St. Petersburg Times: Weekend

November 14, 2002

autoexotica The Tampa Bay International Auto Show pulls in.

[Photo: Tampa Bay International Auto Show]

Cover story
Car quest
Need a new car? Want to know what you might be driving a few years from now? The Tampa Bay International Auto Show is the place to do the research.

photoA wilder 'Harry'
The second Harry Potter film ups the ante in terror, special effects -- and length.

Prison camp
Steven Seagal's Half Past Dead is set in Alcatraz, and after 100 minutes of violence, explosions and just plain silliness, you'll feel imprisoned.

Indie Flicks
Another pint of bitter

Top five movies and upcoming releases
1 Bowling for Columbine -- America's best cinematic muckraker, Michael Moore, takes aim at the nation's passion for gun ownership and its tragic knack for using them badly. Moore isn't always a straight shooter, but his film is a fascinating starting point for debate.

Family Movie Guide
The Family Movie Guide should be used along with the Motion Picture Association of America rating system for selecting movies suitable for children.

Movie chat
Steve Persall will take your questions and share his thoughts on current and upcoming movies, including Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, during a special online chat at 7 p.m. Tuesday at If you cannot attend this live event, you can send a question in advance to

'Clones' is digital at its best
DVD: New and noteworthy for digital players

Video/DVD rankings and upcoming releases

Good music at good prices
That's the goal of Twilight in Ybor City. And it's succeeding in bringing in an eclectic lineup of national acts while keeping tickets affordable.

Pop: Ticket Window
The Pretenders, 8 p.m. Jan. 24, Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg. Tickets ($37.50-$60) on sale at 10 a.m. Sat. at the box office (727) 892-5767 or Ticketmaster (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Violet Milne McIntyre of Dunedin knew that Tori Amos recorded some of her Under The Pink album in the home studio of Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, who was living in the California mansion once owned by actor Sharon Tate, who was murdered by the followers of Charles Manson in 1969.

Pop: Hot Ticket
Getting to the root of Southern rap

Get Away
Get Away: Hot Ticket
Classic cars ride again

Erasing misconceptions
Orlando artist Kevin Bourgeois' work helps dispel the label of pencil drawing as simply an "illustrative" medium.

Art: Upcoming shows and events
New gallery -- M. Petty Photography opens this week at 538 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. (727) 898-2600.

Art: Hot Ticket
Photography with a Florida perspective

photoSmall Pleasures: Global warming
At the Globe Coffee Lounge, the comfort food of childhood plus homey surroundings and good company warm customers' hearts as well as their tummies.

Food events
Battle of the Bay -- 6-9 p.m. Fri., Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Culinary competition with chefs from Armani's, Roy's, Pappas' Grillmarks and others creating a meal in 75 minutes using secret ingredients; $35 includes wine tasting. Benefits St. Petersburg Museum of History. (727) 894-1052, ext. 205.

Nite Out
Nite Out: Also happening
Some other small venues that bring in national acts:

Waiting for Avner
At his simplest, Avner the Eccentric is a mime and a magician, but the themes in his one-man show are drawn from a Samuel Beckett play.

Stage: Hot Ticket
Aurora Quartet tunes up for concert

Stage: Down the road
Ragamala -- East Indian dance and theater troupe Ragamala is at Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center on Nov. 22. $14, $16.

Tony Hawk's Boom Boom HuckjamWith its state-of-the-art ramp system, live rock concert and high-flying X-style skateboard, bmx and motocross stunts, Tony Hawk's Boom Boom Huckjam has attracted thousands everywhere it has toured. Special Report
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