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Your weekend arts forecast: Labor Day and Rod Stewart

Bill DeYoung



Sir Rod Stewart - so designated by Queen Elizabeth - plays Amalie Arena Saturday. Publicity photo.

Cheap Trick, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band whose lead singer was, is and shall always be Safety Harbor resident Robin Zander, shares Saturday’s Amalie Arena bill with Rod Stewart, who’s on his first North American tour in four years.

He’s British, you see, is Sir Rod The Mod. Cheap Trick was, is and shall always be from Rockford, Illinois (and, these days anyway, Safety Harbor).

Tickets are here.

Tampa’s other massive show-rena (Mid-Florida Credit Union Amphitheater) has the pop band OneRepublic Friday. Tickets are here.

Friday brings soul singer Anthony David to the Floridian Social Club in St. Pete. Here are the details.

Reggae’s Michael Franti & Spearhead, who always seem to be on the road somewhere, rolls into Jannus Live in St. Pete; tonight’s show is listed as sold out. So is Saturday’s Jannus Live show by Parker McCollum.


It’s Labor Day Weekend, which might explain the light calendar. If you’d like to look ahead for cool stuff happening later in September, check out this Catalyst story from a few days ago.


Art scene

New this weekend, at the James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art, is Black Pioneers: Legacy in the American West. It opens Saturday; here’s our preview.

It’s First Friday ArtWalk weekend in downtown Gulfport, followed on Saturday (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) by the annual GeckoFest street festival and parade. Find details here.

From noon till 2 p.m. Sunday, the St. Pete Saxophone Quartet will play a free concert in the Community Room of the Dali Museum of Art.

“Avenue Q.” Photo: Straz Center.


Creating Monsters, an historical drama about the origins of Frankenstein, is onstage at LAB Theater Productions in Ybor City. Read all about it here.

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts production of the musical Avenue Q – an adults-only parody of Sesame Street – is in its first weekend; details here.


One more thing: Several national theater chains – including some in the bay area – are selling $3 movie tickets Saturday. Read all about it here.

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