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Get out and laugh, tap your feet, enjoy art

Today

Stage play: The Carrollwood Players perform Murdered to Death at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Carrollwood Playhouse, 4335 Gunn Highway. $13-$15. Call (813) 265-4000.

Musical comedy: See the musical comedy Company at 8 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday at Masque Community Theatre, 8825 N 56th St., Temple Terrace. $10-$14. Call (813) 983-1710.

College production: Musicians, actors and dancers from the USF School of Theatre and Dance perform a production called Serenade/The Proposition at 8 p.m. in Theatre I at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. Additional performances are scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday and April 14-17, with a 3 p.m. performance on April 11. $8-$15. Call (813) 974-2323 or visit online at arts.usf.edu.

Piano recital: Corey Hold Merenda performs piano music by USF composer Paul Reller at 8 p.m. in the fine arts complex's recital hall at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. $8-$15. Call (813) 974-2323.

Opera: The USF School of Music presents two one act operas, Schauspieldirecktor by Mozart and Dido and Aeneas by Purcell. Both performances are at 8 p.m. in Theatre II at the University of South Florida, 4202 E Fowler Ave. $8-$15. Call (813) 974-2323.

Lots of laughs: Pat Godwin performs at 8 and 10 tonight, at 6, 8 and 10 p.m. Saturday and 7 p.m. Sunday at Side Splitters Comedy Club, 12938 N Dale Mabry Highway. Call (813) 960-1197 or visit sidesplitterscomedy.com.

Get your jam on: Cope plays with Soulgrass Rebellion at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $8. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.

'Rocky Horror Picture Show': Live actors perform the Rocky Horror Picture Show at 11:30 p.m. the first and third Friday and Saturday of the month at the Tampa Pitcher Show, 14416 N Dale Mabry Highway. $7. Call (813) 963-0578.

Saturday

A musical duo: The Battersby Duo, which has played at the White House, on Sesame Street and on the Today Show, plays songs that celebrate reading at 1:30 p.m. at Town 'N Country Regional Library, 7606 Paula Drive. Free. Call (813) 554-5115.

Rock show: Halcyon plays with Diane Ward and Jack Shawd at 8 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. $12. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.

R&B: See old-school R&B groups from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturdays at Kennedy's Bar and Grill in Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, New Tampa. Call (813) 406-4941.

Sunday

Alchemy Fest: The fifth annual music festival is from 2 to 6 p.m. at Skipper's Smokehouse, 910 Skipper Road. Features rock band Rise of Saturn, hip hop artist Shunda K and indie musician Katherine Kelly. $8. Call toll-free 1-800-594-8499.

Going Green, the Musical: The Play'n Around Traveling Children's Theater performs Going Green, the Musical at 3 p.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. The play teaches kids to reduce, reuse and recycle. $7-$10 and free for children under 4. Call (813) 269-1310.

Tuesday

Music notes lecture: USF professor of musicology Zoe Lang talks about the music of Antonin L. Dvorak at 10 a.m. at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Coffee and pastries will be served. $15. Call (813) 269-1310.

Wednesday

Jazz: Live jazz from 7 to 10 p.m. at Kennedy's Bar and Grill in Heritage Isles Golf and Country Club, 10630 Plantation Bay Drive, New Tampa. Call (813) 406-4941.

Ongoing

Art: The artwork of the Brandon League of Fine Arts is on display all day weekdays through May 2 at the Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road. Call (813) 269-1310.

More art: April's North Tampa Arts League artists of the month are Maritza Kalantar and Mary Curran Bitner. Kalantar's work is on display throughout April at the New Tampa Regional Library, 10001 Cross Creek Blvd. Bitner's work is on display throughout April at the Great Frame Up Art Gallery, 1646 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Wesley Chapel. Call (813) 273-3959.

Even more art: The artwork of the Westchase Artists Society is on display indefinitely in an exhibit at the Tampa Jewish Community Center, 13009 Community Campus Drive. For more information, call (813) 254-9000.

Send information two weeks in advance to Arleen Spenceley at northtampa@sptimes.com; fax to (727) 869-6233; or call (813) 909-4617.

Get out and laugh, tap your feet, enjoy art 04/08/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 3:56pm]

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