American Stage Presents SILENT SKY

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Silent Sky 

By Lauren Gunderson 

American Stage 

Nov. 20 – Dec. 22, 2019

Directed by Kristin Clippard 

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours”. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications in this luminous, witty and inspiring true story of a brilliant, history-making woman.

“…sheer magic…bursts of smart, infectious humor.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

 

Run Time: 2 hours  with one intermission

Age Recommendation: 10+

  • Price:  
    • Wednesdays 7pm: $44
    • Thursdays 7pm: $44
    • Fridays 8pm: $50
    • Saturday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Saturday Evenings 8pm: $54
    • Sunday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Wednesday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | Pay What you Can/$20 in Advance (Recommended)
    • Thursday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | $30
    • Opening Night 8pm: $70

 

  • UNDER 30 PASS: Our monthly subscription, offering ‘unlimited theatre’ to young people under the age of 30 for only $15 per month.
  • UNDER 20 PASSPORT: A bold experiment, providing FREE tickets to young people under the age of 20 (suggested 12-19) to American Stage’s mainstage season. 

 

163 3rd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Americanstage.org

http://americanstage.org/SILENTSKY

https://tickets.americanstage.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1824(Direct Link to Buy Tickets)

727.823.7529

boxoffice@americanstage.org

 

American Stage Presents SILENT SKY

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Silent Sky 

By Lauren Gunderson 

American Stage 

Nov. 20 – Dec. 22, 2019

Directed by Kristin Clippard 

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours”. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications in this luminous, witty and inspiring true story of a brilliant, history-making woman.

“…sheer magic…bursts of smart, infectious humor.”

– San Francisco Chronicle

 

Run Time: 2 hours  with one intermission

Age Recommendation: 10+

  • Price:  
    • Wednesdays 7pm: $44
    • Thursdays 7pm: $44
    • Fridays 8pm: $50
    • Saturday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Saturday Evenings 8pm: $54
    • Sunday Matinees 2pm: $44
    • Wednesday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | Pay What you Can/$20 in Advance (Recommended)
    • Thursday Preview 7pm: *General Admission | $30
    • Opening Night 8pm: $70

 

  • UNDER 30 PASS: Our monthly subscription, offering ‘unlimited theatre’ to young people under the age of 30 for only $15 per month.
  • UNDER 20 PASSPORT: A bold experiment, providing FREE tickets to young people under the age of 20 (suggested 12-19) to American Stage’s mainstage season. 

 

163 3rd Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33701

Americanstage.org

http://americanstage.org/SILENTSKY

https://tickets.americanstage.org/TheatreManager/1/login?event=1824(Direct Link to Buy Tickets)

727.823.7529

boxoffice@americanstage.org

 

Blessing of the Animals in Ybor City

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Please come to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church’s Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, October 5 at 10 a.m. at 1711 East 7th Avenue, Tampa (Ybor City), FL  33605 . We would love to see you all there with your well-behaved pets (leashed or in a carrier). It will be under the old church’s canopy of trees (or in the parish hall in case of rain).

 

Dog treats and kitty treats will be provided to owners to give their well-behaved pets.  Water dishes placed around the property will be available for those pets who get thirsty.  

 

The Blessing of the Animals event is a multi-purpose event.  Since our pets are a blessing, we want to return the favor! The event is also to raise the community’s awareness of OLPH.  Take a peek inside the church to see one of Ybor City’s jewels.  There is NO fee or charge for attending the Blessing of the Animals.

 

Not only would we love to see you, we would like you to spread the word to family, friends and co-workers and have them attend the event as well.

Classical singer Jackie Evancho talks about love of music, movies and her transgender sister

By : Gregg Shapiro
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Singer Jackie Evancho may be just shy of her 19th birthday but she’s already had enough of a performance career to last a lifetime. A young woman with a soaring operatic range, Evancho began participating in talent competitions when she was still in the single digits.

Evancho’s big break and greatest exposure came when she placed second during season five of NBC’s hit reality competition show, “America’s Got Talent.” From there Evancho became a popular classical crossover artist, releasing EPs and full-length albums, including 2017’s “Two Hearts” and the upcoming “The Debut,” out in April 2019.

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George Wallace: Current LGBT+ Center of Central Florida Executive Director

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Michael Wanzie

I may not be aware of all that George Wallace has done to make him a hero of 2018 specifically, but I do know that George has been my personal hero for many years.

