The week ahead
Compiled by Times staff
© St. Petersburg Times, published January 21, 2001
PHOTOGRAPHY DISCUSSION: Don Naumann, an outdoor photographer who specializes in capturing the energy and color of lightning, speaks at 2 p.m. in the Arts Center, 719 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Free. Call 822-7872.
FULFILLING THE DREAM: A musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by the Alumni Singers, Imani African Youth Dancers and teenage saxophonist David Stewart, 3 p.m. in the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 6315 Central Ave., St. Petersburg. Donations appreciated. Call 578-1657.
ABA 2000: The American Basketball Association continues its first season. Tampa Bay's ThunderDawgs play the Los Angeles Stars, 3 p.m. in the Bayfront Center, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg. Tickets are $6-$50. Call Bayfront box office at 892-5767 or the ThunderDawgs at 823-4667.
SUNSHINE CITY BAND CONCERT: A musical variety show, 2-3 p.m. in the Williams Park band shell, Fourth Street and Second Avenue N. Free.
MUSIC IN THE MARLY ROOM: Composer and pianist Dr. John Joseph Mortensen performs at 2 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Mortensen performs his own composition, plus works by Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart, Chopin and Granados. $15; $7 students 22 and younger. Call 896-2667.
IN ONE ACT AND OUT THE OTHER: The St. Petersburg Little Theater presents a play reading festival at 7:30 p.m. in the Palladium, 253 Fifth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Featured are three plays by New York writer/cartoonist Doug Stone, whose strip Raw Material appears in the Weekly Planet. Feedback session follows performance. Seating limited, reservations recommended. $5. Call 822-3590.
SONS OF COLD WAR ICONS: The sons of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev and Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 pilot who was shot down over the Soviet Union in 1960 and held until 1962, speak at 6 p.m. in the Renaissance Vinoy Resort Grand Ballroom, 501 Fifth Ave. NE, St. Petersburg. Dr. Sergei Khrushchev, who is an American citizen, author and public speaker, and Francis Gary Powers Jr., founder of the Cold War Museum, both contributed artifacts and expertise to the current Florida International Museum exhibit The Cuban Missile Crisis: When the Cold War Got Hot. $35 includes dinner. To purchase tickets, call 821-4069.
TAKE CHARGE: Attorney Sarah Williams discusses estate planning alternatives at 1:30 p.m. in the Princess Martha, 411 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Topics include the need for a will, durable power of attorney, health care surrogate, living wills and revocable living trusts. Free. Reservations required. Call 894-6788.
PET SEMINAR: "Understanding the Needs of Geriatric Pets," offered by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Pinellas County, 7 p.m. in the Main Branch of the St. Petersburg Public Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. Free. Reservations requested. Call 586-3591.
TEA DANCE: At the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg, with live music by the Bruce Ralg Dance band. Dance instruction begins at 11:30 a.m., with dance from 1 to 3 p.m. $5 with instructions or $4 dance only. Call 892-5202 or check the Web site for information on Coliseum events, www.stpete.org/coliseum.htm.
WORLD BOXING LEAGUE SHOWCASE: Experience the excitement of professional boxing when the Tampa Bay Rat Dogs compete against the Orlando Alley Gators at 7 p.m. in the Coliseum. $25-$50. Call 892-5202.
"FROM THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA': The American Stage, 211 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, celebrates Black History Month with a play originally produced by Oprah Winfrey in New York City. Three generations of African-American women embark on self-affirming journeys in the face of racism, poverty and tragedy. Production runs through Feb. 18. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday and on Feb. 3, 10. Tickets $20-$28. Call 823-7529.
ASPEC INTRO IN ARCHEOLOGY: Dr. Jan Hirschfield speaks at 3 p.m. on "The Zenith of Intellectual and Colonial Life: Greece and Rome" in Lewis House of Eckerd College, 4200 54th Ave. S, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 864-8297.
GET DOWNTOWN: A special Super Bowl extra with live music, 5:30-10 p.m. on Central Avenue between Second and Third streets. Slim King's Carnival provides the entertainment. Parking in the Third Street parking lot of the Bank of America building. Free. Call 826-6062.
ARTS ON THE BALL: Art, entertainment and sports activities along Beach Drive and The Pier, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Looper Trolley runs for free between the seven museums, which are offering one free admission with one paid, and 10 percent discounts in museum stores. Brochures of all activities available at downtown museums. Call 893-7465.
"HORSE FEATHERS': The Dali Museum's contribution to Super Bowl weekend is the Marx Brothers' football classic, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at 1000 Third St. S. Free with museum admission. Call 823-3767 or check the Web site at www.salvadordalimuseum.org.
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT: The Science Center, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, invites the public for free telescope viewing beginning at 7 p.m. Planetarium presentations and reptile shows at 7, 8 and 9 p.m. ($1) and laser shows at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. ($2). Call 384-0027.
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