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Seize the day

By WILMA NORTON

© St. Petersburg Times,
published June 4, 2001


Things to do ...

The Big Finish. Staged reading/singing of new musical by Sean Sanczel. Talk-back with author and/or director follows program. 7 p.m., Gorilla Theatre, 4419 N Hubert Ave., Tampa. Free; no RSVP needed. (813) 879-2914.

Tarpon Springs Cultural Center. Watercolors by Mary Ann DiNella and her students, the DiNella Studio Group, opens today. Reception: 1-4 p.m. Saturday. 101 S Pinellas Ave. Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

Florida Aquarium. The newly renovated Sea Hunt exhibit offers expanded space with new animals. Check the aquarium Web site for coupons. 701 Channelside Drive, Tampa (813) 273-4000 or www.flaquarium.net. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. $13.75 adults, $12.75 seniors, $8.75 ages 3-12.

The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) just opened Aero Adventure, a traveling exhibit from NASA that explores the science of flight with computer interactive learning stations. Check the movie timeclock in today's Floridian section for the schedule of IMAX films. 4801 E Fowler Ave., Tampa (813) 987-6100 or www.mosi.org. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat.-Sun. $13 ages 14-49; $11 for 50-plus; $9 ages 2-13.

The Salvador Dali Museum continues its tribute to one of art's most famous images with "A Disarming Beauty; the Venus DeMilo in 20th Century Art." 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg (727) 823-3767; www.salvadordalimuseum.org. Hours: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Mon.-Sat. (open until 8 p.m. Thurs.) and noon-5:30 p.m. Sun. $9 adults, discounts for others.

Things to view ...

Michael Flatley's Gold. If you want a warm-up for Irish dance phenom Michael Flatley's Sunday "Feet of Flames" performance at the Ice Palace, check out this hourlong show at 8 p.m. today on WEDU-Ch. 3. The show focuses on how Flatley created Riverdance, one of the 1990s most successful stage shows.

The Impressionists, part two of a two-part Biography special which looks at how the art world was changed forever by the 19th-century artists whose influence and popularity remain strong today. 9-11 p.m. A&E.

- Compiled by Times calendar editor Wilma Norton. Information for this feature can be sent to weekend@tampabay.com. E-mail should not include attachments.

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