Out of respect for our great national holiday the Super Bowl, no events in the five-pack take place on Sunday.
Louder Than Ever Before iPad Concert, Friday at the USF Concert Hall, Tampa Campus — I doubt words can do this one justice. Five guys from the USF School of Music—professors and students—have formed a collective that will tap, swipe and otherwise play their iPads (via apps) in a bona fide rock concert that includes, not only music (rock, rap classical and more), but dance, laser lights, video screens and moments of audience participation. The musicians have collaborated with the USF Dance and English Departments to put on this multi-media spectacle, which we can only presume will be … loud. 7:30 p.m. $15/$10 students and seniors. go here to check out a youtube video promo.
Robin Williams, Friday at Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater — At 61, Williams is a little less the improvisatory wild man of his earlier days, and that might be a good thing. I remember when watching him climb the walls on talk shows for 10 minutes was exhausting. How would an hour or more on stage be? I saw Williams do a few minutes of standup on Jimmy Kimmel the other night and he told actual jokes that were actually funny. Will he ramble through characters and voices and go off on arcane tangents? Probably. But maybe he’ll slow it down a little, and be funnier for it. 8 p.m. Tickets are apparently scarce; they are not available online. Call the box office at 727.791.7400.
House of Cards on Netflix — Netflix reportedly committed $100 million to director David Fincher (Seven, The Social Network) to make this 13-episode movie for the small screen. Kevin Spacey plays a ruthless politician rampaging his way to the top. It’s based on a 1990 British miniseries. Time magazine called House of Cards a “brassy, confident new drama series.” This is Netflix’s bold attempt to redefine the way entertainment is delivered into our homes. All 13 episodes will be available via the service beginning tomorrow.
The Art of Golf at the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg — This traveling exhibit, the first major art show dedicated to the game of golf at an American art museum, features 90 works ranging from the 17th Century (a Dutch landscape of the sport’s cousin, kolf) to very recently. It was organized by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the National Galleries of Scotland. The show’s biggest get is Charles Lee’s 1847 painting “The Golfers,” the most famous painting depicting the sport. Other artists represented range from Rembrandt to Warhol. If you’re looking for more info, I wrote a piece in The Atlantan magazine last year. Admission to the museum ranges from $10-$17 (free for kids 6 and under). Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday, noon-5 p.m.
So Classic Car Show, Saturday at the Tangerine Greenway, Gulfport — I’m weirdly drawn to those car auctions on TV by Mecum and Barrett-Jackson, yet I rarely get to see these beautiful pieces of street art up close. Here’s a chance. The free event features dozens of classic rides. It’s a judged show, with over 60 trophies awarded. Bands will play. Food will be available, as will a large kids play area. The event is free, and starts at 9 a.m. Tangerine Greenway is on 49th Street & 18th Avenue So. The show is being put on by the so49.org, a neighborhood business association.