Firstly, as a healthcare advocate for special needs individuals. Secondly, as a person who has helped countless individuals in need—on a personal level, well beyond the scope of any employment mandate, and he has done so often and without fanfare or public recognition. Thirdly, as one of the true visionaries and hardest working people who dedicated every fiber of his being to help make The Orlando Fringe Festival the resounding success it is today.

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Pride on Edge: A pop-up gay bar and nightclub experience

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Love is magic and we’ll be celebrating both as I Love the Burg St. Pete, Uniqorn, and OpenHouse ST. PETE welcome revelers to Pride on Edge, St. Pete’s first pop-up gay club experience for TWO NIGHTS ONLY.

This is not your typical pride party. The magical Uniqorn touch means an experience that’s never over the top, but hardly comfortable playing it safe.

We’ll be popping up on the fringes of downtown in one of its coolest up and coming neighborhoods, the Edge District. OPENHOUSE’s new and unique event space provides the perfect blank canvas for a weekend full of music, lights, dancing, drinks, DJs, and other colorful entertainment.

A portion of proceeds go to benefit Metro Wellness & Community Centers in support of their essential LGBTQ, transgender, and youth programs.

Pride on Edge: A pop-up gay bar and nightclub experience

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Love is magic and we’ll be celebrating both as I Love the Burg St. Pete, Uniqorn, and OpenHouse ST. PETE welcome revelers to Pride on Edge, St. Pete’s first pop-up gay club experience for TWO NIGHTS ONLY.

This is not your typical pride party. The magical Uniqorn touch means an experience that’s never over the top, but hardly comfortable playing it safe.

We’ll be popping up on the fringes of downtown in one of its coolest up and coming neighborhoods, the Edge District. OPENHOUSE’s new and unique event space provides the perfect blank canvas for a weekend full of music, lights, dancing, drinks, DJs, and other colorful entertainment.

A portion of proceeds go to benefit Metro Wellness & Community Centers in support of their essential LGBTQ, transgender, and youth programs.

Meetup: Craft It Forward

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Sew, knit or crochet to benefit your community. Select a charity of your choice or contribute to one of our projects.

BASE Black Light Body Paint Art Show

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BASE: Body Art Showcase and Exhibit is one of the few places in world where guests can witness a body painting event of this magnitude. This body art show is centered around a black light theme and features a dozen professional body paint’s masterpieces. Artists and models come together to create a truly one-of-a-kind piece of art that only exists for the fleeting moments of one evening. Wear your best glow colors, you definitely do not want to miss this event!

$10 presale | $15 at the door
ages 18 and up only

Doors open promplty at 8 pm, no entry earlier.

Colorful Drinks by DRIP and food available for purchase inside.

Performers:
Video 4.0
Black Garter Dolls
Professional photography equipment requires a pass. Limited photographers tickets available. Cell phones and small handheld cameras are allowed.

Cuisine Corner: One Pot Wonders

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Toss all your ingredients into a single pot and you have no-stress, no-mess dinner for any night of the week. Ditch the dishwashing blues and learn how to make easy recipes that come together in just one pot! Registration required.

Finding Neverland

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Directed by visionary Tony®-winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers. With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far and away the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

The Thursday, June 1, performance will be sign language interpreted.

Stay tuned for on-sale information!

AWARD-WINNING Solo Show The Pink Hulk coming to the ORLANDO FRINGE written and performed by two-time cancer survivor Valerie David

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The Pink Hulk: One Woman’s Journey to Find the Superhero Within is Valerie David’s award-winning hilarious and moving journey about becoming a two-time cancer survivor, kicking cancer to the curb TWICE while she embarks on a hijinks, nonstop quest for love and new meaning in her life! Valerie is stopped in her tracks when she feels a lump. Having beaten lymphoma earlier in life, she is now diagnosed with breast cancer. And what does Valerie do when she learns of this second cancer diagnosis? Well, afraid of losing “the girls,” she takes them out for one last hurrah (and tries to get laid)! And does Valerie succeed? Come see the show to find out! This sexy, adventurous solo show follows the triumphant journey of one woman seeking her own “hulk-like” strength to find her superhero within! A true and inspiring story!

Show Schedule:
Thursday, May 18th 5:30 PM
Saturday, May 20th 5:15 PM
Wednesday, May 24th 7:15 PM
Saturday, May 27th 12:45 PM
Sunday, May 28th 5:45 PM