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February 15, 2001
Knight Riders
[Times photo: Jennifer Corbet]
The Knights of Sant’Yago start their parade Saturday with family fun in the Channel District and finish with grown-up revelry in Ybor City.

Cover Story
Naughty and nice
The 2001 Sant'Yago Knight Parade starts out kiddie-friendly in the Channel District, but when it hits Ybor City, it's definitely for grown-ups.

Film
Before Night Falls
When night falls too quickly
Before Night Falls is a film about art's danger and the life of Cuban poet Reinaldo Arenas, whose talent, seen as a danger to the revolution, ultimately becomes his own double-edged sword.

A 'Recess' for former rugrats
Six pals must save summer vacation from being permanently canceled in this animated tale from the creators of Rugrats.

'Down to Earth' sinks beneath its predecessor
Lower your expectations: This remake can't soar with Heaven Can Wait. A lightweight cast and a lead actor more comfortable in stand-up add up to comedy that's stuck in the mud.

Persall's Top Five
Recent releases recommended by Times film critic Steve Persall

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. Films are categorized as "recommended" for family viewing, "recommended with reservations" and "not recommended" for family viewing, with a description of content that led to that categorization. Compiled by St. Petersburg Times film critic Steve Persall.

Hillsborough movie theater quirks and perks
With movie theaters popping up like mushrooms after a rainstorm, only tiny nuances set them apart. Every movie house has popcorn, fountain drinks and, yes, movies, but what little things are important to you?

Video
Doesn't Satan have anything better to do?
NEW RELEASES

On video
VIDEO RENTALS

Pop
Pop: Hot Ticket
Chicago: A hard habit to break

Pop: Ticket Window
Tickets go on sale at 5 p.m. Friday for Papa Roach with Orgy and Alien Ant Farm, performing at 7:30 p.m. March 31 at the Florida State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $22.50 and available at Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or (727) 898-2100.

Team Pop Trivia
This week's winner: Mark Walker of St. Petersburg knew that Davy Jones of The Monkees was the future pop star who sang a song from Oliver during the famous episode of The Ed Sullivan Show on which The Beatles made their American debut in 1964.

Art
Strong individuals, strong show
You'll note some trends in this exhibit of works by 25 African-American craft artists, but each artist has a unique outlook.

Art: Best bets
Art critic Mary Ann Marger's recommendations for this weekend. Please refer to the Art Calendar for details.

Art: Hot Ticket
Before you chastise the young lady for falling asleep during The Sermon, consider: Is the woman beside her looking on in disapproval -- or pity?

Get Away
Skating through a farewell tour
Scott Hamilton is giving up his Stars on Ice gig but not hanging up his skates. At 42, the Olympic gold medalist is shifting gears to work on other projects.

Get Away: Down the road
Events to watch for; details in future editions of Weekend.

Get Away: Hot Ticket
Food, folks and fun

Night Life
Fun, fun, FUN
Ybor City's new nightclub FUN is the place for folks who can't stop dancing. Or for those who prefer to watch it. Or for those who choose to lounge in comfort and take in an elevated view of Ybor City.

Dine
Guppy's
Guppy's swims with the big boys
Quality shows in an updated decor, fish done with imagination, a smartly chosen and priced wine list and thoughtful service.

Side dish
FOURTH STREET EXTENDED

Cheap Thrill
Tomatina

Stage
Entranced by a concerto
Violinist Cho-Liang Lin finds in Alban Berg's Violin Concerto a warmth, a romanticism, discounted by many, who see the atonal composer's work as cold and aloof.

You're looking swell, Dolly
The Show Palace Dinner Theater knows that the musical is still going strong with audiences.

Everywoman in the promised land
Sex and Sensibility follows the fortunes of three women seeking fame, fortune and Prince Charming in a city populated by male misfits.

Stage: On the horizon
Composers -- The Festival of Living Music, sponsored by the Tampa Bay Composers' Forum, presents prize-winning chamber works March 3 at the SPJC Music Center. $3 and $5.

Stage: Hot Ticket
2 Helps symphonies in concert

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