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Your weekend arts forecast: Wendy Williams reschedules, Dunedin tattoos

Bill DeYoung



Jobsite Theater's "Constellations" is in its final weekend. Photo: Beth Reynolds.

Wendy Williams

Late Thursday afternoon came the announcement that tonight’s Mahaffey Theater appearance by author, gossip monger, fashion designer, comedian and daytime TV chat show host Wendy Williams  – the For the Record .. .Umm Hmm! Tour – has been rescheduled for Sept. 21, due to “scheduling issues.” Her 2015 appearance at the Mahaffey was a near sellout.

Tickets for the postponed date will be honored for the rescheduled one.

In conjunction with the ongoing exhibition Jagged Lines: America’s Tattoo Tradition, the Dunedin History Museum has something special lined up for Saturday. “The Picture Gallery: Ink on Skin” features 15 local folks, chosen for the uniqueness of their tattoos: The call went out in July for “sleeves, chest/back murals, shoulder shields” and more. Saturday’s event, 6-9 p.m., features live models and artists – including a one-minute henna-tat applicator – entertainment, refreshments and more.  Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favorite design. Details are here.

New this week at the Florida Holocaust Museum is Loss and Affirmation, an exhibition of later works by Czechoslovakia-born illustrator William Pachner. After his family was murdered by the Nazis during World War II, Pachner – who had relocated to America before the war – dedicated his life’s work to rendering, in pen, ink and watercolor, the ongoing saga of man’s inhumanity to man. Pachner died in 1917, at age 102.

The Florida Bjorkestra pays tribute to greats Joni Mitchell and Nick Drake Saturday at the Palladium Theater’s Side Door venue. Here’s our story from earlier this week.

Creative Pinellas introduces Acrobotics, a new circus-inspired show featuring acrobatics, creative movement, original music and other delights. Body painter/movement artist Nicole Hays is joined by A.J. Vaughan and members of St. Pete AcroYoga for free performances Saturday and Sunday. Read all about it here.

In the theater

Constellations, the two-person show from playwright Nick Payne, is in its last weekend at Jobsite Theater in Tampa. Which means that the matinee this Sunday, Aug, 4, is the final curtain for this marvelous, thought-provoking production with gifted actors Giles Davies and Georgia Mallory Guy.

Tickets and info here.

The summer shows from St. Petersburg’s professional theaters are nearing the finish line, but not quite ready to call it a wrap. Pippin, the joyous musical drawing consistent crowds to freeFall, will be around through Aug. 11. At American Stage, Fun Home – also a musical, albeit one with a dark storyline – continues through Aug. 18.

We’re in a really good stretch of live theater. All three of these shows are terrific.

And now, this

Cameron Crowe’s documentary David Crosby: Remember My Name begins a two-week stand at the Tampa Theatre Aug. 23.

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