Overheard in Tampa Bay: Getting freaky on Facebook

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Get Erotic on Facebook
Facebook has strict guidelines when it comes to photo content, but that doesn’t mean you can’t promote An Evening of Erotica through social networking. The annual celebration of all things sexy returns to the St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts Feb. 17 and is presented by the genius minds of Spathose. The night features erotic imagery, fashion and art ranging from photographs to lingerie. Guests are encouraged to capture the evening digitally and post to Facebook using the hashtag #SPATHOSE. Whoever gets the most likes by Monday Feb. 23 wins a piece of Spathose wearable sculpture. Tickets to the event are $25 for MFA members and $25 for non-members at Fine-Arts.org/RSVP.

G Bar could see new ownership
We’ve heard through the grapevine that popular Ybor club G Bar could be under new ownership soon. What first grabbed our attention was a set of liquor reduction blowout nights at the club on Ybor’s 7th Avenue. Getting information has been difficult, but we’ve heard from reliable sources that Rick Kowalczyk, owner of the newly remodeled Southern Nights in Orlando, could be prospective buyer. There are also rumors of the Honey Pot’s impending sale, but we haven’t had any luck getting in touch with anyone to verify or deny that just yet.

Christine O’Leary is coming back
St. Petersburg’s honorary some-time resident is coming back. Christine O’Leary, who stole our hearts as St. Pete Pride’s Mistress of Ceremonies in 2012, is returning to the Metro Center in St. Petersburg for a two-night stint benefitting the charitable organization. The out comedian, described as “brash, bold and a delicious delight” will perform at 7:30 p.m. March 13 and 14. She’s been to the city to perform several times since her initial appearance in 2010, and each time she proves why she’s one of America’s 50 Funniest Lesbians. For tickets and details, visit MetroTampaBay.org/ChristineStrikesAgain.

Waiting on Mary stars locals
Local Tampa Bay actors have been busy recently. A handful have been filming a comedy/drama period piece called Waiting on Mary, filmed in St. Petersburg. Brian Shea, a regular at American Stage and freeFall Theatre, stars as a struggling actor, traumatized by a brutal divorce who assumes the personality of a colonial character he played at a failed amusement park. Also making an appearance is Matthew McGee, the community outreach director for freeFall Theatre and “Patti Melt” in the fictional mother/son performance duo of Scott & Patti. Waiting on Mary is in the final stages and McGee has a role as Colonel Pennington. Producers said that McGee did such a good job initially that they expanded the role so McGee could be on screen even more. No news yet as to when the film will be released, but we know we want to see it!

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