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A calendar of entertainment events

Today

Lots of laughs: Comedian Tammy Pescatelli performs at 7 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa. For pricing, call (813) 960-1197. sidesplitterscomedy.com.

, Arj Barker: The comedian and Flight of the Conchords actor performs, 7 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $15-$17. Show is 21 and older. Call (813) 864-4000.

$5 Day at the Zoo: Load the kids into the car and get ready to visit all of your favorite animals, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W Sligh Ave. $5. Call (813) 935-8552.

And Then There Were None: The Carrollwood Players perform an Agatha Christie murder mystery at 3 p.m. at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway, Tampa. $18, $15 for ages 62 and older. Call (813) 265-4000. carrollwoodplayers.org.

Nature program: Park rangers guide children ages 9 to 15, and people who are children at heart, through fun and informative activities, including "Turtles Of Florida: What You Can Do To Help," 10 a.m. at Lettuce Lake Park, 6920 E Fletcher Ave. $5 per child, adults with children free, adult only $5. Call (813) 987-6204.

Saxes Gone Wild 3: Multiple jazz and R&B musicians perform live at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $10. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skippers smokehouse.com.

Upstairs/Downstairs: Theatrical, single-character vignettes bring turn-of-the-century hotel staff members and guests to life, 2 p.m. at the Henry B. Plant Museum, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Show is free with museum admission. $10 adults, $7 seniors and students, $5 children ages 4-12. Call (813) 254-1891.

Fahrenheit 451 Book Event: The Bluebird Books Bus mini mobile bookstore will offer classical, countercultural, dystopian and banned books for sale, in conjunction with the Jobsite Theater presentation of Fahrenheit 451, 2 to 5 p.m. at the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. Free. Call (813) 229-7827.

Cocktails and Couture: Part of Fashion Week Tampa Bay, the show features contemporary collections by Saks Fifth Avenue and Tribeca. Proceeds benefit the Pediatric Cancer Fund, 8 to 11 p.m. at the Ritz Ybor, 1503 E Seventh Ave. $5, $25 VIP. Call (813) 247-2555.

17 Monday

Bike ride: The weekly guided bike ride breaks into groups for slow and fast riders and ends at a bar or restaurant for socializing. Lights required, helmets suggested, 6 p.m. at City Bike Tampa, 212 E Cass St. Free. Call (813) 225-1777.

Tony Lucca: The singer, who got his start as a teen on the Disney Channel's Mickey Mouse Club, performs, 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $25.50. Call (813) 229-7827.

18 Tuesday

Indiana Jones Movie Marathon: AMC theaters hosts an Indiana Jones marathon at 10:30 a.m. at Veterans 24, 9302 Anderson Road, Tampa. See Steven Spielberg's Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in order. Tickets include a poster and a lanyard, while supplies last. $25. Toll free, 1-888-262-4386. Visit amctheatres. com/events/indiana-jones online.

Skipper's has the blues: Franc Robert and the Boxcar Tourists perform at 7 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road, Tampa. $5. Toll-free 1-800-594-8499. skipperssmokehouse.com.

19 Wednesday

Fahrenheit 451: Jobsite Theater presents the play based on the Ray Bradbury novel of the same name, set in a future American society where books are outlawed and burned by firemen, 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $28. Also 4 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

Honors Symposia Series: J.C. Andersen, University of Tampa associate professor of health sciences and human performance, presents "Revolutions in Understanding Pain — It Really Is All in Your Head," 5 p.m. at the University of Tampa Macdonald-Kelce Library, 401 W Kennedy Blvd. Free. Call (813) 257-3545.

,Rosario Dawson: The actor and co-founder of Voto Latino speaks as part of the USF University Lecture Series, 8 p.m. at the University of South Florida Marshall Student Center, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Free. USF students with an ID, plus one guest, will receive priority seating at 7:30 p.m.; doors open to the public at 7:45. Call (813) 974-3180.

'Brinner' of Hope: Fleming's Prime Steakhouse and Roy's restaurant team up to host a benefit for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the A La Carte Event Pavilion, 4050 Dana Shores Drive, Tampa. Includes mimosas and Bloody Marys and a breakfast buffet dinner ("brinner"), plus stories of hope told by past and present patients. $125. (813) 269-0955. fastercure.org.

20 Thursday

You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!: Actors and real-life married couple Annabelle Gurwitch and Jeff Kahn give a humorous 75-minute look inside a relationship that seemed doomed by opposing personalities from the start, 7:30 p.m. in the Jaeb Theater at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $25. Also 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 229-7827.

PBR Weigh-In: Nearly 35 professional bull riders weigh in for the competition, which will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Sept. 21. There will be an autograph and meet-and-greet session from 6 to 7 p.m. after the weigh-in, 11:30 a.m. at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, 5223 N Orient Road. Free. Call (813) 627-7625.

Fantasy Paintings: Join acrylic and watercolor artist Frank Bolock for refreshments at the opening of his show, 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus, 4001 W Tampa Bay Blvd. Free. Call (813) 380-0275.

Latin Nights: Enjoy a 30-minute dance lesson, cash bar and tapas menu, as well as music from the Nalisio & Son Salvaje Band, 8 p.m. at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $15. Call (813) 229-7827.

Entertainment calendar | 1905 Day

Turn back time with Columbia Restaurants in the area and try a special Spanish cuisine menu at 1905 prices, including chicken and yellow rice or boliche for $2.95 or the famous 1905 Salad for $1.95. Walk-in seating as space allows only, no reservations for this event, noon to 7 p.m. today at Columbia Restaurant, 2117 E Seventh Ave. Free admission, charge for food and beverages. Call (813) 248-4961.

A calendar of entertainment events 09/15/12 [Last modified: Saturday, September 15, 2012 5:32am]

    

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