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The week ahead

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published February 11, 2001


TODAY

MUSIC IN THE MARLY ROOM: Cellist Jan-Erik Gustaffson performs at 2 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. Selections include compositions by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Astor Piazolla and Einojuhani Rautavaara. $15. Seating is limited, purchase tickets in advance. Call 896-2667.

BEYOND THE FRAME: Nan Colton, performing artist in residence, looks at the life, work and culture of Dutch artist Abraham Bloemaert, 3 p.m. in the Museum of Fine Arts. Performance complements the current exhibit "Abraham Bloemaert (1566-1651) and His Time." Free. Call 896-2667.

MONDAY

FLORIDA: A NATIVE-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVE: The University of South Florida-St. Petersburg presents a lecture series that explores various issues confronting Florida in the 21st century. All lectures are at 6 p.m. in the Campus Activities Center, Second Street and Sixth Avenue S. Speakers are Kirke Kickingbird (Kiowa), director of the Native American Legal Resource Center in Oklahoma; William Cypress, chair of the Miccosukee Nation; and Joe Quetone (Kiowa), executive director of Florida Governor's Council on Indian Affairs. Topics include sovereignty on Florida reservations and gaming issues followed by a question-and-answer session. Free. Call 553-3458.

NIGHT HIKE: Boyd Hill Nature Park, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. Meet in parking lot of library at 7:30 p.m. Free. Call 893-7326.

APHRODITE: Nan Colton portrays a classical Greek muse in a interactive presentation at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Sunshine Center, 330 Fifth St. N, St. Petersburg. Free. Call 893-7622.

TUESDAY

NATURAL HISTORY SPEAKER SERIES: Boyd Hill Nature Park welcomes Florida State Park Ranger Ed Perry at 7:30 p.m. in Oak Hall of the Environmental Studies Areas. The presentation title is "Beaches and Beyond: Science and Spirit from the Sea." Refreshments served. Free. Call 893-7326.

ART OF THE SPIRIT: The Museum of Fine Arts presents a series of programs to foster mutual understanding and respect for diverse spiritual faiths and cultural traditions through art at 7 p.m. "Discovering the Episcopal Church" is presented by Dean Randall K. Hehr and includes a slide discussion of the stained glass windows of the Cathedral Church of St. Peter. Free. Reservations suggested, seating is limited. Call 896-2667 or visit the Web site at www.fine-arts.org.

FAIR TRIP: Jump the bus and head for the Florida State Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the folks from the Sunshine Center. $15 for ticket and transportation. Call 893-7101.

WEDNESDAY

THE SECRET TO HAPPY FEET: Dr. Brian Burg, podiatrist, speaks at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Sunshine Center. Free. Call 893-7622.

THURSDAY

MINI-SENIOR EXPO: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the clubhouse of Park Royale Mobile Home Community, 10611 66th St. N, Pinellas Park. Call 547-2663 or 544-8840.

THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE: Luis Bunuel's Oscar-winner for best foreign film that lampoons the church, diplomats, wealthy socialites and radical terrorists, 6 p.m. in the Salvador Dali Museum, 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Free with museum admission (half price after 5 p.m.). Call 823-3767 or check the Web site at www.salvadordalimuseum.org.

DAWGS: The American Basketball Association's Tampa Bays ThunderDawgs play the Indiana Legends at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday 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.

FRIDAY

THE GROTESQUE IN SPANISH ART: Robert Rosenblum speaks at 6 p.m. in the Salvador Dali Museum. The presentation complements the current exhibit Reinventing Tradition. Rosenblum presents a slide discussion concerning the history of the grotesque in Spanish art and traces its path from the Middle Ages through Goya to 20th-century masters. $10. Call 823-3767.

ART AT LEISURE: Docent Enez Hart speaks on "The Struggles in the History of a Black Master Artist, Jacob Lawrence," 10 a.m. in the Marly Room of the Museum of Fine Arts. Refreshments served. Free with museum admission. Call 896-2667.

BROADWAY AT THE BAYFRONT: Man of La Mancha at Bayfront Center's Mahaffey Theater, 400 First St. S, St. Petersburg at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $27.50-$47.50. Call 892-5767. Or check the Web site at http://www.stpete.org/mahaffey.htm.

SATURDAY

ANIMATION WORKSHOP: With local artist Thomas English, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Salvador Dali Museum. $20, $7 children plus $5 material fee. Limited enrollment, call for reservations 823-3767.

BIG BAND: The Russ Morgan Orchestra with Jack Morgan performs at 8 p.m. in the Coliseum, 535 Fourth Ave. N, St. Petersburg. $12 advance, $14 door. Smoke free, BYOB set ups and snacks available. Call 892-5202 or check the Web site for information on Coliseum events, www.stpete.org/coliseum.htm.

MOTORCYCLE EXTRAVAGANZA: 2,000 Harleys line the Pier, 800 Second Ave. NE, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Live bands, kids' activities and more. Free. Call 821-6164.

FISH HUNT: Amazing Pier Aquarium Fish Hunt, 10 a.m. to noon on the second floor of The Pier. Find tidbits of information about the aquarium inhabitants and win prizes. $4 ages 3-55, $2 seniors and free 2 and under. Call 895-7437.

FAMILY FUN NIGHT: The Science Center of Pinellas County, 7701 22nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg, 6-10 p.m. At 7:30 p.m., the St. Petersburg Little Theater presents a tribute to Black History featuring African American heritage in song, dance and drama (free). Planetarium presentations are offered at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. ($1), a reptile show at 7 and 8:30 p.m. ($1) and laser show at 6 and 9:30 p.m. ($2). Call 384-0027.

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