Artist of the month: North Tampa Arts League's Artist of the Month is Magda Barsoum-Homsy. Her work is on display throughout January at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Call (813) 273-3652.
Art display: The sculptures of Candace Knapp are on display throughout January from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Drawings and paintings by Lennie Freeman will also be on display, through Thursday. Call (813) 269-1310.
Winter art exhibition: The exhibit, featuring art from Trey Egan, Rick Golden, Nancy Jacey, David Janiec and Roxanne Tobaison, runs 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 2 at the Jacey Gallery, 4802 Gunn Highway, Suite 114. Call (813) 960-5400.
Art reception: See the work of North Tampa Arts League artist Hernie Vann during a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Great Frame Up Art Gallery, 1646 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Vann's work will be on display at the gallery throughout January. Call (813) 994-6700.
CYRK! The Wharton High Thespians perform CYRK!, a play about 1944's Hartford Circus fire; 7 tonight and Saturday at Wharton High School, 20150 Bruce B Downs Blvd. $10 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for children. Call (813) 631-4710, ext. 266.
Play performance: The Carrollwood Players present Sylvia, about a couple of empty nesters whose lives are rearranged by a furry four-legged home wrecker, at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 31 at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $14 for adults, $12 for seniors 60 and older. Call (813) 265-4000.
Lots of laughs: Comedian Ryan Stout performs at 8 and 10 p.m. at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. Also at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday and at 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (813) 960-1197.
Skipper's got the blues: WMNF presents 95-year-old Grammy award winning blues artist Pinetop Perkins; 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $15-20. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call (813) 238-8001.
Live music: Lee Ahlin performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Take Two Lounge inside the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.
Rock show: Halcyon plays with Hymn for Her at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $12. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Live music: Alex Garrido performs from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. at the Take Two Lounge inside the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 963-0578.
The Southern Troubadour Tour: Anders Osborne, Grayson Capps and Mike Zito play at 5 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $12-15. Must be 21 or accompanied by parent. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.
Talk of the Arts: Actor, clown, choreographer and playwright Bill Irwin speaks as part of the series at 7 p.m. in fine arts Theatre 1 at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Irwin is a Tony Award winner and has appeared in plays including Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf and in movies including M. Night Shyamalan's Lady in the Water. Free. Call (813) 974-2323.
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