St. Petersburg Times: Weekend

February 27, 2003

Cover Story: An invasion of art
More than 300 artists will be represented at one of Florida's top outdoor shows, the annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts. Story

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  The art of Gasparilla

photoA movie with real 'get up and go' -- so I did
Cradle 2 the Grave isn't worth sitting through at the theater and should have gone straight to home video.

Top five movies and upcoming releases
Top five movies

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.

Indie Flix: Spiraling downward
Love Liza (R) (93 min.) -- Something makes Todd Louiso's Love Liza feel like a film from the 1970s, and it isn't just Philip Seymour Hoffman's careless hair.

Video / DVD
Upcoming releases and current rankings

Tuesday: Knockaround Guys, The Mystic Masseur, Road to Perdition, Tuck Everlasting, The Tuxedo

New releases: 'Perdition' is a road less traveled
Road to Perdition (R)

Rewind: A big helping of the Big Easy
Filmmakers have long been attracted to the party city and its dark shadows.

Team Pop Trivia

This week's winner: Dorothy Hopkins of St. Petersburg knew that Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar is the father of multiple Grammy winner Norah Jones.

Hot Ticket
Celebrating Guthrie

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Breaking out of the box

Mime master Marcel Marceau extols the "the art of silence" and discounts those for whom mime may be a four-letter word.

'Chicago' comes to Largo stage
The popularity of the film boosts this show, in talent and ticket sales.
Hot Ticket
Moses Pendleton's first performance piece, in the late 1960s, took the audience on a six-mile trip around his family's Vermont dairy farm. At one point, audience members stood in the path of 50 charging Holsteins.

photoA hearty welcome to new neighbors
Two Italian restaurants are already waking up taste buds in Tampa.

I've had enough ...
Short-cut carrots.

Food and drink events
Tastes of Italy -- 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sun., Alfano's Restaurant, 1702 Clearwater-Largo Road, Clearwater. Four-course menu featuring the regions of Italy, with wines to match. $65 inclusive. (727) 712-2760 to RSVP.

Nite Out
Comedy's managing editor

Jon Stewart's finds his humor in the headlines as he and his staff crank out Comedy Central's Daily Show.

Comics coming soon
Bobcat Goldthwait -- March 6-8, Tampa Improv, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $18-$20. (813) 864-4000.

Get Away
photoRipe for recreation
The Florida Strawberry Festival has a lot on its menu, including rides, animals, headline entertainment and, of course, its namesake.

Hot Ticket
Lowry Park Zoo welcomes spring

Bubblegum and cereal
In one of the more alarming commercial tie-ins we've seen lately, 1970s teen idol David Cassidy is scheduled to sing his Partridge Family hit I Think I Love You at the "wedding" of a 6-foot Cheerio and a strawberry character.

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