movie shoots upended, everything in limbo and funds drying up — it’s a scary time. Yet, in the midst […]

Eleanor Higman's Sea Star Beading Kit, one of a new line of products from Florida CraftArt.

Ten ways to help the Tampa Bay arts community

In recent weeks, I’ve been recommending online arts offerings from close by and far away. Lots more keep popping up, which is great, but here’s the thing: We can’t just sit back and watch, assuming everything will go back to normal in the future. We have to help these artists and arts organizations right now, […]

A&E, Interrupted: Cancellations & Postponements from dRTBest Bets Spring 2020

dRTBest Bets, the list of recommended arts & entertainment events that appears in each print edition of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, was compiled for the Spring 2020 print edition before the wave of postponements and cancellations that occurred in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. In the list below, we provide updates about the events we […]

The Art Around Us: Public artworks now and in the future

Editor’s Note: This story is included in our Spring 2020 “Great Outdoors” issue, which went to press before the restrictions that came with the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, you won’t be violating any health guidelines if you wander outside by yourself (or a safe distance from your companions) to see the beautiful public artworks Julie Garisto identifies […]

Scholars with Jane Bunker’s painting “Stargazer.”

Painter Jane Bunker's crusade to help African-American scholars continues — with a few changes

NOTE: A version of this story appears in the print and digital editions of the Spring 2020 issue of duPont REGISTRY Tampa Bay, which went to press before the COVID-19 outbreak. The dates and other plans mentioned in that version of the story have since changed; the following contains updated information. Let’s see. What would […]