St. Petersburg Times: Weekend

March 13, 2003

Art and heart -- to the Max   Peter Max, artist and ardent fundraiser for a panorama of causes, lends both talents to a local hospital campaign this weekend. Story

[©Peter Max, 2002]

Nite Out
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Four times the St. Patrick's Day fun

Some other notable St. Patrick's Day celebrations
Four Green Fields -- With music by Pat Dunlea and The Prodigals, 6-9 p.m. Monday. 205 W Platt St., Tampa.

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. Only films rated G, PG or PG-13 are included in this weekly listing, along with occasional R-rated films that may have entertainment or educational value for older children with parental guidance. Compiled by St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall.

Banks, Cody Banks
His secret agent training covered everything -- how to make a dare-devilish escape from the most menacing of situations, how to use the most sophisticated technological gadgets in the field, and how to use his cunning and ingenuity to deceive the most devious criminals.

Indie Flicks: Brutal artistry
City of God (R) (135 min.) -- Relentlessly grim and excessively violent, this fourth feature from former Brazilian television director Fernando Meirelles, abetted by inventive cinematographer Cesar Charlone, nevertheless blazes with visual ingenuity. It's a long, disturbing trip, not unlike Mexico's Amores Perros, one that may leave viewers weary of the brutality but exhilarated by the arrival of a major filmmaking talent.

photoReturn of the rat pack
Crispin Glover's performance is so bad it's good for an otherwise sedate remake of the rat tale Willard.

Hunting for a better script
If you've seen the previews, you've seen the movie. The Hunted features plenty of hand-to-hand combat, but not much plot.

Video / DVD
Upcoming release and current rankings

March 18: 8 Mile, Abandon, Auto Focus, Empire, The Grey Zone, Just a Kiss, The Man from Elysian Fields, Personal Velocity, Pokemon 4Ever, Roger Dodger, Welcome to Collinswood, Sordid Lives

Star-making performance belongs to newcomer
White Oleander (PG-13)

Rewind: A salute to the best war cinema
Some of Tinsel Town's most memorable films -- epics, dramas and comedies -- have explored the moral and personal dilemmas war brings.

Down the Road

Of Montreal -- 8 p.m. March 20, Orpheum, Ybor City. $6.

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Rock of the Stone Age

Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Kathie Wolfe of Largo knew that singer Carlene Carter, stepdaughter of country great Johnny Cash, was the longtime girlfriend of the late Howie Epstein, former bassist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

Global rhythms

Fiddle player Eileen Ivers and her new band, Immigrant Soul, play an infectious mix of music, including Irish, African, Appalachian and Caribbean.

Down the road
Manfred -- Vladimir Verbitsky conducts the Florida Orchestra in Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony March 21-23. $20-$42.

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A different kind of dance

Trumpeting the trombone
The quartet Nay Palm Bones is expanding the repertoire of classical trombone.

Food and drink events

Abilities Wine and Food Festival -- VIP reception 6-7 p.m., 7 p.m. grand tasting Sat., Tropicana Field, First Ave. and 16th St. S, St. Petersburg. Tampa Bay's oldest and largest food and wine tasting features 300 California and international wines, samplings from 50 area restaurants that include Six Tables, Saffron's, Pacific Wave, bid on chef dinners, wines at silent auction. $125 VIP, $60 advance grand tasting, $70 at door. Benefits the Abilities Foundation. (727) 538-7370, ext. 345, or online

photoSushi fans come to the right place
BayWalk's newest restaurant offers a classy taste of Japan, with only a few missteps on the menu.

I'll have another...
Plate of bucatini.

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All's artistic on the Western front

Art and heart -- to the Max
Peter Max, artist and ardent fundraiser for a panorama of causes, lends both talents to a local hospital campaign this weekend.

At the galleries
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco -- The Ybor City icon opens a new gallery at 1600 E Eighth Ave., Tampa. (813) 242-6936.

Get Away
Down the road

Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

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Bibliophiles' heaven

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