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We’re switching it up in this installment of WT10 – separating this weekend’s adventures into categories instead of calendar days. Hope this helps you find your favorite things to do.  Now go have some fun!

 

New Theater Openings

 

Opening Night – Falsettos
Stageworks Theater, Tampa

FALSETTOS revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.

Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 23rd
Find tickets, performance times, and more information HERE.

 

 

Opening Night – You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown – Think Tank Theatre
Presented as Part of freeFall’s Tandem Series
freeFall Theatre, St. Pete

Happiness is great musical theatre! With charm, wit, and heart, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown explores life through the eyes of
Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang. This revue of songs and vignettes, based on the beloved Charles Schulz comic strip, is an incredible experience for both first time and experienced theatre goers! Musical numbers include “My Blanket and Me,” “The Kite,” “The Baseball Game,” “Little Known Facts,” “Suppertime,” and “Happiness.”
Guaranteed to please audiences of all ages!

Friday, June 7th – Sunday, June 16th
Find tickets, performance schedules, and more information HERE.

 

 

PRIDE Events This Weekend

 

Shuffle With Pride
St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club, DTSP

This week’s Friday Night Shuffle is a PRIDE Party! Shuffle with Pride will be a great event benefitting PFLAG Safety Harbor. Join in for food, libations, music, and of course shuffleboard. Celebrate the LGBTQ+ community and help raise money for PFLAG and support the work they do throughout Tampa Bay. As always, Friday Night Shuffle is free to club members and $10 for non-members. PFLAG will be holding a silent auction. All donations made for adult beverages will also go directly to PFLAG.
Courts are on a first come, first serve basis.
Friday, June 7th @7pm – 10pm
Find more information HERE.

St. Pete Pride Youth & Family Day
North Straub Park, DTSP

This joy-filled event will bring thousands of LGBTQIA+ youth, queer families and allies to North Straub Park for this one-of-a-kind Pride event. Last year’s event was a remarkable reflection of St. Pete’s diverse and open-minded community, with many of the attendees being ally families. Guests will enjoy family-focused activities, vendors, and main stage performances. Event is FREE – Donations welcomed
Saturday, June 8th @10am – 2pm
Find more information HERE.

Rays Pride Night
Tropicana Field, St. Pete

Courtesy of MLB.com/rays

Celebrate Pride presented by Chevrolet at Tropicana Field on Saturday, June 8 when the Rays take on the Baltimore Orioles. Fans can purchase a special Pride package that includes a limited edition bucket hat and a seat in the Lower Level. Please go to the redemption center before the 6th inning to pick up your bucket hat. DEADLINE TO BUY TIX IS THURSDAY, JUNE 6th @11:59pm

Saturday, June 8th @4pm – 8pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.

 

 

Good Deed Doings

 

Word Play 2024 – Voices of Hope Crossword Puzzle Gala
Banquet Masters, Clearwater

Calling all word nerds and crossword puzzle masters! Voices of Hope for Aphasia is hosting Word Play, a fun-filled night of word-game competitions, dinner, and opportunities to give. For people with aphasia, the effort to find the right words is a daily struggle. Word Play will directly support the programs and services of Voices of Hope, which helps guide members with programs that emphasize communication and quality of life. TWO RAYS PLAYERS ARE SCHEDULED TO BE THERE!

Thursday, June 6th @6:30pm – 8:30pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.

 

 

World Oceans Day Celebration
Rumfish Beach Resort @ The Tradewinds, St. Pete Beach

Join KPB and Tradewinds Island Resort as we celebrate World Oceans Day on June 8th! Come meet and greet with local organizations working hard to protect our oceans, and learn how YOU can help!
See the complete list of participating organizations in the link.

Saturday, June 8th @10am – 2pm
Find more information HERE.

 

 

Art Happenings

 

**Registry Spotlight Event**

Tampa Fringe is a truly unique arts experience in Tampa Bay and no small feat to organize. All that talent seen over 10+ days in a wide variety of formats and at different venues, gives Tampa Fringe its place in the #RegistrySpotlight.

Tampa Fringe Festival
Multiple Venues, Ybor City

The ultimate funky art and performance festival is back! Tampa Fringe is an international festival of indie performance: From stand up and improv, to theatre and dance, to weird performance art — at reasonable rates, so you can enjoy all this year’s offerings!

Runs Through June 16th
Find tickets, venues, performance schedules, and more information HERE.

 

 

Bliss – A PRIDE Themed Art Exhibit Curated by Chad Mize
The Factory/Fairgrounds, St. Pete

The Factory and Fairgrounds, St. Pete approached Chad Mize earlier this year to curate an exhibit in their main gallery space. They decided on an exhibit for the month of June. Over the last 6 years MIZE has curated a yearly PRIDE exhibit. Exhibits have included PRIDE & JOY, ICONS, DON’T ASK. DO TELL, RAINBOW, SAY GAY and HOT BOX. Several of these past exhibits have touched on the trials and tribulations within the political climate against the LGBTQIA+ community. This year MIZE wanted to switch it up and curate an exhibit about bliss, a state of complete happiness or joy. 40 visual artists and 5 literary artists have been invited for this 2024 exhibit. What is their BLISS?

Friday, June 7th @6pm – 10pm
Find more information HERE.

 

 

TARANTULA
Sixstar Art Studios, St. Pete

Art by Jason Hackenwerth

Saint Petersburg’s hottest new art gallery Sixstar Art Studios and The Black Box Gallery is presenting TARANTULA,  a one night only art experience. Featuring a collaborative performance by Siobhan Monique and international artist Jason Hackenwerth. The event will also boast an installation by Hackenwerth as well as an exhibition of huge paintings by Tanner Simon an award-winning USF painting graduate.
Open Bar, Tasty Bites, Cool Beats. Dedicated Parking in the Warehouse Arts District. Every ticket holder will receive a limited edition Rand Snell tote bag that includes a hand-made sculpture by Tanner Simon, and other art and swag by Tyler Gillespie and our sponsors, Mother Kombucha and others.

Friday, June 7th @6pm – 9pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.

 

 

Concert Corner

 

Foghat, Cactus & Pat Travers Band
Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

Friday, June 7th @7:30pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.

 

 

St. Pete Opera: Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor
The Palladium, St. Pete

Friday, June 7th, Sunday, June 9th & Tuesday, June 11th
Find tickets, performance schedules, and more information HERE.

 

 

Megan Thee Stallion – Hot Girl Summer Tour
Amalie Arena, Tampa

Saturday, June 8th @8pm
Find tickets and more information HERE.

 

 

Have fun and stay safe out there!
Cindy

Artwork by Kevin Grass

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