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Entertainment calendar, Aug. 5 and beyond

05 Today

Classic film series: The Tampa Theatre features Gone With the Wind as part of its summer series, 3 p.m. at the theater, 711 Franklin St. $9, $7 members. Call (813) 274-8982.

Improv/Chekhov: Following several open-mike performers, the improvisation group Nine & Numb will do some improv and introduce a modern vision of Chekhov's play A Reluctant Tragic Hero, 7 p.m. today and Monday at the Roosevelt 2.0, 1812 N 15th St., Ybor City. $20 suggested donation. Call (813) 248-1904.

06 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.

07 Tuesday

School Rocks: Join the museum for school readiness activities, crafts and other activities, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $9.50-$15. Call (813) 443-3861.

Playin' In the Park: Enjoy music, demos and healthy snacks as part of this program to introduce children ages 1 to 13 to programs available to help them stay active, 2 to 7 p.m. at Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive. Free. Call (813) 785-8484.

Target Tuesday: Get a peek at the hands-on museum through this event presented by Target, 2 to 7 p.m. at the Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza. $2. Call (813) 443-3861.

Networking party: Put on your cowboy hat and boots and come out to make new friends at this country-themed dance party, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Uncle Mike's Smokehouse Grill, 9847 E Adamo Drive, Brandon. Free. Call (813) 234-5944.

08 Wednesday

Food truck fiesta: Enjoy a smorgasbord of food on wheels in downtown Tampa, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lykes Gaslight Square Park, 410 Franklin St. Menu prices vary. Visit

The Dangerous Summer: The Maryland rock band performs, 7 p.m. at the Orpheum, 1915 E Seventh Ave., Ybor City. $10-12. Call (813) 248-9500.

09 Thursday

Yogatailates: Dress comfortably and come out for exercises that combine yoga, tai chi and Pilates, 10 to 11 a.m. at Memorial Hospital of Tampa, 2901 W Swann Ave. Free. Call (813) 342-1313.

'Art of the Poison Pens': The opening reception for the exhibition featuring political cartoons from the past century, 6 p.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W Gasparilla Plaza. $10 guests, museum members and USF Library RSVPs free. Call (813) 274-8130.

'America's Civil War': Go back to the Civil War era with the opening of this new photography collection from the Drapkin Collection and Larry West, 6 p.m. at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, 400 N Ashley Drive. $10, museum members free. Call (813) 221-2222.

Avenue Q: The raunchy musical uses puppets to tell the story of a recent college grad who moves into a shabby New York apartment. For mature audiences only, 8 p.m. at the Shimberg Playhouse at the David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, 1010 N MacInnes Place. $20. Call (813) 229-7827.

Anthony Jeselnik: Catch the comedian in this special engagement before catching his new show picked up by Comedy Central, 8 p.m. at Improv Comedy Theater, 1600 E Eighth Ave. $20. Show is 21 and older. Call (813) 864-4000.


'Colombia, Face of the Past' exhibit opening reception: The work of Daniel Rodriguez, photojournalist for Colombian newspaper El Espectador, will be on display in the United States for the first time through Aug. 31 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center Gallery, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa. An opening reception is from 5 to 8 p.m. and includes Colombian food and a lecture about Rodriguez. Call (813) 269-1310 or visit

Entertainment calendar, Aug. 5 and beyond 08/04/12 [Last modified: Saturday, August 4, 2012 4:32am]
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